Greece Placing F-16 Orders, Weapons Requests

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Greek F-16 Block 50/52s(click to view full) Lockheed Martin Corp. in Fort Worth, TX recently received a $931.3 million firm-fixed-price and time and materials contract modification. This action provides for 20 operational single place F-16C Block 50 aircraft and 10 operational two place F-16D Block 52 aircraft under the Peace Xenia IV (Greece) program. This contract is additive to a February 2006 contract for $99.7 million. DID has been covering Greece’s $3.1 billion F-16 buy since July 2005, when that country canceled a $6 billion order for 60 Eurofighters in favor of a 2-phase buy that would begin with more F-16s. See DID’s article covering Greece’s F-16 purchase, including updates; below, we’ve also included the DSCA December 8, 2006 announcement of Greece’s $104 million precision weapons request for its F-16s… On December 08, 2006, the US DSCA (Defense Security Cooperation Agency) notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Greece of F-16C/D munitions, as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $104 million. Items requested include: * 40 AGM-154-C Joint Standoff Weapons (JSOW). The JSOW-C precision glide bomb incorporates an imaging infrared seeker for high precision, and […]

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