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Naval Aviation

Current Title: Elliniko Polemiko Naftiko
Title in English: Hellenic Navy
Abbreviation: EPN


Narrative Summary:
Established in March 1976 mainly for anti-submarine duties.

Key Dates:
March 1976    Navy aviation unit established.

Current Status:
To be added.

Future Plans:
To be added.


National Insignia:

          Main markingFin Flash
The main marking is displayed in 6 positions (ie above and below each wing, and on each side of the fuselage) on aircraft - but on fuselage sides only on helicopters. The fin flash is usually displayed on the fin. Navy aircraft do not carry service titles, but instead carry a blue disc with a white anchor insignia.

Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
Greek Navy helicopter serials comprise a two-figure number with the prefix PN- for Polemiko Naftiko, eg: Alouette III PN-04.

Unit/Base Aircraft Code System(s):
Coding system not used


Aircraft Designation System(s):
None - Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory:
Aircraft Type Total
Role Origin
Agusta AB.212ASW 11 6 ASW/ASV/SAR Italy
Agusta AB.212EW 2 2 ECM Italy
Sud Aviation SA319B Alouette III 4 2 Training/SAR/Utility Aeronavale (France)
Sikorsky S-70B-6 Agean Hawk 11 % 10 ASW/SAR/EW USA
% = on delivery.

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
Agusta AB.212ASW 11 1979 current Italy
Agusta AB.212EW 2 1996? current Italy
Sud Aviation SA319B Alouette III 4 1975 current France
Sikorsky S-70B-6 Agean Hawk 11 % 1994 current USA
% on delivery.

Aircraft NOT Used:
No false reports known.


Main Headquarters:
Ministry of Defence, Holargos, Athens

Current Organisational Structure:
Navy Aviation currently comprises three Flights of helicopters.

Current Order of Battle:
Unit Type Base
Diikissi Elikopteron Naftikou (Navy Helicopter Command)
Sminos Alouette Alouette III Kotroni-Marathon
Sminos AB.212 AB.212ASW, AB.212EW Kotroni-Marathon
Sminos Agean Hawk S-70B-6 Kotroni-Marathon
Sminos = Flight

Historical Orders of Battle:
To be added.

All-Time Flying Units List:
Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
The main Navy Aviation base is Kotroni-Marathon.

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
To be added.

More Information


To be added


World Air Power Journal No.19 p.146
Air Forces Monthly November 1996
Scramble No.210 (November 1996)


Hellenic Navy Official Website

wikipedia: Hellenic Navy

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First Created: 15 February 1995 - Last Revised: 19 July 2008
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