Operation MOBILE: Mission metrics

Non-combatant evacuation component

Joint Task Force Malta

Personnel deployed 72
Significant dates
CC-177 Globemaster moves from Spangdahlem to Rome 24 February 2011
Military Assistance Team arrives in Malta 25 February 2011
NEO Coordination Centre opens in Malta 25 February 2011
Embassy of Canada in Tripoli suspends operations 26 February 2011
First Tripoli–Malta evacuation flight 26 February 2011
Last Tripoli–Malta evacuation flight 8 March 2011
Evacuation flights
CC-177 Globemaster — 26 & 28 February 2011 2
CC-130J Hercules — 3, 5 & 8 March 8
Canadian entitled persons airlifted to Malta 61
Citizens of other nations airlifted to Malta 130

Maritime Component

Task Force Charlottetown

Personnel deployed 287
Significant dates
Departed Halifax 2 March 2011
Came under CEFCOM / NATO command (SNMG1) 14 March 2011
Arrived on station with SNMG1 17 March 2011
Launch of Operation ODYSSEY DAWN 19 March 2011
Integrated into CTG 455.1 22 March 2011
Began operational patrols 22 March 2011
Departed CTG 455.1 16 August 2011
Handed over to HMCS Vancouver 18 August 2011
Embargo enforcement activity
Vessels hailed 313
Vessels boarded 5

Task Force Vancouver

Personnel deployed 263
Significant dates
Departed Esquimalt 10 July 2011
Integrated into CTG 455.1 24 August 2011
Began operational patrols 24 August 2011
Departed CTG 455.1 31 October 2011
Embargo enforcement activity
Vessels hailed 165.0
Vessels boarded 3.0
Nautical miles travelled on patrol 16,596.0
CH-124 Sea King helicopter flying hours 270.7

Maritime component: Mission accomplishments

  • 478 total vessel hailings
    • 13% of OUP hailings at sea in support of embargo operations
  • 8 total vessel boardings
    • 6% of OUP boardings at sea in support of embargo operations

Air component

Task Force Libeccio / Sicily Air Wing

Personnel deployed 1,939
Significant dates
First aircraft arrive in Trapani 19 March 2011
First aircraft arrive in Sigonella 25 March 2011
First sortie by CF-188 Hornet 21 March 2011
First sortie by CC-150 Polaris 21 March 2011
First sortie by CP-140 Aurora 28 March 2011
First sortie by CC-130 Hercules tankers 24 May 2011
First sortie by CC-130J Hercules transport 13 September 2011
Last sortie 31 October 2011
Total sorties as of 2359 hr GMT, 31 October 2011 *Note: A “sortie” is an operational flight by one aircraft. (NATO definition)
CF-188 Hornet fighters 946
Share of NATO strike sorties 10%
CC-150 Polaris tankers 250
CP-140 Aurora long-range surveillance aircraft 181
CC-130 Hercules tankers 139
CC-130J Hercules transport aircraft 23
Flying hours
CF-188 Hornet fighters 3,881.7
CC-130 Hercules tankers 672.4
CC-130J Hercules transport aircraft 89.5
CC-150 Polaris tankers 1,379.8
CP-140 Aurora long-range surveillance aircraft 1,403.1
Ordnance expended
500-pound bombs, GBU-12 type 495
2,000-pound bombs, GBU-10 type 188
500-pound bombs, GBU-38 type 11
2,000-pound bombs, GBU-31 type 2
Fuel delivered (pounds)
CC-150 Polaris tankers 14,711,472
CC-130 Hercules tankers 3,824,100

Air component: Mission accomplishments

  • 19 March 2011: CF-188 Hornet fighters fly first sorties
  • 14 June 2011: CC-130 Hercules tanker delivers 1,000,000th pound of fuel
  • 28 July 2011: CC-150 Polaris tanker delivers 10,000,000th pound of fuel
  • 21 August 2011: CP-140 Aurora Flight surpasses 1,000 operational flying hours
  • 26 August 2011: CF-188 Hornet Flight surpasses 3,000 operational flying hours
  • 22 September 2011: CP-140 Aurora completes first sortie into Libyan airspace
  • 1 October 2011: CF-188 Hornet Flight completes first mission using the Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM)
  • 1 October 2011: CP-140 Aurora Flight launches first sortie in the Strike Coordination and Armed Reconnaissance Coordinator (SCAR-C) role
  • 2 October 2011: A CF-188 Hornet pilot completes his 50th combat sortie
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