Dissatisfaction in Turkey: “US intervention against us, the delivery of modern F-16s to Greece”


“While the US is obstructing Turkey, even in the delivery of spare parts, it has already delivered two F-16s, and will deliver another 81,” Milliet says.

The annoyance, but also the…complaint, maybe even the anxiety, of the Turkish media about the modernization of the of Greek F-16s in the Viper version as reported by SKAI’s Istanbul correspondent Manolis Kostidis.

“While the US obstructs Turkey, even in the delivery of spare partsalready delivered two F-16s, and will deliver another 81,” Millet said Tuesday.

For its part, the newspaper Sotzu notes that “Greece received two F-16s which were modernized with the support of the USA”.

For her part, A. Haber reports that “after the crises that happened with Greece came the US intervention against Turkey. They are modernizing 83 F-16s and already delivering two”.

Greek aircraft are indeed among the most advanced F-16s in Europe.

As announced by the American company Lockheed Martin, which in collaboration with the Hellenic Aviation Industry (EAB) jointly delivered today to the Air Force the first two F-16 Viper fighters“the aircraft enable the Air Force to successfully address emerging threats in the region and operate as part of allied missions worldwide.”

In particular, the main systems being upgraded as part of the program include the following:

  • AESA APG-83 radar
  • New Modular Mission computer (MMC-7000AH), ADT
  • New information and display screens between the footwells
  • New APX-126 AIFF with mod 5 capability
  • Integration of SNIPER POD, SASSM and PaveWay II projectiles
  • Link-16 capability

It is recalled that in addition to the modernized F-16s, Greece is already acquiring state-of-the-art Rafale fighters, while it is also considering the acquisition of F-35s, while in 2025 it will receive the Belharra frigates.

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