Greece gets ex-US military helicopters
The US Army Security Assistance Command has completed the delivery of 70 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters and one CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter to Greece's Hellenic Army.
The helicopters were delivered under an Excess Defense Articles programme grant agreed in January 2018.
The excess helicopters had been in long-term storage at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and regeneration Group facility on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona.
The aircraft will fill an immediate gap in Greece's attack or observation helicopter requirement and will further the Hellenic Army's goal of establishing two operational aviation brigades.
The total package included 36 fully operational Kiowa helicopters, 24 incomplete models to be used to train Hellenic Army pilots, and ten airframes that will be used for spare parts; and the Chinook helicopter.
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