The US government has cleared a possible $270 million sustainment package for Greece’s fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16s.
The package includes support under the F-16’s Aircraft Structure Integrity Program, or ASIP, an aircrew training device, as well as other software and services, according a US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announcement.
“The proposed sale will improve Greece’s capability to meet current and future threats by providing agile logistics support to its F-16 programme, encompassing aspects of aircrew training and aircraft maintenance,” says the DSCA.
“The ability to provide this level of support to the F-16 programme will increase its interoperability with NATO forces and enhance its ability to provide for security of its borders. Greece has demonstrated a continued commitment to modernising its military and will have no difficultly absorbing this additional sustainment support into its armed forces.”
Cirium fleets data indicates that the Greek air force is a major operator of the F-16, with a total of 154 in-service examples, with an average age of 21 years.