Events

On Saturday, 04 December 2021, a a ceremony was held at the Artillery School in Camp “Tagmatarhi (PB) Georgiadi Thoma” in Nea Peramos, Attica, to celebrate the Patron Saint of the Artillery, the Great Martyr Saint Barbara.

From Monday, 22 November, to Friday, 26 November 2021, within the framework of the Greece – North Macedonia 2021 Military Cooperation Programme, a training activity was conducted for a Platoon of 31 officers of the North Macedonia Army on Urban Warfare at the National Urban Warfare Operations Centre of Excellence.

The training included the following tasks:

  • House clearing
  • Close Quarter Battle
  • The Platoon in the offence in built-up areas

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From Monday, 22 November, to Friday, 26 November 2021, within the framework of the Greece – Armenia 2021 Military Cooperation Programme, a training activity was conducted for a group of 9 Armenian Army officers at the Close Protection Squad Course at the 71st Airmobile Brigade “PONTOS”.

The training included the following tasks:

  • VIP escort principles and formations.
  • Self defence, vulnerable target protection
  • Squad response to a threat
  • Reaction combat fire with the M16 rifle and 0.45’ pistol

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Field Artillery Weapon System fires were conducted from 15 to 19 November 2021 at the NATO Missile Firing Installation in Crete with personnel, weapon systems, and assets from Artillery Units of the Hellenic First Army/EU-OHQ “ACHILLEAS” and the Higher Military Command of Interior and Islands “AEGEAS”, while USAREUR-AF, Cyprus, Egypt, and the UAE participated with observers.

Specifically, fires were conducted by self-propelled M109 and PzH 2000GR guns, MLRS and RM-70 using upgraded rockets, as well as M101 howitzers.

The objective of the activity was to practice actions and procedures simulating the modern operational environment by conducting all types of Artillery fires and acquiring important experience from serving the guns and from the technique, tactics, and observation of the fires.