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Greece said that the current price of F-35 fighters does not suit the country


In Greece, they are discussing the possible acquisition of a new generation of American fighters, the F-35. It is noted that Athens is expressing interest in acquiring such combat aircraft, pointing out that the United States managed to sell 720 F-35s to Europe, and "even to those countries that are not NATO members." In particular, it points to contracts for the sale of 5th generation fighters with Switzerland and Finland.

At the same time, the Greek press notes that even if the United States now offers Greece to purchase a batch of F-35 fighters, the country's authorities will not be able to pay for such a purchase. Today, the United States sells its fifth generation aircraft to Europe for an average of about $ 105 million per unit, and this amount does not include the so-called "post-warranty service", the main part of which is the need to systematically update the fighter's onboard software.

In Greece, they say that they would buy F-35 fighters from the United States for no more than $ 80 million per unit, but so far the price is not satisfactory. In this regard, as noted, Athens is counting on the fact that after the sale of seven hundred aircraft to European partners, the total sales price will still fall to "acceptable values ​​for the Greek military budget."

It should be emphasized that Greece at one time was enthusiastic about the information that the United States imposed sanctions against Turkey, denying Ankara the supply of already contracted and paid fighters. Washington imposed these sanctions in connection with the acquisition of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems by the Turkish side from Russia. The Turks, commenting on Washington's actions, suggested that sanctions be imposed on Greece as well, since there are other Russian-made air defense systems in this country - the S-300, which were originally supposed to be introduced into the air defense system of Cyprus.

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  1. DHO_N1
    DHO_N1 20 December 2021 08: 03
    Let them go to court with the same wording as Poland on gas. Working method, the Poles won the case.
    1. Finches
      Finches 20 December 2021 08: 29
      Greek Wishlist reminded me "But big, But for five rubles ... ... And these were three, but small, but today ... ... And those were five, but yesterday, but very large ..." laughing But it would be interesting to watch our Turkish "Triumph" knock down the American Greek F-35!
  2. Bradley
    Bradley 20 December 2021 08: 14
    Let the used F-16 buy if there is no money. What is the problem?
    The fact that they are in NATO does not mean that they should receive discounts. Well, maybe a few thousand dollars.

    In Greece, they say that they would buy F-35 fighters from the United States for no more than $ 80 million per unit, and so far the price is not satisfactory.

    Or wait until the price of the F-35A falls.
  3. zwlad
    zwlad 20 December 2021 08: 15
    Did Greece have its own funds to purchase the F-35?
    Or will the EU have to pay for their Wishlist?
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 20 December 2021 12: 40
      Quote: zwlad
      Did Greece have its own funds to purchase the F-35?
      Or will the EU have to pay for their Wishlist?

      On credit. There are already more debts than all of Greece with all its Parthenons is worth. So what's the difference already - well, they'll add more. Does it really matter how much NOT to give, if there is still nothing to give?
    2. Momento
      Momento 20 December 2021 19: 27
      f-16 they also bought at a cost price of $ 30 million a piece. and so 160+ pieces.
  4. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 20 December 2021 08: 27
    Most likely, the Greeks want to bring down the price of the F 35, in order to expand sales, the Americans will eventually stuff this plane not only with the Greeks, but also with Bulgarians, Hungarians, Czechs with Slovaks, Poles, and taking into account the capabilities of the F 35, we are talking about creating a unified aerial reconnaissance system along the borders of Russia and Belarus from Norway to Bulgaria, well, the Turks will need to be kept in good shape with the help of the Greeks
  5. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 20 December 2021 08: 35
    Will we have an answer or not?
    And yet, and then we will recruit so many pilots, otherwise they hang the loss of the plane on them and want them to compensate for the losses.
    In general, I think that the military should not be involved for the unintentional loss and destruction of military property and equipment, otherwise they will not be masters of their craft, but will be afraid of everything, because their work is associated with daily risk!
    There are administrative resources for this.
  6. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 20 December 2021 08: 39
    And we have something to answer with F35 ?!
    And will we have so many pilots to oppose such a horde of NATO members, otherwise they hang all the dogs on our poor pilots, and the military in general, and then they want to compensate for the equipment.
    But this is fundamentally wrong, tk. losses are inevitable, and learn from the mistakes you make.
    If things go on like this, then at best we will remain without professional military personnel and no one will be able to fly under the bridge and NATO and their members will turn us around.
    1. Rash
      Rash 20 December 2021 12: 36
      How to answer lies in your nickname. lol
  7. Charik
    Charik 20 December 2021 08: 43
    so buy those planes that are 80
  8. Split
    Split 20 December 2021 09: 11
    I remembered Petrosyan's joke .... "I bought it, but 3 rubles is not enough" wassat
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  10. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 20 December 2021 09: 27
    There is nothing you can do about it. Greece is a poor country.
  11. Dimon-SPG
    Dimon-SPG 20 December 2021 09: 38
    It's amazing that this garbage is voluntarily bought by someone .... Although, let our sworn friends buy them as much as possible.
  12. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 20 December 2021 10: 48
    There are tons of other proposals .... affordable.
    1. Influenza
    2.bu Mirage2000
    3. EF2000 (bu and not bu)
    4.F16 (boo and not boo)
    5. Rafale

    Well, here they stubbornly write that the F35 is getting cheaper every year, so you just need to wait. And it is not a fact that at hour X in actions against a NATO partner, the United States will not cut off some of the functions in the assigned F35
  13. grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya 20 December 2021 13: 22
    "Post-warranty service", the main part of which is the need for a systematic update of the fighter's onboard software

    After an unsuccessful take-off, among the burning debris, they found a small box with a single inscription on the LCD panel: "Engine driver has been successfully updated."
  14. megadeth
    megadeth 20 December 2021 13: 37
    Christmas and New Year discounts coming soon ...
  15. AC130 Gunship
    AC130 Gunship 21 December 2021 17: 32
    I remembered from an old movie: "I have the opportunity to buy a goat, but I have no desire." At the price of 1/3 of F35, they are either Chinese or Checkmate, which exists in paste.