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Greek Military Modernizes with Cutting-Edge Orbiter 3 Drones and Spike Anti-Tank Missiles in $404m Deal

Last week it was reported that Greece had allocated almost $400 million for the purchase of Spike anti-tank missiles. It turns out that the deal also includes Orbiter 3 drones.

What We Know So Far The contract, valued at $403 million, was signed by Aristeidis Alexopoulos, head of Greeceā€™s General Directorate of Defence Investment and Armaments, and Eyal Zamir, director general of the Israeli Ministry of Defence.

Orbiter 3, which was developed by Aeronautics, a subsidiary of Rafael, is designed to identify targets for Spike anti-tank missiles. The drone has the ability not only to locate targets, but also to determine their type.

Weighing in at 32 kg, the drone can remain in the air for six hours and is suitable for reconnaissance and surveillance missions. The exact number of drones that Greece will receive as part of the $403 million deal is still unknown.

Moreover, Orbiter 3 can be launched without the need for a runway, and can navigate even in areas where GPS signal is unavailable.

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