Cyprus, France, and Greece carried out a routine small-scale exercise at sea, on the 07th of April 21, in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

 

Alongside with Italy, they are committed to support freedom of navigation in international waters and monitor any deviances of the respect of international maritime law.

 

 

The three Countries deployed in the region south of Cyprus, FS Auvergne, and her organic helicopter CAIMAN MARINE (NH90), HS Navarinon, CNS Ioannides, CY Fast Patrol Boat Thiseas, and two CY AW-139 helicopters, whilst the CY JRCC coordinated the SAR scenario of the exercise.

 

Led in the framework of the Quadripartite (Cyprus, France, Greece, and Italy) Initiative (QUAD Cooperation) this joint exercise is another step towards an increased interoperability.