HNDGS | Completion of National Joint Exercise “DOUREIOS IPPOS – 2022” – Photos
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Published on 25/10/2022 at 10:00

The medium-scale Electronic Warfare exercise “DOUREIOS IPPOS – 2022” was held from Monday 17 to Friday 21 October 2022 in the wider area west of the Peloponnese and south of the Ionian Sea.

According to an announcement by the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS), “DOUREIOS IPPOS – 2022” is a National Joint Tactical Exercise planned by the HNDGS and executed under the 1st Army command. The exercise took place with the participation of personnel and assets of the three Branches of the Hellenic Armed Forces as well as of the newly-created Special Warfare Command of the HNDGS.

The following participated in DOUREIOS IPPOS – 2022 exercise:

  • Hellenic Army: all available systems and means of communication, electronic warfare and electronic surveillance, anti-aircraft systems, AH-64A Attack Helicopters as well as CH-47D transport helicopters.
  • Hellenic Navy: frigate ELLI, the Roussen-class fast attack craft as well as 1 S-70B Helicopter.
  • Hellenic Air Force: anti-aircraft systems, Rafale fighter aircraft, F-16 Block 50 fighter aircraft, Mirage 2000-5 fighter aircraft as well as EMB – 145H Aircraft of the 380th Airborne Early Warning & Control System Squadron.
  • Special Warfare Command: Special Operations teams of the 32nd Brigade, 7th Amphibious Squadron, the Special Paratroopers Unit, and the 31st Search & Rescue Squadron.
  • Observers from the National Guard General Staff of the Republic of Cyprus.

The exercise was held alongside the current Fighter Weapons School of Tactics, taking place at the Air Tactics Center headquarters at Andravida Air Force Base. Its objective was to design and train participants in conducting Joint Electronic Warfare Operations, test the Joint Electronic Warfare Command and Control System of the Hellenic Armed Forces as well as increase the operational and combat capability of trainees through operational training in a realistic environment adapted to multiple threats.

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