Defence firms look to Greece

Over 30 UK defence firms will be taking part in a sales drive in Greece between 30 November and 2 December, hoping to win work from a market estimated to be worth £10bn over the next five years. The first event will see the MoD bring the Royal Navy’s new helicopter carrier HMS Ocean to […]

Over 30 UK defence firms will be taking part in a sales drive in Greece between 30 November and 2 December, hoping to win work from a market estimated to be worth £10bn over the next five years.

The first event will see the MoD bring the Royal Navy’s new helicopter carrier HMS Ocean to Piraeus on 30 November. The day will showcase the carrier’s equipment to Greek industrialists and government land, sea and air procurement personnel.

Immediately afterwards, the Defence Manufacturers’ Association is holding a two-day symposium in Athens which will be attended by Peter Kilfoyle, Under Secretary of State for Defence, and Sir Robert Walmsley, the chief of defence procurement.