Israel to build radar on Crete
- March 20, 2019
Israel and Greece are building a new marine radar system in eastern Crete to monitor all kinds of air and sea traffic in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Military and economic cooperation has developed between Greece and Israel, trying to be active in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea, against Turkey in recent years.
The 2,000-kilometre underwater pipeline is intended to have a capacity of 12 billion cubic metres of gas annually, delivering fuel from Israel’s Leviathan, named one of the largest young gas reserves in the world, and the Aphrodite offshore gas fields. Additionally, the venture was boosted in February when it was announced that large gas deposits had been discovered in Cyprus.
The line, which is almost twice as long as Russia’s Turk Stream pipeline, is estimated to cost $8 billion and is said to be the world’s deepest underwater gas pipeline. Egypt, the only Muslim nation besides Jordan that has a peace treaty with Israel, is also seeking to export its newly discovered gas reserves, and has expressed interest in joining the project.