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Greek armed forces exercise with USS HARRY S. TRUMAN

Aircraft carrier USS HARRY S TRUMAN
PHOTO: Copyright © Γενικό Επιτελείο Εθνικής Άμυνας (Geetha.mil.gr)

Exercise with USS HARRY S. TRUMAN

On Wednesday, December 29, 2021, as well as on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 January 2022 and in the framework of the planning of Hellenic National Defence General Staff regarding the international collaborations of the Hellenic Armed Forces, joint training of their units was carried out with the US Carrier Strike Group EIGHT, CSG – 8 in the wider sea area of Greek island of ​​Crete.

Greek armed forces exercise with USS HARRY S. TRUMAN
Greek F-16 & US F-18 PHOTO: Copyright © Γενικό Επιτελείο Εθνικής Άμυνας (Geetha.mil.gr)

The Greek side participated with the Frigate ELLI, the fast attack craft LASKOS, the Submarine HS KATSONIS and F-4, F-16 Fighter jets.

The US Carrier Strike Group 8 participated with, the aircraft carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, the USS BAINBRIDGE, USS GRAVELY, USS ROSS, USS ROOSEVELT, the Norwegian HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN Frigate and F-18 Fighter jets.

It is also noted that from the afternoon hours of Tuesday, January 4, 2022, until the morning hours of Wednesday, January 5, Greek Frigate ELLI joined the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN aircraft carrier, combat group.

During the joint exercise with USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, advanced manoeuvres and exercises of air defence, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare were carried out.

Greek F-16 flying alongside US F-18 Fighter jets
Greek F-16 flying alongside US F-18 Fighter jets PHOTO: Copyright © Γενικό Επιτελείο Εθνικής Άμυνας (Geetha.mil.gr)

This training took place in the framework of the updated Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) between Greece and the USA, contributing to the promotion of the level of operational readiness, combat capability and cooperation of the participants in a bilateral and allied framework.

We created a small photobook from the recent exercise with photos that were released from Hellenic National Defence General Staff. Enjoy

GREEK F-4 PHANTOM EXERCISE WITH US AIRCRAFT CARRIER
GREEK F-4 PHANTOM EXERCISE WITH US AIRCRAFT CARRIER PHOTO: Copyright © Γενικό Επιτελείο Εθνικής Άμυνας (Geetha.mil.gr)
Greek armed forces exercise with USS HARRY S. TRUMAN
Greek Frigate (RIM Sea Sparrow System in Photo) alongside USS HARRY S. TRUMAN PHOTO: Copyright © Γενικό Επιτελείο Εθνικής Άμυνας (Geetha.mil.gr)
Greek armed forces exercise with USS HARRY S. TRUMAN
Greek F-16 Cockpit and two US F-18 Fighter jets PHOTO: Copyright © Γενικό Επιτελείο Εθνικής Άμυνας (Geetha.mil.gr)
Greek armed forces exercise with USS HARRY S. TRUMAN
Greek Submarine periscope during exercise with USS HARRY S. TRUMAN PHOTO: Copyright © Γενικό Επιτελείο Εθνικής Άμυνας (Geetha.mil.gr)

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