Greece: US-Greek military hold joint aeronautical exercise south of Crete

In the framework of the ongoing military cooperation between Greece and the United States, a joint aeronautical exercise was carried out with the participation of means and personnel from the two countries, in the sea area south of Crete on Tuesday. The exercise was attended by Frigate (F/G) AEGEAN, Submarine (Submarine) Type 214 and six F-16 Aircraft, while from the American side the Destroyer USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL as well as Navy helicopters of the two countries took part. The drills took place amid rising tensions in the eastern Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Turkey over resource claims.

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