The annual multinational aeronautical exercise ‘Noble Dina – 2022’ has wrapped up.

The drill saw the participation of vessels and aircraft of the armed forces of Cyprus, Greece, the US, France and Israel, which was the host country.

The exercise took place from 20 to 24 March in the framework of the implementation of the bilateral defence cooperation programme between Cyprus and Israel and took place in the sea area southwest of Cyprus.

The defence ministry said that the scenario of the exercise included various training activities in the marine environment, such as regular movements and advanced manoeuvres, warships, anti-submarine warfare and aeronautical cooperation operations, as well as research and rescue drills under the aegis of the joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) of the Republic of Cyprus.

Cyprus participated in all phases of the exercise with the general support ship Alasia, of the Naval Command. During the execution of the research and rescue scenario an AW-139 helicopter, of the Air Command, the patrol ship Tsomakis and the offshore ship Ioannides of the navy administration also took part.