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May 6 2022

NATO TIGER SQUADRONS MEET TO TRAIN TOGETHER IN GREECE

RAMSTEIN, Germany - The multinational NATO Tiger Meet 2022 (NTM22) will be hosted for the first time by 335 Squadron of the Hellenic Air Force at Araxos Air Base, Greece, May 9-20, 22.

Conducting high intensity, joint training with colleagues from different nations is essential to sharpen our skills and build a collective understanding for the execution of air operations

The NATO Tiger Meet 2022 will be a live-fly event with more than 60 fighter jets, helicopters, Airborne Early Warning aircraft and 1,000 personnel from Allied and Partner Air Forces from across Europe working together daily. This multinational environment provides a unique opportunity to all participants, offering high quality operational training under the concept 'Train as you Fight', improving tactics, techniques and procedures, and taking interoperability to the next level. 

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The Czech are showing up with rotary power. The Unit operates the MIL Mi-24V Hind, one of the latest versions of this more than capable combat / transport Helicopter. Archive photo courtesy: Czech Armed Forces
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The XII Fighter Interceptor Group from Gioia Del Colle Airbase, Italy is flying with their EF-2000 Typhoon. Archive photo by: Katsuhiko Tokunaga

"It is an honour for 335 Squadron to host the NATO Tiger Meet for the first time," said Lieutenant Colonel Ntanos Ioannis, Officer Commanding 335 Squadron. "Conducting high intensity, joint training with colleagues from different nations is essential to sharpen our skills and build a collective understanding for the execution of air operations." 

"Tiger Squadrons" are aircraft and helicopter squadrons featuring a tiger in their squadron patch.  Since the 1960, annual training events have been organized by the NATO Tiger Association in liaison with one of its member squadrons. The training applies NATO standards bringing together Allied and Partner aircraft for two weeks of live-flying in highly sophisticated, challenging scenarios. The multinational and joint training environment further increases flying skills, strengthens international relations among squadrons and promotes the NATO Tiger Association's traditions.

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In 2016 the Tigers from "31" won the prestigious Silver Tiger Award for the 9th time in history, an all-time record. Archive photo: Ross Impress

Story by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office

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