The national large-scale military exercise Parmenion-2018, planned and conducted by the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, will start on Friday, October 5. The exercise will be held throughout Greece and will end on October 12.
According to the General Staff’s announcement the main aims of the exercise are :
To examine and address the conditions created by international developments in the vicinity and wider surroundings of the country. To implement procedures for the administration and control of the armed forces and improve the level of control and running of operations. Train military staff in planning and conducting interbranch operations, as well as maintaining and promoting their battle readiness in the battlefield. The implementation of a crisis management system and national alert system and testing of Civil Defence and Civilian Emergency Planning services organisation and operation plans and finally the active participation and operational training of the national guard military reserves.