US Military Dismisses Killer AI Drone Incident as “Thought Experiment”
A US Air Force Colonel who spoke recently about a military drone powered by AI going rogue and killing its operator clarified that his comments were hypothetical and that the incident had not occurred. During a conference in London last...
Former Chief of the Greek Armed Forces Michail Kostarakos Dies
General Michail Kostarakos Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) in 2011–2015 died on Friday. He was 67. Michail Kostarakos was born in Thessaloniki in February 1956. He was the son of Major General Dimitrios Kostarakos, who fought...
F-35 Sale to Greece Approved by US Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Greece is one step closer to procuring the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet after the prospective sale was approved by US Senator Jim Risch, the most senior Republican on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. In February, the...
Greece and Turkey Cancel Military Exercises in the Aegean
In a further sign of a "thaw" in relations between Greece and Turkey, the two NATO allies have decided to cancel scheduled military exercises in the Aegean. Turkish daily Hurriyet reports on Tuesday the Turkish Defense Ministry annulled the “Seawolf...
The Remarkable Story of the Greek Spy Who Helped Defeat the Nazis
The story of Helias Doundoulakis is like a good war movie: The story of the Greek spy who helped Greece and the U.S. beat the Nazis
Greece Remembers Pilot Iliakis Who Died Defending Country’s Skies
It was 15 years ago today that the name of pilot Konstantinos Iliakis joined those of Greek soldiers who fell in the line of duty.
Greek Businessman Charged by US for Conspiring to Support Russia
A Greek businessman, arrested on May 9 in Paris, is currently facing extradition to the US for allegedly conspiring to aid Russian military development by smuggling sensitive technologies. The businessman, who has been identified as Dr. Nikolaos ‘Nikos’ Bogonikolos, is...
Gaza Rocket Lands Near Jerusalem
A rocket launched from Gaza landed on the outskirts of Jerusalem as confrontations continue between Israel and Palestinian militants. The fighting has been ongoing for four days. Israel has claimed that it retaliated by striking positions used by the group...
UK Sends Missiles to Ukraine As NATO Drafts New Russia Strategy
The Western response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to evolve this week with a series of new developments which may pose new tactical, operational, and strategic consequences. On Thursday, UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace announced that the UK...
Israel Aerospace Industries Buys Greece’s Intracom Defense
On Tuesday, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) made an agreement to purchase Intracom Defense (IDE), a Greek technology defense company. IAI is completely state-owned by the government of Israel. IDE has expertise in creating missile launchers, missile subsystems, tactical communication systems...
Greek Rocket-Firing Drone Marks International First
SAS Technology successfully fired a 2.75”/70mm rocket from a small and easily transportable Greek unmanned combat drone.
White House Says Russia Suffered 100,000 Casualties in Ukraine
Russia has suffered 100,000 casualties in Ukraine over a five month period, according to US intelligence estimates shared by the White House on Monday. A significant number of the Russian dead and wounded are believed to be from the Wagner...
Multinational Air Drill Iniochos 23 Kicks Off in Greece
India's air force is participating for the first time in the multinational air drill Iniochos 23 that kicked off in Greece on Monday. The exercise includes elements from Greece, France, the US, Italy, Saudi Arabia, India, Spain, Jordan, Slovenia, and Cyprus...
Greece Deploys Special Forces, Aircraft in Egypt for Sudan Rescue
Greece will deploy special forces personnel and aircraft in Egypt in order to assist in the evacuation of its citizens from Sudan when it will be possible, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Sunday. Two military transport aircraft C-130 and...
US Approves Small Upgrade Package for Turkey’s F-16 Fleet
The US Department of State announced Saturday it has decided to approve a small modernization package for Turkey’s existing F-16 fleet. The deal, valued at an estimated $259 million, is the first military equipment sale to Turkey in years and...