Greek Submarine ‘Delfin’ was the First in History to Launch a Torpedo Attack
The Delfin ("Dolphin") was a Greek submarine in service with the Hellenic Navy during the Balkan Wars (1912-13) and the First World War (1914-18). As well as representing a notable part of Greek maritime history, being the second submarine ever...
France Blasts US, Australia Over Ditching of Massive Defense Deal
France accused the U.S. of on Thursday of stabbing it in the back after Paris was pushed aside from a lucrative defense deal worth more than €50 billion that it had signed with Australia for submarines. Instead, Australia announced it...
Former Greek Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos Dies at 82
Former Greek Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, who was convicted on charges of corruption in 2013, passed away in Athens on Friday. He was 82. He died of sudden cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Athens, where he was being treated...
Greece to Receive First Anti-Submarine Sonar From United States
Greece will receive anti-submarine sonars that will be deployed on helicopters provided by the United States.
Germany Rejects Greek Appeal to Freeze Submarine Sale to Turkey, Again
Germany rejected -yet again- recently a Greek request to freeze a submarine sale to Turkey. Many Greek officials, including Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos have repeatedly talked about the need for the freeze of this major...
Greece Urges Germany to Halt Military Exports to Turkey
Greece repeated a call to Germany over the weekend to suspend the exportation of military equipment to Turkey over Ankara’s aggressive policies in the Eastern Mediterranean. In an article in Die Welt newspaper, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias urged Germany...
Thirty-two Indicted Over Kickbacks for German Submarines Contract
Another 32 individuals were indicted to stand trial before a Criminal Appeals Court on Thursday for kickbacks given in exchange for Greek Defense Ministry contracts. The case, concerning a deal for the purchase of German submarines, was uncovered during a...