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Greece has an idea for international air defense, but there are factors that have not been taken into account

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May16,2024

Greece has an idea for international air defense, but there are factors that have not been taken into account

Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis proposed to create a European air defense system modeled on the Israeli “Iron Dome” ;, writes Novinite.

He emphasized the need for a unified defense strategy for all of Europe to protect against potential threats. Greek Defense Minister Nikos Dendias supported the words of his colleague. The government official added that the system should be deployed as soon as possible. In the budget program of Greece until 2030, funds are allocated to support this initiative, but the idea itself belongs to another country.

Yes, Germany first spoke about international air defense: in 2023 the government of Olaf Scholz has already started work on a large-scale defense program for the EU “Sky Shield”. At the same time, there was talk for the first time that Israeli air defense could become the basis, but it was about Arrow systems. As of May 2024, 21 countries have already joined the program.

As for Iron Dome, it's a really powerful system, but it also has its flaws. The main thing is that it can be overloaded. So, with a mass attack of several thousand rockets, about 10% will still break through the shield. In addition, the system needs to be recharged, and at this time it becomes helpless.

The idea of ​​Germany is to create a multi-level system that will be able to repel attacks of different intensity, and the components of the air defense system will be located in different EU countries.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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