- Title: Greece to buy six more Rafale warplanes - French minister
- Date: 12th September 2021
- Summary: LE BOURGET, FRANCE (FILE - JUNE 20, 2017) (REUTERS) FRANCE'S DASSAULT RAFALE FIGHTER JET DURING AIR EXHIBITION
- Embargoed: 26th September 2021 14:07
- Keywords: Dassault France Greece Rafale defence fighter jets
- Location: IN AIR / SAINT-DIZIER, MERIGNAC AND LE BOURGET, FRANCE
- City: IN AIR / SAINT-DIZIER, MERIGNAC AND LE BOURGET, FRANCE
- Country: Greece
- Topics: Defence,Europe,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA003EUEZ70N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Greece is increasing its order of Dassault-made Rafale jets to 24 from 18, France's Armed Forces Minister said on Sunday (September 12).
Greek lawmakers in January approved the purchase of 18 Rafale jets from France for 2.5 billion euros ($3.04 billion).
"Excellent news. Greece has just announced its intention to buy six extra Rafales. Together we are pushing ahead to build a truly autonomous Europe," Florence Parly said on Twitter.
Athens has beefed up its military purchases in recent months as it moves ahead with plans to raise its military capacity during a dispute with neighbouring Turkey over energy resources in the Mediterranean.
(Production: Michael Fiorentino)
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