Cradle Exercise carried out by Sri Lanka Aviation Unit in UNMISS
[September 14 2018]
A "Cradle Operation" was carried out by the United
Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) assisted by the Sri Lanka
Aviation Unit, on Tuesday (11 September 2018). According to Air Force
media, this is the maiden such exercise conducted by them.
The exercise simulated the rescue and transport of a
patient from a barge operating in the Nile river, to a hospital nearby
for the treatment. The Sri Lanka Aviation Unit is the only capable
aviation unit in the UNMISS for executing a Cradle Operation.
The Chief Aviation Officer (CAVO) of the United
Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Mr. Samuel Abrokwa was also
present to witnessed the exercise.