The Cypriot National Guard held from October 9 till October 12 for its fifth consecutive year the international exercise ARGONAUT 2012 in Larnaca area. Air, Sea and Land Forces from 11 countries including France, the UK, Germany, Greece and Lebanon participated in this exercise.
The exercise included the “ESTIA” Plan, which concerns the reception of civilians from a war zone in the Middle East. The exercise covered also issues concerning the entire range of asymmetric threats in the contemporary operational environment, such as confronting terrorist attacks, piracy, crisis management etc., which require the harmonious and effective civil – military cooperation.
Photo Credits: Lebanese Army website & http://www.mod.gov.cy