IN PICTURES: Greece highlights Dassault bond with mixed formation flight

With a long lineage of Dassault jets flying with Greek forces, the Rafale is the latest generation to enter service with the Hellenic Air Force, reports Pierre-Alain Antoine

The latest six Dassault Rafales have taken to the skies over Greece as its Air Force takes delivery of the newest aircraft in its arsenal. The delivery represents a consolidation of the relationship between the country and the French aerospace company that extends nearly half a century.

In the mid-1970s the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) was modernized with deliveries of the Dassault Mirage F1CG fleet. At the same time, Vought A-7 Corsair IIs and McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom IIs were flying under Greek roundels.

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