“AETOS 2021” | Cyprus participates in Search and Rescue Exercise in Greece – Photos
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Published on 09/12/2021 at 10:15

The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) participated in the Joint Bilateral Search & Rescue exercise “AETOS” held in the wider area between Rhodes and Kastelorizo. The exercise took place on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 with the participation of forces from Greece and Cyprus.

According to the announcement of JRCC, one Super Puma AS-332 Helicopter, a HERON UAV and one AW-139 Helicopter of the Air Force of the Republic of Cyprus participated in the exercise.

The purpose of the exercise was to test and evaluate the readiness of the Search and Rescue system of Greece and Cyprus, to increase the interoperability and operational readiness of the participating units as well as to improve the cooperation between the JRCCs of Cyprus and Greece, in accordance with the applicable International Conventions and the national laws of the two countries.

The exercise focused on a virtual Emergency of a civil aircraft after landing within the Athens FIR and the mobilization of the Search and Rescue system of Greece and Cyprus for the evacuation of the passengers.

The said exercise is part of the joint operational training actions of the two countries aiming to increase synergy based on the existing Transnational Search and Rescue Agreement of Cyprus and Greece.

Source: JRCC

Also read: “NEMESIS 2021” Exercise | Interoperability at its best – PHOTOS




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