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Hellenic Navy wants 2 M-frigates & 6 minesweepers from Dutch Navy

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The Hellenic Navy is being significantly strengthened, as it seems that there is an intention to buy two M frigates and a large number of minesweepers from the Dutch Navy in addition to the Belharra frigates which were recently acquired.

According to the announcement of the General Directorate for defence investments and armaments (GDDIA) of Greece:

Hellenic Navy wants 2 M-frigates & 6 minesweepers from Dutch Navy
Her Majesty’s Ship Van Amstel (F-831) sits anchored off the Mississippi Coast on September 9, 2005, while conducting hurricane relief efforts with the U.S. Navy. (US Navy photo by PHAN Jeremy L. Grisham)

“In the margins of the NATO Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD), which was concluded on the 27th of October, a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the possible transfer of 2 M-class frigates and 6 Mine Counter Measures Vessels to the Hellenic Navy was signed between the GDDIA General Director, retired Vice Admiral Aristeidis Alexopoulos, and his Dutch counterpart, Director of Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), Vice Admiral Arie Jan de Waard.

On the 28th of October, the GDDIA General Director took part in the Informal EDA Steering board meeting.” the statement concludes.


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