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Greece to Install ‘Outpost’ Autonomous Towers on Islands
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Sensors Expo and Air Show

Greece to Install ‘Outpost’ Autonomous Towers on Islands

A Greek defence start-up is proposing a new autonomous surveillance tower, “Outpost,” to improve the monitoring of remote islands.

Greece may have an eye on US Navy’s MARK VI’s
Navy / Maritime

Greece may have an eye on US Navy’s MARK VI’s

The US Navy may consider retiring its Mark VI boats to patrol riverine and littoral waters as it does not consider them suitable for open ocean deterrence.

First Upgraded F-16 Viper Jets Arrived in Greece
Air Modernisation

First Upgraded F-16 Viper Jets Arrived in Greece

On Monday, the first two of 83 upgraded F-16 jets arrived at the Tanagra Airbase in Greece. Greece hopes to receive at least six more jets by the end of 2022.

Greek S-300 locked on Turkish F-16 on NATO Mission
Air

Greek S-300 locked on Turkish F-16 on NATO Mission

Turkish Air Force reported that Greek S-300 systems locked on a F-16 fighter that was escorting a USAF B-52 bomber.

Greece Plans to split Hellenic Aerospace
Air Investment

Greece Plans to split Hellenic Aerospace

According to Greek Daily Ekathimerini, the government plans to separate the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (EAB) into two companies. The aim is to privatise the manufacturing arm part while adding US Lockheed Martin as a strategic partner.

Greece Submits Request for 38 F-16 Block 50 Modernisation
Air Bilateral Relations

Greece Submits Request for 38 F-16 Block 50 Modernisation

The Greek government is about to submit an application to the United States government to upgrade its 38 F-16 Block 50 capabilities.

Israel offers Tamandaré frigates (MEKO A100) to Greece
Navy / Maritime

Israel offers Tamandaré frigates (MEKO A100) to Greece

The IAI offers four vessels based on the design of the MEKO A100 with the armament of the Israeli Sa'ar 6 corvette to the Hellenic Navy.

Greece to Deploy Leonardo’s Kronos Grand Radar to Crete
Sensors Expo and Air Show

Greece to Deploy Leonardo’s Kronos Grand Radar to Crete

The Italian Defence company Leonardo announced that Greece had chosen the Kronos Grand Radar for the Crete Shooting Range (PBK) and the NATO NAMFI (NATO Missile Fire Installation). The relevant announcement was made during the “Farnborough International Air show”. The agreement concerns the delivery of a self-propelled Kronos Grand to the Air Force (PA), which will be used for training activities and testing. The delivery of the radar is expected in 2024.

Naval Group Cut Steel for the Second FDI Frigate for the Greek Navy
Navy / Maritime

Naval Group Cut Steel for the Second FDI Frigate for the Greek Navy

Naval Group has begun construction on the Greek navy's second FDI frigate. The steel-cutting ceremony took place at the Lorient Naval Group shipyard.

US Congress Tries to Restrict F-16 Sales to Turkiye
Air Bilateral Relations

US Congress Tries to Restrict F-16 Sales to Turkiye

A Congressional committee in the United States approved an amendment prohibiting selling the F-16s or modernization kits to Turkiye.

Greece to Modernise Military Corps at the Turkish Border
Land Modernisation

Greece to Modernise Military Corps at the Turkish Border

Greece to modernise its armt with Marder 1A3, Leopard 2 A4 and Leopard 1 A5 MBT as well as 205 Rheinmetall Lynx KF-41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) .

Greek Parliament approves AAV-7 and MQ-9 UAV Acquisition
Land Navy / Maritime Air Unmanned Systems

Greek Parliament approves AAV-7 and MQ-9 UAV Acquisition

Greek Parliament approved the acquisition of the US AAV-7 and MQ-9 SeaGuardian UAV. The program will cost $ 700 million in total.

Greece is setting up a defence umbrella against Turkish UAVs
E/W Unmanned Systems

Greece is setting up a defence umbrella against Turkish UAVs

According to the Greek publication Ekathimerini, Greece sets precautions against Turkish UAVs on the islands and in critical locations around the country.

Greece is Attempting to Gain APKWS Capacity for Aircraft
Ammunition

Greece is Attempting to Gain APKWS Capacity for Aircraft

Greek Air Force staff and BAE systems officials met in Athens to add Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) capacity to Greek fighters.