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Greece Receives First Rafale Jets from France

The first six of the 24 Rafale fighter jets bought from France in a landmark defense deal signed in January of 2021 arrived in Greece on Wednesday. The initial order was for 18 jets, but in September Athens added another...

“Weapons Too Expensive”: Defense Analyst on Greece-France Deal

Last week's defense agreement between Athens and Paris is the biggest defense deal Greece has had in this century. In an exclusive interview with Greek Reporter, diplomatic - defense and Geo-strategic analyst Athanasios Drougos is offering his assessment of...

French Frigates Deal Part of Mitsotakis, Macron Meeting in Paris

In a tête-a-tête meeting in Paris Monday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and French President Emmanuel Macron are expected to discuss a new defense agreement between the two countries. They are also going to finalize a deal for Greece...

Greece to Buy 18 Rafale Jets as it Doubles Defense Expenditure for 2021

Greek lawmakers approved the 2021 state budget, which includes a doubling of defense expenditures, after a five-day-long debate on Thursday night. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the government aims to increase spending on military capacity by 57% compared to that...