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UK and Greece to Sign Defense Cooperation Agreement

The defense ministers of the UK and Greece will sign a declaration of defense cooperation on a British Royal Navy cruiser at the naval base of Portsmouth on Tuesday. Ben Wallace and Nikos Panagiotopoulos will sign a Joint Vision Statement. The...

Russia Warns Greece Not to Send S-300 Missiles to Ukraine

Russia on Monday warned Greece that a potential delivery of Greece’s S-300 missile defense system to Ukraine would be considered "a very provocative move." The spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the Russian armed forces will...

US, Greece Stress Strong Defense Ties, Warn Against Revisionism

The defense leaders of Greece and the US meeting in Washington D.C. on Monday reaffirmed the growing partnership between the two allies. "The defense relationship between the United States and Greece has never been stronger," Secretary of Defense Lloyd J....

Greece and Turkey Agree to Reduce Tension in the Aegean

Greece and Turkey agreed to reduce tension and keep communication channels open during a meeting between the countries' defense ministers on Thursday. Greek National Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos held a brief meeting with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar on the...

Greece Warns Turkey: We Are Reaching the Limits of Our Patience

Greece warned Turkey that it is reaching the limits of restraint and patience following a period of intense Turkish provocations, including overflights and demands to demilitarize Greek islands. "We will do whatever it takes in order to defend and protect...

Turkey Accuses Greece Of Harboring Terrorists

Turkey summoned the Greek ambassador to Ankara to the foreign ministry to protest about Greece "turning a blind eye to terror groups".

Greece and France Ink Frigates Deal

Greece and France signed on Thursday the deal for the procurement by the Hellenic Navy of three Belharra frigates, with an option for a fourth. The signing ceremony was held onboard the "Battleship Georgios Averof", permanently docked as a museum...

Greece Vows to Counter Threat Posed by Turkey’s Drones

Greece announced on Friday that it is taking measures to defend against Turkey's drones (UAV) that have been spotted recently operating over Greek islands in the eastern Aegean. Minister of Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos acknowledged the proliferation of UAV overflights by...

First Rafale Fighter Jet from France Delivered to Greece

Greece received the first of the 18 Dassault-made Rafale fighter jets following the 2.3 billion-euro deal with France in January 2021.

Greece to Increase Military Service to 12 Months

Greece announced on Sunday that its male citizens' mandatory military service will be increased “soon” from nine to twelve months. Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said that the increased military service,, in combination with the recruitment of professional officers and the...