17 Jun '12, 7pm

The arms spending goes on: 2 days before elex, #Greece ordered 13.5 million € of Dutch tank shells: (v @blackdoginet)

The arms spending goes on: 2 days before elex, #Greece ordered 13.5 million € of Dutch tank shells: (v @blackdoginet)

Greece, mired in debt, said Friday it had ordered tank ordnance from The Netherlands worth 13.5 million euros, two days before a historic election that could determine its place in the eurozone. "The state council of foreign affairs and defence met to discuss the order of tank ammunition through a bilateral agreement with The Netherlands," government spokesman Dimitris Tsiodras told reporters. "The order is worth around 13.5 million euros ($16.9 million) and falls under a decision by the competent parliamentary committee (in March)," Tsiodras said. The ammunition will be used by Greece's German-made Leopard tanks, a government source said. Greece has several open arms programmes dating from 2006, including orders for submarines, frigates and warplanes. But successive governments since 2010 have been obliged to reconsider them in the wake of a financial crisis that put the ...

Full article: http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Greece_okays_Dutch_tank_o...

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