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Greece Working with Israel for Umbrella Against Turkish Drones

ATHENS – While Greece was buying French and American fighter jets and warships and building an arsenal, Turkey was building more drones that can deliver deadly blows from the sky – and now Greece has turned to Israel for help.

Greece has secretly implemented a “veritable umbrella against enemy unmanned aerial vehicles” over islands and other important sites across the country during the past two months, defense correspondent Vassilis Nedos wrote in the Greek daily Kathimerini about the move to counteract.

The system uses Israeli technology to blind drones and disrupt their flight plans as they move fast and can outmaneuver a fighter jet, making them difficult to take out of action.

“It is basically a version of an anti-UAV system that has features similar to those of Israel’s Drone Dome, but adapted to the specific needs of Greece and the geographical terrain of the islands and other border areas,” Nedos wrote.

Built by Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the Drone Dome can neutralize drones by jamming communications and GPS. For fully autonomous drones, it uses an invisible 10-kilowatt laser that can down drones up to two miles away.

Rafael offers its clients customized versions of the system, as it has most likely done in this case for Greece, the article said as the New Democracy government has been scrambling to find defenses and create a drone industry.

Greece, wrote Nedos, didn’t want its acquisition of the Drone Dome known and he said that Israeli arms manufacturing companies do not publicly disclose who their customers are as a matter of policy.

 

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