NAVOCFORMEDNaval On-Call Force, Mediterranean
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Portugal participated in the framework of NATO Naval On-Call Force Mediterranean (NAVOCFORMED), which conducted training and surveillance in the Mediterranean sea lines of communication.
Task Group 432.1, which was mentioned as carrying one of MEWSG's communications/radar jamming vans, was made up of vessels belonging to the Naval-On-Call Force Mediterranean (NAVOCFORMED), which is now anticipated to expand beyond the current eight nation level of participation.
Add to this Portugal's participation in the region as a supplier of "external reinforcements"; the existence of the eight-nation Naval-On-Call Force Mediterranean (NAVOCFORMED); the fact that certain member nations within the region have the lowest gross domestic product (GDP) in the alliance; frequently outdated equipment; major developed or potential "hot spots" along the region's eastern, southern and northeastern borders; plus deep-rooted historical enmity between two key member states, and the reader will have some idea of the magnitude of AFSOUTH's management problem!