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The Helenic Air Force HAF
Polemikí Aeroporía, literally "War Aviation"

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The Hellenic Air Force (HAF; Greek: Πολεμική Αεροπορία, Polemikí Aeroporía, literally "War Aviation", sometimes abbreviated as ΠΑ) is the air force of Greece with ‘Hellenic’ being a synonym for ‘Greek’ in the Greek language. During the period of monarchy between 1935–1973 the force was known as the Royal Hellenic Air Force (RHAF) (Greek: Ἑλληνικὴ Βασιλικὴ Ἀεροπορία, Ellinikí Vasilikí Aeroporía).

The Hellenic Air Force is one of the three branches of the Hellenic Armed Forces and its mission is to guard and protect Greek airspace, provide air assistance and support to the Hellenic Army and the Hellenic Navy, as well as the provision of humanitarian aid in Greece and around the world. The Hellenic Air Force includes approximately 33,000 active troops, of whom 11,750 are career officers, 14,000 are professional conscripts (ΕΠ.ΟΠ.), 7,250 are volunteer conscripts and 1,100 are women. The motto of the Hellenic Air Force is the ancient Greek phrase Αἰὲν Ὑψικρατεῖν (Aièn Hypsikrateîn, "Always Dominate the Heights"), and the HAF ensign represents a flying eagle in front of the Hellenic Air Force roundel.

History

aircraft

Founded 1930

Country  Greece

Type Air Force

Role Aerial warfare

Size approx. 33,000 personnel

400+ aircraft

8 types of air defence systems

Part of Hellenic Armed Forces

 

Fighter F-16 Fighting Falcon United States  multirole  F-16C/D  Total 153
upgrade to Viper V Variant Block 70/72

Aircraft flown

Attack F-16, Mirage 2000

Bomber F-4 Phantom II

Electronic

warfare EC-130H

Fighter F-16, Mirage 2000

Reconnaissance Embraer E-99A (AEW&C), Pegasus II, P-3 Orion

Trainer P2002 Sierra, T-6 Texan II, T-2, Mirage 2000

Transport C-27J, C-130, ERJ-135, Gulfstream V, Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma, Bell 205

 

aviation quote

I am strongly convinced that

avioation & is the best reward

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