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Russia is ready to modernize the S-300 Greek Armed Forces

Russia is ready to modernize the Greek S-300 air defense missile systems and has repeatedly offered this to Athens. This was told in an interview with RIA News Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) Dmitry Shugaev.

Russia is ready to modernize the S-300 Greek Armed Forces

According to Shugaev, Moscow has repeatedly suggested that Athens modernize the S-300 air defense system, which is in service with the Greek army. He recalled that the anti-aircraft system was delivered to Greece for a long time, but is in a state of combat readiness and is on alert. However, in Athens there is no way to decide on modernization. Shugaev called the reason for this the anti-Russian sanctions policy pursued by the collective West.

The Russian side has repeatedly suggested that the Greek side organize modernization of the system, but so far we have not yet approached the issue of modernization, including, apparently, because of the general sanctions atmosphere and the policies of the EU and NATO countries towards Russia. In the case of a change in the position of our Athenian partners, we are ready to return to this issue.

- he said.

At the same time, the head of the FSMTC noted that today it is a question of maintaining the Greek complexes in the state in which they should be and perform the functions of air defense.

Shugaev also said that Russia was interested in developing military-technical cooperation with Greece in the future and recalled that Moscow had earlier submitted to Athens a proposal for the joint production of Kalashnikov assault rifles in Greece, but had still not received an answer. Moreover, the proposal originally came from the Greeks.

Several years ago, at the request of the Greek side, we worked out the issue of organizing a joint production of Kalashnikov assault rifles on the basis of the Greek enterprise Defensive Systems. We passed the relevant proposals to the Greek side. No decision has yet been made on this.

he explained.
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  1. Graz
    Graz 27 September 2019 16: 02
    do not do this. Greeks are actively cooperating in overcoming similar air defenses with Israel and the USA.
  2. _Ugene_
    _Ugene_ 27 September 2019 16: 05
    Russia is ready to modernize the Greek S-300 air defense missile systems and has repeatedly offered this to Athens.
    well, right, that NATO has already trained enough on the old S-300, now they need to learn to destroy the updated version
  3. armata_armata
    armata_armata 27 September 2019 16: 07
    Here are sanctions for you, while you upgrade our weapons for us ....
    KVU-NSVD 27 September 2019 16: 10
    We can of course, we can for Slovaks, for example, too. But firstly, do they need it, and secondly what for is this to us? In short, Shugaev speculated on the parallax of the spherical continuum ... so let us leave this to the conscience of the aforementioned dude
  5. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 27 September 2019 16: 15
    Why modernize the complexes that are still head and shoulders above the vaunted Patriots?))))
  6. And
    And 27 September 2019 16: 25
    The main thing is to modernize these S-300s so that after this the maximum levels of safety and awareness of the producer country are achieved during the subsequent operation of these complexes by the buyer country. wink
  7. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 27 September 2019 16: 27
    However, in Athens there is no way to decide on modernization. Shugaev called the reason for this the anti-Russian sanctioning policy pursued by the collective West.
    If such modernization had a negative impact on Russian defense, then the West would have even dumped some money in order to poke Greek anti-aircraft guns. It is possible that the whole matter is in this very money. Which the Greeks do not even have. They are happy that the S-300s are on duty in this guise. After all, the Turks did not have more modern aviation equipment. Hence, the Greeks, such modernization is not an urgent priority.
  8. dolfi1
    dolfi1 27 September 2019 16: 32
    Erdogan will not be pleased. In fact, it's time for the Greeks to buy something newer. True, they do not have such threats, well, except for the Turks. But against the Turks they alone can not resist.
    1. Polite Moose
      Polite Moose 27 September 2019 16: 57
      Quote: dolfi1
      Erdogan will not be pleased.

      So, most likely, this statement about modernization for Erdogan was voiced. To his thoughts flowed faster and in the right direction.
      1. dolfi1
        dolfi1 28 September 2019 19: 25
        Useless. There, muesli flows in only one direction: the "Ottoman Empire".
    2. gafarovsafar
      gafarovsafar 28 September 2019 06: 36
      to the Greeks as allies? Well, no, let them get out with the Turks themselves, and we'll see
  9. Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 27 September 2019 16: 54
    But is it worth it to do it, because Greece will immediately merge all the parameters of the US modernization, as it has already done, right after receiving the S-300 air defense system at its disposal ?!
    1. Russia
      Russia 27 September 2019 17: 12
      Yes, let them drain, spend time on it. For that, the beans will go to the next development, if only fewer loans, or maybe this is not bad for us, it can be seen that they are poorly digested. smile
    SERGEY SERGEEVICS 27 September 2019 17: 07
    This complex even works without modernization, and for their country, which is flirting with whales and will do.
  11. Amateur
    Amateur 27 September 2019 17: 30
    Greece's public debt reached 182,2% of GDP or 334,988 billion euros in the third quarter of 2018, which is the highest figure in the EU, according to a Eurostat report published on January 21, 2019. Source: sobmn / 29777-gosudarstvennyj-dolg-gretsii-vyros-do-182-2-vvp.html

    Where is the money?
    "Money in the morning - in the evening with-300 chairs. In the evening, money - in the morning with-300 chairs"
    Monter Mechnikov
  12. Pavel57
    Pavel57 27 September 2019 17: 33
    Want and prick and NATO does not order.
  13. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 27 September 2019 17: 43
    I wonder if the Greeks have "PT" or "PS"?
    1. parkello
      parkello 27 September 2019 21: 55
      we have the S-300PMU1, it seems, there is Tor also Zu23 and Osa still working. the rest is not Russian weapons.
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 28 September 2019 17: 32
        And what, then was PMU1 already?
        1. parkello
          parkello 28 September 2019 21: 23
          was a bit awkward. it is a complex of the 80s. in 83 they were able to narrow down the capabilities of any aircraft and while the army was re-equipped, the union fell apart (and we have it too for a long time. Akis Tsogadzopulos discussed it in Moscow.
          1. TermNachTer
            TermNachTer 29 September 2019 11: 49
            It is clear, for some reason I thought that I was later, somewhere in the late 90s.
  14. Kontrik
    Kontrik 27 September 2019 17: 50
    Money in advance .. and everything will be exactly Greeks!
    In general, if the layered air defense is Russian! You can safely send the EU and the USA .and don’t give money to them .. You are under the protection of Russia! But it is very expensive, but you can agree .. hi soldier
    But there will be no freebies! negative
  15. Piramidon
    Piramidon 27 September 2019 18: 38
    However, in Athens there is no way to decide on modernization.

    Not Athens in NATO rule. As Gleb Zheglov said: Their (your) number is sixteenth
  16. APASUS
    APASUS 27 September 2019 19: 42
    Greece is not in the position to choose a partner for the modernization of the S-300. The Americans are pushing for more powerful countries, but with problems in the Greek economy, it will simply be crushed for such decisions
    1. parkello
      parkello 27 September 2019 21: 59
      and why bother rustling once again? the Turks cannot oppose anything to them yet. these radars see far. if they start updating airplanes with you, then we will update the air defense systems, and so, well, like Dima, you said, you stay there, but there is no money .. .
  17. parkello
    parkello 27 September 2019 22: 02
    it would be better if they fixed the Bison. otherwise they stand, rust. skirts need to be changed. and they’re squeezing money, although they have always found money for defense, but now you see there is no need ... okay. but I remember ..
  18. gafarovsafar
    gafarovsafar 28 September 2019 06: 32
    you generally beguiled the shores you are simply surprised at your actions and actions, these Greek Macedonians will throw you anyway and you hello to them please bring the technology to mind that they will then merge amerzoshakal