Greece's Navy Set for Major Upgrade with New Frigates


Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the Naval Group shipyards in Lorient, France, on Thursday, where he announced that the delivery of three advanced Belharra frigates over the next two years will mark the most significant upgrade of the Greek Navy in decades, greatly boosting Greece's deterrent capabilities.

Mitsotakis, accompanied by National Defence Minister Nikos Dendias and French Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, was briefed by Naval Group's President and CEO Pierre Eric Pommellet and Vice-President Olivier de la Bourdonnaye on the progress and delivery schedule of the frigates.

Navy shipyard

Expressing satisfaction with the program's swift progress, Mitsotakis noted that the first frigate, "Kimon," has been launched and is expected to be delivered to the Hellenic Navy by 2025. He also highlighted the involvement of the Greek defence industry, specifically the Salamis Shipyards, in constructing one of the nine blocks that form the state-of-the-art ship.

Mitsotakis at Navy Shipyard

According to government sources, Mitsotakis boarded "Kimon" and visited the building sites of the frigates "Nearchos" and "Formion," which are slated for delivery by the end of 2025 and 2026, respectively.

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(Source: Amna)

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