Falcon Leap 2021 | Greek participation in paratroopers international exercise
Defence Redefined
Published on 13/09/2021 at 11:29

The Falcon Leap 2021 international exercise is held from September 6-17, mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium. The first week of the exercise involves cargo drops at the Marnewaard and Deelen bases in the Netherlands and Schaffen in Belgium. All aircraft took off from Eindhoven Air Base, while the aircraft have flown from Poland, the USA, Italy and the Netherlands. 

The exercise involves C130J Hercules, C130H Hercules and Casa C295M aircraft, among others, while a training program was held with classic aircraft, two M28/SC7 and a historic C-47 Dakota.

The second week of the exercise is dedicated to paratroopers falls in Marnewaard, Houtdorperveld, Deelen, Heteren, Ginkel and Renkum in the Netherlands and Hechtelse Heide in Belgium. Aircraft from the USA, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany are taking part in the second week of this exercise. 

Participating paratroopers come from Greece, USA, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal.

The exercise will end with falls and a festive closing ceremony on Saturday September 18.

With information from: Eindhoven Airbase,, Polish Ministry of Defense.

Also read: Paratroopers static line jump in collaboration with the Hellenic Armed Forces – Photos









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