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Greece receives EU funding 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).

The first programme, managed by the Hellenic Navy, concerns the acquisition of up to six electro-optical sensor systems for the service’s eight Sikorsky S-70B-6 Aegean Hawk helicopters, which are also used for search and rescue, in addition to anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare. The total cost is set at EUR28.9 million (USD34 million), 85% of which will be financed by the EU.

The second programme, managed by the Hellenic Army, concerns the acquisition of 25 surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles, together with ground control systems, for EUR1.2 million.

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