IAMD COE is located within Souda A/B at Chania of Crete supported by 115 Combat Wing.

Its location gives a unique geographical advantage since the island of Crete is a crossroad between Europe, Mediterranean Sea and Middle East.

Perfect weather conditions all year long provide a comfortable environment for working and training.

Souda Bay is the base of several structures of military interest such as:

  • International Airport
  • 115 Combat Wing
  • NAMFI (NATO Missile Firing Installation)
  • NATO Maritime Interdiction Operations Training Centre (NMIOTC)
  • USA Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay
  • NATO Naval Forces sensors and Weapon Accuracy Check Site (NATO FORACS)
  • NATO Forward Logistic Site (NATO FLS)
  • Souda Naval Base