On 04 October, 2017 within the framework of its operational mission in Eastern Mediterranean, the ACONIT Frigate has conducted a joint exercise with the Cypriot National Guard.
The staff of the French boat has conducted this exercise in cooperation with 460 Search and Rescue Squadron of the National Guard.
After leaving the port of Larnaka and following a short operational call, an AW-139 helicopter of the National Guard has landed on the ACONIT’s helicopter landing deck, during a Search And Rescue (SAR) simulation exercise.
This operation, coordinated by the Joint Rescue Coordination Center of Larnaka has been conducted under excellent safety conditions and contributed to the reinforcement of the interoperability between the French and Cypriot forces.
This exercise titled SAREX “CYPFRA-05/17”, is the fifth exercise of this type since the beginning of 2017.