SAS Spioenkop taking up Op Copper duty this weekend

Operation Copper deploys anti-piracy patrols in the Mozambique Channel.
The absence of pirates and associated activity in the Mozambique Channel has seen a downscaling of Operation Copper, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) counter-piracy tasking to where either an airborne or maritime asset is deployed at any one time.
The operation is now at the stage where it has become more intelligence driven and the lack of any pirate activity for at least three years has made it possible to minimise the use of assets deployed and at the same time maintain a continuously updated intelligence picture of what is happening in this busy sea lane, one of the major carrier of goods to and from South Africa.
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