In a variety of coordinated ship maneuvers and boarding exercises, Combined Task Force (CTF) 152 showed off its capabilities in the August 2017 Falcon Warrior Exercise. Participants demonstrated “impressive maritime flexibility and close multinational operating skills,” according to Combined Maritime Forces.
The two-week exercise included personnel from 11 countries, as well as ships and aircraft from New Zealand and the United States.
“Exercise Falcon Warrior has been an excellent demonstration of nations working together to ensure security within the Arabian Gulf,” said then-CTF 152 Commander Col. Abdelkader Almarahleh of the Royal Jordanian Navy. “I am immensely proud to command CTF 152. This is a special organization with a very important role.”
Comprising ships from Gulf Cooperation Council nations, the Bahrain-based CTF 152 has worked to develop its capabilities and professionalism in recent years.
The responsibility for ensuring maritime security in the Arabian Gulf “does not lie with a single nation,” Col. Abdelkader said. “It requires a collaborative effort.”
Source: Combined Maritime Forces