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A $ 1.65 billion agreement was reached between Israel and Greece over the weekend when the two countries' top diplomats spoke with Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates representatives
The Greek City Times writes that Paris has offered Athens frigates and a destroyer as a gift free of charge. These are the frigates class Cassard Jean Bart (D615) and Latouche-Treéville (D646), Georges Anti-submarine destroyer class Leygues.
US Ambassador to Greece Jeffrey Payat has signaled that the Balkan country could acquire fifth-generation F-35 stealth fighters. That's what he said this Thursday, March 4th.
Two days ago, the French edition of Zone Militaire Opex360 announced that the door for negotiations between Greece and France on "naval forces" was not closed. On the contrary, according to the publication, there is a high probability that France will arm Greece with frigates.
Greek parliament voted to buy French Rafale fighter jets. In addition to 18 aircraft, including six new ones, the deal will also include long-range missiles.
Military means against Turkey is an acceptable option for the Greeks is the final conclusion of a local Greek poll, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Pentapostagma.
According to the Greek media, the contract for 18 Dassault Rafale fighters' supply is to be signed before the upcoming holidays, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defence24.
In the coming years, five European countries will develop and produce a next-generation helicopter for their needs as members of the Atlantic Alliance , learned BulgarianMilitary.com
Greece has officially sent a request to the United States for the acquisition of 18-24 stealth multi-role fighter-bomber F-35 from 2021, reports the newspaper Proto Thema, citing information from the Greek Ministry of Defense
Last Thursday , The Greek Foreign Minister held an in-depth and constructive conversation-analysis with his Indian counterpart on this topic, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing various Greek sources.
It was known that the United States had agreed to sell 20 F-35A multi-role aircraft to Greece. Its source is the Greek media, which are pleased to add that some of these machines were previously intended for Turkey, and will now receive "white and blue markings".
Both Greece and Turkey canceled sea maneuvers planned for the end of October, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according some Turkish sources. Both were to take place in the Aegean Sea, where there are disputes over sea areas around the Greek islands.
Against the background of military conflicts in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, quiet political-military diplomacy is being conducted on the European continent at the request of Greece, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
According to a publication in the US military online magazine, Defense News, Washington has offered Athens to sell four battle frigates, three of which will be produced in the Greek state by including local shipyards in the project.
Exactly seven years ago, the Greek missile forces performed the first test and fired a missile from the S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems purchased from Russia. Seven years after this test, Greece is ready to repeat the same.
The test launch of the S-400 missile opened the debate on whether it poses a threat to the Greek Air Force and whether with this system Turkey "locks" the Aegean as well as the majority of the Battle Wings that take off the blue wings
According to information spread, which also reached the US Senate, the Turkish missile forces had used the purchased Russian S-400 air defense systems against allied F-16 fighters
Greece, it seems, has entered a rapid pace of armaments upgrade after several years. Of course, the focus may be on Rafale and frigates, but all three bodies will see a significant upgrade, BulgarianMilitary.com reports
In recent months, the conflict between Turkey and Greece has sharply escalated over the disputed gas fields on the Cyprus shelf, which are being developed by Ankara.
If Greece wants its Armed Forces to be combative, competitive and able to face the constant threat from the East, then they should proceed to the necessary reinforcement with new weapons systems and modernization of the old ones
According to the information, the announcement for the conduct of the 61st round of talks, which have been frozen since March 2016, will most likely take place in the coming days
The Greek-Turkish conflict has aroused the interest of the international community and many analysts are looking for the real cause of the crisis caused, of course, not only by Erdogan, but by the entire political elite of the country.
"The United States will never allow Erdogan to turn the Mediterranean into a 'Turkish lake' and revive any Ottoman Empire," said Washington-based American journalist Tom Rogan
Two superpowers clash fiercely over the Cypriot ports, raising questions about their true plans for the mainland amid challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean, Pentapostagma report
The Turks do not seem to have any contact with reality and it is a given that with their attitude no compromise can be made with Greece. This is proven by the incendiary statements made by Mevlüt Cavusoglu in an interview
The Greek Defense Ministry is negotiating with the Israeli concern Elbit Maarahot on the modernization and rearmament of the air force. The estimated amount of the transaction is several tens of millions of euros, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Channel 9 TV.
According to the Greek media's claim, the United States is planning to move its troops from Incirlik to one of the Greek islands. The claim in question belongs to Republican Senator Ron Johnson, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
It is not about the Turkish intervention in Syria, aimed primarily at the Kurds, which everyone - including the United States who once supported the Kurds in their fight against ISIS - swallowed quite smoothly.
There is a lot of information now that Erdogan after the failed coup of 2016 holds the US responsible and is moving at full speed to withdraw from the alliance moving in an autonomous course.
The powerful Mirage fighter jets, which for a number of years defended the Greek airspace, are returning to the Greek sky. Another step to strengthen the Air Force, following the expected purchase of Rafale fighters from France.
With a tweet and a statement from when he was mayor of Istanbul and… young, Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted to the Greek-French alliance for the armaments and loud messages sent to Turkey by the countries of the European South that met in Corsica
The Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to ask the French President Emanuel Macron for the practical support of Paris, who is looking for a "French key" that will be able to "solve" key issues of Greek foreign policy
Russian defense analyst and journalist Alexander Sitnikov reports about what exactly a possible scenario of a Greek-Turkish war in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean would judge, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
Everything shows that the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean is entering a critical 15 days, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Greek news agency Pentapostagma. Ankara appears determined to continue on the path of accomplishment.
Warlike tones come from the Turkish government. If Greece should expand its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea, that would be "a reason for war", the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted at the weekend
The French Foreign Minister seems to be accusing Erdogan as he puts pressure on the European Council to impose measures on Turkey, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Greek news agency Pentapostagma.
According to a Turkish newspaper, Ankara is reportedly making a move that clearly indicates an escalation and concerns the transfer of tension with Greece to Evros, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Postapentagma.
The Athenian newspaper "Estia", in its September 3 issue, complains that Erdogan plans to send a 'Turkish submarine to the Albanian base in Aylon' and to deploy Turkish troops in Agioi Saranda, learned bulgarianMilitary.com.
In the event that Athens continues to transfer military and weapons to the Greek island of Meis, located 2 km from the coast of Turkish Antalya, Greece will be the loser.
Negotiations between Greece and France are in progress. As the Pentapostagma has informed you for days, Belharra and Rafale will come as a "package" to Greece, while Paris and Athens are preparing other agreements, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
In the long run, when according to the Turkish aspirations- this plan will be implemented, the isolated Cyprus will be an easy north to the unstoppable Turkish greed, so that later the Aegean and Thrace will take over, as the Sunday Republic reports.
New information is coming about the twenty-year deal for Greece. A few days ago, the Pentapostagma reported to you on the preliminary agreement between France and Greece for the acquisition of Rafale fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
Turkey's idea of the possibility of threatening its neighbors is contrary to international law, the Greek Foreign Ministry said on August 29, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Krasnaya Vesna.
The scenario of a war between two NATO members, Greece and Turkey, described quite recently, is becoming more and more real and tangible. The specific reason for a possible war is the division of the Mediterranean shelf with oil and gas fields.
The documents reveal the "hostile" actions of representatives of the Turkish government in the territory of a NATO ally, such as Greece, which continue unabated, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's relentless pursuit of national security is damaging to Greece.
The Turkish air and naval forces carried out joint training exercises in the Aegean Sea, the country's Defense Ministry said on Saturday, continuing to challenge Greece in every way, after the practical military support from countries such as France and the UAE
The Turkish provocative moves in the Eastern Mediterranean, most recently in Lebanon with the transfer of weapons, have not escaped the attention of the French secret services, BulgarianMilitary.com reports citing Pentapostagma.
Four F-16 multi-role planes belonging to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) air force are due to arrive or have already appeared on the Greek island of Crete. The Greek air force base that is supposed to host them is the famous Souda.
Ankara is expanding its military presence in North Africa. In parallel with the increase in its forces in Libya, it agreed with Niger on the deployment of a Turkish military base in the country.
Turkey has reportedly sent the latest KORKUT anti-aircraft system to Libya. The latest satellite images posted to a Twitter account showed that Turkish anti-aircraft systems in Korkut were located at Al-Watiya Air Base in western Libya
The Russian media make extensive reference to the Greek-Turkish crisis. At the same time, however, the Kremlin's "silence" is deafening. That was reported earlier at the Greek newspaper pentapostagma, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
The world-renowned Forbes magazine reports that Turkey is "playing with fire" as it vigorously promotes its controversial activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, facing growing opposition from peripheral states.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his country is looking very seriously at any act of aggression being carried out in the Eastern Mediterranean region, regardless of which party did it, including Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made new provocative statements today and threatened Greece that Athens "will pay a heavy price if Greeks attack Oruc Reis", learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing Greek news agency Pentapostagma.
The Greek frigate F451 Limnos collided with the Turkish ship F247 Kemal Reis in the Mediterranean, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Greek news agency Armyvoice.gr.
Local Cypriot media reported that two Rafale fighter planes and a C-130 cargo plane belonging to the French Air Force have arrived at Andreas Papandreou air base in Paphos, Cyprus, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defence24.
"Egypt and Greece signed a maritime demarcation agreement last week in a development that has broad economic and mainly geopolitical and defense significance," a major Cairo newspaper reported, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
A Greek helicopter was harassed early on Tuesday afternoon by three Turks in Kastelorizo. According to the agency the Greek helicopter transported supplies and departed from Kastelorizo to Rhodes.
According to the local media, the Israeli consortium of Plasan and SK Group has announced a plan to acquire the Greek company Hellenic Vehicle Industry (ELVO) based in Thessaloniki, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defence24.
The command of the Greek Navy has adopted the sixth high-speed missile boat P-78 "Ipopliarhos Caratanasis" of the "Ipopliarchos Roussen" class (also known as the "Super Vita" class), learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The unmanned devices of the Turkish company Assuva have already passed tests by the Greek authorities. Model Proton Elic RB-128 is mostly a civilian drone, which can even be purchased from certain online stores.
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!-->!-->!-->…