From Monday 6th to Tuesday day 7th November 2017, a Passing Exercise (PASEX) among units of the Hellenic Navy and units of the Standing NΑΤΟ Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2) was conducted in the sea area of the Saronic Gulf.
The Hellenic Navy participated with the minehunter HS KALIPSO (M64) and a helicopter (S70B, Aegean Hawk). The Allied forces took part with the HMS ENTERPRISE (the SNMCMG-2 flagship), the HMS PEMBROKE and the ITS CROTONE.
The cooperation focused on technical exercises of countermine operations, countering asymmetric threats, technical/tactical communication and advanced maneuvering exercises. It also enhanced the operational capabilities and readiness of all participants and promoted the cooperation and mutual understanding among participants at Allied level.
Αντιπλοίαρχος Σπυρίδων Πολλάτος ΠΝ
Εκπρόσωπος Τύπου ΓΕΝ