Partnership for Protection

Our partnership with Greece spans more than 75 years including numerous programs, such as the F-16, C-130 and P-3. Lockheed Martin highly values its enduring relationships with Greece and Greek industry and looks forward to strengthening existing partnerships and building new ones. Lockheed Martin remains committed to support Greece during the most challenging times by delivering most advanced interoperable capabilities that allow Greece to stay ahead of growing threats.

F-16 Fighting Falcon

The combat-proven F-16 plays a vital role in safeguarding Greece’s national sovereignty and defending Greek national airspace. Lockheed Martin and the Hellenic Aerospace Industry are partnering to upgrade a significant portion of the Hellenic Air Force F-16 fleet to the cutting-edge F-16V configuration. These upgrades will deliver a significant increase in capability for the HAF combat aircraft fleet, enabling the HAF to stay ahead of emerging threats and join the allied global mission. 

MH-60R

In 2020, Greece decided to add the MH-60R to their fleets. This agreement build on long-standing partnerships between Lockheed Martin and Hellenic Armed Forces. The MH-60R is known as “the world’s most advanced maritime helicopter.” And for good reason – there’s already more than 300 of them operating worldwide. By its commitment to acquiring the MH-60R, Greece will have unprecedented capability to perform anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare missions, along with the ability to perform secondary missions including vertical replenishment and search and rescue operations. Greece will be able to use the enhanced MH-60R capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense.

F-35 Lightning II

The F-35 is the most survivable, lethal and connected fighter aircraft in the world giving pilots an advantage against any adversary and enabling them to execute their mission and come home safe. It is the only exportable 5 th Generation fighter and is well positioned to assist Greece in its ongoing efforts in the Mediterranean and beyond. 

Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M270

The Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is a highly mobile automatic system that fires surface-to-surface rockets from the M270 family of launcher weapons platforms. The MLRS Family of Munitions (MFOM) can be fired in less than one minute by the three-man crew. Lockheed Martin is working with customers to upgrade and extend the service life of M270 launchers. Enhancements include new 600 HP engines and fire control systems which will enable MLRS to fire next-generation munitions, including the Extended-Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (ER GMLRS) and Precision Strike Missile (PrSM). 

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)

Freedom Class LCS(s) have completed multiple deployments to both the U.S. Navy’s Fourth and Seventh Fleets. They are proven surface combatants, used to perform a variety of missions. Today’s emerging missions include a diverse set of threats; from humanitarian assistance to saturation attacks and security of a nation’s economic exclusion zone. The FREEDOM class LCS is designed to be reconfigurable to perform both surface and sub-surface missions and, when required, LCS is highly capable of offensive operations.  Additionally, LCS provides ample space to support deploying special forces with a range of specialized equipment to meet the mission.

Hellenic Future Frigate (HF2)

The Hellenic Future Frigate (HF2) is multi mission frigate, taking proven systems operational in the USN from both the Arleigh Burke DDGs and the FREEDOM class LCS, enhanced to address the Hellenic Navy’s requirements. Centered around COMBATSS-21, a significant subset of the AEGIS Combat Management System, HF2 boasts 8 NSM Over-the Horizon missiles, 76mm STRALES gun, 11 VLS cells with a diverse load and 21 missiles RAM.  The HF2 is truly multi-mission capable. It conducts simultaneous AAW, ASW, ASuW, stand alone or networked operations (Link 16 & 22, TCDL),  and is fully Integrated with MH-60R. HF2 is fully tested and compliant [Link to HF2 Brochure] with US Navy standards, providing unmatched defences against air, surface and subsurface threats, capable of launching a variety of weapons such as CAMM and seamless transition to CAMM-ER when available, VL ASROC and RAM Close In Weapon System, and Naval Strike Missile (NSM), all supported by a fully integrated EW suite, and deployable decoys.  HF2 is a formidable platform. HM&E based on a proven hull, that has been deploying for over 10 years with over 600,000 nautical miles of water under the keel capturing all the lessons learned and retiring all “first of class” design issues identified.  The Hellenic Navy will benefit from the US Navy investment, lessons learned and continuous development as well as the Total Package Approach and reassurances of performance of the US G-2-G FMS framework. Acquisition of  HF2 will actively support the revitalization plan of the Greek Shipyards and high quality Defence Industry jobs.

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