Greek Cypriot administration to buy attack helicopters from Germany
The German government has approved the sale of a dozen attack helicopters to the Greek Cypriot administration, local media reported on Tuesday.
The parliament’s defense committee members were informed about the decision on Monday, according to the news magazine Der Spiegel.
The Greek Cypriot administration will purchase 12 H145M-type light attack helicopters, which can be used for combat operations, transport, or surveillance missions. The value of the deal was not disclosed.
The opposition Left Party slammed Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s coalition government for approving controversial weapons deals, stoking arms races, and fueling conflicts around the world.
“The only beneficiary of this policy is the German weapons industry,” the party said in a statement.