On 30 August Combined Maritime Forces formally opened a dedicated and updated command and headquarters unit within the Naval Support Activity establishment in Juffair, Bahrain. The new facilities provide a modern working environment and cutting edge technology to a team of HQ staff who are responsible for the protection of more than 2.5 million square miles of international waters from terrorism, piracy and illegal trafficking of drugs.
The new state of the art command environment offers a secure conference meeting room, enhanced facilities for monitoring CMF’s operating area and work stations for 40 personnel. In opening the new accommodation, Deputy Commander CMF, Commodore Simon Ancona Royal Navy said: “the ergonomics and functionality of the operational office environment is just as important ashore as it is at sea. I am pleased to officially open this new office and I am confident it will provide greater interaction and communication between CMF and our partners to assist in our important work”