2019: Chasing Aphrodite


Our site is releasing a TASMO simulation against a strong Turkish Naval Surface Attack Group south of Cyprus.

This is the final version of the requested scenario by our facebook page fans

(Check https://www.facebook.com/defencegreece/)

Special Thanks to Zaharias Tzamargias for its contribution during the development of the scenario !


Date: 30 September 2019

Since the events of June 2018 when the Turkish offshore Drilling ship with the name Conqueror arrived in Attaleia port, the combined Greek-Cypriot Forces have been on High Alert.

During the following months the turkish naval presence was limited around the Turkish shores. But after the political instability in Greece due to parliamentary elections (2019), the Turkish Navy has vastly expanded its activity in the sea area south of Cyprus, Eastern Med. A long period of tension between the three countries (Cyprus, Greece and Turkey) over the disputed offshore oil reserves of Cyprus (once a home the the mythical Goddess Aphrodite) seems to be reaching a flashpoint. Συνέχεια

Greece releases RFI for new heavy torpedoes (!)

A U-212 of the Italian Navy at bay during reloading of Black Shark torpedoes

The Hellenic Navy released a Request for Information Letter asking various companies for technical insight at aqcuiring heavy class 533 mm torpedoes and integrating them to the U-214 and U-209 AIP (Okeanos) submarines.


2018 Aegean in Flames: A concert of Harpoons and Exocets


Following the last week’s hot incident, when a Patrol ship of the Turkish Coast Guard intentionally managed to ram a Greek Patrol ship near IMIA islands, the possibility of armed conflict rises. During the collision, the OPV 90 Gaydos had suffered serious damage in the rear of its hull. This combined with the fact that the Turkish navy prohibited an Italian Offshore Drilling Ship belonging to ENI, to conduct research drills inside Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone, raises a rather unfriendly situation between Greece and Turkey.

A possible armed event in the following months is highly anticipated. In this article we would try to simulate a possible Greek Armed Response to Turkey’s ambition to control the Aegean and Cyprus oil Reserves in Eastern Med.


Does Turkey threaten Cyprus with war over Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) ?


Turkish navy in a show of force conducted military drills in Areas 6 and 7 of Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone

A few days ago, Turkish Navy conducted military exercises with live firing in areas which included part of the Cyprus EEZ. In parallel, turkish seismographic research ship Barbaros have initiated a series of research to identify the possibility of Oil and Gas in the area south of Cyprus. These activities violate the EEZ of Cyprus and raise tension in the area.


Πολεμικό Ναυτικό 2017: Σε τροχιά αβεβαιότητας

Στην δύση της ερχόμενης δεκαετίας ο προγραμματισμός του ΠΝ θα το βρεί μπροστά σε δύσκολες αποφάσεις απόσυρσης κύριων μονάδων επιφανείας και ταυτόχρονης αναβάθμισης της Τουρκικής Ναυτικής απειλής

Με αφορμή την συνέντευξη εφ’όλης της ύλης που παρέθεσε ο νυν Α/ΓΕΝ Αντιναύαρχος Νικόλαος Τσούνης κρίναμε σκόπιμο να αναφέρουμε τις κυριότερες αναφορές του οι οποίες δίνουν το στίγμα των μελλοντικών εξελίξεων την επόμενη πενταετία.


To CIWS MK 15 SeaRAM εγκαθίσταται Επειγόντως σε τέσσερα Αμερικανικά αντιτορπιλλικά DDG στην Ευρώπη


Το CIWS Mk15 Searam πάνω στο αντιτορπιλλικό USS Porter κλάσεως Arleigh Burke. Είναι εφοδιασμένο με την βελτιωμένη έκδοση Block 2 του συστήματος

Στις 4 Μαρτίου 2016, το πλήρωμα του αμερικανικού αντιτορπιλλικού USS Porter (DDG 78) εκτέλεσε με επιτυχία σειρά δοκιμών αποδοχής του συστήματος τερματικής αεράμυνας CIWS SeaRAM. Κατά τις δοκιμές έγινε και επιτυχής εκτόξευση/αναχαίτιση βλήματος RIM-116C Block II του υβριδικού συστήματος Mk 15 SeaRAM

To SeaRAM χρησιμοποιεί τους αισθητήρες (ραντάρ και ηλεκτροοπτικούς) και τα μηχανικά μέρη του συστήματος Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1B, αντικαθιστώντας το εξάκαννο πυροβόλο M-61 Vulcan, τύπου Gattling των 20 mm με κάλαθο 11 πυραύλων RIM-116C Block II. Συνέχεια