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  • libya Operation Sophia

    Mediterranean waters

    22-jun-15    to    01-apr-20

    Originally known as EUFORNAV, this is the EU multinational, anti-migrant smuggling operation in the Mediterranean Sea.
    After an initial investigative period, Operation Sophia moved to its next phase, where suspicious vessels could be boarded, searched, seized and diverted on the high seas on 7 Oct 2015.
    Officially ceased April 01, 2020 and succeeded by Operation IRINI (peace in greek language)


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    DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels

    Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation

    Individual helicopters

    Model IDs
    Agusta AB212 ASW MM81090     MM81091    
    NH Industries NH90 NFH MM81586    
    AgustaWestland Merlin HM.1 ZH857    
    AgustaWestland EH101 Mk.110 MM81484     MM81726    
    AgustaWestland EH101 Mk.112 MM81489    


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    Aircraft Carrier V STOL  Garibaldi class   Italian Navy C 551 Giuseppe Garibaldi,
    Aircraft Carrier V STOL  Cavour class   Italian Navy 550 Conte di Cavour,
    Guided-Missile Frigate  Santa Maria class   Spanish Navy F-84 Reina Sofia, Spanish Navy F-86 Canarias,
    Frigate  F 122 Bremen class   German Navy F213 Augsburg,
    Frigate  F 123 Brandenburg class   German Navy F216 Schleswig-Holstein,
    Frigate  Bergamini (2013) class   Italian Navy F 595 Luigi Rizzo,
    Frigate  Type 23 Duke class   Royal Navy F239 HMS Richmond,
    Corvette  d'Estienne d'Orves class   French Navy F794 Enseigne de vaisseau Jacoubet, French Navy F796 Commandant Birot,
    Landing Ship/Platform Dock  San Giorgio class   Italian Navy L 9893 San Marco, Italian Navy L 9894 San Giusto,
    Support Ship  702 Class   German Navy A1411 Berlin,
    Support Ship  404 Elbe class   German Navy A514 Werra,

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