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Submarine ‘Mistral’ (S-73)

  • Purpose of the Mission

Purpose of the Mission Activities

Purpose of the Mission

Submarine ‘Mistral’ (S-73)

Operation "Sea Guardian"

The ‘Mistral’ is deployed in Operation ‘Sea Guardian’ as of August 15th, a Maritime Security operation focused on enhancing awareness of the maritime domain to deter and fight terrorism, as well as mitigate other threats in the Mediterranean Sea and near the Strait of Gibraltar.

Additionally, it contributes to the maintenance of freedom of navigation, maritime interdiction, the fight against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the protection of critical infrastructures.

During its deployment, the S-73 will remain integrated into the operational structure of the Armed Forces dependent on the Operations Command. This is her third participation in this type of operations after the deployments in 2016 and 2018.


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