Multinational military exercise INIOHOS 2019 started on Monday in Andravida, Peloponnese. Iniohos is an annual middle-scale exercise, one of the larger to take place in the central Mediterranean.
The exercise involves most of the Hellenic Air Forces jets fleet and a number of aircraft from US, Cyprus, Italy, Israel and United Emirates.
The following aircraft are reportedly participating:
HAF: F-4E x 6, F-16C/D x 32, M2000 x 6 ItAF: Tornado ECR/IDS x 6 IAF: F-16C/D/I x 12 USAF: F-16C/D x 12 UAEAF: M2000-9 x 6
as well as AAR Tankers
The exercise starts on April 1st and last over the period of two weeks.
Iniohos ia based on the facilities of the AIR TACTICS CENTER at the Andravida Air Base, located in the Northwest Peloponnese, Greece.
Here are the #HellenicAirForce F-16C/D Block 52+s of 343 Mira as well as the Mirage 2000EGs of 332 Mira flying with their American counterparts from 480th FS, 52nd FW in exercise (#Iniochos2019 (#Iniohos2019) at at #Andravida AFB, #Greece yesterday.
(Credit: #USAF) pic.twitter.com/BKJHKqCJoK
— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) April 2, 2019
U.S. Air Force Capt. Wesley Reid, a 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot, prepares for a mission at Andravida Air Base, Greece, April 1, 2019. The 480th EFS is participating in the Hellenic Air Force-led Exercise INIOCHOS 19. #ΗΝΙΟΧΟΣ pic.twitter.com/QW7whOFUty
— e-Αmyna (@e_amyna) April 2, 2019
DV DAY: 5 Αpril 2019
SPOTTERS DAY: 4-5 April 2019
HOT WASH UP: 11 April 2019
Given the high level of the HAF personnel and our capability to conduct exercises involving a variety of weapon systems within one of the largest exercise areas in Europe, the exercise «INIOCHOS» tends to become one of the most competitive exercises in Europe and the Mediterranean region, and provide Participants with a high level of training and unique experience of participation. Hellenic Air Force said in a statement.
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