Weapons fever – new frigates and strengthening of Greek naval bases

ATHENS, (BM) – The Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will chair, today, Tuesday, at 10:30, the regular meeting of the Government Council of National Security (GCNS, ΚΥΣΕΑ in Greek – ed.), on current issues of the Armed Forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Greek website Pentapostagma.

As announced by the Office of the Prime Minister, GCNS expects to discuss current issues related to the Greek military forces’ present and future. OnAlert information sources state that the Government will put on the new Armed Forces Structure the “table” of discussions.

Navy

The plan of the new force structure envisages the reinforcement of the Cretan naval base to accommodate a sufficient number of ships that will undertake in time possible challenges in the eastern Mediterranean.

What is providing in the new Armed forces structure?

In other words, the Navy, in addition to the Salamis Naval Station, acquires a second command center of its Fleet. The Naval Station of Crete expects to be used as a base by the new multi-role frigates that the Navy will acquire in the next period.

The new philosophy of the Army force structure brings about changes in command of the Special Forces. According to military sources in OnAlert, the new structure envisages the self-government of the Special Forces.

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The Interdisciplinary Special Operations Command is reorganized and renamed the Special Warfare Command. The new Administration will report directly to the head of General Staff of National Defense (GSND, ΓΕΕΘΑ in Greek – ed.). It will function as a single separate body having at its disposal all the means and personnel required. In other words, it will have amphibious squadrons, squadrons, and helicopters.

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