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

Cyprus-Jordan enhance defence cooperation

Cyprus National Guard Chief, Lieutenant General Demokritos Zervakis, paid an official visit to Jordan, during which the importance of their bilateral defence cooperation was reaffirmed. A Defence Ministry statement said the two


Turkey ‘threatens’ East Med stability

The Eastern Mediterranean region can be transformed into a zone of stability, but Turkey is upsetting the balance of power in the region, said Cyprus Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides. He was addressing


Cyprus fourth in EU defence spending

Cyprus ranked fourth among EU member states when it comes to military expenditure in 2019, after Estonia, Greece and Latvia. According to figures published on Friday by Eurostat, €168.5 bln was spent