Turkish Naval Air Command Naval Martyr Deniz AKDENİZ Tactical Exercise was conducted between 21-23 February in the Black Sea. Participating units included navy’s surface ships, submarines, navy helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft along with Coast Guard’s boat. The exercise aimed to keep the combat readiness level of the units high. A number of tactical techniques including Surface Warfare, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Vertical Replenishment, Take-Off and Landing, Search and Rescue, Combat Readiness and Maintenance Training. Lieutenant Commander Deniz AKDENİZ had died in a helicopter crash on 12 October 2014 during a training flight in Kartepe, Kocaeli.