Pipinos, the first submarine to be constructed in Greece, was launched on Monday in Skaramangas, west of Athens.

The launch was attended by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos and Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos, among other dignitaries.

The Pipinos, a Type 214 diesel-electric vessel, is the first of three submarines commissioned by the navy to be built by the Abu Dhabi-controlled Hellenic Shipyards.