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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis confirmed on Saturday, that his country will buy 18 Rafale fighters from France and four new frigates.

At the height of the tension between his country and Turkey, the Greek Prime Minister, speaking in the city of Thessaloniki, announced Athens’s intention to acquire Romeo SH-60 naval helicopters, torpedoes, anti-tank and guided missiles, recruiting an additional 15,000 military personnel, and increasing funding for the national war industries sector.

Tensions have escalated between Greece and Turkey since Ankara launched a gas exploration campaign last August in a disputed area between the two countries in the Mediterranean.

The supply of French-made fighter aircraft and frigates to Greece will surely infuriate Turkey, who has criticized Paris for their ‘aggressive’ behavior in the eastern Mediterranean.

 

Source: RT

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aimo huikka
aimo huikka
2020-09-14 16:36

Well, Greece is in bankruptcy and has been get loans bailed by EU member states. As a taxpayer from EU I’m not neccessary happy that my taxes are getting higher every single yer and greeks are buying very expensive toys with money I have paid.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-09-14 12:34

A purchase of 36 would had been more clever since Greece has 33 antiques F-4E-PI2000 Phantom-II from… 1974. Even if modernised and AMRAAM capable, they’re older than the 48 F-4E-2020 Terminator Turkey has. These were more optimised for strike role while the Greeks pushed more on the A2A

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-09-14 12:37

– “will surely infuriate Turkey, who has criticized Paris for their ‘aggressive’ behavior in the eastern Mediterranean”
=> After infuriating everybody for a decade, it’s healthy seeing Erdogan tasting his own medicine!

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-09-14 18:11
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

In fact, I’d love seeing a little demonstration : If in French AF, A2A kills are classified, it’s not the case in Greece. The Giora Epstein 17 kills can be beaten by a single Rafale in a day. It’d be wonderful if a single Rafale shoots down a full F-16 squadron in a single flight while demolishing the Turkish S-400 with the same aircraft. It’s absolutely feasible. Time for the Spartans to show who’s the boss in the air!