Thales is a long-standing partner of the Hellenic Air Force, Hellenic Navy and Hellenic Army.
In the Air domain, Greece announced a historic order of 18 Rafale aircraft in January 2021, becoming the first European customer of the Rafale team. Thales is responsible for the combat systems, radar and electronics of the aircraft.
The deliveries of aircraft will be spread out over two years, ending in 2023. The contract also includes logistic support to Hellenic Air Force Rafale’s air activity, maintaining the availability of equipment and systems at the highest level.
This new order complements the existing Mirage 2000 and Mirage 2000-5 combat aircraft in service with the Hellenic Air Force that are equipped with Thales sensors and equipment. Additionally in the Air domain, Thales has also supplied Crotale air defence systems to the Air Force.
Thales Hellas has also implemented the Air Command and Control System in Larissa for NATO with its local engineers, who are now deployed across Europe to support the system. Supported by Thales Raytheon Systems, the ACCS is the first unified system in NATO, enabling its members to manage all types of air operations, both inside and outside NATO. The ACCS helps member countries to assert their territorial sovereignty and protect their populations and armed forces from air and missile threats.
In the Naval domain, surface vessels in service are equipped with Thales electronic combat systems, selfdefence and communication systems.
In the Land domain, Thales has provided PR4G tactical radios, surveillance radars and optronic systems to the Army.