Joint French-Cypriot military aeronautical search and rescue exercise [el] [fr]


A joint Search and Rescue (SAR) Daylight Exercise, titled “CYPFRA-02/15” was conducted on Monday, the morning of the 16th of March 2015, to the south coast of Cyprus, with the participation of SAR Units and Personnel from the Republic of Cyprus and French Navy.


The French war ship Lafayette and the SAR Helicopter of the Republic of Cyprus took part in the Aeronautical SAR Exercise under the operational control and full coordination of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Larnaca.


The scenario dealt with a simulated “Maritime Accident” in which the Cyprus National SAR Plan “NEARCHOS”, was immediately implemented by the JRCC Larnaca in order to confront the situation, executing air medical evacuation operation from the French Frigate.

Source : Joint Rescue Coordination Center

publié le 20/04/2015

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