54473 - Turkey is already afraid of the Rafales

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athina Kehagias

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It is interesting to examine Turkey’s statements regarding the future acquisition of Rafale aircraft by Greece.
Because immediately her phobia was expressed.
She can see that this eventuality changes the equilibrium.
Firstly because she made the mistake of showning a preference toward the S-400 missiles and as a result, lost the F-35 purchase, and secondly, because she is unable, at least for the time being, to buy the F-16 Vipers.
Consequently, she bets upon the fact that the Rafale management scheme is time-consuming at an educational level.
But even in this case she makes a mistake, since her estimates are based upon her own pilots, who do not obtain the proportional level.
The Turkish Air Force is based upon the F-4E and F-16C / D and does not at all.possess the Mirage spirit.
Whereas Greece, in addition to the F-4E and the F-16C / D Block 30, Block 50, Block 52+, also obtains the Mirage 2000EG, Mirage 2000BG, Mirage 2000-5.
This means that Greece more easily than Turkey can become accustomed to the French Rafale mentality.
After all, Turkey had placed a bet upon her own TAI TF-X aircraft, which in fact is still in the making.
The Rafales therefore is a movement by Greece which bothers effectively.