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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...

Failed Defense Deal Cost Greece €48M, Says Court

An defense industry executive was given a 16-year suspended sentence by a Greek court on Wednesday in a case about a failed electronic warfare system which cost the state millions. SONAK executive Thomas Liakounakos was sentenced along with 16 other...

Greek Army Helicopter Crashes, 4 Officers Dead, 1 Seriously Injured

A Greek military helicopter carrying five officers crashed at Sarantaporo on Wednesday, with four killed and one found seriously injured. According to Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), on board of the UH-1H there were five army officers, including the...