With the start of the interdisciplinary exercise "Parmenia", Greece proceeds to test all its strategic plans and weapon systems.
Pentapostagma reveals the areas Athens has committed for this exercise. These are mainly focused on Thrace and the southeastern Aegean, in the triangle Rhodes, Kastelorizo, Karpathos.
Rafale fighters will also fly in these areas, as they did a few days ago in the context of the "Eunomiya" exercise with France, Italy and Cyprus.
The difference will be that now the 332 Squadron has received its final evaluation and now the Greek Rafale is formally ready to undertake any mission requested.
The Air Force General Staff in the relevant statement said: "From Monday 11 to Friday 15 September 2023, as part of the Tactical Evaluation of the 114 Fighter Wing (114PM), the Final Operational Capability (FOC) of the 332 Squadron was conducted by an Evaluation Team of the Headquarters Tactical Air Command. The Squadron was evaluated for its operational capability, support and interoperability across the range of operations it will be called upon to perform, and as in the Initial Operational Capability (IOC), it passed with flying colors. The completion of the assessment marks the very high level of professionalism and readiness of the 332 Squadron with Rafale aircraft, and its full integration into the operational structure and planning of the Air Force."
With Greece deploying most of its military forces in the coming days, Turkey is moving forward with a recruitment exercise in the Izmir area! The Turkish Defence Ministry in its statement said: "Press Release of the Yıldırım-2023 Recruitment Exercise.
1. According to the relevant legislation and the Presidential Decree No. Turkish Armed Forces Artillery Brigade (Bornova-İzmir).will be held.
In the Mobilization Exercise Yıldırım-2023 will be conducted.
α) Testing of the mobilization system,
b) Training of the reserve personnel who will participate in the exercise for expeditionary tasks,
(c) Adaptation of the reserve personnel to the weapons, equipment, vehicles and materials they will use during the mission,
(ç) Establishing coordination between military and civilian authorities and liaising with the relevant parties in the notification and call-out procedures concerning the reserve personnel,
d) Aim to test joint activities to be conducted between ministries, public institutions and organizations and the Turkish Armed Forces in case of recruitment and war.
The Yıldırım-2023 Mobilization Exercise will involve 326 reservists, 41 vehicles with service orders, 1 private transport company and some elements from public institutions and organizations."