Canada concludes maritime security and counter-terrorism mission

A large aircraft flies over two large ships in the open ocean.
A Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Aurora aircraft flies near Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Regina (right) and Naval Replenishment Unit Asterix on March 31, 2019, during Operation Artemis. PHOTO: Master Corporal Pierre Letourneau, IS06-2019-0007-009

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Canada has concluded Operation Artemis, the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) contribution to counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in Middle Eastern and East African waters. The successful deployment saw Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina, along with its embarked CH-148 Cyclone helicopter and Naval Tactical Operations Group enhanced boarding team seize and destroy 9,155 kg of illegal narcotics, worth just over $4.7 million (USD) regional wholesale value. Additional CAF assets that participated in Operation Artemis this year included Naval Replenishment Unit (NRU) Asterix, and a CP-140 Aurora aircraft. Read the rest of the article . . .

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