11 Apr '11, 11am

RSAF team to battle piracy in the Gulf of Aden

RSAF team to battle piracy in the Gulf of Aden

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has, for the first time, deployed a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Fokker-50 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (F-50 MPA) to boost international counter-piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE THE Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has, for the first time, deployed a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Fokker-50 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (F-50 MPA) to boost international counter-piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden. The aircraft, to be based in Djibouti for three months, will conduct maritime air surveillance to provide the multinational Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 with an enhanced picture of the situation in the Gulf of Aden. It will also perform coordinated search operations to locate and investigate suspicious vessels. The deployment was officiated on Monday morning at the send-off ceremony for the 38-man F-50 MPA by...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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