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Multinational Exercise “Niriis- 22” Concluded

November 15, 2022

ATHENS – The multinational exercise “Niriis-22” was conducted from November 5 to November 13 in the wider area of Crete and south of the Peloponnese, with the participation of personnel and means of the armed forces of Greece, the USA and Israel.

As announced by the Hellenic National Defence General Staff on Monday, the exercise also involved the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two as well as the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two with naval units from Belgium, Germany, Greece, the USA, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

The exercise was a multinational INVITEX (Invitation Exercise) type exercise, while it was attended by observers from Egypt, Albania, Bulgaria, the UAE, the Republic of Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and Slovenia.

Multinational exercise “Niriis- 22”. (Photo by Hellenic Army General Staff/Eurokinissi)

The Greek armed forces participated with four frigates with their on-board helicopters, three submarines, four guided missile fast patrol boats, two general support ships, three minesweepers, a tank landing ship, unorthodox warfare vessels, HNDGS Special Warfare Command marine forces, F-4 and F-16 fighter aircraft of the Hellenic Air Force and a Hellenic Coast Guard patrol boat.

Also participating were a frigate from Spain, a destroyer, an S-70 helicopter and a Naval Operations aircraft from the US, three minesweepers of SNMCMG 2 from Belgium, Italy and Spain, a general support ship from Germany, a coastal patrol boat from Portugal, as well as two guided missile fast patrol boats from Israel.

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