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Greece Announces New Leaders of the Armed Forces

The Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA), Greece's supreme decision-making body on issues of foreign policy and national defense, held a meeting on Friday morning and named who would become the new leaders of the country's armed...

Air Force's "Zeus" F-16 Demonstration Team Conquers the Greek Skies

Over the last several years, the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) has been dazzling spectators during the military parades that are held in Thessaloniki every October 28, on the occasion of ''Oxi Day'' celebrations. Behind the impressive air shows are pilots...

Greek Air Force Wins Award During Royal Navy International Air Day in the UK

The team ''Daedalus’'' of the Greek (Hellenic) Air-Force won a prize in this year’s Royal Navy International Air Day that took place in the United Kingdom earlier this month. The Greek team participated in this year’s show with a Beechcraft...

Greece Mulls Purchase of F-35 Fighter Jets from the US

Greece is among the potential buyers for new F-35 fighter jets from the United States, according to Admiral Mathias Winter, head of the Pentagon office for the F-35s. The information was made public in a Reuters report which came...

Cyprus To Hold Joint Military Exercises With Israel Until May 29

The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Cyprus announced on Monday that it has begun joint military exercises with Israel. The exercises began on Monday, May 20 and will continue until May 29. The Ministry's announcement noted that all operations...

Greek Fighter Jets Begin Policing North Macedonian Airspace

The first flight of a Greek F-16 fighter jet over North Macedonia took place on Tuesday, initiating the Greek policing of the country's airspace. The purpose of the mission was to locate any blank sectors of the radar and to...

Greek Pilot Named NATO's “Best Warrior”

Captain Kosmas Chalaris of the Hellenic Air Force has been named “Best Warrior” Pilot of NATO’s 18-3 Tactical Leadership Program (TLP). Supported by the governments of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and the U.S.,...

Greece Impresses With Its Presence in 'Bright Star 2018' Military Exercise

Bright Star is a multinational aeronautical military exercise in the Mediterranean Sea that was established in 1980, after a peace agreement was signed a year earlier in USA’s Camp David between Egypt and Israel under Jimmy Carter’s administration. Since then,...

Parliament 'Adopts' Family of Fallen Greek Pilot

The Greek parliament announced on Friday that it is "adopting" the two children of Giorgos Baltadoros, the pilot of the Mirage 2000-5 jet that crashed into the Aegean on Thursday. In practice this means that Baltadoros' widow and the two...