Assessment of the Franco-Greek Operational Cooperation

Deployed in the Mediterranean Sea to help protect the approaches to Europe, the Naval Air Group (GAN) operated with the Greek armed forces during the CLEMENCEAU 22 mission. Military cooperation with Greece has thus taken on a new dimension. passing from a logic of development of interoperability to an operational logic. From February 1, the first day of the CLEMENCEAU…

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Greece Awards Frigate Subcontracts to MBDA

MBDA strengthens its close relationship with Greece’s armed forces with two contracts for armaments for the Hellenic Navy and Hellenic Air Force, signed on Thursday, 24 March 2022. The contracts were signed by Admiral Aristeidis Alexopoulos, General Director for Defence Investments and Armaments of the Greek Ministry of National Defence, and Eric Béranger, CEO of MBDA at a meeting in…

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Thales Welcomes Greek Order for Belh@rra® Frigates

Thales welcomes Greece’s decision to acquire the Belh@rra® export variant of Naval Group’s FDI defence and intervention frigate for the Hellenic Armed Forces. A firm order for three frigates, with another one on option, has been signed by the Greek authorities. Designed to conduct a broad range of naval missions and to adapt to new technology and changes in the…

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Greece Takes Part in Exercise NOBLE DINA 2022

From Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 March 2022, the multinational Exercise “NOBLE DINA 2022” was held in the sea area of ​​the Eastern Mediterranean, with the participation of naval units from Greece, France, the United States of America, Israel and Cyprus. The Navy participated in the Exercise with the Frigate (F / G) “NIKIFOROS FOKAS”, the Rapid Missile Rapid Patrol…

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DSCA Approves Greek MEKO Modernization Plan

December 10, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece of MEKO Class Frigate Modernization and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.5 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Greece has requested to…

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Lockheed Martin Announces Greek Industry Team To Support Hellenic Navy Modernization

August 2, 2021 – In support of the Hellenic Navy Modernization program, Lockheed Martin has entered into teaming agreements with key Greek industrial partners. These agreements include specific areas of collaboration matched to partner capabilities and will enable the Greek – U.S. industry team led by Lockheed Martin to quickly begin work on this important program. At the same time,…

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Schiebel Demonstrates CAMCOPTER® S-100 to Hellenic Navy

August 2, 2021 – Schiebel demonstrated the outstanding capabilities of its Unmanned Air System (UAS) CAMCOPTER® S-100 to the Hellenic Navy. Stationed on board of the Elli-Class Frigate Aigaion (F-460) in the Mediterranean Sea west of Crete, the S-100 showcased in a one-week trial its range, endurance and speed, as well as its maritime surveillance and detection capabilities, to the…

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Greece Announces New Equipment Plans

September 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Minister of National Defence Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, and the Deputy Minister of National Defence Alkiviadis Stefanis, participated on Wednesday September 9th 2020 in the meeting of the Standing Committee on Armament Programs and Contracts that was held at the Senate Room of the Hellenic Parliament. The Chief HNDGS General Konstantinos Floros, the Chief HAGS…

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Eisenhower Strike Group Exercises with Hellenic Navy

July 27, 2020- The Dwight D. Eisenhower (IKE) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) participated in surface exercises with the Hellenic Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, July 24-28, 2020. The exercises included formation steaming, tactical maneuvers, communications drills, and allowed participating forces to test and refine command and control between the two navies. “Exercises like this enhance our professional relationships and improves…

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