Israel, Greece Constructing New Radar System on Crete, Report Says
Greek newspaper says both countries will have access to information from the long-range marine system
Mar 19, 2019
Israel and Greece are building a new marine radar system in eastern Crete, according to a recent report in the Greek daily Kathimerini. The paper said the new surface radar will be able to track at long range, beyond the horizon, and both Israel and Greece will have access to its enhanced coverage.
The report added that the project is part of the broad political alliance among Israel, Greece and Cyprus.
As Noa Landau reported in Haaretz, relations between Jerusalem and Athens have grown closer in recent years. Military and economic issues are paramount in these ties, with particular attention paid to exploiting both countries’ gas reserves.
The countries have been holding joint military drills. According to foreign reports, Greece has been softening its position on the Palestinian issue in international bodies.
Reuters reported in 2015 that Israel had trained against a Russian-supplied S-300 anti-missile system in Greece, ahead of the possible deployment of the system in Syria and in Iran.