Deutsche Marine in Operation Atalanta

German-P-3C-Orion-Delivering-Support-to-ITS-Carabiniere-1024x683 23 November 2015 ©EUNAVFOR

The German Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) flied and accomplished its missions– in support of the Flagship the Italian ITS Carabiniere in Operation Atalanta. 

The Aircraft has been in Operation in EU Naval Force since 2008. In its latest mission it re-joined the Operation Atalanta in September 2015 under the Commanding Officer, Commander Bodo Ahlers.

In November, the Aircraft conducted successfully several joint Operations with the Italian Carabiniere in Counter-Piracy Mission in the Horne of Africa. 

The German Eagle MPRA, has been not only a vital partner in EU Naval Force in Operation Atalanta, but equally important to NATO, in the operation ‘Oceans Shield’