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The Greek army suddenly decided to buy Turkish drones

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Turkish UAV company Assuva Savunma Sanayi announced on Tuesday that the Greek military has decided to purchase 50 tactical UAVs from it.


According to the manufacturer, the army of the neighboring state intends to use this technique during search and rescue operations and demining. Earlier, the Greek military received two UAVs of the Proton Elic RB-128 type, which were successfully tested.

We will soon complete an order for 50 unmanned aerial vehicles that will be used in operations in underground tunnels, rooms, bunkers and other combat activities of the Greek army

- explained in the company.

The UAV is said to be capable of capturing images from a distance of up to 1 km above the ground or up to 50 meters below it, working under the surface thanks to a thermal imager.

Assuva previously sold similar systems to China and Sri Lanka. According to the company, the drones it produces are the result of the work of Turkish engineers who have created their own hardware and software.

We pride ourselves on making the world's finest search, rescue and even underground imaging devices

- stated in Assuva.
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  1. Mitroha
    Mitroha 31 July 2020 07: 41 New
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    A strange move by the Greeks. For all their "love", buying weapons from the enemy is like that ..
    1. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke 31 July 2020 08: 16 New
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      Quote: Mitroha
      A strange move by the Greeks.

      If such drones are used by the Turkish army, then the decision of the Greeks is not strange: a batch of enemy drones should be purchased already in order to dissect, identify vulnerabilities and work out ways to deal with them. If drones can work underground, they can deliver "gifts" there. Turkey may prohibit its sale to Greece for its company.
      1. Maki maki
        Maki maki 31 July 2020 09: 27 New
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        Quote: DymOk_v_dYmke
        a batch of enemy drones should be purchased already in order to dissect, identify vulnerabilities and work out ways to deal with them

        The desire to study the technique of the enemy is certainly understandable, but the Turks are unlikely to sell them something interesting.
  2. Pavel73
    Pavel73 31 July 2020 07: 42 New
    +1
    Interesting ... Aren't the Greeks with the Turks at knives?
  3. Antifreeze
    Antifreeze 31 July 2020 07: 42 New
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    The Greeks need to be careful. What if the technique refuses to obey at the most inopportune moment?
  4. V1er
    V1er 31 July 2020 07: 42 New
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    It would be like if the news came that Ukraine bought drones from Russia. And then, Ukraine is closer to us than Greece for Turkey. They are eternal enemies since the Ottoman conquests and the subsequent yoke over the Balkans. The Turks also squeezed a part of Cyprus from the Greeks, they are going to extract resources there.
    1. KURT330
      KURT330 31 July 2020 13: 38 New
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      Nobody squeezed anything from anyone. There, Greeks and Turks have always lived together. If it was taken away, it was only from the British. And the Greeks once woke up and imagined themselves to be the main ones on the island. Then it started running.
    2. Andobor
      Andobor 31 July 2020 17: 41 New
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      Quote: V1er
      Ukraine bought drones from Russia

      Ukraine buys military equipment from Russia, for sure, it does it on the sly, because it is forbidden, and the Greeks are not forbidden to buy in Turkey.
  5. svp67
    svp67 31 July 2020 07: 52 New
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    "Business and nothing personal ..."
  6. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 31 July 2020 08: 07 New
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    laughing The last Hellene died in R.I.
    1. Andobor
      Andobor 31 July 2020 17: 46 New
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      Quote: Gennady Fomkin
      The last Hellene died in R.I.

      A significant part of the Turks, the intelligentsia, almost all of them are Turkic Greeks,
      - so that by blood it is practically one people.
  7. tarabar
    tarabar 31 July 2020 08: 10 New
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    Here is a vivid illustration for those who like "you need to fit in with your brothers in faith", we will collect all the bumps on ourselves, and then they will take care of our interests and interests. You have to be very careful.
  8. pytar
    pytar 31 July 2020 08: 43 New
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    One of the best options to study and use the advanced developments of a "potential enemy" for your goals is to acquire them, for example. Danny UAV, if it really has such characteristics, really interesting! hi
    1. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 31 July 2020 09: 26 New
      +2
      One of the best options to study and use the advanced developments of a "potential enemy" for your goals is to acquire them, for example.
      It is necessary to buy one F35 in the USA ... In return, do not sell anything, arguing that we have nothing interesting. We plan our new developments from logs, like Pinocchio in a fairy tale. After all, we are a gas station country, torn to shreds many times. wassat
      Show the inflatable S400 and say that this is not a model, but a combat model.
      1. pytar
        pytar 31 July 2020 11: 57 New
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        An inflatable S-400 will not work. The Turks have real ones. They will bargain, the Americans will close their eyes to the problem with the F35, and get what they need ...
  9. Uncle Izya
    Uncle Izya 31 July 2020 08: 59 New
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    Means the world is friendship gum
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 31 July 2020 09: 26 New
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    the military department of Greece decided to purchase 50 tactical UAVs from it
    The Greeks decided to grease the Turks a little or is it such a cunning plan - are we going to beat the enemy with his own weapon? Yes, let them buy what they want, if only there is enough money.
    1. KURT330
      KURT330 31 July 2020 13: 41 New
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      Well, the Greeks, being in NATO, bought the S-300. What prevents them from acquiring NATO samples?
      1. parkello
        parkello 1 August 2020 08: 29 New
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        the Greeks did not buy the S-300, the Cypriots bought it, and the Turks raised a howl ... and gave the S-300 to the Greeks. for storage. They were disassembled for 12 years. until the Russians collected them and handed them over in finished form, the year before last winked
        1. KURT330
          KURT330 1 August 2020 10: 59 New
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          and the Cypriots, as I understand it, are not Greeks at all, right?))
          1. parkello
            parkello 2 August 2020 09: 11 New
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            Kiipr is a separate state .. now, wherever Armenians live, will we call them Armenia? and again, you should know. Cypriots and I have separate defense ministries ... and purchases for them do not go to our army. just know for the future and do not confuse the procurement of the Cyprus Self-Defense Army and the Greek Army
    2. dinos
      dinos 1 August 2020 09: 44 New
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      "A private drone manufacturer in Turkey has won a contract to sell 50 miniature tactical drones to the Greek Ministry of Defense, despite escalating regional tensions between the two neighbors over energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey's maritime borders."

      EDITOR'S NOTE Defense News: "An article on the announced sale of drones has been deleted. Based on a review, Defense News determined that its sources did not meet our standards. We are taking steps to ensure that this does not happen again."
      In short, a fake, which in turn was confirmed by the Minister of Defense of Greece.
      The news is about nothing.
  11. KURT330
    KURT330 31 July 2020 13: 35 New
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    On Greek TV channels, they only do that they turn topics about Turkish UAVs. Every single day, this topic is discussed with this or that expert. Well, what's wrong with that, they themselves advertised, by the way, the capabilities of this product fully justify the money spent on it.
    1. parkello
      parkello 2 August 2020 09: 14 New
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      and I have been living here for 30 years, but I have not heard about the purchases of Turkish UAVs by the Greeks ... so calm down ... do not talk about anything like that on our television
  12. Lebed
    Lebed 31 July 2020 13: 58 New
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    Couldn't the Greeks choose the Chinese for themselves? China now makes such UAVs no worse, and cheaper.
    1. Andobor
      Andobor 31 July 2020 17: 50 New
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      Quote: Lebed
      Couldn't the Greeks choose the Chinese for themselves?

      Of course they cannot, the Greeks do not have geopolitical independence, deeply in debt,
      China is now closed to them in principle.
    2. VyacheSeymour
      VyacheSeymour 31 July 2020 23: 34 New
      +1
      Couldn't the Greeks choose the Chinese for themselves? China now makes such UAVs no worse, and cheaper.

      You probably haven't read the article (haven't finished reading it)?
      Quote from the article:
      Assuva previously sold similar systems China and Sri Lanka.