Originally Posted by Aeraaa
btw, one other less glamorous but IMO highly important potential buy are the 60 OH-58 Kiowa helicopters Greece is interested. The Greek army really needs a light, versatile helicopter like that and let's be honest, the Hueys belong to a museum, not a modern military.
I do believe the USA is retiring the OH-58 as of the FY2015 budget. Not sure how that would impact a Greek deal or not.
The UH-72 Lakota (pictured above) is slated as a replacement. So, I am not sure if it would be a good deal for Greece to buy a retired scout platform when the Lakota could do scout, reconnaissance and SF insertion.
Currently, the The AH64-D and AH-64E are due to perform scout and recon roles as well as attack and ground support until sufficient numbers of Lakotas enter service.
The wild card is the Sikorsky S-97 bird (pictured below), however, I do not think it will get the Army's nod.