Co-training of NG with Israel Defence Forces in Cyprus
From October 29 to November 1, 2018, the military exercises "IASON -2018" and "NIKOKLIS-DAVID-2018" took place with the participation of military Special Operation Units from Cyprus and Israel, as well as ground and air assets, within the framework of the annual military cooperation program.
The exercises that took place within the FIR of Nicosia and in a large part of the land area of the Republic of Cyprus examined many educational subjects from which important conclusions were drawn.
Especially during the "IASON-2018" training exercise, the military staff of the NG and the Israeli Air Force were co-trained, and also they exchanged knowledge and experience in the field of air operations, while during the "NIKOKLIS-DAVID 2018" training exercise, the participants from the two countries co trained in the field of fighting in unknown and inaccessible - diverse territory, acting within the Command and Control System framework.
In the framework of the above training exercises, the Commander of Israeli Land Forces Major General Yacov (Kobi) Barak visited together with the Chief of National Guard Lieutenant General Ilias Leontaris the exercising sections, and they attended a part of the military exercises.