Greece will lease seven Heron medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for three years to enhance its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities in the Aegean Sea, Greek media have reported.
Greek Alternate Minister of National Defence Dimitris Vitsas briefed the Parliament Special Standing Committee on Armament Programmes and Contracts in Athens on 1 February on the planned EUR35.5 million (USD44 million) agreement between the Greek Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Israel. Under the agreement, which includes training, EUR16.5 million will be paid in the first year and EUR9.5 million in each of the subsequent two years of the lease.
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