July 27, 2021 Geopolitics of Today

Multinational exercise “INIOCHOS 21” will cover Greece with strong firepower

The Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS) announced that from Monday 12 April 2021 until Thursday 22 April 2021, the Multinational…


The Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS) announced that from Monday 12 April 2021 until Thursday 22 April 2021, the Multinational Interdisciplinary Exercise “INIOCHOS 21” will be held.

In addition to the participation of the Greek forces and the other participating countries take part with strong firepower such as France with RAFALE & Mirage 2000D, the United Arab Emirates with F16, the USA with F16, UAV type MQ9 & air refueling aircraft KC135, Spain with F/A-18 HORNET, Israel with F15 and F16, Canada with Air Weapon Managers – GCI and Cyprus by helicopter type AW 139.

Austria, Egypt, Jordan, Romania, and Slovenia are also participating as observers.

The objective of the exercise is to increase the operational and combat capacity of the participants through realistic operational training in conditions similar to a multi-threat environment.

The exercise designed by the Hellenic Air Force’s General Staff and conducted by the Tactical Aviation Headquarters will take place throughout the range of FIR Athens and will be combined with the Exercise LAILAPS 21 of the Navy, while units of the Interdisciplinary Special Operations Command of HNDGS and the ground forces will participate, with the execution of complex scenarios of Interdisciplinary Operations as follows:

  • Aggressive Counterattack Operations – Offensive Counter Air Operations (OCA).
  • Defense Operations – Air Defence Operations (ADO).
  • Surface Counterattack Operations with Air Force Assistance in Land and Maritime Operations – Counter Surface Force Operations (CSFO) including Air Power Contribution to Land Ops (APCLO) and Air Power Contribution to Maritime Ops (APCMO).
  • Reconnaissance Missions (RECCE).
  • Combat Search And Rescue Missions – Combat Search And Rescue.
  • Time Sensitive Target Shipments.
  • Immediate Target Suppression Operations – Dynamic Targeting.
  • Aggressive Scanning Operations – High-Value Airborne Asset.
  • Support Business – Slow Mover.

The added value of the “INIOCHOS” exercise and the appreciation it enjoys among allies, partners, and friends-countries makes it an attraction and a field for sharing valuable experiences.

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