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“Weapons Too Expensive”: Defense Analyst on Greece-France Deal

Last week's defense agreement between Athens and Paris is the biggest defense deal Greece has had in this century. In an exclusive interview with Greek Reporter, diplomatic - defense and Geo-strategic analyst Athanasios Drougos is offering his assessment of...

US-Greece Defense Act Approved by Senate Committee

The US-Greece Defense Act, which will boost support for Greek military modernization, has passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Greece, US Conclude Joint Military Exercise “Poseidon’s Rage”

"Poseidon's Rage," the bilateral military exercise between military forces from Greece and the US was held from May 28 to June 11.

PM Tsipras Praises the 'Invaluable Contribution' of Greece's Armed Forces

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras praised the excellent deterrent capability of Greece's armed forces  in addition to their invaluable contribution to society in a statement aired during the launch of the revived television program on the armed forces "With...

Turkish Warship With Army Chief On Board Sails into Greek Waters Near Imia; Military on High Alert

On Sunday a Turkish fast attack craft (FAC) carrying Turkey's Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar entered Greek waters around the islet of Imia around 10:30 a.m., according to sources. A FAC is a small, fast, agile and offensive warship armed...

Military Exercise Parmenion 2016 Starts on Monday

The military exercise Parmenion 2016 started on Monday and will run until October 7. All Greek military forces as well agencies from the public sector will participate in the exercise which is planned and directed by the General Staff. The aim...

Greek Military Hazing Rituals Revealed

In Greece, conscription, or mandatory military service for men between the ages of 19-45 has been an active protocol since 1909. Over the years the length of time of the obligatory military enrollment has varied, but somethings have remained constant. Nowadays,...

CoS Again Rules that Pay for Military Must Be Restored to July 2012 Levels, Reversing Cuts

The plenum of the Council of State, Greece's supreme administrative court, has again ruled that salary cuts imposed on those employed in the armed forces as unconstitutional and has ordered that their wages be restored to 2012 levels. In a...

Greek Government Not Planning Mandatory Women's Military Service According to Spokespoerson

The government is not considering imposing an obligatory military service as preparatory experience for women who want to join the police, the fire brigade or the coast guard, SYRIZA spokesman Sokratis Famellos told private radio station To Vima on...

Israeli and Greek Militaries Reportedly Conducted Secret Training Exercises in Greece

The Israeli Air Force conducted a secret training session over Greek airspace earlier in the year with the help of the Greek military, Reuters reports. The Israelis reportedly trained against the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, which is currently located on the Greek island...