Approval given for US logistics support to Greece

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Greece for services related to stock replenishment, supply of standard spare parts, and the repair or replacement of parts to support the Hellenic Air Force’s defensive and transport fleets.

In a May 19 notification to the US Congress, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) stated the $165m contract would support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO ally.

The Hellenic Air Force operates a number of US-sourced aircraft, including F-16D fighters. Public domain

Further, the DSCA release stated that the proposed sale would improve Greece’s capability to meet current and future threats by providing logistics support to active FMS support cases, including Greece’s defensive and transport aerial fleets, as well as other support equipment of US origin that are currently in use with the Hellenic Air Force.

According to the notification there are no principal contractors for this proposed sale or any known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

The DSCA stated that the proposed sale of services would not alter the basic military balance in the region and would have no adverse impact on US defence readiness.