The Greek Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) has approved two new armaments programmes for the Hellenic Navy.
Cooperation between the HDW shipyard in Kiel (Germany) and the Greek Skaramangas shipyard will materialize in the construction of three EU214 submarines, at a cost of 350 billion drachmas ($1.3 billion). Also approved was cooperation between the Elefsina and Ficantieri (Italy) shipyards for the construction of a naval oil tanker, budgeted at 39 billion drachmas ($128 million).
Talks are continuing over a cooperative programme to construct three missile patrol boats by the Elefsina Shipyards, budgeted at 120 billion drachmas, for which Germany's Lurssen Werft, France's CMN and the British Vosper Thornycroft shipyards are all competing.
More information: Defence Systems Daily