The Hellenic army could acquire Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs) for $268 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
Greece has requested to buy 63 Assault Amphibious Vehicles, Personnel Variant (AAVP-7A1), 9 Assault Amphibious Vehicles, Command Variant (AAVC-7A1), 4 Assault Amphibious Vehicles, Recovery Variant (AAVR-7A1),63 50-Caliber Machine Guns (Heavy Barrel), and related equipment and support.
This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO ally, which is an important partner for political stability and economic progress in Europe.
This proposed sale will improve Greece’s capability to meet current and future threats by providing an effective capability to protect maritime interests and infrastructure in support of its strategic location on NATO’s southern flank. Greece contributes to NATO operations, as well as to counterterrorism and counter-piracy maritime efforts. Greece will have no difficulty absorbing these articles and services into its armed forces.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.