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Building closer ties with the Bahrain Navy, Colonel Mohammed Aleid of the Kuwait Navy and Commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, met with Lt Colonel Nayef Al Jowder the Commanding Officer of Bahrain Warship Abdul Rahman Al Fadel.

 The Captain of the Bahraini Guided Missile Patrol Craft discussed its capabilities and how they can operate closer with CTF 152. The CTF coordinates Theatre Security Cooperation (TSC) activities with many regional partners, including Bahrain, conducts Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and remains prepared to respond to any crisis that may develop in the Gulf.

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Left to right: Cdr Beau White USN, Col Mohammed Aleid of the Kuwait Navy and Commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, Cdr Naif Aljowdar (Commanding Officer of Bahrain Warship Abdul Rahman Al Fadel) and Cdr Akram Mahmod Ayasrah

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Combined Task Force 152 (CTF 152) recently conducted a coordinated maritime focused operation in the Gulf. These types of operations are designed to track, counter and build an understanding of any illicit activity in the Gulf in order to ensure stability in the region.

The Kuwait-led CTF 152, based in Bahrain, used naval and air assets from the United States, United Kingdom and Kuwait to conduct the joint operation in support of Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) mission of deterring criminal and terrorist activity in the Gulf and maintaining regional maritime security.

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A Royal Navy Sea King from 849 Naval Air Squadron on-board RFA Fort Victoria during CTF152 maritime focused operation

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HMS Al Siddiq from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces
HMS Al Siddiq from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces

Combined Task Force 152 (CTF-152), working with various ships and headquarters staff from across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), recently conducted a dedicated, coordinated maritime security operation in the Gulf. These types of operations are designed to track, counter and build an understanding of any illicit activity in the Gulf in order to ensure stability in these important waters.

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Captain Shames Al Husby Royal Navy of Oman and Captain Suliman Al-Enazi Royal Saudi Naval Forces exchange a gift as a sign of the friendship between CMF and Oman
Captain Shames Al Husby Royal Navy of Oman and Captain Suliman Al-Enazi Royal Saudi Naval Forces exchange a gift as a sign of the friendship between CMF and Oman

Captain Suliman Al-Enazi from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, in his current role as the Commander of Combined Task Force 152 (CTF-152), met with Captain Shames Al Husby, the Director of Operations for the Royal Omani Navy, in Muscat recently.

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JS Harusame Shore Engagement Team visited to Local fishing vessel at port of call
JS Harusame Shore Engagement Team visited to Local fishing vessel at port of call

A Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship supporting CTF-151, the counter-piracy task force, engaged with local fishermen during a port visit to Salalah, Oman, this week.

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The group photo from the Force Commanders Conference
The group photo from the Force Commanders Conference

The 30 nation Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) organisation welcomed 41 senior officers to its Bahrain-based headquarters last week, as the international naval partnership hosted its 2015 Force Commanders Conference.

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Ships and aircraft took part in a recent international Maritime Infrastructure Protection Exercise in the Gulf
Ships and aircraft took part in a recent international Maritime Infrastructure Protection Exercise in the Gulf

Combined Task Force 152 (CTF-152) held a major maritime infrastructure protection exercise in the Gulf this month as part of an annual pre-planned training programme.

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Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) units have practiced essential escorting operations during a fast-paced exercise in the central Gulf.

Exercise Falcon Defender, led by CMF’s Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, was designed to get the participating ships and aircraft from different nations working together to escort ship’s carrying valuable cargo, in this case played by UK Forward Repair Ship RFA Diligence.

A member of HMS Westminster's Force Protection Team watches on closely as RFA Diligence sails in front during the exercise. Picture: LA(Phot) Dan Rosenbaum HMS Westminster
A member of HMS Westminster’s Force Protection Team watches on closely as RFA Diligence sails in front during the exercise. Picture: LA(Phot) Dan Rosenbaum
HMS Westminster

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