Greece Tops Defense Spending as Percentage of GDP in NATO
Greece is the NATO country with the highest defense spending as a percentage of GDP among all allies, including the US, data released on Tuesday show. According to NATO's Annual Report for 2022 presented in Brussels by Secretary General Jens...
Greece To Buy US F-35’s But After 2028, Officials Say
On Monday, Greek government sources confirmed that Greece has decided that the fifth generation fighter aircraft of the Air Force will be the US F-35. Speaking to the Athens-Macedonia News Agency (AMNA) the same sources said that PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis...
Greece Ratifies Frigates, Jets Deal with France
Greece ratified a major arms agreement with France late on Tuesday which includes the purchase of three frigates and six new Rafale fighter jets to an existing order for 18 aircraft. The National Defense Ministry's bill was approved by Parliament....
Greece-Turkey Arms Race: Ankara Now Wants to Buy 40 F-16 Jets
Fears of an arms race between Greece and Turkey intensified on Friday after a Reuters report saying that Turkey has asked to buy 40 F-16 fighter jets from the US to upgrade its Air Force. The move coincides with...
Greece Purchases Powerful Israeli “Spike NLOS” Missile
Greece is to purchase the multi-purpose Israeli missile Spike NLOS in order to strengthen its military presence in the Aegean and Evros
Greece Says it Has No Intention of Starting Arms Race with Turkey
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday that Greece has no intention of engaging in an arms race with Turkey, following the agreement with France to buy at least three frigates. “I do not intend to enter into an...
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.
French Rafale Jets Fly Over Greece
French Rafale jets made their flying debut over Greece on Thursday during the joint bilateral exercise, "Skyros 2021". The exercise allowed Greece to take a close look at the jets that Athens recently signed a contract for, Greek National Defense...
Greece, France Sign $2.8 Billion Rafale Jet Deal
Greece signed a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets. Florence Parly, the French Defense Minister, signed the agreement in Athens to deliver 12 used and six new aircraft built by Dassault...
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