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According to https://doureios.com/gemise-f-16-i-eab-omali-exelixi-tou-programmatos-v/ the Hellenic Air Force will be getting 8 F-16Vs by the end of 2022.


"With the arrival of the 13th F-16 fighter in ODA last Monday, March 14, the Air Force F-16V upgrade program is progressing according to plan. This is the "508", an F-16C Block 52+ car that operates with the 337 Squadron. The next phase is expected to begin in a few days, from late March to early April, with the completion of systems and software tests at "005" located in Fort Worth, Texas, when the aircraft will "leave" Lockheed Martin and will transferred to the USAF. This will be done after the completion of the software testing phase and the transfer of the aircraft to Edwards Air Base, where the USAF is now responsible for the weapons testing and certification phase.

In the meantime, as the certification of the V software package has been achieved, the "transfusion" together with the relevant subsystems and systems will begin, in the first two in a row F-16 that entered the ODA, ie the "505" and "006" . This is expected to be completed after Easter. Two flying Lockheed Martin testers will have arrived in Greece, in order to fly these first two F-16Vs and perform all system tests, certifying that they meet the requirements in every respect. They themselves will train on the specific planes the first two Greek pilots of the Air Force, in order to then take on the duties of testers and then to undertake the controls and certification of the aircraft to be delivered.

This process is expected to last throughout the summer and in September the first two upgraded F-16Vs will be officially handed over to the Air Force for full operational operation. Naturally, the first period will be devoted to crew training to familiarize themselves with the new systems carried by the upgraded aircraft, and then, as deliveries evolve, operational training at the Squadron level will gradually follow. At the beginning of autumn, "005" from the USA is expected to return to Greece. According to the plan, by 2022, the Air Force will have received 8 upgraded F-16Vs."



The HAF is also expecting the next 6 Rafale after summer. So by the end of the year,we could probably have 12 Rafale and 8 F-16Vs already.
 

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According to https://doureios.com/gemise-f-16-i-eab-omali-exelixi-tou-programmatos-v/ the Hellenic Air Force will be getting 8 F-16Vs by the end of 2022.


"With the arrival of the 13th F-16 fighter in ODA last Monday, March 14, the Air Force F-16V upgrade program is progressing according to plan. This is the "508", an F-16C Block 52+ car that operates with the 337 Squadron. The next phase is expected to begin in a few days, from late March to early April, with the completion of systems and software tests at "005" located in Fort Worth, Texas, when the aircraft will "leave" Lockheed Martin and will transferred to the USAF. This will be done after the completion of the software testing phase and the transfer of the aircraft to Edwards Air Base, where the USAF is now responsible for the weapons testing and certification phase.

In the meantime, as the certification of the V software package has been achieved, the "transfusion" together with the relevant subsystems and systems will begin, in the first two in a row F-16 that entered the ODA, ie the "505" and "006" . This is expected to be completed after Easter. Two flying Lockheed Martin testers will have arrived in Greece, in order to fly these first two F-16Vs and perform all system tests, certifying that they meet the requirements in every respect. They themselves will train on the specific planes the first two Greek pilots of the Air Force, in order to then take on the duties of testers and then to undertake the controls and certification of the aircraft to be delivered.

This process is expected to last throughout the summer and in September the first two upgraded F-16Vs will be officially handed over to the Air Force for full operational operation. Naturally, the first period will be devoted to crew training to familiarize themselves with the new systems carried by the upgraded aircraft, and then, as deliveries evolve, operational training at the Squadron level will gradually follow. At the beginning of autumn, "005" from the USA is expected to return to Greece. According to the plan, by 2022, the Air Force will have received 8 upgraded F-16Vs."



The HAF is also expecting the next 6 Rafale after summer. So by the end of the year,we could probably have 12 Rafale and 8 F-16Vs already.
This is just sad. Greece is not doing well economically. It is basically a bankrupt country. It should rather focus on its citizens rather than buying F-16V which it really cant afford.
 

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This is just sad. Greece is not doing well economically. It is basically a bankrupt country. It should rather focus on its citizens rather than buying F-16V which it really cant afford.


Same reason
 

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Thas an pretty impressive , I read somewhere US wants to maintain power balance between Greece and Turkey so i guess they would soon lift the sanctions and upgrade their F16s to block 72
 

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This is just sad. Greece is not doing well economically. It is basically a bankrupt country. It should rather focus on its citizens rather than buying F-16V which it really cant afford.
And how's poverty in India? Why don't you sell all those tanks and half of your air force and that aircraft carrier. And those submarines. What do you need submarines for? There's hundreds of millions of poor people there.

Congratz @Foinikas . Can you provide information about the FMS details, what will the cost be?
I think the cost was a bit more than 200 million euros. It's 84 F-16s that will be upgraded.
 
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According to https://doureios.com/gemise-f-16-i-eab-omali-exelixi-tou-programmatos-v/ the Hellenic Air Force will be getting 8 F-16Vs by the end of 2022.


"With the arrival of the 13th F-16 fighter in ODA last Monday, March 14, the Air Force F-16V upgrade program is progressing according to plan. This is the "508", an F-16C Block 52+ car that operates with the 337 Squadron. The next phase is expected to begin in a few days, from late March to early April, with the completion of systems and software tests at "005" located in Fort Worth, Texas, when the aircraft will "leave" Lockheed Martin and will transferred to the USAF. This will be done after the completion of the software testing phase and the transfer of the aircraft to Edwards Air Base, where the USAF is now responsible for the weapons testing and certification phase.

In the meantime, as the certification of the V software package has been achieved, the "transfusion" together with the relevant subsystems and systems will begin, in the first two in a row F-16 that entered the ODA, ie the "505" and "006" . This is expected to be completed after Easter. Two flying Lockheed Martin testers will have arrived in Greece, in order to fly these first two F-16Vs and perform all system tests, certifying that they meet the requirements in every respect. They themselves will train on the specific planes the first two Greek pilots of the Air Force, in order to then take on the duties of testers and then to undertake the controls and certification of the aircraft to be delivered.

This process is expected to last throughout the summer and in September the first two upgraded F-16Vs will be officially handed over to the Air Force for full operational operation. Naturally, the first period will be devoted to crew training to familiarize themselves with the new systems carried by the upgraded aircraft, and then, as deliveries evolve, operational training at the Squadron level will gradually follow. At the beginning of autumn, "005" from the USA is expected to return to Greece. According to the plan, by 2022, the Air Force will have received 8 upgraded F-16Vs."



The HAF is also expecting the next 6 Rafale after summer. So by the end of the year,we could probably have 12 Rafale and 8 F-16Vs already.

Nice buy the Hellenic Air Force is becoming strong. Met a bunch of their pilots , nice chaps.
 

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Nice buy the Hellenic Air Force is becoming strong. Met a bunch of their pilots , nice chaps.
Basically they will upgrade 84 F-16s to
F-16V here in Greece and they will use their equipment to upgrade older models to F-16 Block 52+ and Block 52+ Adv.

And by the end of the year,we should be getting the next batch of 6 Rafale F3R.

congrats greece atleast someone is getting his f16s upgraded
Thanks man!
 
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Same reason
france opened its source code of its fighter to a forign country? This is very hard to beleive this comprmises the aircraft
 

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Thas an pretty impressive , I read somewhere US wants to maintain power balance between Greece and Turkey so i guess they would soon lift the sanctions and upgrade their F16s to block 72
That is US policy for every region and relationship. Give both sides enough so that no conflict goes out of hand. Technically it was a NATO-USSR back channel balancing act wherever they agreed upon it.
 

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