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Greek Defense Ministry intends to modernize F-16 fighter fleet

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The Greek Ministry of Defense is negotiating with the US government and Lockheed Martin Corporation on the modernization of X-NUMX F-85 Fighter Blocks.16 / 50 +, reports TSAMTO with reference to Jane's Defense Weekly.




During the negotiations, the Greek side pays special attention to more favorable payment terms and the operational start of the project.

It is reported that at present, "the cost of the US proposal for the modernization is 1,25 billion euros (1,52 billion dollars)."

According to the resource, today the Greek Air Force includes various versions of the F-16, “including Block 30”, Block 50, Block 52 and Block 52 +.

Earlier, the Greek command planned to upgrade the 123 fighter, including the 38 aircraft version of "Block 50". However, the cost of this project turned out to be too high for the government: in 2017, these works were estimated at 1,966 billion euros.

This amount significantly exceeds the allocated for the modernization of 1,1 billion euros.
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 6 March 2018 13: 52
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    The Greek Ministry of Defense is negotiating with the US government and Lockheed Martin Corporation on the modernization of 85 F-16 Block.50 / 52 + fighters,

    Do they need it? If the Turks drive-so both are in NATO? request
    1. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 6 March 2018 13: 53
      +1
      Why are mediocre army of Greece and practically unnecessary these days such unthinkable costs request . The country is taking loans all the time. crying .
      1. anjey
        anjey 6 March 2018 14: 16
        +1
        Probably that tourists would not capture laughing
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  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 6 March 2018 13: 55
    +4
    During the negotiations, the Greek side pays special attention to more favorable payment terms and the operational start of the project.
    Those. repair now, and then the money ... and for a long time, and in small heaps ... laughing : And the Greeks won’t be able to persuade the Americans to drop the price - either they will have to restrain the Wishlist for modernization, or reduce the number of planes
  4. Herculesic
    Herculesic 6 March 2018 13: 56
    0
    But at least there is money, or will NATO pay for the money? The economy collapses, they live on subsidies, and there, modernize the planes!
  5. Saffron
    Saffron 6 March 2018 13: 58
    +1
    "Greek Defense Ministry intends to upgrade the fleet of F-16 fighters" to su-35
    1. parkello
      parkello 6 March 2018 16: 46
      +3
      it would be great if so. and since the news was no longer news, it was announced a month and a half ago on our resources. the far-right wanted to sell all the F-16s to the Bulgarians and with this money to buy a small fleet of Su-35s ... but the far-right were not allowed into power. precisely because of this. that they want to leave the bloc and begin cooperation in this area with the Russian Federation. it’s bad that no plane has yet been sold to the Cypriots. from there they would fall into the hands of Greek pilots. you have to bet there. but let's say not Su-35, but MiG-35 .. and there Sukhoi will break through to the market. In any case, I know a lot of guys from my city. Who served in Cyprus. Tankmen ... all praised the T-80. he is much better than Leopard 2. in many ways. lower. faster. and most importantly, it goes quieter at times. if all the rinks and harrows are greased then it is practically inaudible. unlike the Leopards ... these when they drive under my balcony the whole high-rise building starts to shake even when they pass only at Nomarchy. the windows are already rattling. and this is 1.5 km from me .. of course you can see from the balcony, but you can hear even better. so it is necessary with airplanes. in order to be able to compare one with the other, you must first sell the MiG-35 to Cyprus. Greeks fly on them and understand the difference.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 6 March 2018 18: 17
        +1
        ". and most importantly it goes quieter at times" ///

        Naturally. A gas turbine is much quieter than a diesel engine.
        And jerking makes it sharper. This applies to both the T-80 and the Abrams.
        1. parkello
          parkello 6 March 2018 21: 29
          +3
          Well, about M1A2 Abrams is not in the know, I have never heard how they move. but Abrams has a bunch of flaws. its cross-country ability, dimensions. consumes a lot of fuel, very difficult both in handling and in repair. in general, it is not suitable for war. and the T-80s that are in Cyprus. I saw and heard. for 50 m they are almost inaudible. only the clang and screech of the tracks can give out the presence of a tank. and a tank that is audible for km. easier to detect and destroy. and you, as a resident of Israel, should know this. in our countries, where the distances are very small, this is a big drawback when you are heard for 2 km. I don’t know how other Russian tanks are on the battlefield. But if they are also heard as a Leopard then ... something needs to be done with this and, if possible, corrected.
        2. sazhka
          sazhka 7 March 2018 07: 10
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          With the Atomic engine, everything is more complicated. If it moves a rocket. What if the tank? To fasten and in spacesuits?
  6. strannik1985
    strannik1985 6 March 2018 15: 06
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    Quote: Spartanez300
    Why are mediocre army of Greece and practically unnecessary these days such unthinkable costs request . The country is taking loans all the time. crying .

    So that Turkish tourists do not squeeze the Republic of Cyprus and the islands in the Aegean Sea.
  7. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 6 March 2018 16: 12
    +1
    The Greeks are already sitting on handouts, why do they need so many fighters? Wipe the dust?
  8. strannik1985
    strannik1985 6 March 2018 17: 09
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    Quote: Sands Career General
    The Greeks are already sitting on handouts, why do they need so many fighters? Wipe the dust?

    They have constant graters with the Turks because of the islands.
  9. sazhka
    sazhka 7 March 2018 07: 05
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    Jews already felt the moment. Immediately there were others who want to step on the rake. Ukrainians ??
  10. Tevdori
    Tevdori 7 March 2018 12: 10
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    Where does Greece get money from?))
    It seems that they looked around themselves that they were modernizing everything and decided that we weren’t what? And let’s also upgrade something, there is no money, but it is possible on credit, why not. Do we need it? No, it’s not necessary, but still we are modernizing ... laughing