Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Coast Guard Helicopters Operational

Strategy-Geopolitics reports that the Hellenic Coast Guard will today execute its first operational mission with its AS-365 N3 Dauphin helicopters. The helicopters were acquired for the 2004 Olympic Games but have since been left unused. The 6 helicopters were moved to the Navy base at Kotroni of Marathon 2 years ago where Navy personnel took on the task of training the Coast Guard flight crews and maintenance personnel. The first Dauphin helicopter was sent to Kos Island today where it will start patrolling for illegal immigrants as part of the Poseidon operation conducted by FRONTEX.

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