Greece has announced its first domestically built combat drone, the Grypas, with the first full-scale aircraft expected by 2025.
In September, the Greek aerospace industry, in collaboration with the Universities of Aristotle, Thessaly and Democritus, unveiled Greece’s first national drone, the Archytas, touted as the first system in a series of upcoming unmanned technologies.
Announced on January 13th, Grypas is the second platform to emerge from this joint production. While the development of the drone will follow a very similar pattern to the Archytas project, its design will be based on a different operational concept to respond to different mission requirements.
While the Archytas is intended for reconnaissance and surveillance over Greek islands, the Grypas serves as a multi-role system equipped for combat missions.