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Hellenic Defence Systems S.A. enjoys an international reputation in the defence market, as a reliable supplier of high-quality defence material, meeting the high standards and modern requirements of its worldwide clients, exporting 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.

Besides the developed domestic market, Hellenic Defence Systems S.A. enjoys an international reputation in the defence market, as a reliable supplier of high-quality defence material, meeting the high standards and modern requirements of its worldwide clients, exporting to all five continents.

Hellenic Defence Systems S.A. first exports, to the largest European economies, date back to the mid- 1930s. Almost a century later, the Hellenic Defence Systems today, proudly boast an extensive export portfolio of high-quality defence products to 40 countries all over the world.

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

Quality Assurance2021-06-07T14:19:44+03:00

Hellenic Defense Systems is worldwide recognized for the high quality and reliability of its products.

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

Well-equipped laboratories of Hellenic Defense Systems 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- STD, STANAG, ASTM, EN, ISO, DIN, as well as the relevant specification of final products is performed.

Hellenic Defense Systems implements a Quality Management System certified according to ISO 9001:2015, while complying with NATO Quality Assurance requirements according to the standard AQAP -2110 in contracts with its customers, according to the requirements of the Ministries of Defense of Greece and other countries.

The Quality System’s implementation in the executed contracts is permanently monitored by Government Quality Assurance Representatives.

Ballistic tests sites2021-06-07T14:27:17+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.
    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 Laboratory2021-06-07T14:29:26+03:00

The HDS Metrology Laboratory is a part of the Hymettus industrial facilities.

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.

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