Iniochos 2024 In Full Swing In Greece | Aviation

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Four ‘new’ Greek Rafales joined this years edition of Iniochos. Here two seater 402, being a Rafale DG, takes to the sky with full ab selected. (All images, credit: Author)

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s edition of exercise Iniochos, underway at Andravida Air Base, Greece.

Iniochos was held for the first time in the late ’80s as a small scale tactical exercise to train Greek pilots in combined air operations. Over the next years, the success of the exercise led to the decision to establish it as an annual event.

In 2005, the exercise was decentralized, with the participating aircraft operating from their home bases, while the planning and the coordination were taking place in the Air Tactics Center and the Fighter Weapons School facilities in Andravida Air Base.

In November 2013 the decision was made to adopt a Single Base Concept, upgrading the exercise scale to medium and expanding the spectrum of operations with the objective to create a more realistic and demanding environment, with an intensive and prolonged 24/7 battle rhythm, significantly increasing the level of training.

You can read our past reports about Iniochos here: 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023.

The main objective for this exercise is to provide realistic training, which is achieved by creating a realistic battle environment.

Participating personnel are exposed to an intensive battle rhythm with realistic attrition rates and challenging scenarios which include multiple modern threats and real time live injects, tailored to produce the fog of war and the friction effect which is expected to dominate the modern battlefield and test both the physical and psychological endurance of the modern fighter.

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