Arrival of new fighter jets draws attention as EastMed pipeline issue simmers in background

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Defence, EastMed, France, USA

The first six of 24 state of the art Rafale fighter jets Greece is acquiring from France arrived to much fanfare last Wednesday at Tanagra Air Base, north of Athens.

The acquisition of the French fighter jets - another six are expected at the end of 2022 - is considered by the Greek government as the first major step to strengthen the country’s armed forces. This move was deemed necessary following 2020 when tension...

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