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Greek parliament plenary approves purchase of Rafale fighter jets from France

The Greek Defence Ministry’s armaments bill was approved by a broad majority at a plenary vote held on Thursday evening, ANA reports.

Parliamentary approval allows Greece to proceed with procuring 18 French-made Rafale fighter jets – 12 used and 6 new. 

Greece is scheduled to receive the Rafales in three installments: the first 6 used aircraft by June 2021 (6 months after contract signing), 6 new aircraft on the 20th such month, and the final 6 used jets are to be received on the 26th month (in 2023). 

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