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  Hellenic Air Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hellenic Air Force (Greek Πολεμική Αεροπορία) is the primary air force of Greece.
The Hellenic Air Force participated in the Balkan Wars, World War I, the Asia Minor Campaign, and World War II.
The Hellenic Air Force is overseen by the Greek Ministry of Defence, whose current head is Vaggelis Meimarakis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hellenic_Air_Force   (478 words)

 Panagiotis Chinofotis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in Athens, Chinofotis graduated from the Hellenic Naval Academy and was commissioned an Ensign in 1971.
He served aboard several patrol boats, destroyers and frigates of the Hellenic Navy before being sent to the Hellenic Naval War College, from which he graduated in 1986.
In 1993, Chinofotis began a two-year assignment as Hellenic Military Representative to NATO in Brussels.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Panagiotis_Chinofotis   (306 words)

 Hellenic Navy Plays "Crucial Role" in NATO Operations
The mission of the Hellenic Navy reflects the combined requirements of the national and NATO strategic concepts and is primarily oriented "to contribute to the defense of the Greek territory against any aggressor and to support the National and Allied interests in the context of article V and non-article V Crisis Response Operations."
It is worth mentioning that the main units declared to NATO by the Hellenic Navy reach 60 percent of the total Hellenic fleet for guided-missile destroyers and frigates, 40 percent for submarines, and 30 percent for patrol craft with guided missiles.
Furthermore, Hellenic naval units were deployed in the Adriatic Sea in Operation Sharp Guard, either under national operational control or as a part of the Immediate Reaction Forces enforcing the U.N. Security Council resolutions for the embargo against the former Yugoslavia.
www.navyleague.org /seapower_mag/oct2001/hellenic_navy_plays.htm   (1424 words)

 Hellenic Navy
The Project 1232.2 Zubr (or Pomornik class) hovercraft were acquired by the Hellenic navy to facilitate the rapid deployment on troops and equipment throughout the Aegean.
The Allouette III is the smallest helicopter in the fleet, and is used to train the Hellenic Navy's new helicopter pilots.
In the Hellenic Armed Forces it is deployed on land, sea, and air.
www.hellas.org /military/navy   (1066 words)

 The Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The mission of the Navy is to conduct the necessary operations and tasks in order to contribute to the deterrence of any enemy attack, to preserve and maintain the integrity of the Country, to protect our sovereign rights and our national interests and to fulfill the goals set by the national defence policy.
The Navy exercises naval presence in the wider area of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, in the framework of NATO and the bilateral relations, by port calls and bilateral or NATO exercises, thus stressing Greece's interest in the area as well as protecting our national interests in it.
The Navy continuing its long history and tradition is always present through the presence of its ships in the areas of national interest and maintains a high level of readiness for the execution of its tasks in war in cooperation with the other Services of the Armed Forces.
www.hri.org /mod/fylladia/white_bibile_2k/k4_1_2_8_navy.htm   (1797 words)

 HS Themistocles (DDG-221)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The first one was a brig, which was commissioned in 1830, one of the first units for the newly formed Hellenic Fleet, after the victorious end of the Revolutionary War of 1821 against the Turks.
The second ship was a DE (ex-HMS BRANHAM), which was transferred to the Hellenic Navy by the Royal Navy in 1942.
Navy by the U.S. Navy, in San Diego in 1971 and was decommissioned in April 1992.
www.ussberkeley.com /hs.htm   (206 words)

 Navy League of the United States - Citizens in Support of the Sea Services
The Navy would like to end its dependency upon secondhand ships but it is content for the moment to plan major upgrades for its existing surface fleet.
With priority given to the Katsonis submarines, the Hellenic Navy has been short of funds to replace its eight Netherlands-built Kortenaer-class frigates (including the new-build Elli-class and the last of class, ex-Jan van Brakel).
While the Vale was undergoing a refit late last year prior to the transfer, officers from the Latvian Navy joined the Vale's sister ship Vidar during her participation in Exercise Flotex to learn as much as possible about the operation of this class of ships.
www.navyleague.org /sea_power/mar_03_35.php   (2086 words)

 Siemens AG - Hellenic Navy orders fourth submarine with Siemens fuel cell technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Handover of the submarine to the Hellenic Navy is scheduled for 2009.
The shipyard Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG (HDW), Kiel, Germany, received the order to deliver a package of material for the fourth Class 214 submarine to the Hellenic Navy in June 2002.
The vessel is to be built by the HDW subsidiary Hellenic Shipyards Co. (HSY), Skaramanga, Attica.
www.siemens.com /page/1,3771,1050188-1-999_0_0-0,00.html   (392 words)

 Chapter 4 - THE HELLENIC NAVY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The Hellenic Navy is assigned to carry out the necessary missions and tasks in order to contribute to the deterrence of any external threat, preserve the territorial integrity of the country, protect Greece’s sovereign rights and national interests and fulfil the objectives of the national defence policy.
The Hellenic Navy General Staff (HNGS) is the staff organisation which assists the Chief, HNGS, and through him, the Minister of Defence in performing his duty: it is organised into commands and directorates and covers a wide spectrum of activities and functions.
The naval presence on the Hellenic islands and particularly on those of the Eastern Aegean as well as the wider region of the island of Kerkyra (Corfu) is continuous.
www.hri.org /mod/fylladia/bible/e_k4_3.htm   (870 words)

The Hellenic Navy in order to bring its mission to an end or to execute/complete its mission, in the best possible way, has at its disposal a number of different types of ships.
The gunboat ships of the Hellenic Navy are boats of the size of Corvettes (575 tons) and carry firearms of 40mm and 20mm, torpedoes (Mk 46 Mod5) as well as rails of mines for mine laying.
The Hellenic Navy, apart from the aforementioned Fleet warships, has also at its disposal auxiliary and training ships.
www.hellenicnavy.gr /ships_en.asp   (380 words)

 Hellenic Shipyards S.A.
Hellenic Shipyards has successfully built a series of different types of vessels for the Hellenic Navy and the Hellenic Coast Guard.
Hellenic Shipyards has achieved an excellent international reputation not only in the new building of naval ships but also in their repair and modernisation.
Hellenic Shipyards S.A. fully complies with the highest quality AQAP standards of the Hellenic Navy.
www.hellenic-shipyards.gr /pg/naval.htm   (179 words)

 Navy News - News Desk - News - Berkeley to join Bicester in Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
After more than 12 years with the Royal Navy the ship is to be sold to Greece where she is expected to enter service with her former sister ship HMS Bicester.
HMS Bicester is now known as HS Europa and when Berkeley reaches her new home she is due to begin her new life as HS Kallisto.
The Commanding Officer of HMS Berkeley, Lt Cdr Andrew Rolph, said: "Of course we are extremely sad to be saying farewell to a most capable and well-loved ship, but there is some comfort in the knowledge that she will see future service with the Hellenic Navy.
www.navynews.co.uk /articles/2001/0102/0001021303.asp   (214 words)

 The Hellenic Maritime Museum - Section E
The Hellenic Nation after 400 years of slavery, gained with its merit and sword, as well as with its blood, its liberty and its independence.
The crew should be of particular courage, as while the fire-ship approached the enemy and the men with the grasps were ready to hook on to the enemy ship, they were exposed to a hail of bullets and shells.
The brig ARES of the Hellenic Navy, was lying at anchor in the bay of Navarino in the early hours of the morning of the 26th April 1825, when the entire Turkish-Egyptian Armada appeared in front of the bay.
www.greece.org /poseidon/work/museums/hmm/sectione.html   (1715 words)

 Raytheon, Hellenic Navy Sign Phalanx Contract
"With this work, the Hellenic Navy, which operates entirely in a littoral environment, will have more than 20 Phalanx systems in their fleet, thus providing the tested and proven reliability of the world's premier ship self-defense system." One of the Phalanx systems will be mounted on a new oiler currently being fitted out in Greece.
Of the five mounts covered in the contract, three will be upgrades of systems currently owned by the Hellenic Navy, and the other two will be delivered under an idle asset agreement between Raytheon and the United States Navy.
In exchange, the United States Navy Inventory Control Point, headquartered in Philadelphia, receives from Raytheon new Phalanx spare assets to be used on systems already deployed in the U.S. fleet.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/12-19-2002/0001861494&EDATE=   (327 words)

 AHEPA Family Members Contribute to the Unveiling of a Monument to WWII Battalion
Hellenic Army ALSOS Park, next to the Ministry of Defense, in Athens, Greece served as a fitting venue for Greek-American volunteers of the US Army's Company C 2671st Special Reconnaissance Battalion who were honored on May 26, 2005 for their service during World War II.
Similarly, it underscores the common course of Hellenism, in whatever land, and constitutes an example of the unity and ethnic connection in the struggle for freedom and progress.
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is the largest and oldest American-based, Greek heritage grassroots membership organization.
www.helleniccomserve.com /unveilingmonument.html   (691 words)

 Rest-of-World Naval Forces
Rank 2: Major Global Force Projection Navy (Partial) — These are navies that possess most if not all of the force projection capabilities of a "complete" global navy, but only in sufficient numbers to undertake one major "out of area" operation.
Rank 3: Medium Global Force Projection Navy — These are navies that may not possess the full range of capabilities, but have a credible capacity in certain of them and consistently demonstrate a determination to exercise them at some distance from home waters, in cooperation with other Force Projection Navies.
Rank 6: Offshore Territorial Defence Navies — These are navies that have relatively high levels of capability in defensive (and constabulary) operations up to about 200 miles from their shores, having the sustainability offered by frigate or large corvette vessels and (or) a capable submarine force.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/links-navy.htm   (421 words)

 Jane's Navy International
Thirty UK Royal Navy (RN) EH Industries EH101 Merlin HM.1 anti-submarine helicopters are to be equipped with a Saab Avitronics mass data storage and recording...
The Hellenic Navy (HN) is planning a mid-life update (MLU) of its four Blohm + Voss/Hellenic Shipyards-built MEKO 200HN Hydra-class frigates, commissioned during the 1990s....
The German Navy's second K130 corvette, FGS Magdeburg, is to be launched on 6 September 2006 at Friedrich Lurssen Werft shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
jni.janes.com   (914 words)

 News: More Seahawks for Greece Navy
The Hellenic Navy already operates eight S-70B-6 helicopters, which are called AEGEAN HAWKs.
The Hellenic Navy S-70B-6 is designed to perform Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface Unit Warfare (ASuW) missions with its integrated suite of dipping sonar, search radar, electronic support measures and the Penguin anti-ship missile.
AEGEAN HAWK helicopters of the Hellenic Navy also support civilian search and rescue needs, including medical evacuation missions transporting patients from remote islands to mainland medical facilities.
www.helis.com /news/2000/h60gre.htm   (203 words)

 Souda Bay US Naval Support Activity
A Hellenic Naval Base occupies a large portion of both the North and South coast of the Souda Bay harbor along with the port village of Souda.
There are nine permanent tenant commands, a deployed Seabee detachment, and four year-round USAF and Navy operational detachments for a total military population of approximately 460 and US and Greek civilian population of approximately 440.
NSA is a tenant of the 115th Hellenic Air force Base encompassing 110 acres on the northeastern side of the air field.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/souda-bay.htm   (2786 words)

 VPNAVY - Greek Hellenic Air Force History Summary Page - VP Patrol Squadron
A very interesting part of the training was the succesful detachment of a single Hellenic P-3 with a newly-qualified 353 Squadron crew to NAS Sigonella (Sicily) in support of the NATO ASW exercise "Dogfish" in February 1997.
The Hellenic P-3's main task is to strengthen the maritime defence of Greece in close cooperation with navy units.
It is the intention of the Hellenic ministry of defence to upgrade the Orions with excisiting systems which proved their capabilities during operations with fellow P-3 operators.
www.vpnavy.com /haf_1991.html   (1011 words)

 [ The Metaxas Project ] Short account of the Greek Epopee of 1940   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Part of the Greek Armed Forces, including all the remaining from the Battle of Greece Hellenic Navy Warships, together with the King and the under Prime Minister E. Tsouderos Government, moved to Alexandria in Egypt, where they continued fighting the common enemies on the side of the Allies till 1944.
Since this was not at the time immediately practical, he was told that he would be called as soon as a crew was to be formed to take delivery of one of the new warships built in England and handed over to the Hellenic Navy to be manned and operated in the allied common effort.
He served onboard various warships with the Hellenic Navy, as well as in commando operations for the liberation of some Aegean islands, until Greece became totally free.
www.metaxas-project.com /article12.html   (2536 words)

 Army.com - Greece - Hellenic Army
The modern Greek Army consist of the Hellenic Army, Hellenic Navy, Hellenic Air Force (EPA), and National Guard.
Greece has made great efforts to assist Albania, where, after the recent events, a force equal to an Infantry Regiment was deployed, as of March 1997, in predetermined areas to provide protection to the Humanitarian Aid for the Albanian people.
Hellenic forces have been readily accepted by the Albanian people and as a result of their excellent behavior and organization, they have been selected to escort most of the humanitarian aid missions.
www.army.com /Greece/index.html   (294 words)

 HELLENIC NAVY - Gunboats Class Asheville
Gunboat ΤΟLMI was constructed in the USA (Peterson, Wisconsin), belongs to the ASHEVILLE gunboats Class and she was commissioned to the United States Navy (U.S.N.) on the 5th of December 1969 with the name USS GREEN BAY (PG-101).
She was transferred to the Hellenic Navy in October 1989.
During her participation to the Hellenic Fleet, she operates conducting patrols along the national sea borders mainly at the Eastern Aegean.
www.hellenicnavy.gr /tolmi_p229_en.asp   (231 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, Admiral Panagiotis Chinofotis, paid an official visit to Turkey, from 26 to 28 of July, upon invitation of the Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces, General Hilmi Ozkok, in the spirit of the Confidence Building Measures in force, with the aim of...
The Hellenic National Defence General Staff announces that, following a request by the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a Neutral Evacuation Operation (NEO) is under development in order to safely move out of Lebanon Greek citizens who have submitted a relative request to the Hellenic diplomatic authorities.
The Hellenic National Defence General Staff announced today that, upon invitation of the Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces, General Hilmi OZKOK, the Chief of the Hellenic General Staff, Admiral Panagiotis CHINOFOTIS will pay a visit to Turkey, on 26-28 July, 2006...
www.geetha.mil.gr /index.asp?a_id=1378   (421 words)

 Hellenic Navy(Greek)/Tier 5 Analysis - Naval Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
And this was the navy along with Taiwan that at the beginning of this project I grouped together in a separate sub-category.
Because the navies from 1 to 15 are continually modernizing and acquiring new capabiliies at a pace that at the moment the Hellenic Navy isnt matching.
The Hellenic Navy is modernizing in a normal pace and in accordance to the reduce in military expendures after the participation of Greece to Eurozone.
www.defencetalk.com /forums/showthread.php?t=4242   (6887 words)

 USS Remora (SS 487)
Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on October 29, 1973, the REMORA was transfered to the Hellenic Navy the same day and was recommissioned as KATSONIS (S 115).
In August 1969, REMORA shifted home ports, from Pearl Harbor to Charleston, S.C. With the exception of one Mediterranean cruise, from 16 February to 26 June 1970, she continued to operate out of Charleston, along the Atlantic seaboard, in the Caribbean, and in the Gulf of Mexico, until decommissioned 29 October 1973 at Charleston.
On that date she was transferred to the Hellenic Navy and recommissioned as KATSONIS (S 115).
www.navysite.de /ss/ss487.htm   (617 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
FAST is a platoon of 47 Marines and one Navy corpsman that deploy for six-month from their parent companies in Norfolk and Yorktown, Virginia.
Rear Adm. Steven J. Tomaszeski, Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean; Capt. Barry Einsidler; Commanding Officer of NSA Souda Bay; the Hellenic Navy Commodore Dimitris Goussis, Director, C Branch, Hellenic Navy General Staff; Commodore Aristidis Papadomihelakis, Commander, Navy Dock Souda Bay; and Captain Emmanuel Patrakis, Commander, NATO POL Depot Marathi, all took part in the ceremony.
Before the Navy Exchange & AAFES agreed to consolidation of credit programs and to accept one another's credit cards, DoD personnel were restricted to only using their NEXCARD at Navy Exchanges, mini-marts and other Navy services and the DPP card at AAFES facilities.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/news/eurnews/eur00/eur00037.txt   (1774 words)

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