Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Security News

Greek Military Acquisitions on the Rise

5/19/2008 (Balkanalysis.com)
By Ioannis Michaletos

Photo: FREMM vessel. The Greek Navy has ordered six frigates by autumn 2008

Greece and Turkey are historically known as traditional foes that accumulate vast military arsenals, preserving a delicate balance of power that breaks out occasionally with ‘hot’ incidents, inevitably involving the air force and the navy in the Eastern Aegean. Over the recent period, Greece has proceeded in acquiring new weaponry from international producers, while Turkey continues to pressure Greece on a variety of issues. One item of note is the heightened role being played by France as an arms-producing nation in equipping the Greek armed forces for their next-generation needs..

more: http://www.balkanalysis.com/2008/05/19/greek-military-acquisitions-on-the-rise/

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