THE US DEPARTMENT of Defense is to sell $250 million-worth of military equipment to Greece, including the country's first purchase of Texas Instruments AGM-88B high-speed anti-radiation missiles (HARM) and Lockheed Martin Army Tactical Missiles (ATACM).

The US Congress was notified of Greece's plan to buy 84 HARMs and 50 AIM-120B Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) to outfit Greek Lockheed Martin F-16s. Either Raytheon or Hughes Aircraft will provide the AMRAAMs. The missiles are worth $90 million.

A separate transaction involves 40 ATACMs and launching assemblies, plus support equipment and spare parts worth $60 million. Greece will also receive $100 million-worth of spare parts and support/maintenance equipment.

Spain will receive 100 Raytheon AIM-7P Sparrow radar-guided air-to-air missiles worth $35 million to arm McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet strike aircraft.

Source: Flight International