The Greek government has signed letters of acceptances (LOA) to purchase four MH-60R helicopters and modernize old S-70B6 rotorcraft.
Value of the contract is not known. A small sum will be paid first after which remaining payments will be made in big instalments, A Greek publication, Ptsidiastima reported.
The upgrade program will replace the old electronics and sensors onboard S-70B6 aircraft. Follow-on support will be undertaken by Greek companies. The report added that Greek Navy will soon sign contracts for modernization of Hydra-class MEKO 200 frigate and procurement of heavy-duty torpedoes for Type 214 submarines.
Israel has reportedly agreed to upgrade Greek AH-64 Apache gunships recently.
Commenting on the LOA, the publication wrote, "it is probably the lowest price for MH-60R to an export customer. A corresponding LOA was signed for the targeted modernization program of S-70B6 helicopters. The helicopters serving in the Navy will be modernized, receiving a "decent" package of upgrades for electronics and sensors, in order to continue to remain combative in the coming decades. The important thing is that the helicopters will again become 100% combatable thanks to the FOS program that accompanies the modernization,"