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Greece Requests to Buy 20 Lockheed F-35 Fighter Jets from the US

Greece has sent an official request to the United States for the purchase of twenty Lockheed Martin-made F-35 fighter jets, the country's prime minister said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters in Madrid during a NATO summit, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Greece...

Is Poland About to Send Fighter Jets to Ukraine?

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that the US was "working actively" on a deal with Poland to supply Ukraine with jets to fight Russia. The deal, according to reports, could involve Poland handing over its existing MIG-29s,...

US Congress Moves to Block Sale of F-16 Jets to Turkey

Members of the US Congress are piling on pressure on the Department of State this week to prevent the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. On Thursday it emerged that a cross-party letter addressed to Secretary of State Anthony...

Greece to Buy Six More Rafale Jets, Bringing Total to 24

Greece announced on Saturday it will buy six more Rafale fighter jets from France bringing the total the number of French fighters sold to Athens to 24. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis revealed plans to acquire an additional six Rafales. "I...

First Rafale Fighter Jet from France Delivered to Greece

Greece received the first of the 18 Dassault-made Rafale fighter jets following the 2.3 billion-euro deal with France in January 2021.

Greece Signs Deal With France to Purchase 18 Rafale Jets

Greece is to sign a formal agreement with France for the purchase of 18 Rafale fighter jets at a ceremony in Athens on Monday. French Defense Minister Florence Parly will visit the Greek capital and will also hold meetings with...

Rafale Jet Purchase Approved by Greek Parliament

The Greek Parliament overwhelmingly approved on Thursday the purchase of 18 French-made Rafale fighter jets. All of Greece's political parties, with the exception of the Communist party and Gianis Varoufakis' Mera25, voted for the bill which was approved by a...

Turkish Jets Fly Over Aegean Island A Day After Visit of Greek President

Turkish fighter jets on Tuesday flew over the island of Agathonisi, located at the northernmost point of the Dodecanese, a day after President Katerina Sakellaropoulou's visit to the island. The illegal overflights by a pair of Turkish F-16 fighter jets...

Turkish Jets Harass Helicopter Carrying Greek Defense Minister

Two Turkish fighter planes engaged with and harassed the helicopter carrying Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos and the Chief of the National Defense General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros earlier Sunday. The minister and chief of staff were visiting the islands of...

Greece Mulls Purchase of F-35 Fighter Jets from the US

Greece is among the potential buyers for new F-35 fighter jets from the United States, according to Admiral Mathias Winter, head of the Pentagon office for the F-35s. The information was made public in a Reuters report which came...