Greece joins German-led missile defence project


Greece has signed up to the German-led European Sky Shield Initiative (ESSI) for ground-based air defence procurement.

Greece’s Defence Minister Nikos Dendias signed the agreement for Greece’s accession to the NATO missile-defence project on Thursday in Brussels.

The ESSI intends to bolster NATO’s protective capacity over Europe.

According to Ekathimerini, the project enables participating nations to jointly procure an air and missile defence system in an efficient and cost-effective way using interoperable, off-the-shelf solutions. 

The other other countries in the memorandum are Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia and Bulgaria.

Source: Ekathimerini

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