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  • 22 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The launching ceremony of the modernised submarine “OKEANOS” of the Hellenic Navy took place at the premises of the Hellenic Shipyards S.A in Skaramangas and was officiated by his beatitude Metropolitan of Nikaia Mr. Alexios. At the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias and the Minister of National Defence Dimitris Avramopoulos, […]

  • 17 February 2020
    Industry news, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Naval Group has unveiled its long-term cooperation plan developed to support the acquisition program of two FDI frigates — [email protected] class — for the Hellenic Navy. The group’s industrial and academic cooperation plan with Greece was presented during an event at the French Embassy on February 13, 2020. During the event, Naval Group […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    At the presence of the Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the Minister of National Defence Dimitris Avramopoulos officially named the new Submarine of the Hellenic Navy “PIPINOS”. The launching and naming ceremony of the submarine was held at the premises of the Hellenic Shipyards, in Skaramagkas. The ceremony was officiated by His Beautitude the Archbishop of […]

  • 2 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy transferred four rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIB) to the Hellenic Navy in Souda Bay, Greece, on October 31. The boats were transferred based on an Excess Defense Articles (EDA) grant under the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) through which the Pentagon transfers excess equipment to foreign governments. RHIBs are typically used for modernization of partner forces, and […]

  • 7 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Greece should receive four airworthy submarine-hunting P-3B aircraft by 2023, according to a Pentagon contract announcement. The US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division has awarded aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin a $260 million contract modification for mid-life upgrades and depot maintenance of four Greek P-3B airplanes. Greece has a total of six aircraft operated jointly by the Hellenic Navy […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Commander of NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CB CBE, paid a two-day visit to the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC) and the Hellenic Navy headquarters last week in conjunction with a visit to Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2). On Thursday in Souda Bay, Vice Admiral Hudson visited […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Hellenic Navy has officially commissioned HS Matrozos (S-122) and HS Katsonis (S-123), the last two of four Type 214 submarines. The ceremony was held at Hellenic Shipyards S.A. in Skaramagas on June 23 and was attended by government and navy officials. The air independent propulsion submarines were developed by Germany’s Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW) which also built the […]

  • 3 May 2017

    The Hellenic Navy’s century-old battle cruiser “Georgios Averof” which now serves as a floating museum left Athens for an extensive maintenance period that will take two months to complete. After spending over 60 years as a museum ship, the battle cruiser will now have her hull and upper deck refurbished and interior areas renovated. The Hellenic navy […]

  • 27 July 2017

    Hellenic Navy’s 107-year-old battle cruiser Georgios Averof concluded a three-month refit returning to its homeport in Athens where it serves as a museum ship. The battle cruiser returned to Athens on Thursday where it was welcomed by a naval band and a helicopter while other ships sounded their horns. Georgios Averof was refurbished in a shipyard […]

  • 17 February 2015

    Chinese Navy vessels arrived in Piraeus, Greece, yesterday morning for a four-day visit. During their stay, Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Zhang Chuanshu will meet with Greek President Karolos Papoulias and the Hellenic Navy Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis. Also, the amphibious landing ship Changbai Shan will host a reception commemorating the Chinese Lunar New Year, or the […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships, submarines and aircraft from the navies of Greece and Egypt started training activities as part of the bilateral exercise Medusa 1/2017. The aero-nautical exercise runs from July 30 to August 3 and is being held in the Mediterranean Sea in waters north of Cairo, as well as in Alexandria Naval Base and Jinklees Air Base. […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Training & Education

    As part of the Response Force Task Group (RFTG), HMS Montrose Is currently in the Mediterranean as part of the COUGAR 13 deployment. One of the main aims of the RFTG and COUGAR 13 is to promote interaction with our allied forces in the region, and as such HMS Montrose Seized the opportunity to collaborate, […]

  • 22 April 2020
    Equipment & technology

    Danish VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has won an order for eleven METIS rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) RIBs from the Hellenic Navy. This is the second deal the company’s Greek branch VIKING Norsafe Life-Saving Equipment Hellas S.A. has secured to supply the craft type to the Greek naval force. The new RIBs, which will be deployed predominantly […]

  • 18 January 2018

    A Turkish patrol boat bumped into a Hellenic Navy gunboat while maneuvering near the disputed Imia islet in the Aegean Sea, according to Greek media reports. The incident took place on January 17 near the two small uninhabited islets in the Agean Sea which are part of the larger Aegean Sea dispute between Turkey and […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Chief of the Hellenic Navy, Vice Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, visited NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) to enhance awareness of MARCOM activities and discuss topics of mutual interest with Commander NATO Allied Maritime Command, Vice Admiral Peter Hudson and the MARCOM staff. During the visit, Vice Admiral Apostolakis participated in a round-table discussion, with topics […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Hellenic Navy’s Type 209 submarine HS Poseidon will be joining the EUNAVFOR operation in the Mediterranean Sea from February 15, the ministry of defense announced. HS Poseidon will spend some two weeks contributing to EU’s mission of saving lives and preventing human and arms smuggling in the Mediterranean Sea. The Greek Navy said the submarine […]

  • 16 May 2011
    Training & Education

      The armoured cruiser Averof, the flagship of the Hellenic Navy for four decades until the vessel’s decommissioning in 1952, this year celebr… (ana) [mappress] Source: ana, May 16, 2011;

  • 4 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The frigate is said to have ran aground during preparations for an amphibious assault drill.

  • 23 May 2012
    Industry news

    The Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service (HNHS) announced its second consecutive participation in the International Maritime Exhibition «Posidonia» scheduled for June 4-8. This is a first class forum to promote the Service’s important hydrographic work, activities and cartographic projects and highlights the HNHS’s significant role in the safety of navigation, marine research and protection of the […]

  • 16 July 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US State Department has cleared Greece to buy MH-60R multi-mission helicopters with support equipment under a deal estimated to be worth $600 million. The US approval comes less than six months after the Greek government announced its intention to buy the MH-60R. The Hellenic Navy is expected to buy up to seven helicopters equipped […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The navies of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus have wrapped up the main portion of the trilateral exercise Medusa 7 which took place in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea off Crete. Main units taking part in the exercise included the Egyptian Navy helicopter carrier ENS Anwar El Sadat (L1020) and Greek frigate HS Elli. This is the seventh edition […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After engagement in Noble Justification from 13 to 26 October 2014 and obtaining a certification from NATO Response Force, the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2) continued on to enhance its skills in exercise Ariadne 2014. This year’s training will include, besides SNMCMG-2, HS Adrias, HS Kalypso, HS Kallisto, HS Kassos, FS FGS Lyre, BS BGR Priboy, the […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The biennial multinational naval exercise NAIAS 2018 came to a close on September 21, after a week of maneuvers in the Aegean Sea. Participating units trained in multi-threat warfare events, including anti-asymmetric warfare, maritime interdiction and counter-terrorist events. The scenario of NAIAS 18 reflected the contemporary challenges threatening the maritime security. Units from Greece, Egypt, Albania, […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships and personnel from a number of NATO and ally navies are participating in the Greek-hosted maritime exercise Niriis 2017. Taking place off the coast of Crete in the southern Aegean Sea, the drill kicked off November 17 and is set to conclude on Saturday, November 25. The exercise is joined by Standing NATO Mine […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from eight countries have concluded their participation in the Hellenic Navy-led mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise Ariadne 17. The exercise took place between March 31 and April 7. The at-sea phase started April 3 in Greek territorial waters after a planning and harbour phase was conducted at Patras Naval Base in Greece. The core of the MCM […]

  • 14 November 2013

    Standing NATO Mine-Countermeasures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) just concluded its participation in the Greek Mine Warfare exercise ARIADNE13 in vicinity of Patras, Greece, after one week at sea. SNMCMG2 units FGS MOSEL (the Group’s flagship), FGS ROTTWEIL and TCG ERDEMLI, teamed up with the Greek frigate and flagship for the exercise HS ADRIAS, the patrol boat […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warships from eight nations arrived in Greece for the annual exercise Ariadne which will be taking place from March 31 to April 7. In addition to ships, naval officers from some ten countries will be attending the exercise in the Ionian Sea in the Gulf of Patras. NATO ships from the Standing Mine Countermeasures Group […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Eight maritime interdiction boarding teams and six participating ships continue at-sea maritime security training scenarios as part of Phoenix Express, May 30.   During the scenarios, teams are taking turns boarding simulated suspect commercial vessels and executing tactics to counter-illicit trafficking. Participating ships include the Hellenic navy frigate HS Navarinon, Royal Moroccan navy frigate Hassan […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan recently led a meeting of NATO vessels in the Aegean Sea. The destroyer is currently flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2. Duncan, in company with the Turkish frigate TCG Gemlik and Spanish frigate ESPS Victoria, met up with German frigate FGS Bayern and Greek naval vessels for […]