Military Watch: C-400 will meet with "Turkish F-35" in the Greek Air Force


Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced plans for Athens to purchase 20 F-35A stealth fighters, originally intended for the Turkish Air Force, as part of a program to modernize the country's armed forces. Military Watch reports on the initiative of the Greek authorities.


The deal comes amid growing tensions between Greeks and Turks over territorial disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as Washington’s discontent with Ankara over the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems. Greece is currently counting on its F-4s, F-16s and Mirage 2000s, but none of them are able to compete with the S-400 complex or the advanced Russian Su-35 and Su-57 fighters that Turkey is considering for acquisition. Thus, in theory, the S-400 could in the future meet on the battlefield with the "Turkish F-35" in the Greek air force.

The F-35's advanced electronics, stealth and electronic warfare could revolutionize the Greek Air Force, as well as facilitate closer integration with NATO forces in Eastern Europe through improved combat aircraft communication systems.

The F-35 is expected to replace the outdated F-4E Phantom fighters in service. Although Athens has suffered from unfavorable economic conditions, the state's armed forces are still generously funded, and Greece remains one of the largest countries in terms of defense spending in relation to GDP in all of NATO.
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  1. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 30 October 2020 10: 25
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    but none of them unable to compete with the S-400 complex or advanced Russian fighters Su-35 and Su-57, which Turkey is considering for acquisition.

    Of course, the aircraft in service with Greece are not capable of competing with aircraft that Turkey does not have (and the Su-57 is not even in service with the Russian Aerospace Forces). How can you compete with something that does not exist? :)
  2. Many_ways_point Offline Many_ways_point
    Many_ways_point 30 October 2020 11: 32
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    none of them is able to compete with the S-400 complex

    Are able. Even F4 with anti-radar missiles can crash him.

    or advanced Russian fighters Su-35 and Su-57

    SU 57 is not yet in nature. And the F16 of the latest modifications can quite compete with the SU35
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 October 2020 12: 21
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    with the S-400 complex or the advanced Russian Su-35 and Su-57 fighters, which Turkey is considering for acquisition. Thus, in theory, the S-400 can in the future meet on the battlefield with "Turkish F-35" in the Greek air force.

    - Anonymous has a rich fantasy
  4. Binder Offline Binder
    Binder (Miron) 30 October 2020 15: 36
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    It makes me laugh when the non-existent Su-57 is spoken of as something real. lol And the Greeks have to spend significant sums on defense - they have Turkey at their side with an inadequate Erdogan, who only understands the language of force. But even this, to put it mildly, not the wisest politician is in no hurry to acquire something from Russia its widely publicized fifth-generation fighter, although he is a Turk, he is not half-wit. bully