Cyprus-France sign new defence pact

The National Guard and the Armed Forces of France have signed a renewed Bilateral Defence Cooperation Program for 2024-2025. According to an announcement, the program provides bilateral exercises, training and exchange of expertise on specialised

Cyprus-Jordan seek stronger defence ties

Defence Minister Michalis Giorgallas discussed ways to strengthen and deepen the bilateral defence cooperation between Cyprus and Jordan during his official visit to Amman. Giorgallas’ visit was part of regular bilateral consultations

Aeronautical exercise in East Med

Aeronautical exercise “EUNOMIA” is being organised for the fourth consecutive year in the Eastern Mediterranean from 11 to 15 September, in the framework of the Quadripartite Initiative between Cyprus, Greece, France and


Cyprus to bolster military strength

Defence Minister Michalis Giorgallas said the government will continue to boost its military strength and deterrent capability as long as Cyprus remains under Turkish occupation. He addressed a swearing-in ceremony of new

Defence Ministry to buy Mistral missiles

Cyprus has signed a letter of intent for the joint acquisition of infrared-homing short-range French anti-aircraft missiles Mistral. The Ministers of Defence of France, Belgium, Estonia, Hungary, and the Permanent Secretary of


France wants to beef up European defence

Paris sees the need to beef up Europe’s defence industry as continuing European military aid to Ukraine is crucial. The European Political Community (EPC) takes place on June 1 in Chisinau, Moldova, where

Cyprus-UK conduct air defence drill

The air defence drill “Aphrodite Shield” was carried out with the participation of the Air Defence Units of Cyprus Air Command and UK aircraft of the Royal Air Force. According to the

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