Large-scale rescue drill off Cyprus

After a two-year absence, the multi-national civil-military exercise ‘Argonaut 2022’ involving the US, UK and Israel is taking place off Cyprus this week. Seven countries are participating in rescue drills onshore, and


Cyprus, Greece, Armenia sign defence pact

A tripartite defence cooperation programme was signed by the military delegations of Cyprus, Greece and Armenia in Yerevan, according to the Cypriot National Guard. The Tripartite Defence Cooperation Programme includes joint exercises,


Cyprus serves as regional cybersecurity bridge

Cyprus acts as a bridge of communication between the Middle East and Europe in cybersecurity, Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides said on Wednesday. In remarks came on the sidelines of a seminar “on the

Cyprus not giving up its Russian hardware

Cyprus will not accept a US request to hand over its Russian-made weapons to Ukraine as it would undermine its defence capabilities, said Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides on Tuesday. Petrides argued that

Austria remembers Cyprus napalm victims

Austria and Cyprus paid homage to the UN peacekeepers who died in 1974, honoured the thousands of ‘blue berets’ that served during the past six decades and reiterated their resolve to cooperate


Cyprus, France wrap up air defence drill

Cyprus’ National Guard and the French Armed Forces successfully completed the Air Defence exercise TALOS 2022 as Rafale fighter jets flew over the island Monday. A statement by the Ministry of Defence


Saudi opens new window for defence ties

A visit of Saudi Arabia’s Armed Forces chief to Cyprus opens a “new window of cooperation” between the two countries, Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides said. President Nicos Anastasiades received on Wednesday the


New weapons needed while Turkey threatens

While under occupation and Turkey’s guns are pointed at the National Guard, Cyprus is obligated to be at its highest level of operational readiness by continuously enhancing its defences, said Defence Minister

Cyprus to bolster anti-aircraft umbrella

The Defence Ministry has completed a study on weapon system procurement for the National Guard that will strengthen Cyprus’ anti-aircraft umbrella. Strengthening Cyprus’ anti-aircraft umbrella is high on the ministry’s agenda, and

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