Greece has announced its first domestically build combat drone, the Grypas, with the initial scaled aircraft expected by 2025.
In September, the Hellenic Aerospace Industry in cooperation with the Aristotle, Thessaly and Democritus universities presented Greece’s first national drone, the Archytas, advertised as the inaugural system in a line of upcoming unmanned technologies.
The Grypas, announced Jan. 13, is the second platform born out of that joint production. While the development of the drone will follow a very similar pattern as the Archytas project, its design will be based on a different concept of operations to respond to diverse mission requirements.
Whereas the Archytas is intended to perform reconnaissance and surveillance above Greek islands, the Grypas will serve as a multipurpose system equipped for combat assignments.
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