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Euronaval 2022: Talks ongoing for potential Lockheed Martin overhaul of Greece's MEKO frigates

20th October 2022 - 08:34 GMT | by Harry Lye in Paris


Greek Hydra-class MEKO frigate HS Spetsai. (Photo: USN)

Despite not seeing success with a frigate offer, Lockheed Martin continues to see opportunities in Greece, including a potential frigate upgrade and corvette programme.

On 19 October, Lockheed Martin executives told reporters that a letter of acceptance (LOA) as part of a potential FMS case to upgrade Greece's Hydra-class MEKO frigates had been extended until December.

Under the potential deal, the US company would assist Greece in upgrading its ageing Hydra-class MEKO frigates and help modernise the country's shipbuilding industry.

Lockheed Martin small combatants and ship systems business development director Dawn Brenner told reporters the company's focus in Greece was on the potential MEKO upgrade deal.

In December 2021, Shephard reported on the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) signalling approval for the possible

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

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