Washington [US] August 4 (ANI/Sputnik): The US State Department has given its approval to a proposed USD 270 million sale of equipment and maintenance services needed to sustain Greece's fleet of F-16 fighter jets, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said.
"The government of Greece has requested to buy US government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services for F-16 Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP), F-16 Aircrew Training Device (ATD), Low Altitude Targeting and Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) and Reconnaissance (RECCE) Pods support programs," the DSCA said in a press release on Tuesday. "The total estimated value is $270 million."
The ability to provide this level of support to the F-16 program will increase Greece's interoperability with NATO forces and enhance its ability to provide for the security of its borders, the release said.
Greece has demonstrated a continued commitment to modernizing its military and will have no difficultly absorbing this additional sustainment support into its armed forces, the release added. (ANI/Sputnik)