Greece News

Hellenic Air Force to be armed with Meteor Soon
Weapon / Missile

Hellenic Air Force to be armed with Meteor Soon

According to Greek media, Hellenic Air Force will start receiving its MBDA made Meteor air to air missiles in two weeks.

Greece to Receive Rafale Jets with Delay
Air Bilateral Relations

Greece to Receive Rafale Jets with Delay

The first batch of 24 Rafale warplanes will reach Greek territory in January. The first Rafale was delivered to the Greek Air Force in July 2021.

US Approves $9.5 Billion Worth Defence Acquisition for HN
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

US Approves $9.5 Billion Worth Defence Acquisition for HN

The U.S. to modernise Greek Meko-Class Frigates and approves selling Multi-Mission Surface Combatant to Hellenic Navy the DSCA announced.

The Delivery of M1117 Vehicles to Greece Officially Started
Land

The Delivery of M1117 Vehicles to Greece Officially Started

The Hellenic Army began receiving M1117 Armoured Security Vehicles (ASV) officially at 301 Military Base Factory in Agioi Anargyroi near Athens.

The Greek Navy Got a Donated Support Ship
Navy / Maritime

The Greek Navy Got a Donated Support Ship

Greece has previously organised a donation campaign. Panos Laskaridis donated the general support ship “Ajax” to the Hellenic Navy.

NATO OSG under Greek led exercises with the Israeli navy
Navy / Maritime Regional / Strategy

NATO OSG under Greek led exercises with the Israeli navy

NATO's Operation Sea Guardian (OSG), a current task force commanded by the Greek navy, visited Haifa and practised with the Israeli navy.

HN Wanted So Badly but Money Talks for Armament
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

HN Wanted So Badly but Money Talks for Armament

France and Greece established a “strategic partnership” in defence where France would supply the air and naval platforms and armament. Greece believes that the acquisition of new frigates will shift the power balance to Greece in the Aegean Sea and East-Med. However, the Greek publication navaldefence.gr indicates that the Belharra-class frigates will lack what the Hellenic Navy (HN) wanted most.

U.S. and Greece renew defence deal to advance stability in Eastern Mediterranean
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

U.S. and Greece renew defence deal to advance stability in Eastern Mediterranean

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias signed an extension of the Mutual Defence Cooperation Agreement (MDCA).

Greece Buys French Frigates
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

Greece Buys French Frigates

Greece prefers French ships to modernise its naval forces with Naval Group’s Frégate de Défense et d'Intervention (FDI)(the export designation Belh@rra®)

France wants to sign the Greek Deal
Navy / Maritime

France wants to sign the Greek Deal

France and Greece want to end the acquisition struggle with Frégate de Défense et d'Intervention (FDI)(the export designation Belh@rra®) and Gowind corvettes.

Dynamic Monarch/ Kurtaran Media Day is Held
Navy / Maritime

Dynamic Monarch/ Kurtaran Media Day is Held

Exercise Dynamic Monarch / Kurtaran-21, hosted by Turkish Naval Forces, is being conducted under the command of COMSUBNATO at Aksaz .

Greece sent its Patriot System to Protect Saudi Energy Facilities
Bilateral Relations

Greece sent its Patriot System to Protect Saudi Energy Facilities

HAL sent its Patriot system to Saudi Arabia on September 14th. Greek Defence Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos attended the ceremony at the Tanagra Air Base.

Greece to acquire a total of 24 French Rafale fighter jets
Air

Greece to acquire a total of 24 French Rafale fighter jets

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated that the Hellenic Air Force would have 24 Rafale aircraft, not 18.

Greece to issue  Visas for Libyans Soon
Bilateral Relations

Greece to issue Visas for Libyans Soon

The Greek Chargé d'Affaires stated that his country's embassy in Libya would soon begin issuing visas to Libyan nationals seeking entry into the country.