There is a plan to upgrade the capabilities of the Army Air Force, which includes programs for the modernization of existing aircraft or for the acquisition of new ones and is a dynamic process, which is constantly updated depending on the operational requirements and opportunities that arise. in the international market.
This was pointed out, among others, by the Minister of National Defense Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, answering a question submitted to Parliament by the President of the Hellenic Solution Kyriakos Velopoulos on “Modernization of the Greek” CH-47D Chinook “.
At the same time, he announced that regarding the helicopters (E / P) CH-47D in the current phase, the procedures have been launched through the 4th modification of LOA GR-B-XOP, which was signed on the 16th of June of this year, for the replacement of engines of the 9 older E / P CH-47D, which is expected to improve the level of maintenance and operational capacity of the E / P in question.
Also, a program “Follow On Support (FOS)” has been activated totaling 100 million euros and a request has been sent to the competent US authorities for the drafting of a transnational agreement (LOA) that will meet the requirements of the Greek side.
Source From: Capital