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Greece’s Air Force receives two more Rafale jets

Greece has received two new Rafale F32 jets from France, the Hellenic Air Force General Staff announced on Tuesday, on the name-day of its patron saint Archangel Michael. The two new fighter jets will be incorporated into the 332 All-Weather Squadron of the 114 Combat Wing, based at Tanagra Air …

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Greece and France sign new massive deal for frigates and Rafale worth 4 billion euros

Greece and France signed a new arms deal on Thursday with Athens to buy three Belharra frigates and six more Rafale fighter jets. The Rafale fighter jets will be sold to Greece by Dassault Aviation and would be delivered from the summer of 2024, bringing the Hellenic Air Force’s fleet …

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Tsipras: “We’ll vote for the frigates but no carte blanche for armament spending”

Main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras, head of the SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance, told the Parliament that his party supports the purchase of the new frigates but it is not prepared to give the government “carte blanche” regarding armaments spending. “No one doubts the importance of increasing the country’s deterrent capacity but it …

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Greece receives first Rafale fighter jet at ceremony in France

Greece’s Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos visited France on Wednesday to attend the handover ceremony of the first of the 18 Rafale fighter jets that will join the Greek Air Force. Panagiotopoulos is accompanied by the Chief of the Defense General Staff General Konstantinos Floros and the Chief of the Defence …

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Four French Rafale jets in Greece for joint exercise “Skyros 2021”

Four Rafale fighter jets of the French Air Force arrived in Tanagra air base by Athens ahead of the joint exercise “Skyros 2021” with Mirage 2000 and F-16 the Greek Air Force. This is the “official first” of the French Rafale in the Greek skies after France and Greece signed …

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Greek Parliament approves purchase of 18 French Rafale jets

With a broad majority the Greek parliament approved at a plenary vote the Defense Ministry bill for the acquisition of 18 French Rafale fighter jets on Thursday evening. The bill was voted in favor by ruling New Democracy, main opposition party SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance, Movement for Change (KINAL) and Greek Solution; …

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Bill for acquisition of 18 French Rafale submitted to Greek Parliament

A draft bill of the Ministry of Defense for the acquisition of 18 French Rafale fighter aircraft has been submitted to the Defense Committee of the Greek Parliament, a step before the voting. The bill with the title  “Approval of draft defense contracts” contains five articles. The main ones are …

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Greece to sign deal for French Rafale jets in the coming days, says Mitsotakis

Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday evening that the deal for the purchase of 18 French-made Rafale fighter jets will be signed in the coming days. Speaking at the Parliament during the budget debated, Mitsotakis said that the delivery of the Rafale jets will be 20201. A few …

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PM Mitsotakis announced acquisition of 18 Rafale, 4 new frigates, missiles

Amid ongoing tension with neighboring Turkey and support from France, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Saturday evening that the Greek Armed Forces will acquire next to weapons also 18 Rafale and 4 new frigates. From the floor of Thessaloniki HELLEXPO, the Prime Minister said that Greek Defense has …

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Mitsotakis to meet Macron on Sept 10 to talk about defense procurement

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Corsica on September 10, government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced on Monday morning. The meeting will take place before the Summit of the countries of European South, MED 7, where leaders from France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, …

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Rafale acquisition, F-16 & Mirage upgrade could give Greece’s Air Force superiority over Turkey

Greece’s goals to acquire new fighter jets and upgrade its existing air force could see the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) attain a very formidable qualitative edge over its Turkish rival by the end of the 2020s, notes an article posted on magazine Forbes. The articles lists the Greek plans to …

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