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Greece Unveils Prototype of New Vertical Take-Off, Landing Drone

A prototype of Greece's first vertical take-off and landing drone, called "Archytas," was unveiled by the nation's authorities during a military exercise in the eastern Aegean in late September. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), called "Archytas," was presented to deputy...

Greek Army To Be Deployed to Assist Firefighters Across Greece

Greece's Defense Minister announced on Thursday afternoon that the Greek Army will assist the firefighting efforts across the country.

Greek Shipowner Who Donated His Wealth to the Armed Forces Dies at 97

Iakovos Tsounis, a Greek shipowner and World War II veteran, died on Saturday at the age of 97.

A Greek Evzone Made in the USA

Greek-American Andreas Holevas may be the only man to obtain a Greek passport just to serve the country of his ancestors as an Evzone.

Greece Extends Military Service to 12 Months

Greece announced on Thursday that is extending the mandatory military service in the land forces to twelve months, from the current nine. The duration of military service in the Greek Army, the Navy and the Air Force has now been...

Greek-Israeli Consortium to Produce New Vehicles for Greek Army

An Israeli consortium of the firms SK Group and Plasan intend to acquire 90% of the Hellenic Vehicle Industry (ELVO), which will manufacture tanks for the Greek Army as well as the Greek police. As reported in Auto News, the...

Greek Army On Alert as Hundreds of Migrants Converge on Turkish Border

Greek defense forces and the police increased their patrols on Friday at the land border with Turkey along the Evros River as hundreds of migrants and refugees have now created an encampment in the neutral zone separating the two...

Greek Air Force Video Shows Moment Supplies Are Delivered to Sole Resident of Kinaros Islet

A video was released on Saturday by the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) showing the operation that took place on Friday on Kinaros to bring supplies to the sole inhabitant of the islet, Irene Kotsatourchi. https://www.facebook.com/npanagioto2/videos/10212834815264164/ The video was uploaded on Facebook...

US Army Paratroopers Hold Joint Exercise With Greek Forces in Kilkis

US Army paratroopers and infantry units are currently holding joint military exercises with their Greek counterparts in the region of Kilkis, Central Macedonia, Greece. The members of the American Army who are assigned to Bravo Company, the 2nd Battalion, part...

Greek Paratrooper in the Spotlight for Singing Patriotic Song During Jump (video)

The Greek Army announced on Friday that Manolis Bouhlis, a paratrooper with the Hellenic Army General Staff or GES is under investigation for breach of safety procedures during a scheduled jump exercise. Bouhlis videoed himself singing a patriotic song during...