HNDGS | Bilateral Exercise “FALCON EYE – 3” kicks off
Defence Redefined
Published on 09/11/2022 at 09:30

The bilateral Live Exercise (LIVEX) “FALCON EYE – 3” will be conducted from Wednesday, November 9 to Friday, November 18, 2022, with the participation of the Armed Forces of Greece and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the Souda Air Base (115 Combat Wing).

According to an announcement by the National Defence General Staff (HNDGS), the exercise is part of the wider network of international activities with friendly and allied countries that has been planned, coordinated, and carried out by the HNDGS. It aims to deepen the cooperation between the two countries, through the execution of challenging scenarios that maximize training benefits and enhance participant combat capability and interoperability.

“FALCON EYE – 3” is a continuation of the exercises “FALCON EYE – 1” and “FALCON EYE – 2”. In order for the exercise to take place, 6 F-15 Fighter Aircraft, 7 C-130 Transport Aircraft, 1 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft as well as ground support personnel of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) have been moved to Souda Air Base.

The exercise will be held in the Athens FIR with the execution of complex Defensive Counter Air (DCA) vs Offensive Counter Air (OCA) drills and Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT). The Distinguished Visitors Day (DV Day) will take place on Friday, November 18.

Also read: HNDGS | Completion of Joint Allied Activity “NEPTUNE STRIKE 2022.2”




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