Surveillance mission this morning for this Hellenic Air Force Embraer ERJ-145 AEW&C (374).
The aircraft is departed at 07:42 CET from Elefsis AB, near Athens, southbound. We’ve lost its track south of Peloponnese for an hour. In this time the aircraft made a surveillance mission over central Mediterranean Sea off Libya.
Probably the mission was operated as NATO Sea Guardian asset.
Operation Sea Guardian is a non-article 5 maritime security operation aimed at working with Mediterranean stakeholders to maintain maritime situational awareness, deter and counter terrorism and enhance capacity building. Some of the tasks include: supporting to maritime situational awareness, upholding freedom of navigation, conducting interdiction tasks, maritime counter-terrorism, contributing to capacity building, countering proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and protecting critical infrastructure.