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Hellenic Navy launches new support ship

Hellenic Navy launches new support ship The Hellenic Navy has launched the new General Support Ship AIAS (AJAX) during a ceremony held on Thursday at the Salamis Naval Base. The new vessel, a donation of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, will allow for the refueling of Hellenic Navy ships while they are out at sea. President […]

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U.S Navy: Επενδύει στα αερόστρωμνα αποβατικά σκάφη επόμενης γενιάς

U.S Navy: Επενδύει στα αερόστρωμνα αποβατικά σκάφη επόμενης γενιάς Ενδιαφέρουσες εξελίξεις σημειώνονται στο Πολεμικό Ναυτικό των ΗΠΑ (U.S Navy), καθώς σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες που γνωστοποίησε η Διοίκηση των Naval Sea Systems σε δελτίο Τύπου που εξέδωσε, το νέο Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) ολοκλήρωσε την πρώτη σειρά δοκιμών που διεξήγαγε η κατασκευάστρια εταιρεία την περασμένη […]

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Decisions soon on major navy acquisition program

Decisions soon on major navy acquisition program After securing the acquisition of three frigates from France, with an option for a fourth, the government is expected to decide by year’s end on the acquisition of three corvettes, also with an option for a fourth. It was assumed that Greece would also buy its corvettes from […]

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Retired Turkish Navy chief of staff declares Greece-France defence accord a ‘nuclear threat’

Retired Turkish Navy chief of staff declares Greece-France defence accord a ‘nuclear threat’ The architect of Turkey’s Libya policy, retired former chief of staff of the Turkish Navy Cihat Yayci, has declared that the recent Greece-France defence agreement, which includes a mutual defence pact, constitutes a “nuclear threat” against Turkey. A prominent admiral, Yayci is […]

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SNF supports Merchant Navy Academy on the Greek island of Hydra (video)

SNF supports Merchant Navy Academy on the Greek island of Hydra (video) The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) supports the Hydra Merchant Navy Academy, seeking to contribute to Greece’s deep maritime tradition, to strengthen the human resources available to the Greek merchant shipping industry, and, simultaneously, to help sustain the historically significant island of Hydra. The […]

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Ολοκληρώθηκε ο 14ος κύκλος συνομιλιών Πολεμικού Ναυτικού και US Navy

Ολοκληρώθηκε ο 14ος κύκλος συνομιλιών Πολεμικού Ναυτικού και US Navy Ο 14ος κύκλος συνομιλιών μεταξύ του Πολεμικού Ναυτικού της Ελλάδας και του Πολεμικού Ναυτικού των ΗΠΑ διεξήχθη στη Νάπολη από τις 12 έως τις 14 Οκτωβρίου. Οι εν λόγω συνομιλίες ήταν ιδιαίτερα εποικοδομητικές και συνέβαλαν στην περαιτέρω ενίσχυση της συνεργασίας των Πολεμικών Ναυτικών των δύο […]

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ΗΠΑ: συνελήφθη μηχανικός του US Navy για πώληση απόρρητων πληροφοριών για πυρηνικά υποβρύχια

ΗΠΑ: συνελήφθη μηχανικός του US Navy για πώληση απόρρητων πληροφοριών για πυρηνικά υποβρύχια Οι αμερικανικές αρχές προχώρησαν στη σύλληψη ενός πυρηνικού μηχανικού  του Πολεμικού Ναυτικού της χώρας και της συζύγου του, καθώς κατηγορούνται για απόπειρα πώλησης απόρρητων πληροφοριών για τα πυρηνοκίνητα υποβρύχια των ΗΠΑ σε ξένη δύναμη. Σύμφωνα με το κατηγορητήριο του αμερικανικού υπουργείου Δικαιοσύνης, […]

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Greek firms lining up to help build navy warships

Greek firms lining up to help build navy warships Dozens of Greek companies have been in contact with France’s Naval Group, which is undertaking the program for building three new frigates for the Hellenic Navy, asking to cooperate in the execution of the contract. The precise cost of the three landmark warships for Greece has […]

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Naval Group – The Memorandum of Understanding for the FDI Hellenic Navy frigates

Naval Group – The Memorandum of Understanding for the FDI Hellenic Navy frigates On September 28th, Nikolaos Panayotopoulos, the Greek Minister of Defence, Pierre Eric Pommellet, CEO of Naval Group, and Eric Béranger, CEO of MBDA, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to open negotiations to provide the Hellenic Navy (HN) with three Defence and Intervention […]

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France to supply frigates, corvettes for Greek navy

France to supply frigates, corvettes for Greek navy Greece and France have reached an agreement for the supply of French FDI frigates and Gowind-class corvettes for the Hellenic Navy, Kathimerini understands.  The deal, which will include a clause on mutual defense assistance, is expected to be announced Tuesday. No more details were immediately available about […]

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US Navy will add second base at Souda Bay on Greek island of Crete

US Navy will add second base at Souda Bay on Greek island of Crete While talks are ongoing for a renewed Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) between Greece and Washington it will reportedly include adding a second base for the US Navy at Souda Bay on Crete.  Regardless of what else is decided, the base […]

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«Προβολή ισχύος» του U.S Navy: Εναέριος ανεφοδιασμός F-35C από MQ-25 [vid]

«Προβολή ισχύος» του U.S Navy: Εναέριος ανεφοδιασμός F-35C από MQ-25 [vid] Το αμερικανικό Πολεμικό Ναυτικό συνεχίζει να προβάλλει την ισχύ του, αλλά και την πρόοδο που κάνει στο πεδίο επιχειρήσεων, καθώς πραγματοποιήθηκε νέος επιτυχημένος εναέριος ανεφοδιασμός ενός stealth μαχητικού αεροσκάφους πολλαπλών ρόλων πέμπτης γενιάς τύπου F-35C από ένα μη επανδρωμένο εναέριο όχημα τύπου MQ-25 Stingray. […]

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Navy Seals και Κύπριοι «βατραχάνθρωποι» έδειξαν την ισχύ τους [pics,vid]

Navy Seals και Κύπριοι «βατραχάνθρωποι» έδειξαν την ισχύ τους [pics,vid] Εντυπωσίασαν οι Αμερικανοί Navy Seals σε συνεκπαίδευση που πραγματοποίησαν με την Μονάδα Υποβρύχιων Καταστροφών της Εθνικής Φρουράς Κύπρου, σήμερα το πρωί  στο λιμάνι της Λεμεσού, παρουσία του Κύπριου Υπουργού Άμυνας Χαράλαμπου Πετρίδη αλλά και την Αμερικανίδα πρέσβη στην Κύπρο. Όπως αναφέρουν τα κυπριακά μέσα ενημέρωσης, […]

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Royal Navy: Πόσες φρεγάτες είναι διαθέσιμες για επιχειρήσεις

Royal Navy: Πόσες φρεγάτες είναι διαθέσιμες για επιχειρήσεις Απαντώντας σε ερώτηση Βρετανού βουλευτή, η κυβέρνηση του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου κάνει γνωστό πως μόνο οι 8 από τις 12 φρεγάτες Type 23 του Βασιλικού Ναυτικού (Royal Navy) είναι αυτή τη στιγμή διαθέσιμες για επιχειρήσεις. Η φρεγάτα HMS Monmouth (Type 23) είναι επίσημα παρελθόν για τη Βρετανία Για […]

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The choice of Apostolakis

The choice of Apostolakis Appointing the former chief of the Hellenic Navy, who then led the armed forces and also served as defense minister, Evangelos Apostolakis, to head the newly established Ministry of Civil Defense was one of the most important aspects of Tuesday’s cabinet reshuffle. The introduction of the new ministry – which has […]

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Lockheed Martin – Cooperation for the Hellenic Navy Upgrade Program

Lockheed Martin – Cooperation for the Hellenic Navy Upgrade Program In order to support the Hellenic Navy upgrade program, Lockheed Martin entered into cooperation agreements with major companies in Greek industry. The agreements include specific areas of cooperation that correspond to the capabilities of the companies and will allow the Greek-American industrial production team, under […]

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The Greek Genocide as Recorded in US Navy Diaries

The Greek Genocide as Recorded in US Navy Diaries The USS Litchfield as it lay at anchor off Smyrna on September 13, 1922 while the city burned and the Greek presence in Asia Minor was eradicated forever. US Navy officers’ diaries provide a harrowing look into the events of those times. Credit: Newsreel/Public domain The […]

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US Formally Accuses China of Hacking, Cyberattacks, Extortion

US Formally Accuses China of Hacking, Cyberattacks, Extortion Sailors on the watch-floor of the Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command monitor, analyze, detect and defensively respond to unauthorized activity within U.S. Navy information systems and computer networks. Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Corey Lewis/Public Domain Officials from the Biden Administration formally […]

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UFO Report: USA Cannot Explain 143 of 144 Mysterious Flying Objects

UFO Report: USA Cannot Explain 143 of 144 Mysterious Flying Objects A UFO as photographed by the US Navy off its base in San Diego, California. Credit: US Navy The UFO report released Friday says the U.S. government can’t explain 143 of the 144 cases of unidentified flying objects reported by military planes. That report, […]

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British Navy frigate docks at Piraeus

British Navy frigate docks at Piraeus Greek officials and the press on Wednesday were offered a tour of UK frigate HMS Kent, which has docked at the port of Piraeus. UK Minister of State for Defense Procurement Jeremy Quin and First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Tony Radakin have met with […]

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Συνάντηση Α/ΓΕΕΘΑ με τον Αρχηγό του ROYAL NAVY

Συνάντηση Α/ΓΕΕΘΑ με τον Αρχηγό του ROYAL NAVY Συνάντηση του Αρχηγού ΓΕΕΘΑ Στρατηγού Κωνσταντίνου Φλώρου με τον Αρχηγό του Βασιλικού Πολεμικού Ναυτικού (First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff) Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC, o οποίος συνοδευόταν από τον Ακόλουθο Άμυνας του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου Captain Alex Bush RN, πραγματοποιήθηκε την Τρίτη 22 Ιουνίου […]

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President Sakallaropoulou Inspects Navy as Greece Mulls Proposals for Frigates

President Sakallaropoulou Inspects Navy as Greece Mulls Proposals for Frigates President Sakellaropoulou inspects the Greek Navy on Friday. Credit: Presidency of the Hellenic Republic President of the Greece Katerina Sakellaropoulou inspected navy fleet vessels at sea from the frigate Hydra in the Saronic Gulf on Friday, as Athens considers the purchase of four new frigates. […]

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Navy council to present report on frigates

Navy council to present report on frigates Greece’s Supreme Naval Council will present Saturday its operational assessment of the frigates that have been proposed by seven different countries to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The council discussed the proposals at length in an hours-long meeting Thursday and also briefed Defense Minister Nikos Panagioptopoulos.  Their assessment strictly […]

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US frigate deal with Greece touted

US frigate deal with Greece touted Washington’s decision to back the US Navy frigate proposal submitted to the Hellenic Navy was reflected on Wednesday in statements made by senior US Embassy officials in Athens to Kathimerini. The remarks are of particular importance given their timing, just 24 hours before the Hellenic Navy presents its assessment […]

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US Joins Four Other Allies Competing for Frigates Sale to Greece

US Joins Four Other Allies Competing for Frigates Sale to Greece Credit: US Navy The US on Tuesday presented its official proposal for the sale of frigates to Greece. The American proposal was submitted to the Greek National Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos by the US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt. The United Kingdom, Spain, Italy […]

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Greece Celebrates Anniversary of Union With Ionian Islands

Greece Celebrates Anniversary of Union With Ionian Islands The Hellenic Navy offers a guard of honor to the Greek President. Credit: Twitter/Presidency of the Hellenic Republic Greece celebrated in Friday the historic anniversary of the integration of the Ionian Islands with the mainland. Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou laid a wreath at the Monument of the […]

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Greek Navy to Acquire Four New Frigates from United States

Greek Navy to Acquire Four New Frigates from United States The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) is underway conducting sea trials off the coast of Southern California on February 22, 2013. The Greek Navy will acquire four such vessels, according to recent reports. Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class […]

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Leaked Footage Shows US Navy Filmed UFO Over Pacific in 2019

Leaked Footage Shows US Navy Filmed UFO Over Pacific in 2019 A UFO as photographed by the US Navy off its base in San Diego, California. Credit: US Navy Recently-leaked footage from the U.S. Navy shows an unidentified flying object (UFO) was spotted flying erratically in California in the Summer of 2019 before it plunged […]

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From the brutality of war to the helm of HELMEPA

From the brutality of war to the helm of HELMEPA As a captain in the Hellenic Navy, Dimitris Mitsatsos lived through the violence of war and the loss of comrades, his own injuries and loss of limb, and government silence. As an electrical engineer he learnt much about industry. As director general of the Hellenic […]

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Μετά την παύση παραλαβής νέων LCS κλάσης «Freedom», το Αμερικανικό Ναυτικό δεν θα εντάξει σε υπηρεσία ούτε το «Minneapolis-St. Paul»

Σύμφωνα με δημοσίευμα της αμυντικής ιστοσελίδας «The Navy Times», μετά την απόφαση του να σταματήσει τις παραλαβές νέων πλοίων τύπου LCS, κλάσης «Freedom», λόγω του προβληματικού συστήματος μετάδοσης της πρόωσης, το Αμερικανικό Ναυτικό ανακοίνωσε ότι η ένταξη σε υπηρεσία του πλοίου LCS-21 «Minneapolis-St. Paul» δεν θα γίνει την άνοιξη του 2021, όπως ήταν προγραμματισμένο, αλλά […]

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