Five new armament programs were approved by the Greek Parliament
The Special Standing Committee on Equipment Programs and Contracts of the Hellenic Parliament was informed by the Minister of National Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos and authorized the activation of five programs related to the equipment of the Hellenic Armed Forces.
In particular, the Commission approved the following programs:
– Supply of 76 AAV7A1 Armored Amphibious Vehicles for a total estimated amount of €291 million. The vehicles are from the US Marine Corps inventory and will undergo a complete rebuild before being delivered.
– Activation of a procurement program for three MQ-9B SeaGuardian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with two Ground Control Stations for a total estimated amount of approximately €388 million.
– Activation of a program to integrate the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) System Mode 5 version into military vehicles, costing approximately €53 million.
– Activation of a sub-programme for technical and logistical support of Type 209 submarine engines, costing approximately €21 million.
– Activation of a sub-program for the sale of 18 Mirage 2000BGM/EGM fighter planes within the framework of the contract for the supply of 18 Rafale fighters. The divestment includes aero engines, equipment, spare parts inventory, etc., estimated by the Air Force to fetch €117 million. The final estimate will be determined following negotiations between GDDIA and the manufacturer company Dassault Aviation.