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Athens Officially Requests F-35
Air Bilateral Relations

Athens Officially Requests F-35

Greece has asked for the acquisition of 20 F-35A aircraft and another 20 conditional from the US. According to Greek TV Channel SKAI’s exclusive news, the official request letter which is called Letter of Request (LoR) for the acquisition of the F35 was signed in Athens recently.

Naval Group: Agreements Signed for the Greek Navy's FDI Frigate Program
Navy / Maritime

Naval Group: Agreements Signed for the Greek Navy's FDI Frigate Program

Naval Group gathered its Greek industrial partners in Athens to sign key contracts as part of its Hellenic Industrial Participation plan for the FDI frigates.

Greece to Modernise RM-70 at ASDEN Region Against Turkiye
Bilateral Relations Modernisation

Greece to Modernise RM-70 at ASDEN Region Against Turkiye

Greece approved modernising the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) RM-70 with a budget of € 83 million and the upgrade of rockets costing € 88 million.

Six NATO Countries Launch Future Helicopter Concept
Air

Six NATO Countries Launch Future Helicopter Concept

Ministerial meeting on 16 June, the Ministers of six countries, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK, launched a new concept of a next-generation military helicopter, Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC). They agreed to allocate €26.7m ($28.2m) to define their military’s requirements for a new medium multi-role helicopter to replace in these countries in the next 15-20 years. In November 2020, Scramble Magazine reported on five countries signing a Letter of Intent (LoI) to develop a new helicopter capability to replace the existing helicopters in their inventory. Spain and the US, which had expressed interest, ultimately did not join up. The UK is the leading nation for the project.

Greek and Turkish Defence Expos coincidences
Expo and Air Show

Greek and Turkish Defence Expos coincidences

IDEF was last held in August 2021 in Istanbul at TUYAP. The Expo would be held in May usually but was delayed due to the Covid Pandemic.

Greek Navy to Upgrade four Frigates for €500 mln
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

Greek Navy to Upgrade four Frigates for €500 mln

According to Ekathimerini, the Defence Ministry argues spending €500 million to upgrade its four Hydra-Class MEKO frigates.

Greece Refuses US Requests to Supply Ukraine
Bilateral Relations

Greece Refuses US Requests to Supply Ukraine

On Wednesday, media reports said Greece formally rejected a US proposal to supply Ukraine with additional Russian-made weapon systems.

Greece Signed the contract for the acquisition of six additional new Rafale aircraft
Air Bilateral Relations

Greece Signed the contract for the acquisition of six additional new Rafale aircraft

Dassault Aviation and Director General of Armaments and Investments of the Greek Ministry of Defence signed a contract to acquire six additional new Rafale aircraft. French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly and Greek Minister of National Defence Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos observed the ceremony.

Greece Launches its Program for Three Frigates (FDI HN) with Naval Group
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

Greece Launches its Program for Three Frigates (FDI HN) with Naval Group

Today, Greece and the Naval Group signed the contracts for three defence and intervention frigates, plus one optional, and their in-service support.

Greek Prime Minister to Visit Turkey
Bilateral Relations

Greek Prime Minister to Visit Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to visit Turkey on Sunday to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Greece -  Israel Signed 2022 Defence Cooperation Program
Bilateral Relations

Greece - Israel Signed 2022 Defence Cooperation Program

On Tuesday, the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS) announced that Greece and Israel signed the 2022 Defence Cooperation Program.

The first six Rafale aircraft were delivered to Greece
Air Bilateral Relations

The first six Rafale aircraft were delivered to Greece

The first six Rafale fighter jets, out of a total of 24 ordered from France by Greece, landed at the Greek Airbase in Tanagra to join the 332 Squadron.

Greek Air Force Gets F-16 Engine support for an estimated cost of $233 million
Air Logistics

Greek Air Force Gets F-16 Engine support for an estimated cost of $233 million

The State Department approved FMSto Greece of Follow-on Support for F100-PW-229 Engine Maintenance for an estimated cost of $233 million.

France Offers Gowind Corvettes to Greece
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

France Offers Gowind Corvettes to Greece

According to the Greek publication Newpost, France has proposed five French corvettes Gowind to Hellenic Navy.