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Greek/Hellenic Armed Forces Thread - Pictures, News Articles and Discussions on all Greek/Hellenic Military Affairs.

Hellenic Armed Forces Coat of Arms

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Founded1828; 193 years ago
Current form1975; 46 years ago
Service branches
HeadquartersAthens, Greece




Manpower
Military age18
ConscriptionActive
Available for
military service
2,535,174 males, age 15–49 (2008 est.[3]),
2,517,273 females, age 15–49 (2008 est.[3])
Fit for
military service
2,084,469 males, age 15–49 (2008 est.[3]),
2,065,956 females, age 15–49 (2008 est.[3])
Reaching military
age annually
53,858 males (2008 est.[3]),
50,488 females (2008 est.[3])
Active personnel107,600[1]
Reserve personnel221,600[2]


Expenditures
Budget€4.398 billion (2020)[1]
Percent of GDP2.58% (2020)[1]






Hellenic National Defense General Staff
Main article: Hellenic National Defense General Staff
The Hellenic National Defense General Staff has the operational command of the Joint Armed Forces Headquarters and the units that operate under them. It is also responsible for organizing and implementing routine operations and exercises of the Joint Armed Forces, coordinating and implementing operations during the management of wartime and peacetime crises and overseeing operations of the Hellenic Armed Forces outside Greek national territory.

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Motto: Αἰὲν Ἀριστεύειν ("Ever to Excel")

Hellenic Army
Main article: Hellenic Army
The basic components of the Hellenic Army are Arms and Corps. The former is responsible for combat missions and the latter for logistical support. It is organized in Commands, Formations, and Units with the main being brigade, division and corps. Its main mission is to guarantee the territorial integrity and independence of the country.

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Identification ΕΣ

Vehicle markings

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A lot more information on this Wiki Page on the massive Hellenic Army and its history.

Hellenic Navy
Main article: Hellenic Navy
The Hellenic Navy incorporates a modern fleet consisting of strike units, such as frigates, gunboats, submarines and fast attack guided missile vessels and multiple types of support vessels, in order to be able to conduct naval operations that protect Greek national interests and guarantee the integrity of Greek territorial waters, the mainland and the islands.

Naval Insignia

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Naval Jack

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Naval Pennant

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The Wiki page for the Hellenic Navy and its history to its current inventory.

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The Hellenic Navy flagship frigate HS Spetsai in the Red Sea while transiting to the Persian Gulf on Operation INAS BAHR (Friendly Seas)

Hellenic Air Force
Main article: Hellenic Air Force
The Hellenic Air Force incorporates a modern aircraft fleet and congruent structure, combined with a comprehensive air defense system that consists of a widespread network of anti-aircraft weapons. The structure, which is overseen by the Air Force General Staff, includes the Tactical Air Force Command, the Air Force Support Command, the Air Force Training Command and a number of other independent defense units and services. Its main mission is to defend Greek airspace and to provide combat support to the Hellenic Army and the Hellenic Navy.

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The Wiki page for the Hellenic Air Force and all current aircraft in inventory.

Demo Team "Zeus"

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All the above information is from Wikipedia, if there is anything that needs correcting, please let me or the moderator for this section and either of us can correct it.
 
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S-400 enjoys ground attack capability.

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That's the first time I hear of this. I checked the link and apparently it's Russian TASS that says this.


It's not a ballistic missile system,it's an Air Defence system. It's weird that they said that.

Anyway,here are some more photos:

PATRIOT

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S-300PMU1
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SKYGUARD

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I-HAWK PHASE III

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OSA AKM

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CROTALE NG

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TOR-M1

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ASRAD HELLAS

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STINGER MANPADS

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@Gomig-21 Will like these
Indeed. One of the many great things about the Hellenic Military in general is the abundance of great pics.

I noticed that the HAF really maintains all its aircraft very nicely and especially its F-4E Phantom II, and one tends to notice those particular aircraft because of their age. 35 aircraft, 4 of which came from the Luftwaffe and so any air force that flies these birds has to really put in extra work to keep those things performing safely. I mean, production of the F-4 Phantom really began in 1961, and by the mid-1990s, most countries that were flying these birds began retiring them. But some air forces such as the Japanese Self Defense Force and I think a few others still operate them as frontline fighters and I'm guessing that many of those still flying today were much later builds that don't have hours piled up on them from the late 60's lmao!

But another great thing about the HAF is the way they fly these things. Fly them like they stole them! (that's just a saying) but basically it means fly them hard like they're meant to be flown! Good example here.

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Had my hands on a bunch of recent amazing HAF Mirage 2K pics but lost them! I'll find them.
 

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