Joint training between units of the Greek navy and air force with units of the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle is being scheduled to take place in the sea region south of the Cyclades on February 17 and 18 during the aircraft carrier's passage from the Cretan Sea.

On the Greek side, the frigate "Hydra" and the missile boat "Pezopoulos" will be participating, as well as Mirage 2000, Mirage 2000-5 and F-16 aircraft.

Participating on the French side will be the frigates "Forbin" and "Cassard" and aircraft of the French aircraft carrier.

The joint training is part of wider cooperation between the two countries.