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05 Feb 2024

US approves F-35 sale to Greece

US approves F-35 sale to Greece
Source: Senior Airman Christopher Callaway/ US Air Force

Athens welcomed the decision by the US to allow the sale of F-35s to the Hellenic Air Force. This sale is worth approximately $8.6 billion and is said to represent the strength behind US-Greek relations.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that “today is an important day for our national defence and for Greek diplomacy,” noting that “Greece is officially on track to acquire up to 40 new generation F-35 combat planes.”

This came as a memo from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken heralded the move as a solidifying moment in the two countries' relations.


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