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Support for Libya: Operation SOPHIA to be extended

To date navy vessels have helped rescue more than 15,000 people.

To date navy vessels have helped rescue more than 15,000 people. (Source: Bundeswehr/Winkler)

Berlin, 22.06.2016.
Operation SOPHIA, the anti-human smuggling operation in the Mediterranean Sea, is to be continued and extended. German navy vessels will in future also be involved in preventing arms trafficking by sea to Libya, and will support the Libyan coastguard, the German Cabinet has decided.

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Air Power Development Strategy 2016

The Air Power Development Strategy describes the capability profile of the Bundeswehr in the third dimension. (Source: Bundeswehr/Petersen)

Berlin, 02.06.2016.
The Air Power Development Strategy is a document issued by the Federal Ministry of Defence (FMoD). It supplements the Aviation Strategy of the Federal Government in the field of military aviation.

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