Joint United States-Greek military exercises in the Mediterranean

The presence of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean afford an opportunity to the Hellenic Armed Forces to carry out several exercises with their American counterparts.

The Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) stated that, and among other things, it has planned aeronautical exercises with the American forces. The joint exercises will not only rise the combat capabilities of the units that take part, but will improve the operative compatibility between both allies.

“The participation of the Hellenic Armed Forces in this operation proves the important role held by Greece and the United States in the defense and security of the wider region of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, especially within the framework of the updated Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement”, stated the press release by the GEETHA.

As part of these exercises, the Hellenic Navy frigate “Psara” took part with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG). Two Hellenic Navy submarines and several military jets will also participate in the exercises. /BGNES