Towards the 21st century

Towards the 21st century

« 3rd Generation Aircraft

Today, modern fighters Mirage 2000 and F-16 constitute the HAF spear head. All other legendary assets continue to offer their services.

At the dawn of the 21st century modernization efforts are still made intensively. The Phantom upgrade project is in the pipeline. Recently, it has been decided to proceed to the acquisition of long and short range air defense missile systems, namely Patriot and Crotale, which will contribute to the national air space to the maximum level possible.

The new Raytheon T-6A Texan II training aircraft will change, radically, the nature of the initial and basic training the pilots, effectively preparing them for the fourth generation fighters.history12_pic3_sm

Decisions are waited soon on the acquisition of new multi role fighters, including the most recent technological innovations, of an early warning air-borne system as well as of a new transport aircraft.

All the aforementioned render the Hellenic Air Force a reliable deterring power, absolutely modern and capable of meeting the challenges of the new century.

The Hellenic Air Force with its 24-hour readiness and the Greek aviators with their high morale constitute today the impervious shield of our skies and protect the national air space effectively sending the following message to everyone: