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The Hellenic Defense Systems enjoys an International defence market reputation as reliable supplier of high quality defence material, achieving to fulfil its Customers’ current requirements worldwide and to extend its Exports to all five Continents.

Today, the Hellenic Defense Systems has succeeded:

• To be the Exclusive Supplier of the Greek Armed and Security Forces on Weapons and Ammunition produced in Greece.
• To be Qualified Manufacturer & Supplier on defence material by a numerous MoDs worldwide such as USA, French, Indian etc.
• To be the only Licensed by Heckler & Koch manufacturer of 7.62mm G3 automatic rifles in Europe.
• To fully support the Greek MoD in upgrading & modernization of the country’s arsenal.
• To be a member of the Consortium which has developed the IRIS-T air to air missile. Manufacturer of the missile’s Warhead&Safety-Arming Unit.
• To be certified by NATO as an MADF (Missile Assembly Disassembly Facility), one of the five existing facilities worldwide.

The Hellenic Defense System’s Research and Development Department works in close co-ordination with the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence, acquiring knowledge of their present and future requirements in order to meet their needs.

Thanks to its highly qualified scientific personnel and the high quality engineering equipment it possesses, the Hellenic Defense Systems constantly seeks to improve its products and to extend its activities to the development of new products, thus increasing Company’s scope and prestige in Greece and abroad.

Additionally to the home market, the Hellenic Defense System enjoys an International defence market reputation as reliable supplier of high quality defence material, achieving to fulfil its Customers’ current requirements worldwide and to extend its Exports to all five Continents.

The Hellenic Defense System first exported its products to the larger European nations at the time, during the mid 1930s while during the last twenty years the company has exported its defence material of high quality to 40 countries all over the World.

Quality Policy2020-06-20T19:59:55+03:00

Quality Assurance2020-12-16T18:40:51+03:00

The Hellenic Defense System has gained a reputation at home and abroad of the high quality and reliability of its products.

To assure the full conformance with requirements and specifications, the Hellenic Defense System has built up and maintains a comprehensive and disciplined Quality System, which controls all stages of production starting from raw material and finished to the final product.

The company’s Quality System is complying with the International standard ISO 9001:20015 and applies to all company’s installations.

In addition, the Hellenic Defence Systems follows the requirements of Hellenic and foreign Ministries of Defence and implements the provisions of NATO standards AQAP-2110.

The Quality System’s application is permanently monitored by resident Hellenic Government Quality Assurance Representatives.

Further to the above, the company operates a significant number of well-equipped laboratories which ensure the reliability and the high standards of the tests and measurements being made on the products. A series of tests in accordance with MIL-SPECs, STANAGS, ASTM, EN, ISO, DIN as well as the relevant ammunition or weapon system specifications are performed.

Ballistic tests sites2020-06-20T20:06:56+03:00

There are 3 Ballistic tests sites operating at HDS premises :

1. The Ballistic Tests Laboratory – Ballistic Station at Hymettus Plant (Athens) for testing small caliber ammunition and anti ballistic equipment.

The Laboratory is certified by NATO as a National Test Center for testing small caliber ammunition.

It is also accredited by the Hellenic National Accreditation System (ESYD) in compliance with ISO /IEC 17025 standard since March 2009 for the following scopes :

a. ballistic resistance of personal body armor.

b. testing and classification of bullet attack resistance of buildings and security glazing.

c. testing and classification of bullet attack resistance of windows, doors, shutters and blinds.

The Laboratory , operated by highly skilled personnel, covers an area of 450 m2 and including five tunnels of 50m to 200 m length and is fully equipped.

2. The Ballistic Station at Aeghion Plant for testing Aeghion plant production (mainly arms ) . Tests facilities site is located inside Aeghion Plant premises.

3. The Ballistic station at Lavrion Plant for testing medium caliber ammunition. Ballistic tests are executed at proving range of 200m located inside the Plant .

In addition HDS uses various Hellenic Ministry of Defence proving grounds (mainly Koskina proving ground at Evia island) for testing large and medium caliber ammunition.

Metrology Laboratory2020-06-20T19:31:18+03:00

The HDS Metrology Laboratory is a part of the Hymettus industrial facilities.
It has been accredited (International Accreditation System) since September 2003 for a wide range of applications, according to the “ELOT EN ISO / IEC 17025” Standard.

The Lab operates on the basis of clearly documented procedures. The Lab personnel have been trained on the procedures, methods and the proper use of the equipment. They are experienced and capable of performing even the most complex high precision measurements and tests.

The Lab facility covers an area of 300 m2 and it has been specially designed to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the measurements and tests performed. The calibration part of the Lab has been built on special foundations to ensure vibration isolation. The lab is equipped with special black granite work benches (class 1 and 00 according to DIN 876).
The environmental conditions within the Lab comply with the international technical specifications for such facilities and they are maintained with the use of a special air conditioning system which keeps the temperature at 20°C ± 5°C and the humidity at a level between 50% – 60%.

The Lab equipment includes common and special micrometers, electronic vertical height gauges, granite application plates, lever gauges, prototype rectangular guage blocks, prototype spheres and cylinders, calibration devices for measuring instruments, and the following measuring machines:
Measuring machine PMM 866-3D, for large pieces – precision: up to 0,50 μm.
Measuring machine SIP – 302M, for cylindrical and flat objects, inner and outer threads etc. – precision: up to 0,40 μm.
Measuring microscope UMW – SKI, with magnifying lenses and an incident light inspection accessory for “blind” measurement points, the measurement of contours, angles, radii, thread angles, etc.
Mechanical comparator TESA UPD, complete with accessories (precision electronic thermometer with 4 sensors, monochromatic light source, optical flat etc.) for the calibration of gauge blocks – precision class: 0,1 & 2.
Calibration device MINI – HORIZONTAL, for the calibration of dial gauges, (insertable axis type dial gauges, lever type dial gauges, etc.) and the calibration of various small instruments – precision: up to 0,40 μm.
Vertical height measuring device TRIMOS V600+, for measuring heights, as well as distances between hole centers – precision: 1 μm.

The Lab design and equipment, as well as its skilled personnel ensure the reliability of the wide range of applications performed in the Lab for HDS and its customers.

Today, the Hellenic Defense Systems has succeeded:

• To be the Exclusive Supplier of the Greek Armed and Security Forces on Weapons and Ammunition produced in Greece.
• To be Qualified Manufacturer & Supplier on defence material by a numerous MoDs worldwide such as USA, French, Indian etc.
• To be the only Licensed by Heckler & Koch manufacturer of 7.62mm G3 automatic rifles in Europe.
• To fully support the Greek MoD in upgrading & modernization of the country’s arsenal.
• To be a member of the Consortium which has developed the IRIS-T air to air missile. Manufacturer of the missile’s Warhead&Safety-Arming Unit.
• To be certified by NATO as an MADF (Missile Assembly Disassembly Facility), one of the five existing facilities worldwide.

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