italy Operation Sea Guardian

Central Mediterranean


Previously known as Operation Active Endeavour, the decision to transform the mission was taken at NATOs Warsaw summit in Jul 2016. Operation Sea Guardian has three main objectives: maritime situational awareness, capacity building and counter-terrorism.

Initial participants included surface units from Bulgaria, Italy and Turkey supported by Maritime Patrol Aircraft from Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey.


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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels

Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation


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Guided-Missile Frigate  G class   Turkish Navy F492 TCG Gemlik,
Frigate  Soldati class   Italian Navy F 583 Aviere,
Frigate  Wielingen class   Bulgarian Navy 42 Verni,

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