Cutlass Express Exercise underway

30 January 2019

A number of naval forces have begun the Cutlass Express exercise, an annual event sponsored by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) and held off the east coast of Africa. The exercise focuses on countering illegal trafficking and fishing and piracy and also features search and rescue operations. Nations taking part include Somalia, Tanzania, Kenya, India, Canada and the US.

“The United States of America recognises the importance of a stable and secure East Africa,” said deputy chief of mission of the US Embassy in Djibouti J. Alexander Hamilton. “The success of these countries is largely dependent on a secure environment along the coast and the surrounding seas.”

Privacy Policy
We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.