The first six of the 24 Rafale fighter jets bought from France in a landmark defense deal signed in January of 2021 arrived in Greece on Wednesday.
The initial order was for 18 jets, but in September Athens added another six to bolster Greece’s military clout in view of Turkey’s ambitions in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The jets landed at Tanagra Airbase after they flew over the Acropolis and their ownership was delivered over to Greece during a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
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— George Mastropavlos (@g_mastropavlos) January 19, 2022