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The New Flight Training Center in Greece to Follow the Israeli...
Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and Hellenic Ministry of National Defense have signed an expansive agreement of approximately NIS 5.5 billion (€1.375 billion) for the establishment and operation of an international flight training center for the Hellenic Air Force. Further expansions also include cooperation between the Israeli flight academy and Hellenic Airforce Academy and adding military helicopter pilot training at the facility. The goal of the new center is to train fighter pilots of the Greek Air Force and foreign armed forces, similar to the Italian Air Force/Leonardo International Flight Training School (IFTS).
Greece Signs Orders for 18 Rafale Fighters and their Weapons
Greece Orders 18 Rafales and Equip them with MICA multi-mission air-to-air missiles and Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missiles, SCALP cruise missiles, and AM39 Exocet anti-ship missiles.
Greece Leases Heron Drones from Israel
Greece is leasing Heron I unmanned aerial systems (UAS) from Israel for a three-year service. the drones will be configured for maritime surveillance missions and will operate from the island of Crete. The Herons will be tasked primarily with maritime surveillance and border security. The Heron regularly operates in the region, since the drone was cleared to operate in civil airspace by Israel's Civil Aviation Authority in 2007.
Russia Plans a Permanent Naval Task Force for the Mediterranean
Russia is considering deploying a permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean Sea. Such a task force will be commanded by the Black Sea Fleet and could consist of up to 10 combat and auxiliary ships deployed on rgathered from three Russian fleets. These vessels could rely on ports in Cyprus, Montenegro, Greece as resupply points, in addition to Syria.
International Aerial Group Supports Israel’s Firefighting Campaign in Mt. Carmel
Faced with the worst forest fire since last Wednesday, Israel mobilized all firefighters, law enforcement and Home Front command in an effort to fight...
Germany Cancels Submarine Contract with Greece
The German shipyard Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW), from Kiel, Germany, and its Greek subsidiary Hellenic Shipyards S.A. (HSY), of Skaramangas, Athens, announced the cancellation...
Up Armored HUMVEE (Hummer)
AM General (USA) / Plasan Sasa (Israel) The new armor protection suit, designed by Plasan Sasa for the Greek up-armored Humvee (Hummer) provides level II protection armor,...
Rafael’s SPICE Guided Weapon
Providing a fully autonomous navigation and precision-strike capability, Rafael's Spice-2000 achieves a stand-off range of over 60 kilometers. Spice-1000 achieves an even greater range, due to its unique deployable wing. The weapon has been successfully integrated onto the F-15, F-16 and Tornado aircraft. It is in service with the Israel Air Force and is on order for the Hellenic Air Force.