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German Naval and Air Indo-Pacific Deployment 2024

Library image of the German combat support ship Frankfurt am Main (A 1412) during a mock underway replenishment [US Navy: SP1 Hodges Pone]

Germany’s Defence Minister Pistorius gives the starting signal for the German Naval and Air Forces Indo-Pacific Deployment 2024.

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Press Release, Berlin, 01 May 2024: [auto-translated] Defence Minister Pistorius gives the starting signal for the Indo-Pacific Deployment 2024 in Wilhelmshaven – German naval and air forces are moving around the world

On Tuesday, May 7 2024 , it will be time to cast off for the crews of the Einsatzgruppenupplier (EGV) Frankfurt am Main and the frigate Baden-Württemberg for the journey to the Indo-Pacific. The special feature is that the frigate sets off from Rota in Spain and the EGV from Wilhelmshaven and they are seen off by overflights of the German and Spanish air forces. The ships’ common meeting point will then be at sea; the first planned port will be Halifax in Canada.

The Federal Minister of Defence, Boris Pistorius, is expected to visit Wilhelmshaven. The inspectors from the Navy and Air Force, Vice Admiral Jan Christian Kaack and Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, will also be on site. State Secretary Siemtje Möller will say goodbye to Baden-Württemberg in Rota.

The Baden-Württemberg is leaving with a crew of around 180. The Frankfurt am Main will embark on the journey with around 200 personnel. In addition, an on-board helicopter component from Naval Aviation Squadron 5 from Nordholz with two Sea Lynx MK 88A, as well as Tactical Operations Forces from the Seebatallion and an on-board dentist group, have embarked.

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