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Green Light from Greece to France

Green Light from Greece to France October 15, 2019

Greece has been looking for new frigates in its inventory. While talking about the procure of Adelaide-class guided-missile frigates who retired in the Australian Navy, it was on the agenda to focus on France’s multi-purpose Belharra frigates. Greek Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said he had signed a statement of intent for the acquisition with his French counterpart. Panagiotopoulos, adding that there was “a long way to go” before an agreement is reached on the required “technical aspects” of the vessels.
If this deal goes through, Greece will become the first export customer for Naval Group’s Belharra-class frigates. These ships will displace around 4,000 tonnes and will be the first French warship to be fitted with flat-panel AESA radar as well as a hull-mounted sonar.

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