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CCU (Cyprus)

Cyprus Communications Unit, DG ISS. Infrastructure and Headquarters Squadron.

Infrastructure & HQ Sqn was established in Apr 06.

It is essentially the Army part of the Cyprus Communications Unit with a few key additional RAF personnel and civilian posts.

Episkopi Troop

Episkopi Troop consists of Army and Civilian personnel who support a multitude of on and off island communications assets. The Troop is headed up by an Army 2Lt or Lt and is divided into the following sub-sections:

  • Infrastructure Support Team (IST). IST is responsible for the repair, maintenance and installation of fibre optic, and copper network infrastructures at Episkopi and Troodos. IST also provides a Projects Crew for planning and undertaking new installations.
  • Network Support Team (NST). NST supports the PNCC and JOCC and is responsible for the repair and First and Second Line Maintenance of a broad spectrum of communications equipment at Episkopi and Troodos. This includes CFTS, HF and switching matrices although this responsibility is soon to pass to civilian contractors.
  • Tactical Radio Cell (TRC). The Tac Radio Cell provides CBF’s deployable assets in the form of two FFR Landrovers. The Cell is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of CNR and commercial radio equipment, offering training and technical advice for all users.

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