List of equipment of the Hellenic Army

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The heavy equipment and weaponry of the Hellenic Army is of mostly foreign manufacture, from German, French, American, British suppliers. A notable exception is the Leonidas armored fighting vehicle which is built in Greece by the Hellenic Vehicle Industry.

Equipment runs the gamut from state-of-the-art to obsolescent Cold War inventories; the latter are gradually being retired as no funds are available for upgrade. Russian made equipment was received or purchased after the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and second hand US and German equipment was transferred or purchased.

Recent Defense spending cuts have had a big impact in operating costs (maintenance, technical support, operational training, transport and supplies). As 80% of the budget is spent on salaries and administrative costs the Hellenic Army faces the challenge of reorganizing its structure. This may lead to closing down some of the 500 military bases scattered across the country and reducing the size of the Army, transforming the Hellenic Army into a smaller but largely professional force.

Under the Force Structure 2005-2020 plan large-scale changes in the Army will be implemented. Only two categories of units will exist: active and mobilized (reserve). No main weapon systems will be allocated to mobilized units.

Small Arms and Infantry Support Weapons[edit]

Firearms[edit]

Weapon Image Caliber Origin Notes
Pistols and Submachine Guns
Colt M1911A1 M1911A1.png .45 ACP  United States Service Pistol.
HK USP HKUSP.png 9x19mm NATO  Germany/ Greece Made under license by EAS[1].
CZ 75 Cz75.jpg 9×19mm NATO  Czech Republic It is used in limited numbers by the Hellenic Army.
Glock 17 Glock17.jpg 9×19mm NATO  Austria Used by special forces and marines.
HK MP5 Heckler & Koch MP5-2.jpg 9×19mm NATO  Germany/ Greece Standard issue SMG with multiple variants active.

Made under license by EAS.

HK MP5SD Heckler Koch MP5.jpg 9×19mm NATO  Germany/ Greece MP5 variant with an integral suppressor.

Made under license by EAS.

Used by special forces.

HK MP7 MP7A1 REMOV.jpg 4.6×30mm  Germany Used by special forces.
FN P90 FNPS9001.jpg FN 5.7×28mm  Belgium Used by special forces.
Uzi UZI Submachine Gun (7414624230).jpg .45 ACP  Israel Used by special forces.
Assault Rifles, Battle Rifles and Carbines
HK G3A3/G3A4 DCB Shooting G3 pictures.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  Germany/ Greece Service Rifle. Made under

license by Ellinika Amyntika Systimata (EAS)

formerly under EBO[2].

50,000 rifles will be upgraded[3].

M16A2/M16A3/M16A4 assault rifle Usarmy m16a2.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  United States Used by Marines, Air mobile Units and some Special Forces Units.
M4 carbine M4 PEO Soldier.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  United States Used by Special Forces.

M4 and M4A1 variants active.

M4A1 M4A1-CQBR.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  United States Used by special forces.
Close Quarters Battle Receiver M4A1-CQBR.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  United States Used by special forces / Navy.
M14 M14 Stand-off Munitions Disruptor (SMUD) (7414626342).jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  United States Used in limited numbers by the Hellenic Navy as a DMR.
M1 Garand M1 Garand rifle - USA - 30-06 - Armémuseum.jpg .30-06  United States Still in use for ceremonial duties by the Presidential guard.
FN SCAR-L Scar L Standard.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  Belgium Used in small numbers by E.T.A.
G36 Gewehr G36.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  Germany Used in small numbers by E.T.A.
Sniper Rifles
G3A3ZF DCB Shooting G3 pictures.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  Germany/ Greece Made under license by EAS. G3 variant with

a 4X24 scope used as a DMR.

M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System M110 ECP Left.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  United States Used by special forces / Navy.
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Accuracy International AW.png 7.62×51mm NATO  United Kingdom Used by special forces.
Kefefs 7.62×51mm NATO  Greece Used by special forces, produced locally.
Steyr SSG Steyr SSG 69.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  Austria Used by special forces.
Barrett M82A1M G82 German Army Barrett M107 variant.jpg 12.7×99mm NATO  United States/ Greece Used by special forces,

marines and the Hellenic

Force in Cyprus (ELDYK) .

The Greek version is called ΝΕΜΕΣΙΣ (NEMESIS)

and is modified by EAS.

Barrett M95 Barrett M95SP.jpg 12.7×99mm NATO  United States Used by special forces.
Machine Guns
HK 11A1 HK 21 LMG RIGHT SIDE.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  Germany/ Greece Magazine-fed light machine gun.

Made under license by EAS. Being Replaced by the FN Minimi .

FN MINIMI Minimi.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  Belgium/ Greece Light machine gun, replacing the HK11.

Made under license by EAS.

FN MAG FN MAG.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  Belgium General-purpose machine gun.
MG3 BundeswehrMG3.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  Germany/ Greece General-purpose machine gun.

Made under license by EAS Mounted on Vehicles, Tripods

and sometimes used as a Squad Automatic Weapon.

M60E4 M60.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  United States General-purpose machine gun. Limited usage by Navy Special Forces.
M2HB M2 Browning, Musée de l'Armée.jpg 12.7×99mm NATO  United States Heavy machine gun. Mounted on tripods and armored vehicles.
Shotguns
Benelli M4 Benelli m4 2.jpg 12 Gauge  Italy Used by special forces for CQB.
Grenade Launchers
M203 PEO M203A2 Grenade Launcher.jpg 40×46mm  United States Designed to be attached to a rifle.
M79 M79 Grenade Launcher (7414625716).jpg 40×46mm  United States Single-shot, shoulder-fired, break-action grenade launcher.
HK GMG HK GMW.jpg 40×53mm  Germany/ Greece Automatic grenade launcher. Made under license by EAS.
MK19 Mod3 MK19-02.jpg 40×53mm
 United States Automatic grenade launcher in use by Special Forces.
  • Greece signed a contract with Heckler and Koch, for 112,270 5.56 mm G36 assault rifles. They would replace the G3 as the Army's service rifle. The rifles would be assembled locally by Hellenic Defence Systems (EAS). However the purchase has been frozen and the soldiers continue to use the current G3 rifle.
  • In 2018 a program to upgrade some 50.000 G3 rifles begun. The upgrades include new hanguard with R.I.S., new stock and an Aimpoint Red Dot sign and an M203 40mm grenade launcher.

Infantry Support Weapons[edit]

Quantity Weapon Image Origin Notes
Anti-tank Guided Missile Launchers
196 9M133 Kornet E Корнет - Контрольная проверка курсантов Учебного центра боевого применения ракетных войск и артиллерии 05.jpg  Russia ATGM
366 BGM-71 TOW II Hires 090509-A-4842R-001a.jpg  United States ATGM all incorporated into M-901 ITV's.
400 MILAN MILAN AGDUS 1.JPG  France/ West Germany ATGM, most MILAN I systems have been upgraded to MILAN II.
262 9M111 Fagot POLK 9K111 Fagot.jpg  Soviet Union ATGM
Anti-tank Recoilless Rifles
1,988

Carl Gustaf M2 Recoilless Rifle

Carl Gustav recoilless rifle.jpg  Sweden 84 mm / all of Carl Gustaf M2s

are to receive thermal imaging

systems made by EAS.

1,291 M40 recoilless rifle Rcl106lat2.jpg  United States 106 mm / mounted on Jeeps and in some rare cases attack crafts.
135 LRAC 89 mm STRIM LRAC F1-detoured-cropped.png  France 89 mm
Anti-tank Rocket launchers
18,706 RPG-18 RPG-18-cutaway.JPG  Soviet Union 64 mm
10,841 M72A2 LAW M72A2 LAW.png  United States 66 mm
Heavy Mortars - 100 mm and above (CFE treaty caliber limit)
120 E56-E 120 mm Mortar  Greece 120 mm
Made by the Greek weapons manufacturer Ellinika Amyntika Systimata.
624 M30 M30 mortar at the War Remnants Museum.jpg  United States 4.2 in (106.7 mm)
256 in use on the M106A1/A2 AMC.
Medium and Light Mortars - below 100 mm (CFE treaty caliber limit)
690 E44-E 81 mm Mortar  Greece 81 mm
Made by the Greek weapons manufacturer Ellinika Amyntika Systimata.
125 Hirtenberger M6C-210 Mo60 newHirtenberg.jpg  Austria/ Greece 60 mm
Produced by the Greek

weapons manufacturer Ellinika Amyntika Systimata under license from Hirtenberger of Austria.

1,616 M1  United States 81 mm
In storage.
  • The Kornet anti-tank guided weapon system is fitted to 4×4 vehicles. Greece has 196 launchers with 1100+ missiles, in service as of 2008.
  • 36 M270 MLRS transferred from United States of America to Greece between 1995 and 2001.
  • Greece operates over 3000 M113s and variants, many of these have been transferred from other NATO armies through CFE.
  • Netherlands donated almost 170 M-30 4.2 in mortars due to CFE restrictions.
  • 19,793 RPG-18 [64-mm] bought from Germany in 1993

Land vehicles and heavy armament[edit]

Main Battle Tanks[edit]

Quantity Type Images Origin Notes
170 Leopard 2A6 HEL Hellenic Army - LEO2A6HEL - 7230.jpg  Germany/ Greece 120 mm gun.

Delivered between 2006 and 2009. Built in Greece by ELBO under license from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann.[4]

Equipped with Iniochos C2 systems.

183 Leopard 2A4 Leopard 2 A 4.JPG  Germany 120 mm gun. Being equipped with C2 systems.[5]
501 Leopard 1A5/GR Leopard 1v lesany.jpg  Germany 105 mm gun
400 M48A5 MOLF (Modular Laser Fire Control System) Przekazanie czołgów Patton 03.jpg  United States 105 mm gun
  • In 1981, Greece ordered 106 Leopard 1A3 GR MBTs plus four armoured recovery vehicles, delivered between 1983 and 1984. Almost 170 Leopard 1Vs were donated by the Netherlands in 1991.
  • In 2003, the Hellenic Army ordered 170 new Leopard 2A6 HEL (Hellenic), to be jointly produced by the German Krauss Maffei and the Greek ELVO firms and delivered between 2006 and 2009.
  • In 2005, Greece purchased 333 used tanks: 183 Leopard 2A4s and 150 Leopard 1A5 main battle tanks from Bundeswehr reserves. This raised the number of Leopard 1 tanks in Greek service to almost 350, and added Leopard 2A4 tanks to Greece’s inventory. A few Leopard 2A4 tanks have been equipped with a 105 mm cannon for training purposes (to exploit the existing large stock of 105mm ammunition), though quick restoration of the original L44 120 mm cannon is possible. Another 98 Leopard 1A5 tanks were delivered as an offset of the total Leopard 2 HEL procurement package.
  • At least 312 M-60A3 were in active service in 2009. M-60 tanks are supposed to be scrapped, sold or retired, as Leopard tanks are replacing them and CFE limit restricts the total number of tanks in service. United States transferred to Greece in 1992-93 358 M60A1 and 312 M60A3 tanks. At least 350 M60 tanks of the Hellenic Army could be donated to Iraq.
  • As of 2004, Hellenic Army tank drivers are mostly professionals, but conscripts are still trained as tank drivers, as well as in all other tank crew stations.
  • In 2011, Greece was interested in buying M1 Abram's tanks, from US stocks. However, the deal was canceled for logistical reasons.

Armored combat vehicles/carriers and unarmored vehicles[edit]

There is a CFE treaty limit of 2,498[6]

Quantity Weapon Picture Origin Notes
Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicles (AIFVs)
90 BMP-1P Ost BWP-1 Baltops 2016 0283.jpg  Soviet Union Some of them converted to ZU-23 carriers.
491 Leonidas II ELDYK APCs.JPG  Greece \  Austria Made by the Greek vehicle manufacturer ELBO

including 90 upgraded Leonidas 1.

1,985 M 113A1/A2 Hellenic Army - M113 - 7212.jpg  United States Armored personnel carrier.
3 M125A1 AMC Keshet-120-mortar001.jpg  United States Armored mortar carrier, based on M113
Equipped with the M29 (81 mm) mortar.
Armored Mortar Carriers - 100 mm and above (CFE treaty caliber limit)
257 M106A1/A2 AMC Fireball (13746968213).jpg  United States Armored mortar carrier, based on M113.
Most vehicles are equipped with the M30 107 mm mortar

but 120 will be equipped with the E-56 120 mm mortar.

Armored ATGM Carriers
362 M901/M901A1 ITV Hellenic Army - M901 - 7229.jpg  United States Armored BGM-71 TOW carrier, based on M113.
12 M113 TOW M-113 TOW.JPG  United States M113 vehicle mounting a BGM-71 TOW launcher.
Armored Command Vehicles
249 M577A2 M113-beyt-hatotchan-1.jpg  United States Armored command vehicle, based on M113.
Armored Wheeled Vehicles
242 VBL Greek-Vbl.jpg  France Various versions.
695 HMMWV Greek-hummer.jpg  United States/ Greece Various Versions - Some ex-US

Army surplus. Others are new M1114GR made by ELBO under license.

Unarmored Wheeled Vehicle
8,300 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Hellenic Army - Mercedes-Benz G-Class - 7211.jpg  Germany/ Greece Made under License by ELBO -Various Versions.
148 KrAZ-255B 790th Fighter Order of Kutuzov 3rd class Aviation Regiment, Khotilovo airbase (356-28).jpg  Ukraine Using as a transport vehicle and also can carry a PMP folding bridge.
160 Oshkosh Army.mil-61286-2010-01-12-100156.jpg  United States 8×8 Truck
320 HEMTT M978 tank truck in Beatty, Nevada.jpg  United States M985, M977 and M987P1 variants. Donated by the US in 2014.
73 MTVR CLB-15 Marines support 1st Marine Division, Japanese during Iron Fist 2014 140215-M-VZ265-807.jpg  United States/ Greece Built under license by ELBO -Mk 27 version active
150 M35 2½ ton cargo truck M35A2 with winch.jpg  United States A2
120 MAN  Germany 6×6, 8×8 Truck
850 Steyr M1088 of 260th QM Bn.jpg  Austria/ Greece Trucks made under License by ELBO.

(Type: Steyr 12M18)

110 Unimog UNIMOGEA.JPG  Germany Various Versions
? Tatra Tatra-T815 780R59 PICT0029.jpg  Czech Republic
  • The first version of the 'Leonidas' was the Austrian Saurer 4K 4FA Armored Personnel Carrier built with minor local modifications, built from 1981 until 1987. The 'Leonidas-2' involved extensive modification of the previous model, with the aim to essentially develop it as an Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV). 503 Leonidas vehicles of both versions delivered to Greece and 197 to Cyprus.
  • All M-113 vehicles in the Hellenic Army have been upgraded to or acquired with at least the A1 modifications.
  • Germany sold 501 BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, formerly operated by East Germany.They have been retired due to lack of spare parts
  • Greece had the intention to donate some of its 500 BMP-1 to the Iraqi Army. 36 refurbished BMP-1 were delivered in November 2005 and 64 BMP-1s in December 2006.
  • The Panhard VBL was acquired after the need for armored reconnaissance vehicles was identified by the Army's involvement in peacekeeping operations.
  • There have been rumors about a potential M2 Bradley purchase from the US Army's stock. Furthermore, there have been talks about an Amphibious Assault Vehicle purchase from the US Marines' stock, in order to replace small landing craft of the marines. After years of talks, a deal may be made about 25 vehicles with deliveries starting in 2020 onwards.
  • The standard BMP-1P Ost's will be given to Egypt.

Artillery[edit]

CFE treaty limit: 1,920 (calibers > 100 mm)[7]

Quantity Weapon Images Origin Notes
Rocket artillery
36 M270 MLRS M270 MRLS (18963219839).jpg  United States 12×227 mm
152× MGM-140A ATACMS Block 1 are

also available.

116 RM70 T813 army2.JPG  Czechoslovakia 40×122 mm
Self-propelled artillery
104 M110A2 203mm Self-Propelled Howitzer M110A2.JPG  United States 203 mm

L40 to be phased out upon completion of the other programs .

Still in service due to the large stock

of ammunition available .

24+1 PzH 2000 Dutch Panzerhaubitz fires in Afghanistan.jpg  Germany 155 mm L52.
12 M109A5 Moroccan M109A5 howitzer, 2012-03.jpg  United States 155 mm L39
223 M109A3GEA2 M109 Howitzer Danish.JPG  United States /  Germany 155 mm

L39. 223 M109GEA2 with all the modernized systems

including the AURORA system.

It can also be linked to the other artillery systems including the

PzH-2000GR or act autonomously.

50 M109A3GEA1 Panzerhaubitze M109 A3.jpg  United States /  Germany 155 mm L39
82 M109A2 ROCA M109A2 Howitzer Display at Hongchailin Camp 20161224a.jpg  United States 155 mm L39
51 M109A1B DF-ST-85-05063 An M109A1 155 mm self-propelled Howitzer passes through the town of Schlitz-Willofs during Exercise REFORGER '83.jpeg  United States 155 mm L39
Towed artillery
445 in storage M101 M101-105mm-howitzer-camp-pendleton-20050326.jpg  United States 105 mm L22
18 Mod-56 pack howitzer Hellenic Army - Airmobile gun - 7220.jpg  Italy 105 mm L14
Counter-battery radar / Observation
3 ARTHUR (military) ARTHUR (radar) Danish.jpg  Norway/ Sweden Radar-system
10 AN/TPQ-36 AN TPQ-36.jpg  United States Radar-system
8 AN/TPQ-37 MASINT-TPQ37.jpg  United States Radar-system
10 Stendor  France Radar-system
? Decca D-110  Great Britain Radar-system
40 BOR A-550 BOR-A 550 rannikkotutka 1.JPG  France Radar-system
20 MARGOT XXL  France Camera-Observation-system
  • 150 Second-hand Slovak-made RM-70 Grad multiple rocket launchers purchased from Germany in 1993, after the end of Cold War. 116 have been used in active service since then, the rest used for spares.
  • In 2008 talks started with Germany for the transfer of 223 surplus German M109A3GE-A2 howitzers to Greece. The deal was signed on the 17 February 2010. Once deliveries of the 223 howitzers is completed all towed artillery in the Hellenic Army will be withdrawn, with the exception of 18 M56 Pack guns.
  • The Hellenic Army has 24 PzH 2000 155mm systems, delivered between July 2003 and June 2004.
  • The M109 SPGs have been retrofitted with Intracom Defence 's Genaircon Hybrid Generators. Furthermore, there have been talks about upgrading the M270 MLRS and other artillery pieces.

Air Defence Systems[edit]

Quantity Weapon Images Notes
Air Defense - Missile Systems
42 MIM-23B Improved HAWK - Phase III PIP Hawk mobile.jpg 7 batteries × 6 missile launchers each.
Medium range
84 TOR-M1 Tor-M1 SAM (2).jpg 4 battalions with 4 batteries each and one with 5.
120 SA-8 Gecko Military parade in Baku on an Army Day34.jpg 6 battalions with 5 batteries each.
54 ASRAD-HELLAS Ozelot2.jpg With 426 FIM-92 Stinger Block 1 missiles.
VSHORADS
476 FIM-92B/C Stinger-POST & Stinger Block 1 FIM-92 (JASDF).jpg MANPADS
Air Defense - Gun Systems
506 ZU-23-2 Zu-23 30 M1-3 - InnovationDay2013part1-40.jpg 2× 23×152 mm (B)
285 Mk20 RH-202 20 mm anti-aircraft gun of the Bundeswehr.JPEG 2× 20×139 mm
Air Defense - Radar
3 Casta 2E1 Kasta 2E1 Flat Face E UHF Band Acquisition Radar (1).jpg Surveillance radar
5 P-19 radar P-19 radar system.jpg Surveillance radar
  • In 2000 the Hellenic Army decided to procure 54 vehicle-mounted ASRAD-HELLAS systems. A modular missile system featuring high firepower for day and night operation, each ASRAD-HELLAS weapon system carries four ready-to-fire Stinger missiles and holds an additional four missiles ready for a fast reload. The system is operated by a 2-man team, consisting of the driver, who has the secondary task of air space observer, and the operator of the weapon system.
  • The 23 mm ZU-23 lightweight, automatic, towed antiaircraft gun entered the Army arsenal after years of service with the East German army.
  • The Artemis 30 was originally developed in 1982, to protect all branches of the Armed Forces from medium and low level attack aircraft.
  • With units entering service both from East German and Russian sources, the 9M33 Osa (SA-8) short-range surface-to-air missile system was acquired to maximize the protection offered to Army units. In 1993 Germany gave 12 Osa surface-to-air cvs, meaning 3 batteries. Russia later sold another 20 Osa-AKMs batteries in 1998 and another 7 batteries as an offset for the purchase of the tor-m1 systems.
  • Hellenic Hawk Phase II Upgrade Program brought in 1995 Greek 42 Hawk launchers (7 batteries) to updated version. Ten launchers later updated to more updated version in 1999.

Other Armored Vehicles[edit]

Medical Evacuation Vehicles
54 M 113A1 MEDEVAC
70+ Humvee Ambulance
? Mercedes-Benz G-Class Ambulance
Armored Vehicle-launched Bridges
8 Leopard-1 Leguan Armored Vehicle-launched Bridge based on Leopard-1 chassis.
10 Leopard-1 Biber Armored Vehicle-launched Bridge based on Leopard-1 chassis.
12 M60A1 AVLB Armored Vehicle-launched Bridge based on M60A1 chassis.
22 ? M48A5 AVLB Armored Vehicle-launched Bridge based on M48A5 chassis.
Armored Recovery Vehicles
12 Leopard II BUFALO HEL based on Leopard-2 chassis.
43 Leopard-1 ARV based on Leopard-1 chassis.
95 M88A1 Armored Recovery Vehicle of the Patton tanks family.
81 ? M578 The M578 uses the same chassis as M107 self-propelled gun and M110 self-propelled howitzer.
Armored Demining Vehicles
50 Leopard-1V MP Armored Demining Vehicle based on Leopard-1 chassis. Gun was removed (in order to comply with CFE treaty limits on number of MBTs) and a Full Width Mine Plough (FWMP) from Pearson Engineering was added.
Miscellaneous Armored Vehicles
6 Leopard-1A3 Armored Firefighting Vehicle based on retired Leopard-1 chassis. The turret is replaced with a 12.5 ton water tank. Used in firing ranges by the Army and being evaluated by the Hellenic Fire Service.

Aircraft[edit]

Aircraft Images Origin Type Versions In service[8] Notes
Boeing AH-64 Apache Two AH-64DHAs put on a very spirited display for the crowd.jpg  United States attack helicopter AH-64A+
AH-64DHA
19
9
It is considered by Hellenic officials to upgrade

the AH-64A+.

Boeing CH-47 Chinook Greek Army CH-47 Chinook.jpg  United States transport helicopter CH-47DG/SD 25 10 Ex US Army, 10 purchased new and 5 upgraded Ex Air Force CH-47Cs.
NHI NH90 NHI NH-90 TTH, Germany - Army AN1449823.jpg  Europe transport helicopter NH-90 TTH 20 For Special Forces usage.

Together with the CH47s they will eventually partially

replace older helicopters like the Bell 205 and AB 205.

Bell 205 Bell UH-1 (Greek Army) (4429269958).jpg  United States
 Italy
utility helicopter UH-1H Iroquois
AB 205
25
62
Ex US Army. To be partially phased out in favor of more modern helicopters entering service.
AB205 built by Agusta.

To be also partially phased out.

Bell 206 Greek UH-IH with the Church in Stefanovikion in the background.jpg  Italy utility helicopter AB 206B-3 14 Built by Agusta
Bell 212 Greek UH-IH with the emergency flotation devices fitted to its skids 2.jpg  Italy VIP AB 212 VIP 1 Built by Agusta
Cessna 185 C-FFXO Cessna Skywagon II 185 (C185) 03.JPG  United States utility U-17A 13 To be decommissioned
C-12 Huron Beech C-12A Huron (A200), USA - Army AN2087007.jpg  United States VIP/photo recon aircraft C-12R 3
SAGEM Sperwer SPERWER B P1220856.jpg  France reconnaissance UAV 16 Light drones
Schweizer 300 PH-DIB Schweizer 269C-300C at Hilversum Airport (ICAO EHHV), photo1.JPG  United States training helicopter 300C 17 Used for training purposes
Bell OH-58 Kiowa OH-58D 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment (cropped).jpg  United States military helicopter OH-58D 70 Seventy ex-US Army helicopters. Most of them will be used in order to meet operational requirements and the rest will be used for training purposes[9][10][11].
  • The Army is looking to replace AB-205 and UH-1 helicopters in the immediate future.
  • Greece bought ten CH-47Cs for the Army, nine of which were later upgraded by Boeing to the CH-47D standard. In 1999, Greece bought seven more new Boeing CH-47D Chinooks. As of February 2019 and following recent additions, the Greek inventory counts 30 CH-47DG/SD Chinooks in total.
  • In 1995, 20 AH-64A+ were purchased. In 2003 Greece signed a contract for 12 AH-64D Longbow.
  • The Army is looking to introduce reconnaissance UAVs in the Hellenic Army Aviation to replace the C-12 and Cessna 185 in the immediate future . The Greek made Pegasus 2 is a notable contender with the SPERWER which is currently in use with the Signals branch also being a contender for the army aviation UAV program .

Historical equipment[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EBO 9 mm EP7 pistol (Greece), PISTOLS". Jane's Information Group. 2001-04-25. Retrieved 2009-05-22.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Hellenic Defense Systems". Archived from the original on 2012-01-21. Retrieved 2012-07-24.
  3. ^ "Personal infantry weapons: old weapons or new hardware in the coming decades? - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. Archived from the original on 2013-09-25. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  4. ^ "Leopard 2 HEL images and info". Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 6 July 2008.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-11-08. Retrieved 2018-11-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ According to the CFE treaty, the Armored Combat Vehicles category includes Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs), Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicles (AIFVs), and Heavy Armament Combat Vehicles. Heavy Armament Combat Vehicles includes vehicles that were not MBTs, APCs or AIFVs but have an integral gun of at least 75 mm caliber and weight at least 6 tons.
  7. ^ According to the CFE treaty, the Artillery category includes guns, howitzers, mortars, multiple launch rocket systems, and artillery pieces that combine the characteristics of guns and howitzers.
  8. ^ "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.
  9. ^ "US gifts Greece Kiowa scout helicopters". Jane's 360. Archived from the original on 2018-01-12. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  10. ^ https://www.pronews.gr/amyna-asfaleia/aeroporia/756820_ipa-arhise-i-fortosi-ton-elikopteron-oh-58-anamenontai-stin-ellada
  11. ^ http://www.skai.gr/news/greece/article/404309/eftasan-sto-volo-ta-70-elikoptera-anagnorisis-oh-58d-kiowa-warrior/