Joint US-Greek exercise gets under way


The Poseidon’s Rage 22 bilateral army train, with the participation of forces from Greece and america, started on Monday and included 10 F-35 jets and 14 F-15s.

It is going to be carried out in numerous elements of the nation till July 21 below the planning, group and coordination of the Hellenic Military Common Workers. Greece is collaborating with fighter plane, naval models and parts of the Particular Warfare Command of the Common Workers (JTAC) .

The JTAC mentioned Poseidon’s Rage will, for the primary time, characteristic fourth and fifth technology US fighters deployed collectively. What’s extra, a whole fighter squadron is being deployed to a different base, on this case the 115 Fight Wing at Souda in Crete.

The F-35s will conduct coaching within the space of duty of the US European Command, whereas firing coaching will probably be carried out on the Karavia firing vary within the Myrtoo Sea.

In the meantime, Konstantinos Floros, the chief of the overall workers, is in Washington and has engaged in quite a few conferences with prime army officers there. He may also journey to Fort Price in Texas, the place he’ll tour the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet manufacturing line.

Greece had said that it intends to buy F-35s as tensions with Turkey escalate.

On the identical time, the talk is ongoing in Athens about Greek-Turkish ties, the area and past, and the course overseas coverage ought to soak up a continually shifting worldwide atmosphere. On this regard, representatives from the nation’s prime assume tanks, the Hellenic Basis for European & International Coverage (ELIAMEP) and the Institute of Worldwide Relations (IDIS), met on Monday with International Minister Nikos Dendias. 

Additionally on Monday, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, the deputy overseas minister, briefed his Spanish counterpart in Madrid on the state of affairs within the Jap Mediterranean.