Aegean Vipers: An overview of Greece's major F-16 upgrade

Greece’s F-16 fleet is undergoing a major upgrade backed up by a robust investment. What will it mean for its air force capability? Babak Taghvaee looks at the the details.

Greek F-16 [via Kyriakos Paoulilan]
The prototype F-16V - serial 005 - in the days when it was a Block 52M painted in the tiger marks of 335 Mira, the HAF’s tiger squadron. via Kyriakos Paoulilan

On August 2, 2021, the US State Department approved a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Government of Greece, comprising F-16 Sustainment Material, Services and related equipment. The US$270m deal is part of an ongoing Hellenic Air Force (HAF) program to upgrade its fleet of 84 F-16C/D Block 52/52M to F-16V Block 72 Viper standard.

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