The German Navy’s most resourceful Eagle, who flies so high in the day time and in the shimmering nights. Puissant and versatile ….a mighty creature whose life has been intertwined with the Oceans…. and the Seas, ‘the P-3C Orion’ ……..
The Bundeswehr has affirmed its plan to redeploy the ‘MPRA’ to Operation Atalanta a few months later, in early September, when it will be most needed.
“The MPRA is an extremely flexible asset. It can be tasked at short notice to provide imagery of a particular area of interest to enable the Force Commander to react to events and keep the waters of the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean safe for all maritime users. The Gulf of Aden is an immensely important sea area for maritime trade. With over 90% of the world’s merchant shipping transiting by sea every year, much of this through the Gulf of Aden, it is crucial that the area remains safe from pirate attacks.” emphasized the EU Naval Force in Operation ATALANTA 15 June 2016 © EUNAVFOR
*Image the P-3C Orion in Djibouti June 2016 © die Bundeswehr