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U.S. Army helicopters participate in unique joint exercise in Greece

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On Saturday, the 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment has announced that U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), together with Hellenic Armed Forces, executed Eddie’s Odyssey, a first of its kind, joint training mission on Velopoula Island and over the Aegean Sea. The unit press release said that […]

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Israel and Greece sign biggest defense agreement

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On Tuesday, the Israeli Ministry of Defense has confirmed that Israel and Greece have signed the biggest defense agreement. Following an international tender, the Greek Government approved the Israel MoD’s bidding win to establish a flight academy for the Hellenic Air Force, which will be built and operated by Elbit Systems Ltd. The Hellenic Government […]

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NATO partner nations to develop next generation medium helicopter

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced on 19 November that France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom have signed a letter of intent for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC) project. The details were given in a media release, to announce a significant number of medium multi-role helicopter capabilities […]

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Turkish missile-carrying fast attack craft seen close to Greek island

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A Turkish Navy Yıldız-class fast attack craft equipped with what appeared to be Harpoon missiles was sighted several kilometers away from the Greek island of Kastellorizo. This class warship was designed by Lürssen Werft of Germany and has a full load displacement of 433 long tons (440 t). The sighting of the Turkish fast missile […]

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Turkish intelligence drone spotted near Greek island of Rhodes

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On 11 August, Turkish intelligence-gathering unmanned aircraft was spotted flying over the intermediate zone between the southwest of Turkey’s coast and the Greek island of Rhodes. According to flight-tracking website FlightRadar24, Turkish intelligence drone is conducting maritime reconnaissance flights near Rhodes in the intermediate zone between Cyprus and Rhodes. At the same time, Greece has issued […]

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Greece Armed Forces on alert as tensions with Turkey heat up

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Greece’s Armed Forces were placed in a state of absolute readiness after the Turkish navy performed maritime exercises off the island of Rhodes as Ankara’s research ship the Oruc Reis continues its oil exploration. Hellenic Navy and Air Force deployed in the wider sea area near Turkish warship formation, Greek newspaper Kathimerini said. According to […]

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Greece awards contract to Israel’s Defense Ministry for lease several heavy drones

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The Hellenic Ministry of National Defense has signed agreements with Israel’s Defense Ministry to lease several heavy unmanned aerial vehicles. The Israel Defense Forces announced on its Twitter account that IAI Israeli Heron UAVs will be used primarily for border defense. The agreement, signed digitally by Defense Ministry director general, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Udi Adam […]

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A massive shipment of U.S. Army’s helicopters spotted in Greece

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A massive shipment of the U.S. Army’s Black Hawk and Apache helicopters was spotted in Volos, Greece. AH-64 Apaches, HH-60 and UH-60 Black Hawks from 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, arrived in Volos, Greece, on 27 October 2019. According to Army officials, the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade is arriving in Europe in support of […]

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U.S. State Dept approves possible $600M sale of MH-60R helicopters to Greece

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The U.S. State Department has made a determination to approve a possible Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Greece of MH-60R helicopters with related equipment and support. The approval for the potential FMS, which was announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 12 July, covers seven MH-60R multi-mission helicopters equipped with ten APS-l […]

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Israel, Greece continues to grow air force cooperation

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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has announced a that cooperation between the Israeli and Hellenic Air Forces continues to grow. The cooperation between the Israeli and Hellenic Air Forces continues to grow: mutual exercises in both countries, simulated dogfights and side-by-side helicopter sorties, said in a statement of the Israeli Air Force. Just several weeks ago, IAF “Sufa” […]

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