Combined Task Force (CTF) 150

Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) is a huge multinational task group composed of warships from numerous Coalition nations. Their mission is to patrol the Indian Ocean as part of the global war on terrorism.


What are we doing?

CTF-150 was established near the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom and is made up of warships from numerous Coalition nations. Contributors have included the UK, France, Canada, Germany, Pakistan, Australia, Denmark and the United States.

The ships of CTF-150 operate throughout this area to prevent terrorism and the illegal trade of drugs and weapons which funds and supports international terrorist organisations.

Combined Task Force 150 is currently commanded by Commodore Edward Ahlgren RN, who is supported by an international staff made up of Officers and sailors from the Royal Navy, Canada, France and New Zealand.

Our area of operation includes some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and spans over 3.2 million square miles.

Commodore Edward Ahlgren
Commander CTF-150