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Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 110,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Innovation and Collaboration – Modernizing Greece’s Armed Forces Together

In recent years the threats that peaceful nations like Greece face have been evolving at an unprecedented rate. This acceleration in threats, combined with the economic challenges brought on by a global pandemic, present the most challenging security environment our world has seen in decades.

Recognizing this, the recent introduction of new U.S. legislation in the form of the U.S.-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act of 2021, that bolsters support for Greek military modernization, is to be welcomed. It further reflects the belief that Greece is seen as a pillar of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Greece’s impressive efforts to modernize her armed forces will secure Greece’s national security as well as the position of her allies in the region. Lockheed Martin has been a long-term partner to Greece for more than 70 years, and we are proud to continue to offer our support.

We are already at work with Hellenic Aerospace Industry and the wider Hellenic defense industry on a range of programs. These include F-16 upgrades, modernization of Greek P-3s, manufacturing of F-16 and C-130 major structural assemblies, and the sustainment of the existing S-70B Aegean Hawk Fleet by a Greek MRO, setting up the capabilities for the future sustainment of the Romeo fleet.
Modernized P-3s, S-70B Aegean Hawks and the newly acquired Romeos will give Greece one of the most advanced maritime domain awareness and anti-submarine capabilities in the region and will further enhance NATO capabilities.

We feel privileged to support the U.S. government in the competition for the modernization program of the Hellenic Navy, which we know to be one of the highest priorities for the Hellenic Armed Forces. Part of our offering will be the Hellenic Future Frigate (HF2) that can serve the Hellenic Navy for decades to come. The HF2 integrates seamlessly with the MH-60R, and is interoperable with P-3, F-16, and future F-35 aircrafts.

This ship is also uniquely positioned to increase Greece’s shipbuilding capabilities and would come with a significant amount of workshare and technology transfer for Greek shipyards and wider economy. These are some of the critical elements that help local industry to build resilience and create more business opportunities.

We also remain ready to support discussion about the potential for Greece to join the F-35 family and believe it could make a significant contribution in assisting Greece in her ongoing efforts in the Mediterranean and beyond.

The F-35 is the only fighter designed to counter the next generation of threats in Europe. It offers advanced stealth, sensor and information fusion and network-enabled operations resulting in greater survivability, situational awareness and effectiveness for pilots. Crucially, this 5th Generation performance is available at 4th Generation cost while also ensuring interoperability with the Hellenic Air Force’s main fighter aircraft, the F-16.

Greece is making important choices to safeguard its future security and prosperity. Lockheed Martin is proud to be a trusted partner to Greece, and we are excited for a future where we are able to move forward together.

Ray Piselli, Vice President for International Business

Lockheed Martin


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