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Defence Notes

PREMIUM: Greece plays procurement catch-up with Turkey

2nd December 2020 - 13:45 GMT | by Samuel Beal in Oxford

Tensions with Turkey over maritime sovereignty and the exploitation of lucrative gas reserves in the Mediterranean are directly affecting procurement decisions in Athens

While Turkey continues an ambitious naval shipbuilding programme, the Hellenic Navy must put up with a fleet of ageing vessels as it confronts its regional rival.

Both navies have similar-sized fleets but ‘Turkey is clearly ahead of Greece in the modernisation game’, explained Emmanuel Karagiannis, an associate professor at King ...

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