Cyprus Mail

International aeronautical exercise carried out

An international aeronautical exercise was carried off the coast of Limassol on Wednesday with the participation of Cyprus, Greece, France and Italy, the defence ministry said in a statement.

Greece’s frigate Kanaris, France’s frigate Aconit with its helicopter, Italy’s frigate Alpino with its helicopter, Cyprus’ patrol boats Tsomakis, Georgiou and Ammochostos, the open sea vessel Ioannides with two helicopters and the coastguard vessel Thysseas all took part in the exercise.

The operation was coordinated by the Cyprus army in collaboration with teams from the other three countries. The exercise also involved a simulated search and rescue operation coordinated by the Joint Rescue Coordination centre.


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