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 de Gaulle» in the wider region of the Eastern Mediterranean.



The scenario of the exercise concerned the entry of two formations of fighter aircrafts  at low altitude, with the aim of attacking military installations of the National Guard. The main purpose of the exercise was to evaluate the response of the air defense system of the Republic of Cyprus and to train the personnel of the National Guard in realistic conditions.



Through this joint activity, the personnel of the National Guard and the French Forces are co-trained, while the exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of aviation is considered particularly important.



The Air Defence exercise "TALOS", is part of the implementation of the Bilateral Defense Cooperation Program, between Cyprus and France, took place place within the Nicosia FIR and covered a big area of the Republic of Cyprus territory .



The exercise was attended by the Minister of Defense Mr. Charalambos Petridis accompanied by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Mr. Andreas Loukas and the Deputy Chief of General Staff, Lieutenant General Costas Chrysiliou.