Die Bundeswehr in Operation Atalanta-10

The German Navy under Command of Rear Admiral Jan Kaack, with the   Flagship FGS Bayern  has completed its Mission in the Counter-Piracy ‘Operation Atalanta’  in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden.  From this week the Operation will be under the Command of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Rear-Admiral-Kaack-and-Commodore-Luyckx-onboard- of the FGS-Bayern-OP. Atalanta August 2016Rear Admiral Kaack and Commodore Luyckx (Royal Netherlands Navy) on board of FGS Bayern. August 6, 2016 © EU NAVFOR

During this Operational period of five months at Sea, among many other striking success of Force Commander Rear Admiral Jan Kaack, it can yet further be highlighted the Rear Admiral’s achievements:

• To form a closer cooperation between the EU NAVFOR and the National and Local authority in Somalia and the Region
•  To expand the Collective Partnership of European Naval Forces in the Operation and strengthen their Interoperability and Joint Efforts
•  To increase the cooperation between the EU NAVFOR and other International Partners
• To inform and  increase the awareness of the EU Diplomatic Missions in the Region about the entire aspects of Operation Atalanta, its past success and the importance of its continuation.  

Special:  Interview with the Force Commander in Operation ATALANTA

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