Defense cooperation with allies at ‘excellent level,’ minister says

Defense cooperation with allies at ‘excellent level,’ minister says

Greek Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis has not ruled out the possibility of the United States Air Force using the military facility at Larissa, central Greece, as a base for its Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft.

“All cases are being examined. There are various propositions which we are discussing and examining. We will see,” Apostolakis said during a visit to the 110th Combat Wing in Larissa when asked about the prospect, but he did not provide details.

The former chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff also hailed Greece’s “excellent level” of cooperation with its NATO allies and with the US in particular.

“We are trying to take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to us in order to increase our operational capabilities, in cooperation with the armed forces of other countries,” Apostolakis said.

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