Structure of the Hellenic Air Force

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Organization[edit]

The Hellenic Air Force is overseen by the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence, whose current head is minister Vangelis Meimarakis.

Combat operations are overseen by the Chief of Operations of the Supreme Air Force Council.

Support services are managed by the Directorate of Aeronautical Support of the Air Force Support Command.

The training squadrons and air force schools, like the Icarus School of Basic and Advanced Fighter Training and the School of Advanced War Training (TOP GUN), run by the Training Directorate of the Air Force Training Command.

Command[edit]

  • Year Founded  : 1930 (as a separate branch)
  • Ministry  : National Defence
  • Minister  : Dimitrios Avramopoulos
  • Air Force Command  : Air Marshal Ioannis Giagkos
  • Chief of Air Operations  : Air Marshal Theologos Simeonidis
  • Directorate of Aeronautical Support  : Air Vice-Marshal Vasilios Tzinaetis
  • Directorate of Aeronautical Training  : Air Vice-Marshal Athanasios Karamitsos

Combat Wings[edit]

LTV TA-7C Corsair II of the Greek Air Force, taxiing for take off at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, England, in 2005


  • 110th Combat Wing (110 Πτέρυγα Μάχης)
    • 337th Fighter Squadron (337 Μοίρα) - Flies the F-16 C/D Block 52+
    • 346th Fighter Squadron "Jason" (346 Μοίρα Ιασών) - Flies the F-16C/D Block 30
    • 348th Fighter Squadron "Eyes" (348 Μοίρα Μάτια) - Flies the RF-4E Phantom II
  • 111th Combat Wing (111 Πτέρυγα Μάχης)
    • 330th Fighter Squadron "Thunder" (330 Μοίρα "Κεραυνός") - Flies the F-16C/D Block 30
    • 341st Fighter Squadron "Ace" (341 Μοίρα "Άσσος") - Flies the F-16C/D Block 50
    • 347th Fighter Squadron "Perseus" (347 Μοίρα "Περσεύς") - Flies the F-16C/D Block 50
  • 114th Combat Wing (114 Πτέρυγα Μάχης)
    • 331st Fighter Squadron "Aigeas" (331 Μοίρα "Αιγέας") - Flies the Mirage 2000-5 Mk2
    • 332nd Fighter Squadron "Falcon" (332 Μοίρα "Γεράκι") - Flies the Mirage 2000BG/EG
  • 115th Combat Wing (115 Πτέρυγα Μάχης)
    • 340th Fighter Squadron "Fox" (340 Μοίρα "Αλεπού") - Flies the F-16C/D Block 52+
    • 343rd Fighter Squadron "Star" (343 Μοίρα "Αστέρι") - Flies the F-16C/D Block 52+
  • 116th Combat Wing (116 Πτέρυγα Μάχης), based in Araxos, Achaea
    • 335 Bomber Squadron "Tigers" (335 Μοίρα Βομβαρδισμών "Τίγρεις") - Flies A-7E/TA-7C Corsair II
    • 336 Bomber Squadron "Olympos" (336 Μοίρα Βομβαρδισμών "Όλυμπος") - Flies A-7H/TA-7H Corsair II
  • 117th Combat Wing (117 Πτέρυγα Μάχης), based in Andravida, Elis
    • 338 Fighter Squadron "Mars/Ares" (338 Μοίρα Αναχαίτησης "Άρης") - Flies F-4E Phantom II (Peace Icarus 2000 Upgrades)
    • 339 Fighter Squadron "Ajax" (338 Μοίρα Αναχαίτησης "Αίας") - Flies F-4E Phantom II (Peace Icarus 2000 Upgrades)

Training Wings[edit]

  • 124 Basic Training Wing (124 Πτέρυγα Βασικής Εκπαίδευσης), localted in Tripoli, Arcadia.
    • 1st Trainee SQ (1η Mοίρα Εκπαίδευσης Νεοσυλλέκτων)
    • 2nd Trainee SQ (2η Mοίρα Εκπαίδευσης Νεοσυλλέκτων)
    • 3rd Trainee SQ (3η Mοίρα Εκπαίδευσης Νεοσυλλέκτων)
    • Local Defence Trainee SQ (Mοίρα Εκπαίδευσης Τοπικής Άμυνας)

AA Missiles[edit]

  • 350 Guided Missiles Wing (350 Πτέρυγα Κατευθυνομένων Βλημάτων)

Radar Units[edit]

  • 1st MSEP (Advanced Warning Squadron) (1η ΜΣΕΠ - Μοίρα Σταθμού Ελέγχου και Προειδοποίησης), in Evros
  • 2nd MSEP (Advanced Warning Squadron) (2η ΜΣΕΠ - Μοίρα Σταθμού Ελέγχου και Προειδοποίησης), in Thessalia
  • 3rd MSEP (Advanced Warning Squadron) (3η ΜΣΕΠ - Μοίρα Σταθμού Ελέγχου και Προειδοποίησης), in Rodopi
  • 6th MSEP (Advanced Warning Squadron) (6η ΜΣΕΠ - Μοίρα Σταθμού Ελέγχου και Προειδοποίησης), in Myconos island
  • 7th MSEP (Advanced Warning Squadron) (7η ΜΣΕΠ - Μοίρα Σταθμού Ελέγχου και Προειδοποίησης), in Skyros island
  • 8th MSEP (Advanced Warning Squadron) (8η ΜΣΕΠ - Μοίρα Σταθμού Ελέγχου και Προειδοποίησης), in Limnos island

Technical Schools[edit]

  • 128 School of Engineering and Technical Institute - SETI (128 Σμηναρχία Εκπαίδευσης Τηλεπικοινωνιών-Ηλεκτρονικών - Σ.Ε.Τ.Η.) in Kavouri, Athens