French Navy, Cyprus conduct joint SAR exercise

first_img French Navy frigate FS Aconit (F713) has sailed to the Republic of Cyprus for a joint exercise that is taking place March 11 off the coast of Cyprus.The search and rescue (SAR) Exercise, titled CYPFRA-01/16, will involve search and rescue (SAR) units and personnel from the Republic of Cyprus and France.The aeronautical SAR exercise will be conducted under the operational control and coordination of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Larnaca, in close cooperation with the French frigate.According to the Cypriot ministry of defense, the scenario deals with a simulated maritime accident in which the Cyprus National SAR Plan NEARCHOS, would be immediately implemented by the JRCC Larnaca in order to confront the situation. Specifically, the exercise will focus on daylight SAR operations, MEDEVAC emergency drills and deck-landing of the SAR Helicopters of the Republic of Cyprus onboard the French frigate.This will be the first exercise on SAR matters in 2016. Republic of Cyprus and the French Navy conducted five such exercises last year. March 11, 2016 Share this article Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today French Navy, Cyprus conduct joint SAR exercise center_img View post tag: French Navy View post tag: FS Aconit French Navy, Cyprus conduct joint SAR exerciselast_img read more

Reports: HMS Ocean offered for sale to Brazilian Navy

first_img The UK Ministry of Defence has offered amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean for sale to the Brazilian Navy, the media in the South American country wrote.The UK Defence Journal first noted the reports which said the price of the helicopter carrier was deemed “reasonable” by Brazilian officials.Following up on the reports, the publication contacted persons currently aboard HMS Ocean and received a confirmation that rumors of sale do exist while there were no further talks on which navy that could be.HMS Ocean is the current fleet flagship of the Royal Navy and is set to be decommissioned in 2018, after the Royal Navy’s first Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier enters service.Commissioned in October 1995, the 202-meter long HMS Ocean replaced HMS Bulwark as fleet flagship in June 2015. In her role as a helicopter carrier and amphibious assault ship, Ocean is designed to deliver troops by helicopter or by landing craft.The rumors follow a recent Brazilian Navy decision to decommission their only aircraft carrier BNS Sao Paulo (A 12) after it was determined that cost of returning the aircraft carrier to an operational status was too high.After several attempts to improve the ship’s operational capacity failed in previous years, the navy reasoned that a modernization procedure would necessitate heavy investment without a guarantee of operational improvement.BNS Sao Paulo, formerly known as Clemencau-class FS Foch, was a conventionally-powered aircraft carrier built for the French Navy in 1959. By acquiring the ship in 2000, Brazil became the only country in South America to operate an aircraft carrier. View post tag: Brazilian Navy Authorities View post tag: HMS Ocean Reports: HMS Ocean offered for sale to Brazilian Navy March 29, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Reports: HMS Ocean offered for sale to Brazilian Navy View post tag: Royal Navy Share this articlelast_img read more