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Turkish fighter jets conduct 72 violations of Greece’s airspace on a single day

Turkish fighter jets and other aircraft conducted a total of 72  violations of Greek airspace and infringement of the FIR Athens in less than 24 hours on Thursday.. According to Greek military sources, eight Turkish Air Force F-16s, three UAVs and two ATR-72 maritime patrol turbo-prop planes engaged in 72 …

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U.S. House backs measure that would restrict sale of F-16s to Turkey

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation that would create a new hurdle for President Joe Biden’s plan to sell F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. The House approved the measure, offered by Democratic Representatives Frank Pallone and Chris Pappas, as an amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization …

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US lawmakers table amendment to block sale of F-16s to Turkey

A bipartisan group of US legislators have filed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prevent the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey if Ankara continues its territorial overflights and air space violations in the Aegean. The amendment was submitted to Congress at the initiative of …

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Greece’s Armed Forces to acquire Harpoon anti-ship missiles

Greece’ Parliamentary Armament Committee has given the green light for the acquisition of 50 “Harpoon” anti-ships, surface-to-air missiles. The regular Harpoon uses active radar homing and flies just above the water to evade defenses Until recently, the US had refused to release these missiles to Greece. The constant request of …

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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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