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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2018 8:35 p.m. PST

"France has started meeting with Greek officials this week about vessel procurement, including the new Belharra frigate, according to our source in Greece. We reported on Monday that negotiations on both FREMM frigates and Gowind corvettes would start soon according to local media…."


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KhivaJoe Inactive Member26 Jan 2018 2:27 a.m. PST

Its kind of crazy that despite their impoverished status Greece is one of the very few NATO members meeting their spending commitments (a cynic would say that with such carnage in their economy a commitment based upon a percentage of GDP is progressively easier to attain..)and no matter how you play the numbers they are making real investments – including in German submarines that unbelievably do not work, prior French sourced equipment and now this. There is a sneaking suspicion and a persistent rumour that certainly France and probably Germany put the screws on them – "buy our kit or we shall not support the bail-out". Could not possibly be true of course – and even if it was under Hollande, surely super squeaky clean Macron would not countenance it. Must all be fake news.
Nice looking ship though…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 10:21 a.m. PST

Well… glad you like it my friend!. (smile)


Striker26 Jan 2018 12:02 p.m. PST

I don't know. I miss ships bristling with weapons and pointy bits. I really liked the look of the OH Perrys.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2018 2:34 p.m. PST

You are getting old my friend… (smile)


28mm Fanatik28 Jan 2018 5:29 p.m. PST

Greece's "overspending" is geared more towards keeping up with Turkey (which spends about twice as much as Greece on defense) than any arbitrary 2 percent Nato guideline.

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