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Israel, Greece sign 370M Euro defense deal for ‘Spike’ missiles

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The defense ministries of Greece and Israel have signed a government-to-government defense exports agreement for Greece’s purchase of Rafael’s “Spike” missiles for an estimated 370 million Euros.

The “Spike” missile is an advanced anti-tank guided missile system that has been used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for many years. It is designed to be highly accurate, with a range of up to 25 kilometers, and can be operated by a single soldier.

The missile system is known for its ability to penetrate even the toughest armor, making it an effective weapon against enemy tanks and armored vehicles.

This sale is a significant development in the defense relationship between Israel and Greece, as it strengthens the ties between the two nations and showcases Israel’s advanced military technology capabilities.

The acquisition of the “Spike” missiles will enhance Greece’s defense capabilities and contribute to the country’s defense modernization efforts. It also reinforces Israel’s position as a leading exporter of defense equipment and technology, which is a key part of its economy.

Rafael’s “Spike” missile system is a well-known and widely used weapon in the international defense market. Israel has exported the “Spike” missiles to many countries around the world, including India, the United States, South Korea, Poland, Australia, and others.

The “Spike” missile system has been in service with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) since the 1980s and has been continually upgraded and improved over the years. It has gained a reputation as an accurate, versatile, and reliable anti-tank guided missile system, making it a popular choice for many countries around the world.