Argonaut 2012

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.

A Cyprus Police AW139 hovering over the Cyprus Navy P03 Lieutenant Commander Elefteriou Tsomaki Fast Patrol Boat.

A Cyprus Police AW139 during the exercise.

The Cyprus Police AW139 during the exercise.

The Cyprus Police AW139 during the exercise.

Two Cyprus Air Command Mil Mi-35P Black Panther helicopters during the exercise.

 

 

Cyprus Police PV-24 Onisilos Fast Patrol Boat and Lebanese Navy Class 905 ‘Tabarja’ patrol boat and ‘Damour’ EDIC-III landing craft.

An RAF Bell Griffin HAR2 hovering over a Cyprus Navy fast patrol boat.

 

An RAF Bell Griffin HAR2 landing on the German Navy K130 Braunschweig class F261 Magdeburg corvette.

A Lebanese Air Force SA/IAR 330SM Puma during the exercise.

The Lebanese Navy ‘Damour’ EDIC-III landing craft during the exercise.

 

 

Source: www.mod.gov.cy

Photo Credits: Lebanese Army website & http://www.mod.gov.cy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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