Greece Military & Defence
Turkish activity in the Eastern Mediterranean and Libya led to an escalation of tensions between this country and France, Greece, Cyprus and Egypt. It is even said openly about the possibility of war.
The document is a presentation at Power Point, the first slide of which contains the headline Harekât Planlama Direktifi and the date June 13, 2014. On this date, the materials were most likely updated, the author suggests.
The Armed Forces of Greece are building up a group of troops bordering Turkey against the backdrop of exacerbation of tension between the countries caused by the intentions of the Turkish side to conduct oil and gas exploration in the Greek continental shelf.
In fact the Turkish media also confirmed the information, but according to them, the Greek navy had intercepted a Turkish commercial cargo ship accompanied by a Turkish frigate heading to Libya.
Russian military analysts have made an interesting assumption if a military conflict breaks out between Greece and Turkey. According to them, Israel is currently following with interest the relations between the two Balkan countries
Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar appealed today to the commanders of the border troops, saying that the republic has the necessary power to protect the interests and rights of the country in the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean
Greece is ready for all possible scenarios, including a military clash, Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panayotopoulos said on June 4, commenting on television the development of the situation around Turkey’s plans
According to the Greek newspaper Greek City News, the modernization of the F-16 is part of a larger Greek Air Force upgrade program, which will also include the acquisition of new aircraft.
One of the videoconferences was held at the request of the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Sir Stuart Peach, as part of the upcoming meeting of the NATO Military Committee, which will be held May 14, 2020.
The meeting of NATO foreign ministers held on April 3 via a teleconference due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic ended in scandal - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu left the virtual event earlier.
Two Greek ministers in charge of the country's security forces said that Greece was still in a state of emergency due to the attempted entry of a large number of migrants from Turkey, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The Greek government said the Turkish authorities allegedly set fire to tents in a migrant camp on their side of the border in the Evros area before taking out the migrants gathered there
Greece destroys a Turkish drone that breaks its air border. Despite warnings from the Greek military about the inadmissibility of breaking the country's borders by Turkish planes and drones, Ankara sent a reconnaissance drone to the border of that country
Greece had a huge new challenge from Turkey at the border, where together with immigrants it is trying to create crisis situations, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according several Greek sources.
Turkish authorities have decided to deploy a thousand police special forces on the border with Greece to prevent attempts to return migrants, said Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soilu
Greece may buy two French-made Belharra frigates about $2.8 billion according to French and Greek MoD statements, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing greek news agency Pentapostagma.
Although Brussels has repeatedly warned of compliance with the EU-Turkey Joint Declaration on Migration, Tayyip Erdogan does not appear to be moving from his provocative stance, provoking outrage from European officials
The Greek Hawks lowered the fighters to low levels even below 2000 feet to enable them to "scan" the area and transfer the full picture to the National Air Force Center.
Greece vetoed a statement by the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) in support of Turkey amid aggravation of the situation in Syrian Idlib, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Greek the newspaper Vima reports.
ATHENS, (BM) - Greece will mainly modernize its military aviation by purchasing 24 F-35 fighter jets from the United States, learned BulgarianMiitary.com, quoting BTA. Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said in an interview with Sky TV that Greece will also modernize its existing F-35 and Mirage fighter jets. Read more: Military and!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…
WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has cleared a possible $600 million foreign military sale of seven MH-60R Seahawk Multi-Mission helicopters to Greece, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. Congress was notified of the sale July 12, according to an announcement posted to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s website.!-->!-->!-->…
SOFIA, (BM) - A very good interaction in the carrying out tasks typical of a defence operation was demonstrated yesterday, June 12, by servicemen from Bulgaria, the United States, Albania, North Macedonia and Greece at the Novo Selo Training Area, where the exercise Strike Back 2019 is taking place, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com. The tactical!-->!-->!-->…
ATHENS, (BM) - In what is seen as a response to an ongoing annual exercise by the Hellenic Navy in the Aegean, Turkish jets violated Greek national airspace 99 times on Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting e-Kathemirini and according the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) statement. Forty-six of those violations were!-->!-->!-->…
ATHENS, (BGM) - Just 16 months from signing a Letter of Offer and Acceptance between the United States and Greece, the Security Assistance Command has delivered 70 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters and one Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Air Recognition. “This is the!-->!-->!-->…
SOFIA (BGM) - General Andrey Botsev, the Bulgarian Chief of Defence, and General Christos Christodoulou, the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, will watch today, May 23, in the region of Cheshnegirovo Air Base, Sadovo Municipality, the final stage of the joint preparation of the Special Operations Forces, learned!-->…
SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - A joint preparation of formations of the 68th Special Forces Brigade and the Special Operations Forces of the Hellenic Republic started on May 16 and will take place on the territory of Bulgaria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Until May 23, the Bulgarian and Greek servicemen will work on special!-->!-->!-->…
ATHENS, Greece (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Greek Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis says he is concerned with Turkey’s purchase of Russian-built S-400 air defence system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Ekathimirini In a wide-ranging interview with Open TV on Thursday night, Apostolakis said Ankara’s acquisition of the system will!-->!-->!-->…