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05 August, 1998
Greece is planning to buy $ 150 million in US mobile "Stinger" anti-aircraft missiles, the Pentagon said Monday.
The Pentagon said that the potential purchase of 1,322 Stingers, designed to either be launched from a military vehicle or shoulder-fired by troops, would contribute to both US national security and improve arms compatibility between Greece and its NAT O allies.
Meanwhile, Greek Defense Minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos, replying to reporters' questions whether Greece will procure the US made "Patriot" or the Russian made S-300 missiles, said that the final selection of the arms system best suited for Greece's defense capability will be made in September.
Source: Athens News Agency