The Minister of National Defence Mr. Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos briefed yesterday, Wednesday, October 6, 2021, the members of the Special Standing Committee on Armament Programs and Contracts of the Greek Parliament on program activations.
According to the Ministry of Defence, the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Mr. Nikolaos Hardalias, also participated in this briefing along with the Chief of the Hellenic Air Force General Staff, Air Marshal Georgios Blioumis, the Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Charalambos Lalousis, the Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff, Vice-Admiral Stylianos Petrakis, the Deputy Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, Vice-Admiral Ioannis Drimousis and the General Director of the General Directorate for Defence Investments and Armaments, Vice-Admiral (ret.) Aristidis Alexopoulos.
During the meeting and following a thorough briefing by the Political and Military Leadership of the Armed Forces, the members of the Special Standing Committee approved the following:
Hellenic Army General Staff Programs
- Construction of a wind tunnel tο be used as a free fall simulator
- Upgrade of the electro-optical systems of 19 “Apache” AH-64A+ helicopters of the Army Aviation
- Procurement of Anti-tank Missile Systems
- Procurement of a Missile System for “Apache” AH-64 (A/D) helicopters
Hellenic Navy General Staff Programs
- Procurement of Guided Missiles for the equipment of four Gunboats and four Unconventional Warfare crafts of the Hellenic Navy
Hellenic Air Force General Staff Programs
- Support for T-6A Training Aircraft
- Procurement of Cartridges for F-16 and F-4 fighter aircraft of the Hellenic Air Force
- Update of the Decision on Activation of the Subprogram for the Leasing of MALE-class UAV system
- IRIS – T Missile Support of the Hellenic Air Force
Finally, the members of the Special Standing Committee approved the tender award for the general inspection – repair of the main Internal Combustion Engines of MEKO-class Frigates.
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