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EU funds Greek Defence Ministry for surveillance equipment

EU funds Greek Defence Ministry for surveillance equipment 11 July, 2018

The Greek Ministry of Defence has announced two programmes for the acquisition of surveillance equipment, to be co-funded by the European Union (EU) according to the Jane’s. The first programme concerns the acquisition of up to six electro-optical sensor systems for Hellenic Navy’s all eight Sikorsky S-70B-6 Aegean Hawk helicopters. Helicopter have to anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare mission as well as search and rescue operations. The total cost is set at EUR28.9 million, 85% of which will be financed by the EU. The second programme concerns the acquisition of 25 surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles, together with ground control systems, for EUR1.2 million to be managed by Hellenic Army. Even though there is no public information about where the systems are going to be stationed, C4Defence was told that the surveillance systems will monitor Turkish Navy’s activities at the Dardanelles.

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