Joint Cyprus – Israel military drill completed successfully, Defence Ministry says

A joint military exercise conducted by the armed forces of Cyprus and Israel titled Onisilos � Gideon 2/2018 was successfully completed, Cyprus Defence Ministry said in a press release.

According to the Ministry, the drill was held in the context of the annual military cooperation programme between the two countries.

The drill took place within the Nicosia Flight Information Region (FIR) and a large section of Republic of Cyprus’ land with the participation of the Cyprus National Guard personnel and equipment and the Israeli Airforce.

The exercise aims to train the armed forces on tactics and ways of air forces deployment, to increase military capability, as well as to obtain experience through cooperation with Air Forces of other states.

Source: Cyprus News Agency