A joint training session on special naval operations took place from September 5 to 16, 2022, between the Naval Command of the National Guard, the Armed Forces of Greece and the United States of America.
According to a National Guard General Staff press release, the joint training took place in part of the land and sea area of the Republic of Cyprus and with the participation of Special Operations Teams of the three countries.
The scenario, it added, included the execution of fire from high-speed boats and various types of shots of both individual and group weapons, practicing the procedures for seizing a ship at sea, attacking a critical coastal installation using boats and rubber dinghies and training in urban warfare.
It is added that the joint training was attended by the National Guard Chief Lt. General Dimokritos Zervakis, who noted the constructive cooperation between the trainees and congratulated the Special Operations Teams, as well as the crews of the high-speed boats for the effort they made, pointing out the importance of cooperation of the three countries in the field of defence and security in the wider region of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Joint training continues between Special Operations Teams of the Naval Command of the National Guard and their US Navy counterparts, with the conduct of corresponding objects on a bilateral level this week.
Joint training sessions, the press release says, are part of the network of international collaborations that the National Guard has developed, in accordance with the directions of the Ministry of Defence and are considered to be particularly beneficial, as they provide the possibility for the personnel of the National Guard to train together with corresponding Units of friendly countries.
In this way, the level of education and interoperability is promoted, while highlighting the excellent relations between the participating countries, it concludes.
Source: Cyprus News Agency