Greece, Israel and US begin ‘Noble Dina’ naval exercise

Greece, Israel and the United States on Thursday began a naval exercise in the sea around Crete and the eastern Mediterranean.

Called “Noble Dina,” it will last 15 days and involves simulated combat against submarines, air battles and protection of offshore natural gas platforms. The same exercise was held in the Mediterranean last year.

Greece is participating with a frigate, a helicopter and a submarine.