Bilateral Relations

Greece received 6 Rafale jets purchased from France

by Daily Sabah

Six advanced Rafale jets purchased from the French air force on Wednesday flew in low formation over Athens before their official handover to the Greek armed forces at a nearby air base.

The multirole combat aircraft with a distinctive triangle-shaped wing were the first major delivery to result from multi-billion-euro defense deals the Greek and French governments sealed last year.

Greece has earmarked nearly 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) to buy 18 Rafale jets, 12 from the French air force and six newly built by Paris-based military contractor Dassault.

Greece also plans to acquire six more Rafale jets at a later date and to spend an additional 3 billion euros to buy three new French-made frigates.

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