Israel and Greece signs virtual defence deal, Israel to lease drones to Greece

Israel and Greece have signed a defence agreement pertaining to expanding security relations between Israel and Greece and per the deal, Israel is to lease drones to Greece to defend its borders.

The agreement has been signed digitally due to the coronavirus crisis between Israeli Defence Ministry and the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence. The agreement is the first military deal between the two countries and incorporates the option to buy the system.

Under the deal, Israel’s Defence Ministry will lease the Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, made by state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries for three years to Greece.

Yair Kulas, Head of the Israel’s International Defence Cooperation Directorate, said, “We hope to sign additional agreements with Greece as well as other European partners, assisting them in addressing security challenges-in times of the corona pandemic and beyond”.

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