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Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)

La Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) is a multi-national naval partnership, whose aim is to promote security, stability and prosperity across approximately 2.5 million square miles of international waters which encompass some of the world’s most important shipping lanes.

Combined Maritime Forces Headquarters are co-located with US Naval Central Command and US Navy Fifth Fleet at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain. They comprise three principle task forces:

  • CTF 150 (established in February 2002, carries out maritime security and counter-terrorism operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman).
  • CTF 151 (established in January 2009 under UN mandate; its mission is to disrupt piracy and armed robbery at sea).
  • CTF 152 (established in January 2009 under UN mandate; its mission is to disrupt piracy and armed robbery at sea).

CMF can count on 29 member nations: Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, The Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, U.K. and U.S. who join their efforts to counter violent extremism and terrorist networks in maritime areas of responsibility; help strengthen regional nations’ maritime capabilities and, when requested, respond to environmental and humanitarian crises.

List of participating nations (in alphabetical order)
Australia Bahrain Belgium Canada
Denmark France Germany Great Britain (UK)
Greece ITALY Japan Jordan
Kuwait Malaysia Netherlands New Zealand
Norway Pakistan Philippines Portugal
Saudi Arabia Seychelles Singapore South Korea
Spain Thailand Turkey United Arab Emirates (EAU)
United States (USA)