FYROM and Greece close to a name resolution

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

Greece will acquire 5 more CH-47D heavy helicopters from USA

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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

Deploying UAVs as Jammers in the Aegean Sea

Deploying UAVs as Jammers in the Aegean Se

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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