A “Send – Off Ceremony” at the US Embassy

A “Send – Off Ceremony” took place today at the US Embassy, for the first National Guard Officers who will participate in US training programs, in the framework of the International Military Education and Training (IMET) program. The event took place…

4th Trilateral Defence Ministers Meeting Cyprus - Greece - Egypt

JOINT STATEMENT   The Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Charalambos Petrides, the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of Defence…

Completion of Cyprus - France Air Defence Exercise "TALOS 2021"

The Air Defence exercise "TALOS 2021" was successfully completed with the participation of forces from the National Guard and the French Armed Forces.     The exercise took place on the occasion of the presence of the aircraft carrier «Charles…

International Aeronautical Exercise

Cyprus, France, and Greece carried out a routine small-scale exercise at sea, on the 07th of April 21, in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.   Alongside with Italy, they are committed to support freedom of navigation in international waters and monitor…

Tri-lateral Special Operations Forces (SOF) Exercise

CRETE, Greece – Naval special operations forces from the Greek Underwater Demolition Team (DYK), Cypriot Underwater Demolition Team (UDT), and U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) joined forces to conduct a maritime exercise in Souda…

Exercise “ONESILOS-GEDEON 2020”

The exercise "ONESILOS - GEDEON 2020", was executed successfully from 17 to 19 November 2020 in the framework of the Annual Military Cooperation Program between the Republic of Cyprus (RoC) and the State of Israel (SoI). The exercise is considered as…

3rd Trilateral Defense Ministers Meeting Cyprus, Greece, Israel Nicosia

The Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus, Charalambos Petrides, the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos and the Minister of Defence of the State of Israel, Benjamin Gantz, met in Nicosia, Cyprus, on…

LED Lights in National Guard Camps

On Wednesday 29 October 2020, the Ministry of Defence, as part of its energy and environmental policy, signed an Agreement with the Electricity Authority of Cyprus to replace energy-consuming luminaires in National Guard camps with LED-type luminaires,…

US Boat Visit to Naval Base Evangelos Florakis

The Ministry of Defence announces that from the 12th to the 20th of September 2020, two Combatant Craft Medium transport vessels used by the US Navy Special Forces, will visit the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base at Mari.  During their presence in Cyprus…

Exercise “IASON - 2020”

  The Exercise “IASON - 2020” was executed successfully from the 14th to the 16th of September, in the framework of the annual military cooperation program between Cyprus and Israel. The exercise took place within the FIR of Nicosia with the participation…