Greece News

Naval Group establishes Naval Group Hellas in Greece
Investment Navy / Maritime

Naval Group establishes Naval Group Hellas in Greece

The French Naval Group Hellas subsidiary in Greece announced at the end of 2022, is now officially established.

Greece Received the First two M-346 Trainers
Air

Greece Received the First two M-346 Trainers

The first two M-346 advanced jet trainers arrived at Kalamata Air Base, replacing the old T-2 Buckeye.

IAI Buys Greek Intracom Defence
Investment

IAI Buys Greek Intracom Defence

IAI signed a deal to acquire Greek defence company Intracom Defence (IDE). IDE will be integrated into IAI’s business activities in Greece and Europe.

Hellenic Navy’s First FDI Frigate is Under Construction
Navy / Maritime Expo and Air Show

Hellenic Navy’s First FDI Frigate is Under Construction

Naval Shipyard shared photos of the first Navy FDI frigate under construction for the Hellenic Navy. Greece is currently holding DEFEA Defence Expo in Athens.

Greece Prepares Tank Show at DEFEA
Expo and Air Show Land Modernisation

Greece Prepares Tank Show at DEFEA

Greece will hold a Defence Expo next week in Athens. Following Athens’ interest in upgrading part of its armoured forces, Western tanks will be displayed.

EU to Fund up to €80 million for Greek Ammunition
Investment Weapon / Missile

EU to Fund up to €80 million for Greek Ammunition

Hellenic Defence Systems plans to increase ammunition production to meet needs created by the Ukraine war. The Country is looking for funds.

Greece to Acquire 76 AAVs
Navy / Maritime

Greece to Acquire 76 AAVs

The State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Greece of Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $268 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Menendez signed for Greek F-35s
Air Bilateral Relations

Menendez signed for Greek F-35s

Bob Menendez, the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, stated that he supported Greece to acquire F-35.

World Assisting Turkiye After Earthquakes
Country Bilateral Relations

World Assisting Turkiye After Earthquakes

A state of emergency was declared in the region due to two major earthquakes in Turkiye on February 6, 2023, which affected ten provinces. Death toll from earthquake rises to 6,957 with 38,224 injured Turkiye. The World Health Organisation declared a “Level 3 Emergency”. Level 3 stands for the highest emergency, WHO’s agency-wide assets are called upon to be mobilised.

Greece Looks for Talios Pod to Rafale
Air Sensors

Greece Looks for Talios Pod to Rafale

Greece would like to boost its Rafale fleet capability, and Greek representatives met with Thales company administrators.

Fifth Upgraded Block 70 to Greece
Air

Fifth Upgraded Block 70 to Greece

Greece continues its aircraft upgrade programme under Hellenic Aerospace Industries (HAI) responsibility.

Greece Develops Indigenous Combat UAV
Air Unmanned Systems

Greece Develops Indigenous Combat UAV

Greece started working on a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Under the “Grypas” programme, the full-scale aircraft is expected in 2025.

The First Greek M-346 Conducts Maiden Flight
Air

The First Greek M-346 Conducts Maiden Flight

The first M-346 jet trainer of the Hellenic Air Force has conducted its maiden flight. Information published by Leonardo, the manufacturer of the aircraft.

Two birds with one stone: F35 to Greece, F-16 to Turkiye; a $20 billion sale
Air Bilateral Relations

Two birds with one stone: F35 to Greece, F-16 to Turkiye; a $20 billion sale

The Biden administration has announced that it is preparing to ask Congress for permission to sell F-16 fighter jets to Turkiye.