According to the Greek newspaper Ekathimerini “the Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos has a proposal ready for the US for the acquisition of six fifth-generation F-35 fighters, with few flight hours, which could even be delivered to Greece within 2021.
Athens will implement the plan to acquire 18 more new aircraft of this type in due course, so that the HAF will end up with a total of 24 F-35s.
As for the supply of the French Rafale jets, the issue is expected to come to the Parliament in December. Meanwhile, the first six used aircraft are expected within the first half of 2021.
At the same time, the 114th Battle Wing in Tanagra, also known as the “nest” of the Mirage 2000, is constantly being upgraded with the number of French fighter jets growing rapidly.”
(full article: https://www.ekathimerini.com/259185/article/ekathimerini/news/greece-eyeing-boost-with-f-35-rafale-aircraft)
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