Israel and Greece | The Israeli Ministry of Defense have confirmed that Israel and Greece have signed the largest agreement in the history of bilateral relations in the field of defense.
Israel and Greece: Announces $1.68 Billion Defense Deal
MilitaryEzyInfo.com – According to Defense News, after an international tender, the Greek government approved a proposal by the Israeli Defense Ministry to establish a Flight Training Center for the Greek Air Force, which will be built by Elbit Systems Ltd.
The amount of the agreement is 1.68 billion dollars, in total it is designed for 20 years (it is about supporting the operation of the flight academy).
The agreement also provides for the purchase of ten M-346 aircraft and maintenance of T-6 aircraft, as well as the provision of simulators, training, and logistics.
The program envisages that Elbit Systems will provide a fleet of training aircraft equipped with the company’s unique avionics and built-in training solutions, will supply flight simulators and training tools of the company, as well as provide ongoing logistics.
As Defense Express previously reported, in 2020 the Israeli Air Force received a unique test version of the F-35I fighter. “The only version of the Adira outside the United States,” as it is called in Israel, “arrived at the Tel Nof Air Force Base in the center of the country. There are new facilities at this base, including an upgraded runway.
The first new aircraft to be handed over to the FTC (Israeli Ice Testing Center) was also the 15th Adir to take off from a production line in Fort Worth, Texas. The car has been in the United States for some time, presumably for testing.