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Defense probes yielding evidence

The armed forces’ internal affairs department has found evidence of wrongdoing in two military procurement cases and the government will forward this to the judiciary, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said Tuesday after meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

“We agreed with the prime minister that even though these cases are in the first stages of investigation… they should go immediately to the Greek justice system so they can be added to the case files already under examination,” Kammenos told reporters.

The minister said the two cases in question are the purchase of NH90 helicopters in 2003 and the deal to purchase four Type 214 diesel-electric submarines, which first dates back to 1998.