A new market for Spike missiles? Greece is showing interest

Eshel, Panagiotopoulos and Floros in Athens

The Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Defense is currently on an official visit in Athens

Negotiations between Greece and Israel for the Spike-NLOS missile systems, addressing the needs of the Hellenic Navy and Air Force, have reportedly reached a critical point. This, according to media reports.

The Director General of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amir Eshel, is currently on an official visit in Athens. Prior to his arrival, Greek website Ekathimerini reported that during Eshel's visit, he is expected finalize - or indefinitely defer - discussions on the Spike NLOS systems, worth around €400 million, that would be installed on Apache helicopters of the Hellenic Air Force, on Navy gunboats and possibly on boats of the Special Forces.

This morning, Eshel met with Greek Minister for National Defense, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, and the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, Gen. Konstantinos Floros. Israel's Ministry of Defense tweeted that "DG Eshel and his colleagues discussed regional and global developments, the widespread effects of the war in Ukraine, and the countries' joint commitment to ensure regional stability in the Middle East."

Despite the intentions of Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos, the issue appears to have been pinned down by a number of technocratic obstacles related to objections from the General Directorate of Defense Equipment and Investments.

Branded as the Spike Non-Line-Of-Sight missile system (NLOS) 6th generation, Rafael officials told reporters at an in-person briefing that the new system comes with a number of new features, starting with the fact it can be launched in salvor of up to four missiles at once, with flexible control of the weapons.

“Each of the missiles can be directed in the final phase of its trajectory to hit different targets in the area

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