Immediate arrival and inclusion of six F-35 fighters in the arsenal of Greek Air Force. The most important thing, however, is that the six of the F-35s that “will be dressed in blue and white” are the ones destined for Turkey.
More specifically, according to the newspaper “Estia”, during the recent visit of M. Pompeo to Greece, the supply of 20 F-35s was launched, six of which will be purchased with “smart” borrowing in 2022 and will be together with the first six Rafale the firepower of the Greek Air Force.
According to information, USA sells us the F-35s ordered by Turkey with facilitations and with the “Goverment to Goverment” process. It seems that the purchase and the recent activation of the S-400 from Ankara overflowed the glass.
The US reaction is not limited to the delivery of F-35s to Greece but also to the distant possibility at the moment, to move the Incirlik base to Crete. The issue is already being officially discussed by the US Senate. The debate will resume, as the annual duration of the Greece-US defense agreement expires in a few days, and the government will propose to Parliament its five-year extension.