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Old February 28th, 2008   #1
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Greek Leonidas APC exports

Hey all
Just wondering how many countries have bought/received the Leonidas APC from Greece. The only info i've got is that Cyprus received a bunch in the past, and that Macedonia has 10 of the new Leonidas 2 APCs.
That, and a bunch of them were shipped to the UN mission in FYROM (ie Macedonia).
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Greece APC

Did a little hunting and found this web site not sure if it helps.

Found this as well
Greece’s defence industry directly and indirectly employs 15,000 people. Only 2,800 people are directly employed. Annual arms exports are valued at US$88 million (EUR60 million). With heavy reliance on defence imports, the government usually seeks offset deals if the value of equipment procured is worth more than US$1.6 million (EUR1.1 million). Greece produces naval vessels, ammunition and aircraft components. The three main companies are Hellenic Defence Systems (EAS), Hellenic Shipyards SA (HSY) and Hellenic Aerospace Industries (HAI). EAS employs about 5,000 people at five sites producing infantry weapons, missiles, bombs and ammunition for the Greek armed forces. HSY is part of TKMS and employs about 1,500 staff at its Skaramagas shipyard. It constructs German-designed vessels for the Greek Navy, such as the Hydra Class (MEKO 200) frigate and the Type 214 submarine. HAI builds components for other aerospace manufacturers. In December 2005, HAI signed a US$88 million (EUR60 million) agreement with Italy’s Aermacchi to undertake about ten per cent of production on the M-346 advanced jet trainer, including building components and parts of the aircraft’s fuselage.

Hellenic Vehicle Industry SA (Elliniki Biomihania Ohimaton -- EABO) has in the past assembled armoured vehicles for the Greek armed forces and export market, including its own designed Leonidas APC. The company has recently licence-built the Leopard II MBT for the Hellenic Army, but largely concentrates on civilian bus and fire-fighting vehicles as well as providing spare parts. Other Greek military vehicle producers include Nik Kioleides SA, which builds MBT transporters and refuelling trucks. EADS 3 Sigma (50 per cent owned by EADS) at Chania in Crete and Athens manufactures UAVs, unmanned surface vessels and drones. Smaller Greek companies include Interoperability Systems International Hellas (ISI Hellas) (C3I software and equipment, software) and Miltech Hellas (defence telecommunications, components, countermeasures equipment, electrical cables and towed targets). Miltech Hellas has supplied electrical boxes for the Leopard IIHEL assembled by EABO, electrical boxes for the Panhard VBL (Véhicule Blindé Leger) light armoured vehicle under contract from Thales and is currently providing electrical harnesses for the NH-90 helicopter project.


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