The first six Rafale jets of the Hellenic Air Force arrive in Greece on January 19

French-made Rafale fighter jet.

Rafale is a twin-jet combat aircraft capable of carrying out a wide range of short and long-range missions, including ground and sea attacks.

Rafale is a twin-jet combat aircraft manufactured by Dassault Aviation and is capable of carrying out a wide range of short and long-range missions. It can be used to perform ground and sea attacks, reconnaissance, high-accuracy strikes and nuclear strike deterrence.

Greece had agreed to buy 24 of French fighters. The deal comprises 12 second-hand Rafales from French Air and Space Force stock (10 B-model single seaters and two C-model twin seaters) and six newbuild aircraft, along with a four-and-a-half-year logistic support package.

A separate EUR400 million deal was also signed to purchase MBDA Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missiles (BVRAAMs) and to upgrade missiles already in the HAF inventory, namely Mica air-to-air missiles, Scalp cruise missiles, and Exocet anti-ship missiles, for carriage by the Rafales.