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Defense Ministry sources warn of “hybrid-type threats” this summer

Greece may face “hybrid-type threats” this summer aiming to destabilize the country internally, Defense Ministry sources told reporters in Parliament on Monday afternoon. The threats would possibly be played out on the islands and on the country’s northeastern border with Turkey along the r Evros river, the sources said, kathimerini, …

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Greece to upgrade F-16 and Mirage-2000 at a cost of half a billion euros

The Ministry of National Defense has submitted a bill to the Parliament including among others the upgrade of fighter jest F-16 and the Follow-On Support/FOS of Mirage-2000. The total cost exceeds half a billion euros. The draft law envisages enhancing the operational performance and dynamics of F-16 aircraft as proposed …

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Greek Defense Ministry dismisses “troops deployment on Aegean islands”

Greece’s Defense Ministry has dismissed reports on Greek websites that additional troops have been deployed on the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea amid high tension with Turkey. “Recent posting on Greek websites that troops have been deployed to the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea do not correspond to …

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PM Tsipras calls on extra Gov’t Council meeting to explore tension in East Mediterranean

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras interrupted his pre-elections campaign on Sunday and called for an extraordinary meeting of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA). According to reports, the meeting will focus on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and Turkey’s drilling activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone of …

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Greece’s Defense Ministry receives EU funding for surveillance equipment

The Greek Ministry of Defence has announced two programmes for the acquisition of surveillance equipment, to be co-funded by the European Union (EU). The first programme, managed by the Hellenic Navy, concerns the acquisition of up to six electro-optical sensor systems for the service’s eight Sikorsky S-70B-6 Aegean Hawk helicopters, …

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German companies paid €62m in bribes for defense contracts

A new scandal alleging bribes totaling €62 million paid for armament contracts have been revealed by Deputy Defense Minister Nikos Toskas. The case involves two German companies, 12 Germans and unspecified number of Greek officials in the Defense Ministry.  Talking to To Kokkino FM on Friday, Toskas revealed that there …

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Ex Defense Ministry official admitted bribes $16 million. Yes, he is Greek…

Former PM Papandreou may had been right, when he claimed in the pre-election period in September 2009 “there is money”. Stupidly enough the Greek voters believed there there was money in the state registers to be distributed to the people. However, obviously enough, the money was (and still is) in …

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