The U.S. State Division has made a willpower approving a doable Overseas Navy Sale to the Authorities of Greece of F-16 Sustainment Materiel Companies and associated tools for an estimated value of $270 million. This proposed sale will assist the Authorities of Greece, which is a vital accomplice for political stability and financial progress in Europe. The proposed sale will enhance Greece’s functionality to fulfill present and future threats by offering agile logistics assist to its F-16 program, encompassing facets of aircrew coaching and plane upkeep. The flexibility to offer this stage of assist to the F-16 program will improve its inter-operability with NATO forces and improve its skill to offer for safety of its borders.

The Authorities of Greece has requested to purchase U.S. Authorities and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics assist companies for F-16 Plane Structural Integrity Program (ASIP), F-16 Aircrew Coaching Machine (ATD), Low Altitude Concentrating on and Infrared for Evening (LANTIRN), and Reconnaissance (RECCE) Pods assist applications; plane categorized and unclassified plane software program and software program assist; Multifunctional Data Distribution System (MIDS) software program assist; Joint Mission Planning Software program (JMPS) assist; participation in Digital Fight Worldwide Safety Help Program (ECISAP), Worldwide Engine Administration Program (IEMP), technical coordination teams; engine {hardware}; spare and restore/return elements and tools.


Hellenic Air Pressure’s F-16C/D Block 52+adv Combating Falcon(Picture by Hellenic Air Pressure)

Greece has demonstrated a continued dedication to modernizing its army and could have no difficultly absorbing this extra sustainment assist into its armed forces. The Hellenic Air Pressure (or Greek Air Pressure) has ordered a complete of 170 F-16 plane, together with F16CD block 30, 50, and 52 plane. The principal contractors for this proposed sale are L3/Harris Worldwide, Melbourne, Florida; Lockheed- Martin Aero Company, Fort Value, Texas; Collins Aerospace, Charlotte, North Carolina; Northrop Grumman Company, Falls Church, Virginia; Raytheon Firm, Waltham, Massachusetts; and Atec, Included, Houston, Texas.

In 1989 Greece bought 40 BLOCK 30 underneath the Arms Programme “Peace Xenia I” and in 1997 40 further BLOCK 50 plane have been delivered to Greece as a part of “Peace Xenia II”. The Hellenic Air Pressure is the primary Air Pressure on this planet to function F-16C/D Block 52+ Combating Falcon. The Hellenic Air Pressure’s BLOCK 52+ belong to 340 and 343 Squadrons with name indicators “Fox” and “Star” respectively. Each squadrons are primarily based in Souda Air Pressure Base (115 Fight Wing). The Hellenic Air Pressure’s BLOCK 52+ Adv belong to 335 Squadron with name indicators “Tiger”. The squadron base is Araxos Air Pressure Base (116 Fight Wing).