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Hellenic Defence Systems

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EAS (Greek: Ελληνικά Αμυντικά Συστήματα; Hellenic Defense Systems) is the company formed by the merger in 2004 of the Greek state Defense Companies EBO and Pyrkal. When created, it was a major manufacturer with several factories and thousands of employees, with a product range that includes most land weapons in use today, as well as an established exporter to many countries in the world. Its future is uncertain though, due to its mounting debts connected to the poor financial condition of its constituents.

Hellenic Defence Systems
Native name
Greek: Ελληνικά Αμυντικά Συστήματα
Ellinika Amyntika Systimata
State-owned enterprise
Founded2004; 15 years ago (2004)
Area served
Key people
Theofilos Vasileiou (Chairman)
John Demiris (President)
Kosmas Christidis (CEO)
ProductsMunitions, Small arms, Artillery, Explosive
OwnerHellenic Ministry of Finance
Number of employees


External links / ReferencesEdit

  • Official Website
  • L.S. Skartsis, "Greek Vehicle & Machine Manufacturers 1800 to present: A Pictorial History", Marathon (2012) ISBN 978-960-93-4452-4 (eBook)