Greek Defence News
The Greek City Times writes that Paris has offered Athens frigates and a destroyer as a gift free of charge. These are the frigates class Cassard Jean Bart (D615) and Latouche-Treéville (D646), Georges Anti-submarine destroyer class Leygues.
US Ambassador to Greece Jeffrey Payat has signaled that the Balkan country could acquire fifth-generation F-35 stealth fighters. That's what he said this Thursday, March 4th.
Two days ago, the French edition of Zone Militaire Opex360 announced that the door for negotiations between Greece and France on "naval forces" was not closed. On the contrary, according to the publication, there is a high probability that France will arm Greece with frigates.
Greek parliament voted to buy French Rafale fighter jets. In addition to 18 aircraft, including six new ones, the deal will also include long-range missiles.
Military means against Turkey is an acceptable option for the Greeks is the final conclusion of a local Greek poll, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Pentapostagma.
According to the Greek media, the contract for 18 Dassault Rafale fighters' supply is to be signed before the upcoming holidays, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defence24.
Greece has officially sent a request to the United States for the acquisition of 18-24 stealth multi-role fighter-bomber F-35 from 2021, reports the newspaper Proto Thema, citing information from the Greek Ministry of Defense
Last Thursday , The Greek Foreign Minister held an in-depth and constructive conversation-analysis with his Indian counterpart on this topic, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing various Greek sources.
It was known that the United States had agreed to sell 20 F-35A multi-role aircraft to Greece. Its source is the Greek media, which are pleased to add that some of these machines were previously intended for Turkey, and will now receive "white and blue markings".
Both Greece and Turkey canceled sea maneuvers planned for the end of October, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according some Turkish sources. Both were to take place in the Aegean Sea, where there are disputes over sea areas around the Greek islands.
Against the background of military conflicts in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, quiet political-military diplomacy is being conducted on the European continent at the request of Greece, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
According to a publication in the US military online magazine, Defense News, Washington has offered Athens to sell four battle frigates, three of which will be produced in the Greek state by including local shipyards in the project.
Exactly seven years ago, the Greek missile forces performed the first test and fired a missile from the S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems purchased from Russia. Seven years after this test, Greece is ready to repeat the same.
The test launch of the S-400 missile opened the debate on whether it poses a threat to the Greek Air Force and whether with this system Turkey "locks" the Aegean as well as the majority of the Battle Wings that take off the blue wings
According to information spread, which also reached the US Senate, the Turkish missile forces had used the purchased Russian S-400 air defense systems against allied F-16 fighters
Greece, it seems, has entered a rapid pace of armaments upgrade after several years. Of course, the focus may be on Rafale and frigates, but all three bodies will see a significant upgrade, BulgarianMilitary.com reports
In recent months, the conflict between Turkey and Greece has sharply escalated over the disputed gas fields on the Cyprus shelf, which are being developed by Ankara.
If Greece wants its Armed Forces to be combative, competitive and able to face the constant threat from the East, then they should proceed to the necessary reinforcement with new weapons systems and modernization of the old ones
Bulgaria, while waiting for its own F-16 fighters, will host such machines from the USA, Romania and Greece as part of the Thracian Viper 2020 exercises, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Polish news agency Defence 24.
According to the information, the announcement for the conduct of the 61st round of talks, which have been frozen since March 2016, will most likely take place in the coming days