Combined Task Force 150
Definition/Scope: (Navy.mil) Established near the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom, CTF 150 conducts Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. MSO help develop security in the maritime environment, which promotes stability and global prosperity. These operations complement the counterterrorism and security efforts of regional nations and seek to disrupt violent extremists? use of the maritime environment as a venue for attack or to transport personnel, weapons or other material. Since its inception, CTF 150 has been commanded by France, Netherlands, UK, Pakistan, Canada and Australia.
Broader Terms:Combined Maritime Forces
Narrower Terms:Maritime Security Operations
Related Terms:Arabian Sea