Greece Looks to Israel for Defenses Against Turkish Drones

Turkey’s drones have gained international fame helping Ukraine defend against Russia’s unprovoked invasion. However, Turkey also uses its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to threaten its NATO ally, Greece. Now, Greece has implemented a counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) using Israeli technology to defend against a recent spike in Turkish violations of Greek airspace. As Turkey increasingly behaves as an unreliable ally, the United States should increase its support for the growing Greek-Israel partnership, especially efforts to bolster their C-UAS and other air defense capabilities.

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JINSA Staff Contributors

Ari Cicurel – Senior Policy Analyst

This brief was made possible by the support of the Gettler Family Foundation and a portion of the research was conducted on the Benjamin Gettler International Policy Trip to Greece.