EAS (weapons)

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Hellenic Defence Systems
Native name
Greek: Ελληνικά Αμυντικά Συστήματα
Ellinika Amyntika Systimata
State-owned enterprise
Industry Defence
Predecessor EBO
Pyrkal
Founded 2004; 13 years ago (2004)
Headquarters Hymettus, Athens, Attica, Greece
Area served
worldwide
Key people
Theofilos Vasileiou (Chairman)
John Demiris (President)
Kosmas Christidis (CEO)
Products Munitions, Small arms, Artillery, Explosive
Owner Hellenic Ministry of Finance
Number of employees
500
Website www.eas.gr

EAS ('Ellinika Amyntika Systimata', or 'Hellenic Defense Systems') is the company formed by the merger in 2004 of the Greek state Defense Companies EBO and Pyrkal. When created, it was a major manufacturer with several factories and thousands of employees, with a product range that includes most land weapons in use today, as well as an established exporter to many countries in the world. Its future is uncertain though, due to its mounting debts connected to the poor financial condition of its constituents.

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