Mitsotakis News

Hellenic Navy, from Chaos to Strategy
Navy / Maritime

Hellenic Navy, from Chaos to Strategy

Hellenic Navy re-organises its order plans for its equipment programs while FDI, corvettes, MEKO, Type 214, and LCS are on the table.

Greek-British Meeting Cancelled
Bilateral Relations

Greek-British Meeting Cancelled

Greece and the UK's planned Prime Minister’s meeting has been cancelled. Greek Premier tweeted that it was the decision of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Greek Prime Minister to Visit Turkey
Bilateral Relations

Greek Prime Minister to Visit Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to visit Turkey on Sunday to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Mitsotakis will first attend Istanbul Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Sunday Service and celebrate the Feast of Orthodoxy, then will be received by Erdoğan. The officials will meet for lunch.

The first six Rafale aircraft were delivered to Greece
Air Bilateral Relations

The first six Rafale aircraft were delivered to Greece

The first six Rafale fighter jets, out of a total of 24 ordered from France by Greece, landed at the Greek Airbase in Tanagra to join the 332 Squadron.

US Considers CAATSA According to the Country
Regional / Strategy

US Considers CAATSA According to the Country

US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried stated that imposing Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) to India and Turkey due to S-400 air defence system acquisition is “a lot of different pieces in the question.”

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.

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.

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 Hellenic Air Force would have 24 Rafale aircraft, not 18. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Thessaloniki International Exhibition, the Greek Prime Minister announced the supply of 24 French Rafale fighter jets.

Greece’s Mysterious visit to Libya
Bilateral Relations

Greece’s Mysterious visit to Libya

Itamilradar, a website that tracks military flights over Italy and the Mediterranean Sea, caught a Greek visit to Libya.