Cyprus & US Hold Search and Rescue Exercise

CYPUSA-03/16, an international search and rescue exercise, will take place on Tuesday, July 5 in the early hours of the morning, in the sea south of Cyprus, within the area under the the Republic of Cyprus’ responsibility, with the aeronautical forces of the Republic of Cyprus and the United States of America participating.

According to the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus, the Larnaca Search and Rescue Coordination Centre will be responsible for the coordination and operational control of the aeronautical means taking part in the exercise, in cooperation with the European Operational Command of the US Navy.

The exercise is the third scheduled cooperation in 2016 in search and rescue issues between the Cypriot and US forces, the Cyprus News Agency reported.


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