Israel Ministry of Defense announced Wednesday that the Greek Army has leased naval variant of “Heron” surveillance drones for three years.
“As part of the deal, the Ministry of Defense for the Greek army will lease the 'Heron' system in a naval configuration for three years, with an option to purchase the system at the end of the period,” the Israeli MoD posted on its official Twitter account.
As part of the deal, the Greek Ministry of Defense will lease the 'Heron' system in a naval configuration for three years, with an option to purchase the system at the end of the period. The Heron system, equipped with day and night operations, maritime patrol and satellite communications radar, will perform tasks in various areas.
Local media reported in the recent past that Greece seeks to lease two Heron drones to bolster its intelligence gathering abilities during its current ‘cold’ conflict with Turkey. It chose the lease option opposed to a purchase to ensure quick deployment besides cost savings.
The MoD has not revealed how many of these drones were included in the contract and the value of the deal.