Saturday May 23, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Defense ties with Israel to be fortified

Greece and Israel are eyeing closer cooperation on defense issues, which could include the co-manufacturing of defense systems, it has emerged following President Shimon Peresís visit to Athens this week.

Peres spent three days in Greece and Greek government sources have suggested that the talks he held during his visit were very ďproductive.Ē Events in Syria, which have led to a number of warships being sent to the Southeastern Mediterranean, have prompted the two sides to consider ways or working closer together, sources said.

The head of the Israeli Ministry of Defenseís Defense Export and Defense Cooperation Agency (SIBAT), Shmaya Avieli, is due to visit Greece by the end of the month. Avieli, in charge of Israelís arms program, is expected to examine the possibility of the two countries working together to produce defense systems.

In an interview with Janeís Defence Weekly last year, Avieli said Israel was looking for new emerging markets and overseas joint ventures in an effort to offset potential losses caused by the global economic downturn.

Sources said the Israeli side has already expressed an interest in the capabilities of Hellenic Defense Systems (EAS) and the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (EAB) and that there will likely be an agreement on the co-manufacturing of shells and armored vehicles.

Defense Ministry officials said that there is also interest on the Israeli side in the construction of navy vessels, which might help the government solve the problem of what to do with the Skaramanga shipyards west of Athens.

Greece also wants Israel to provide expertise on military service, as the government considers whether to extend the time that conscripts have to serve in the armed forces.

ekathimerini.com , Friday August 10, 2012 (20:58)  
Deal no closer following PMís meetings in Riga
Greece to back NATO-led campaign against ISIS, Kammenos says
SYRIZA, ND waver over agreement
Nearly 800 irregular migrants detained as EU mulls refugee relocation plan
Car sales drop a gear on VAT rate uncertainty
Different scenarios of changes to value-added tax rates have paralyzed the car market in the last couple of weeks. Expectations for a rate cut from 23 to 18 percent, and the governmentís int...
Bulk of loan requests comes from food service
The Greek growth model for small and medium-sized enterprises during the period of the crisis will have to change, senior banking officials stress. The majority of demands for corporate fina...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Greece escapes soccer suspension, FIFA happy with changes
FIFA says it is satisfied with changes made to sporting law in Greece, and has dropped a threat to suspend the country from international competition. In a letter to the government dated May...
SOCCER
Four-goal Panathinaikos thrashes Asteras away
Panathinaikos thrashed Asteras at Tripoli to gain an early advantage in the race for a spot in next seasonís Champions League qualifiers, as the Super League play-offs got under way on Wedne...
Inside Sports
EDITORIAL
Consensus is key
The education bill that has been put forward by Greeceís leftist-led government has to be the subject of extensive public consultation. Even more importantly, it needs to be approved in Parl...
COMMENTARY
The other inequality: how the state spends our money
Growing inequality between rich and poor across the world has rightly become the focus of much investigation and analysis. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development underline...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
†RECENT NEWS
1. Deal no closer following PMís meetings in Riga
2. Greece to back NATO-led campaign against ISIS, Kammenos says
3. SYRIZA, ND waver over agreement
4. Nearly 800 irregular migrants detained as EU mulls refugee relocation plan
5. Car sales drop a gear on VAT rate uncertainty
6. Bulk of loan requests comes from food service
more news
Today
This Week
1. Merkel stamps out brief optimism on Greece after Tsipras talks
2. Lessons from Israelís tech miracle
3. Tsipras to meet Juncker on second day of Riga summit
4. Civil aviation staff to hold walkout on holiday weekend
5. Banks will be asked to revise their restructuring plans
6. EOPYY struggles for funding, sees overdue debt rise
Today
This Week
1. The Greek-German breakthrough that didnít come
2. Conspiracy madness
3. Greece came close to not paying IMF
4. National self-awareness put to the test
5. Albanian demarche raises concerns about possible territorial claims over Greece
6. Greek endgame nears for Tsipras as bank collateral hits buffers
†††Find us ...
††... on
Twitter
†† ††... on Facebook ††
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.