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May 12
2021

Developments for the air defense of the Greek Armed Forces

The particularly crucial and catalytic role of the Aviation Control System (SAE) will be strengthen with new armaments supplies by both the political and military leadership of the Ministry of National Defense (Ministry of Defense)

The design of the General Staff of the Hellenic Air Force envisages the acquisition of new modern mobile radars of medium and short range for the detection of flying targets. The improvement of SAE’s operational capabilities is mainly aimed at the Reference Stations (SA) of the Eastern Aegean in order to replace the existing obsolete radars.

The main technical features of the new radars include systems of high flexibility and flexibility, with the ability to detect threats in a timely manner and of course full interconnection and interoperability with the other air and weapons systems of the PA and the Armed Forces (ED).

At the same time, the Air Force (PA) officers place great emphasis and weight on the acquisition of new anti-ballistic capabilities, which include a large volume of ballistic weapons. The modernization of the Patriots is a matter of the highest priority and the focus of this is expected to be the new 360-degree guided missile radar as well as the new launcher missiles (PAC 3). The estimated start time of the program is 2022.

Undoubtedly, the most crucial issue is the implementation of a contract for technical support (Follow On Support) of the flying radars of 380 Squadron ASEPE (Airborne Early Warning and Control System) as well as the prospect of modernization of aircraft (in a second). However, there is some concern and concern as many of the aircraft components and sub-assemblies have stopped being supported by the company.

At the time of writing, the three staffs in collaboration with GEETHA are expected to complete the new interdisciplinary air defense study.

Source: defencereview.gr