To keep the F-16 fleet updated, Hellenic Airforce plans for a major upgrade program including APG-83 AESA radar, link 16 and advanced IRST options
In the following month Greece will receive the response from the LoR towards Lockheed Martin for the upgrade of its F-16 fleet to the latest Viper level. The upgrade program is structured in a modular way with various options for the different block 30/50/52/52+ Adv which are currently in service with the Hellenic Airforce.
The main goal is to upgrade almost the whole fleet to a common configuration including the avionics, telecommunication equipment like Link 16 and a new APX-126 IFF interrogator, the sensors (radar and IRST pods), the compatible weapons ( HARM, JDAM, JSOW, JSM as option) while structural upgrading the airframes and repairing and overhauling current engines installed.
A massive US Tomahawk missile attack can not be easily stopped. Low-profile flight path in addition with massive ordance can be used to penetrate and saturate the enemy AA defenses
In this article, we will provide technical insight on the Tomahawk missile attack against the Sayarat AFB in Syria. This missile attack happened on April of 2017. It was executed by 2 cruising Arleigh Burke destroyers after accusations that the Assad Regime used chemical weapons against civilians. The decision of the attack was made during a period when President Donald Trump was accused by American media of being Putin’s Friend.
Regardless of the political aspect of this incident, various reports and satellite photographs have shown that the Sayarat AFB was heavily hit by the salvo of Tomahawks.
After decades of turmoil and political instability the FYROM Republic is keen on accepting a solution regarding changing the international official name by the former country. Greece have been rejecting any solution that includes national definition. The problem with the official name of FYROM is not only a pure diplomatic recognition issue but also a blocking point and a prerequisite for FYROM’s path to join NATO and the EU. Συνέχεια →
CH-47D in Greek Service. One of the most renowned military Helicopter in Greece’s Inventory
Based on the recent announcement from DSCA (28 April 2017), Greece and specifically Greek Army Aviation will acquire 5 more used CH-47D helicopters from the Surplus of US Inventory. This is a follow-on contract to a previous one (December 11 2014) which was covering the delivery of 10 helicopters of the same type. Currently there are ongoing deliveries for the 10 CH-47 D of the previous contract. Greek Army Aviation, being an operator for 30 years praised the reliability and operational capabilities of the Chinook helicopters.
The following abstract is from the announcement of DSCA:
WASHINGTON, Apr. 28, 2017 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece for CH-47D helicopters. The estimated cost is $80 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 27, 2017. Συνέχεια →
To overcome the massive Turkish armed forces, Greek defence must focus on acquiring force multipliers such as UAV in ECM (Electronic Countermeasures) roles.
By Dimitris Natsiopoulos, Electrical and Computer Engineer
In the dawn of 21st Century, one of the new achievements for the military aviation that saw extensive use was the deployment of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in war theaters around the Globe. These aircrafts come to replace conventional manned aircrafts especially in supporting missions.
Used in ISR (Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) missions like the Nothrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk or armed with Hellfire missiles like the MQ-9 Reaper for ground support, UAVs plays an important role in todays defence capabilities. With rapid advancements in technology, nowdays it is possible for a relatively small aerial platform to participate in almost every task of aerial combat. Συνέχεια →
Η στρατιωτική τεχνολογία αποτελεί μία ευρεία έννοια, η οποία περιλαμβάνει όλα τα συστήματα των στρατιωτικών εφαρμογών, για τη χρήση των οποίων απαιτείται στρατιωτική εκπαίδευση. Συνήθως, περιλαμβάνει τεχνολογίες που έχουν αναπτυχθεί ειδικά για τις ένοπλες δυνάμεις. Αποτελεί μέρος της στρατιωτικής επιστήμης, η οποία ασχολείται με την εφαρμογή της αμυντικής πολιτικής ενός έθνους ή ενός συνασπισμού μέσω συγκεκριμένων στρατιωτικών δυνατοτήτων (ιδεών, μεθόδων, οργάνωσης, ηγεσίας, σχεδίων, τακτικών, εκπαίδευσης, τεχνολογιών, υποδομής, οπλικών συστημάτων και μέσων/εξοπλισμού). Πολλές από τις υφιστάμενες τεχνολογίες πολιτικών εφαρμογών αναδείχθηκαν από τομείς της στρατιωτικής τεχνολογίας, πχ η πυρηνική ενέργεια, το ραντάρ, το σόναρ, η πυροβολική, η πυραυλική τεχνολογία, τα πυρομαχικά, η θωράκιση οχημάτων, τα υποβρύχια και το GPS.