Greek Cyprus News

Greek Americans Want to End the Arms Embargo on Greek Cyprus
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Greek Americans Want to End the Arms Embargo on Greek Cyprus

Greek American Senators submitted a bipartisan bill to Congress to lift the arms embargo in the Greek Cyprus part of the island.

Greek Cyprus Bypass Iron Dome for Air Defence
Weapon / Missile

Greek Cyprus Bypass Iron Dome for Air Defence

Greek Cyprus stated that a new air defence system would be announced in 2024, which would be more powerful than Israel’s Iron Dome.

US Lifts Defence Restrictions on Greek Cyprus for 2024
Bilateral Relations

US Lifts Defence Restrictions on Greek Cyprus for 2024

US State Secretary approved lifting defence trade restrictions to Greek Cyprus for one year. The permission will be valid for 2024.

Greek Diaspora to Intercept Turkish F-16 Programme
Bilateral Relations

Greek Diaspora to Intercept Turkish F-16 Programme

Greek diaspora sent a letter to US Secretary of State in order to prevent this country from modernising Turkish Air Force.

Serbia will acquire 5 Mi-35PN helicopters from the Greek Cyprus
Air

Serbia will acquire 5 Mi-35PN helicopters from the Greek Cyprus

The Serbian government will reportedly acquire five Mi-35PN helicopters from Greek Cyprus. Serbia will have a total of nine Mi-35 helicopters.

Greek Cyprus Acquires Israel’s Iron Dome
Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

Greek Cyprus Acquires Israel’s Iron Dome

Greek media reported that Greek Cyprus has reportedly struck a deal with Israel to purchase Rafael Advanced Defence Systems' air defence systems to shoot down Turkish UAVs. The sides have already finalised the deal, although they haven’t officially announced it, Kathimerini newspaper wrote on Friday.

EDA's MHTC takes shape as Technical Arrangement is Signed
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

EDA's MHTC takes shape as Technical Arrangement is Signed

EDA announced that the Technical Arrangement (TA) defining the organisation, missions, and responsibilities of the MHTC was signed by 14 founding countries.

H145Ms replace Mi-35s in Greek Cyprus
Air

H145Ms replace Mi-35s in Greek Cyprus

Airbus will supply Greek Cyprus with six H145M armed helicopters to replace the 11 Mi-35 attack helicopters currently in service with the Air Command. In a closed-door session on June 20, Greek Cypriot lawmakers approved a $55 million down payment for the deal.

Greek Cyprus to Pay $32 Million to Monitor UN-Controlled Green Line
Sensors Homeland Security

Greek Cyprus to Pay $32 Million to Monitor UN-Controlled Green Line

Greek Cyprus, which rules the south of the divided island of Cyprus, has agreed to create an electronic land monitoring and intelligence system with Israel.

The “BRIGHT STAR - 2021” exercise is held in Egypt
Bilateral Relations

The “BRIGHT STAR - 2021” exercise is held in Egypt

Egypt and the U.S. organised the International Interdisciplinary Exercise “BRIGHT STAR - 2021”, which took place in Egypt from 2 to 17 Sep 2021.

Greek Cyprus to modernise its attack capabilities
Air

Greek Cyprus to modernise its attack capabilities

Greek Cyprus government that governs the south part of Cyprus Island plans to modernise its Cyprus National Guard helicopter fleet as the US arms embargo is over. The government wants to have capabilities for night operations, according to the defencegreece blog.

Greece Hold ORION-21 military exercise with four participants
Navy / Maritime Regional / Strategy

Greece Hold ORION-21 military exercise with four participants

Greece held a five-day multinational exercise “Orion-21” with Special Forces Units from Greece, the USA, Israel, Greek Cyprus and Serbia.

French aircraft carrier ‘Charles de Gaulle’ to Rest at Greek Cyprus
Navy / Maritime

French aircraft carrier ‘Charles de Gaulle’ to Rest at Greek Cyprus

The Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier will lead the naval Task Force 473 to fight against the terrorist group ISIS arrived at Greek Cyprus port Limassol. The carrier participates in the mission “Clemenceau 21”, which is part of the operation “Inherent Resolve”. The vessel has formerly sailed to Limassol in 2010, 2016 and 2020.