Although there was also involvement in Starfighter program in 1964, which lead to F-104M variant (MK1 was the attack variant-a cross between CF-104 and F-104G and Mk2 was F-104S), government want to created a Air Force independent from US restrictions.
First step was the Mirage IIIE, then entered in F1 program in 1972 (in real world the Mirage III was evaluated in 1968 but did not ordered finally, and in 1972 was an offer from Dassault to co-produce F1 with 20% local production but instead the F-4E was ordered). Total 84 Mirage IIIE were assembled (64 IIIEH, 12 IIIRH, 8 IIIBH from 1966 to 1972), later 40 F1EH, 40 F1EH and 8 F1BH (1974-1980, then the larger program in history of RHAF, the Mirage 2000HL (180 total, of which 72 -EHL, 16 -BHL, 40 DHL (strike M2k) and 60 M2000-5 from 1984-2002). In this stage a second parallel production line opened in Hellenic Aircraft Company. Older variants were modernized to newer standards.
Having cooperation with Sweden for several other projects in the past (Adis I missile, creation of a national command and air surveillance system similar with STRIL-60, latter integrated also indigenous radars and electronics, named ΕΣΕΠΕ -Ελληνικό Σύστημα Έγκαιρης Προειδοποίησης και Ελέγχου, Hellenic Early Warning and Command System, HEWCS), RHAF tried to order Saab Draken in 1963-64, but this order did not proceed-the aircraft was simply out of export then). But Viggen was offered for export in late 1970's and RHAF order it (36 A-37, 24 F-37, 8 RF-37, 8 TF-37 or 36 AJ-37, 24 JA-37, 8 SF-37, 8 SK-37, I followed the Danish naming for Draken).
Concerning Rafale, having ordering Mirage III, F1, M2k (and being observer to Rafale from 1987, uprating to partner after withdrawn from Eurofighter), I think that I can open production line from 2003-04.
Does anyone has anything about the Projects 2105,2108 and 2110 which led to Gripen?