Interdisciplinary aeronautical exercise “MEDUSA 2020”

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Ministry of Defense announces that from November 30 to December 6, 2020, the planned multinational interdisciplinary exercise called “MEDUSA 2020” will take place . The aeronautical exercise “MEDOUSA” , which has been taking place since 2017, is part of the tripartite cooperation between Cyprus, Greece and Egypt in the field of Defense and…

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France, Germany, Greece, Italy & UK to Develop Next Generation of Medium Multi-Role Helicopters

November 19, 2020 – France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom announced the launch of a multinational project on Next-Generation Rotorcraft Capabilities on 19 November 2020. The project is dedicated to the modernization of existing rotorcraft fleets and is one of NATO’s High Visibility Projects (HVP). A significant number of medium multi role helicopter capabilities currently operated by Allies…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Astakos, Greece

November 1, 2020 – The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Astakos, Greece, Nov. 1 following a 43-day underway period supporting U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). The ship worked alongside North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allies and partners participating in six maritime evolutions, one major multinational exercise, and at-sea refueling operations. “Our recent operations have shown…

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Cyprus, Greece, Italy and France Conduct Exercise QUAD-EUNOMIA 2020

August 31, 2020 (Google Translation) – From August 26th to 28th, in southwestern Cyprus, the inter-allied air-maritime activity QUAD-EUNOMIA 2020 took place. This large-scale mutual training aims to enhance the attachment of France and its allies. respect for international maritime law in the region. The Quadripartite initiative is the realization of a joint multilateral initiative of the Republic of Cyprus,…

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MARAD Issues Warning for Eastern Mediterranean

Issues August 21, 2020 Description 1. Issues: Recent disputes among countries over maritime boundaries and offshore resources have increased regional tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Also, NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian has resumed focused NATO patrols in the Eastern Mediterranean with naval forces of multiple nations operating near each other. These developments could pose an indirect risk to commercial vessels…

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BALTOPS 20 Concludes

June 16, 2020 – Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) concludes Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 20, the premiere annual maritime-focused U.S. European Command exercise in the Baltic region, June 16. BALTOPS is an annual maritime exercise, designed to enhance interoperability, flexibility, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic region. Twenty-eight air and 28 maritime…

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ASW Exercise Dynamic Manta Underway off Italy

February 24, 2020 – NATO exercise Dynamic Manta (DYMA20) began today Feb. 24, off the coast of Sicily. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 9 Allied nations are converging in the Central Mediterranean Sea for advance anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) training. Exercise Dynamic Manta is to provide all participants with complex and challenging warfare training, to enhance…

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