An international aeronautical exercise, named “Cyp-Fra-02/2023”, took place on Sunday off the coast of Limassol, in the presence of French Navy frigate “Languedoc”.
The exercise was planned by the Navy Command, in collaboration with the French Navy, and was attended by the Navy Command’s vessel “Alasia”, the Air Force Command’s AW-139, as well as by the French frigate.
The scenario included tactical movements, forward manoeuvres and a reconnaissance exercise which involved aeronautical cooperation.
The exercise is part of the international collaborations of the National Guard with armed forces of friendly countries.
A statement released by the defence ministry called it “particularly beneficial, as it provides the personnel of the National Guard units the chance to train with the corresponding units of the French Armed Forces, thus promoting the level of training, interoperability and highlighting the excellent relations between the military contingencies of the two countries.”