The wings and sword of the mythical hero Perseus (center), the emblem of the Hellenic Air Force (right) and a flying aircraft (left)
Call Sign: PERSEUS
111 Combat Wing – Nea Aghialos Air Base
- A-7H “Corsair II”
- F-16C/D Block 50
The mission of the 347 Squadron is to maintain a high level of readiness and effectiveness, in order to conduct successful air operations whenever needed in accordance with current plans. It is achieved by the appropriate organization, training of personnel and maintenance of the available means and systems.
On January 1997, 7th the 347 Squadron was re-established at 111 Combat Wing. Its core comprised of pilots and technicians from 330 and 346 Squadrons, who were trained in the new F-16 C/D Block 50D aircraft capabilities, at Luke AB, Arizona.
On August 1997, 22nd the official ceremony for the delivery of the first eight (8) F-16 C/D Block 50D aircraft took place. The Squadron was responsible for the reception of all the aircraft of this specific type, until the re-establishment of the 341 Squadron, when personnel and assets were equally divided between the two (2) Squadrons.
After its successful evaluation by Hellenic Tactical Air Force, the Squadron was the operational duties of bombing and interception.