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No restraints on Greek fighter jet buys October 26, 2007

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No restraints on Greek fighter jet buys, says source

Greece will rethink plans to buy 30 fighter jets and decide on the number according to its present defense needs, a senior Defense Ministry official said yesterday.

Greece, which has the EU’s top defense spending as a percentage of GDP, said last year it was postponing the purchase, which had attracted companies such as the Eurofighter consortium and Lockheed Martin Corporation. “All options are open, and there are no restrictions to how many will be purchased,” the senior defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters. “The size and time of the purchase will be determined by the threat we feel,” the official said. “We will buy as many as necessary.” Experts say that could now mean as many as 60.

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