HNDGS | Completion of Joint Allied Activity “NEPTUNE STRIKE 2022.2”
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Published on 29/10/2022 at 12:13

The Joint Allied Activity “NEPTUNE STRIKE 2022.2”, which took place in the wider sea area of ​​the Mediterranean, the North Sea, and the Baltic, was completed on Friday, October 28, 2022. The activity took place with the participation of NATO’s Naval and Air Units under the Command and Control of the Naval Striking and Support Forces of NATO (STRIKFORNATO) and the US 6th Fleet.

According to an announcement by the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS), the activity was conducted for the second time in 2022, from Friday 14 to Friday 28 October 2022, and aimed at implementing and controlling the procedures required for the smooth transfer of responsibilities by the Commander of the US European Command (USEUCOM) to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and subsequently to the STRIKFORNATO Commander of Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10), which involves Aircraft Carrier USS GEORGE HW BUSH (GHWB) and its escort ships.

The Hellenic Armed Forces participated in “NEPTUNE STRIKE 2022.2” with:

  • the Control Reporting Center (CRC) of Parnitha for the guidance of F-18 Fighter Aircraft of the USS GHWB at the KARAVIA shooting range, where a live fire exercise was held;
  • a Team of the Special Warfare Command of the HNDGS and 2 F-4 Fighter Aircraft of the Hellenic Air Force in cooperation with 2 F-18 Fighter Aircraft of the USS GHWB. These assets took part in Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training in the area west of the Peloponnese and at the Megaron shooting range;
  • two F-16 Fighter Aircraft of the Hellenic Air Force (HAF), which took part in Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT) held in the area west of the Peloponnese, with 2 F-18 Fighter Aircraft of the USS GHWB;
  • two HAF F-16s, which took part in an Air Defence Exercise (ADEX) in the Ionian region, with 2 USS GHWB F-18s and the USS FARRAGUT destroyer.

The Hellenic Armed Forces’ participation in “NEPTUNE STRIKE 2022.2” took place in the framework of the wider planning of international cooperation of HNDGS, aiming to strengthen synergy and interoperability with friendly and allied countries and increase the forces’ combat capabilities at the Allied level.

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