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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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MoD Kammenos says “Greece and France discuss construction of frigates”

Amid great confusion over the alleged leasing of two French FREMM frigates, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos organized a press conference to clarify the issue. Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, and French President, Emmanuel Macron, have discussed the possible construction of frigates in Greece, Kammenos said on Wednesday morning. The Defense …

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Turkish F-16s harass helicopter transferring PM Tsipras in South Aegean

Turkish fighter jests harassed the Greek Air Force helicopter that was transferring Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Chief of General Staff Admiral Evaggelos Apostolakis to the islands of Kastellorizo, Ro and Rhodes early Tuesday afternoon. Claiming that the Chinook was flying in Turkish Air Space, the asked it to …

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Turkish F-16 fighter jet flies low over the Greek island of Farmakonisi

An F-16 fighter jet of the Turkish Air Force flew at a height of just 3,200 feet – approximately 975 meters – over the Greek island of Farmakonisi in the Eastern Aegean Sea on Tuesday morning. The fighter jet violated the Flight Information Region Athens at 10:55 a.m. and had …

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Defense Minister Kammenos contradicts Trump on F-16 cost

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos contradicted Us President Donald Trump about the cost for the upgrade of F-16. He clarified that the 2.4 billion USD – as Trump claimed – are not for the upgrade of F-16 only. Η οροφή για την αναβάθμιση των F-16 από τον προϋπολογισμό είναι 1,1δις …

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PM Tsipras takes a ride in an F-16 and flies over the Aegean Sea

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took a ride in a F-16 fighter jet of the Greek Air Force and flew over the north-west Aegean Sea. Wearing a pilot suit Tsipras got on the 2-seat F-16 as “co-pilot.” The flight lasted one hour and the prime minister had the chance to enjoy …

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INIOHOS 2017: Fighter jets F-16 and F-4 roar over Athens VIDEOS

Fighter jets roared in the sky over Athens on Tuesday noon to mark the end of Hellenic Air Force-led multinational exercise INIOHOS 2017. On Greek F-16 Block 50, one Greek F-4E, one Italian AMX Fighter Bomber and one Israeli F-16 Block 30 flew in formation over the Acropolis. One more …

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If you see F-16 and F-4 flying over the Acropolis today….

If you see fighter jest flying over the Acropolis today, it is a multinational formation from air forces partaking in the Greek Air Force-led exercise INIOHOS 2017. On Greek F-16 Block 50 and one F-4E, one Italian AMX fighter Bomber and one Israeli F-16 Block 30 will fly in formation …

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Thessaloniki from the cockpit of an F-16 during OXI Day airshow (video)

Haven’t you always wanted to know how the city of Thessaloniki looks like from the cockpit of an F-16 fighter jet? The video below has been released by the Greek Air Force and features the impressive flight of F-16 from Zeus Airshow Team performed by pilot Sotiris Stralis on the …

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Two F-16 escort EL-AL Boeing 747 through Greek FIR due to Bomb Threat

Two Greek F-16 fighters jets took off and accompanied through the Athens FIR a Boeing 747 of Israel’s national carrier EL-AL. The Boeing was flying the route New York – Tel Aviv. The Boeing entered Athens FIR at 11:02 am Tuesday and exited it at 11:12 am. According to Greek …

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