Hellenic Defence Systems S.A. (ΕΒΟ-PYRKAL) or EAS s.a. is the only Greek defence industry which for 140 years has been engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and trading of NATO type guns, weapon systems and ammunition.
EAS has been established in 2014 after the merging made in 2004 by the:
- “Greek Powder & Cartridge Company S.A.” better known as “PYRKAL”
- “Hellenic Arms Industry S.A.” better known as “ΕΒΟ”
EAS’ range of production includes guns, weapons, weapon and missile systems as well as ammunition of small, medium and large caliber.
Furthermore EAS is dealing with the maintenance and upgrading of anti-aircraft weapon and missile systems, with the manufacturing of missile parts, with the upgrading and modernization of weapons and weapon systems, with the inspection, evaluation, collection and demilitarization of ammunition and finally with the static & ballistic tests of guns, ammunition and bulletproof materials.
EAS’ Headquarters is on Hymettus, near to the Athens center.
The plants of the company are located in the Central Greece within Attica and Achaia Prefectures.
EAS’ workforce is 500 persons.
EAS is a State owned company. Having as main shareholder the Hellenic Ministry of Finance the company is supervised by the Ministry of National Defence.