Members of the German Navy’s Maritime Patrol Plane (MPA), of the Naval Air Wing THREE (NAW 3) have efficiently accomplished a NATO deployment culminating on September 10. The plane and its crew deployed August 26, executing 10 missions in help of NATO exercise within the Jap Mediterranean. Its deployment is a part of a multi-domain operational effort to take care of a complete maritime image within the space. Over the course of two weeks of the deployment, the drive accomplished missions together with maritime patrols and superior coaching with allied floor forces, submarines and fighter plane.

“The German Navy’s MPA efficiency throughout this deployment showcased an distinctive degree of warfighting functionality, seamless integration into the bigger NATO assemble, and additional enhanced our maritime situational consciousness,” mentioned Commodore Ilias Raptis, Deputy Chief of Workers for the Maritime Air Directorate at Allied Maritime Command.


NATO Maritime Patrol Plane (MPA) often fly over European waters together with the Baltic and Black Seas and Jap Mediterranean to guarantee alliance partnerships and deter adversaries. These plane routinely help NATO Maritime Teams patrolling the waters round Europe together with the Baltic and Black Seas and Jap Mediterranean. The deployment was a part of NATO’s Very Excessive Readiness Joint Activity Power (VJTF). This drive is absolutely operational as a fast reinforcement functionality and if activated, the drive strikes instantly to behave as a possible deterrent to additional escalation.

The deployment was underneath the operational management of NATO’s Commander Maritime Air (COMMARAIR), one of many three Command and Management parts of Allied Maritime Command. In fixed coordination with Commander Submarines (COMSUBNATO) and Commander of Floor Forces (COMSURFNATO), all maritime property are working to help NATO missions and workouts. All three instructions are embedded within the Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) situated in Northwood (England), and supply a continuing demonstration of NATO functionality to discourage and defend.