Greek-led INIOCHOS 21 exercise joined by US Airforce


INIOCHOS 21, which will be led by the Hellenic Air Force, will take place from April 12 to April 22.

According to a U.S. Air Force press release, the exercise is intended to enhance combat readiness and fighting capability, while also offering the opportunity to plan conduct complex air operations in a multinational, joint force environment.

In addition to the United States and Greece, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Slovenia, Spain and the United Arab Emirates will also participate.

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U.S. jets flying over Athens.

“INIOCHOS is an important opportunity for our Airmen to train alongside and learn from our Greek allies as well as the other exercise participants,” U.S. Air Force Gen Jeff Harrigian, USAFE-AFAFRICA commander, said in the press release.

“It both improves the relationships that underpin our military alliance and creates opportunities to refine critical skills that enhance our interoperability,” he added.

U.S. Aircraft stationed in England, Romania and Germany are also due to participate in the exercise.

In February the U.S. Coast Guard conducted passing exercises in the Arabian Gulf with the Greek ship HS Hydra.

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