Greece News

Turkiye To Join The European Sky Shield Initiative
Weapon / Missile

Turkiye To Join The European Sky Shield Initiative

German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius stated that Turkiye and Greece will join the Sky Shield initiative aiming for a common European air defence structure.

Greece Asks Royal Navy to Grant Minesweepers
Navy / Maritime

Greece Asks Royal Navy to Grant Minesweepers

The United Kingdom may grant retired minesweepers to Greece as Turkiye has not allowed them to cross the straits due to the Montreux Convention.

Greece may have asked for 12 F-35A
Air Weapon / Missile Ammunition

Greece may have asked for 12 F-35A

DSCA announced the Greek F-35A acquisition plan for 40 aircraft with an approximately $ 8 billion budget. The actual plan might be for 12 stealth aircraft.

Dendias: Greece and U.S. co-produce Constellation Frigates
Navy / Maritime

Dendias: Greece and U.S. co-produce Constellation Frigates

Greek Defence Minister Dendias stated that Greece and the U.S. will co-design and co-produce Constellation class frigates.

Greece Set to Buy 40 F-35A for $8.6 Billion
Air

Greece Set to Buy 40 F-35A for $8.6 Billion

The State Department approved a possible FMS to Greece of F-35 CTOL aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $8.6 billion.

Thyssenkrupp and Thales to Modernise Greece’s Frigates
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

Thyssenkrupp and Thales to Modernise Greece’s Frigates

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Thales have signed an agreement to modernise the Hellenic Navy’s MEKO-200HN frigates.

Greece Considers Freedom-class LCS Acquisition
Navy / Maritime

Greece Considers Freedom-class LCS Acquisition

Greek Parliament Member Tasos Chatzivasileiou disclosed the discussions with the U.S. to sell four second-hand Freedom-class LCS.

France and Greece Cooperate on the Patroller UAV Program
Unmanned Systems

France and Greece Cooperate on the Patroller UAV Program

Greece and France deepen defence relations in UAV programmes. The first step will be on Patroller UAV, but more will come.

Greece to Upgrade M113s Urgently
Land Modernisation

Greece to Upgrade M113s Urgently

Greece urgently wants to upgrade its M113 APVs, and the defence ministry sent an RfP to Israel.

Hellenic Navy Expects Three MH-60R ASW in February
Air Navy / Maritime

Hellenic Navy Expects Three MH-60R ASW in February

Hellenic Navy expects three MH-60R Sikorsky helicopters to arrive in February at the latest.

France Constructs Greece’s Second FDI Frigate
Navy / Maritime

France Constructs Greece’s Second FDI Frigate

Hellenic Navy’s 2nd FDI Frigate future “HS Nearchos” construction continues at full speed in Lorient.

Greece Starts R&D on Defence Industry
Defence Politics

Greece Starts R&D on Defence Industry

Greek Defence Ministry states that the Hellenic Centre for Defence Research and Innovation Development will be established.

U.S. Approves UH-60M Black Hawk $1.95B FMS to Greece
Air Bilateral Relations Engine and Transmission

U.S. Approves UH-60M Black Hawk $1.95B FMS to Greece

The State Department greenlights a $1.95B deal for Greece to acquire 35 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters.

Greece to Modernise MEKO 200 Frigates
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

Greece to Modernise MEKO 200 Frigates

Greek Defence Ministry has set the modernisation of the MEKO 200 frigates as a strategic goal.