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F-16 crash: Pilot ejects from fighter jet on runway of Andravida air base

An F-16 fighter jet of the Greek Air Force crashed in the military air base of Andravida in western Peloponnese on Thursday afternoon. The pilot successfully ejected from the plane before the crash and was in “good health,” preliminary reports from the scene said. The accident occurred at 3:49 p.m. …

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Turkish F-16 fly over the Aegean islet of Anthropofagoi (man-eaters)

Turkish fighter jets carried out a fresh round of overflights in the eastern Aegean on Wednesday. A formation of four F-16 aircraft flew over the islet of Athropofagoi at an altitude of 10,000 feet at 10:10 in the morning. The Turkish aircraft were intercepted by Greek jets in line with …

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Greece celebrates OXI Day without parades due to pandemic (videos)

Fighter jets and helicopters flew over Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities on Wednesday morning to mark the national OXI Day holiday as military and students’ parades have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Traditional events to honor the fight against Nazism and Fascism were held with a very limited …

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Eight Greek F-16 escort two US B-52 within FIR Athens and Nicosia

Eight Greek fighter jets F16 escorted two US bombers B-52 within the FIR of Athens and Nicosia on Wednesday, the Greek General Staff announced. The escort took place at the request USEUCOM, the US European Command. The two strategic bombers were accompanied by four pairs of F-16 aircraft during their …

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Rafale acquisition, F-16 & Mirage upgrade could give Greece’s Air Force superiority over Turkey

Greece’s goals to acquire new fighter jets and upgrade its existing air force could see the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) attain a very formidable qualitative edge over its Turkish rival by the end of the 2020s, notes an article posted on magazine Forbes. The articles lists the Greek plans to …

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Greece to acquire 24 F-35 at a cost of $3billion, Defense Minister reveals

Defense Minister, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, revealed Greece’s armament plans following the official visit of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to the White House. Greece plans to acquire 24 F-35 aircraft at a total cost of 3 billion USD including the infrastructure, proceed with the upgrade of 82 F-16 and possible purchase war …

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Greece to upgrade F-16 and Mirage-2000 at a cost of half a billion euros

The Ministry of National Defense has submitted a bill to the Parliament including among others the upgrade of fighter jest F-16 and the Follow-On Support/FOS of Mirage-2000. The total cost exceeds half a billion euros. The draft law envisages enhancing the operational performance and dynamics of F-16 aircraft as proposed …

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Turkish fighter jets & aircraft massively violate Greece’s air space

With a pair of F-16 fighter jets, two electronic warfare aircraft and one unmanned aerial vehicle Turkey violated the Greek Airspace 18 times on Tuesday. The 18 FIR Athens violations occurred in the South-East Aegean Sea. In two cases Greek and Turkish jets were involved in “dog-fights.” The Turkish fighter …

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Turkish F-16s harass helicopter carrying PM Tsipras to Agathonisi

Turkish fighter jets harassed the helicopter carrying Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the remote island of Agathonisi in north Dodecanese. The jets forced the helicopter of the Greek Air Force to fly at low attitude until they were intercepted by Greek F-16s. Tsipras was visiting the small island in the …

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Upgrade of 85 Greek F-16 to Viper starts, 1.1bn project

Τhe upgrading program for 85 F-16 fighter jets with the Block 70/72 Viper system will be formally launched on Monday, Lockheed Martin’s VP Business Development Initiatives in Europe Dennis Plessas said at a press conference in Thessaloniki. Revealing the time table of the upgrade, Plessas said that ” a great …

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Greece approves upgrade of F-16 Fleet with US, worth €1.1billion

In an extraordinary meeting, Greece’s Government Council of Defense and Foreign Affairs (KYSEA) approved the program for upgrading 85 fighter jets F-16 of the Hellenic Air Force. The program is worth 1.1 billion euros and has been approved after the US accepted the Greek proposal for payment in installments. The …

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