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“S-400 missiles are ready for action,” says Turkey’s Defense Minister

Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that the S-400 air defense system purchased from Russia are ready for action to “defend against imminent threats to Ankara.” “The S-400 is in place and ready for use,” Akar told the parliament’s planning and budget committee in Ankara Tuesday, state-run news agency anadolu …

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Spectacular F-16 triple roll and thrilling message on Ochi Day (video)

With an impressive triple roll with an F-16 fighter jet and a thrilling message to Greeks, “ZEUS” squadron leader Chistrodoulos Giakoumis honored the national Ochi Day on October 28, 2022. Video released by the Hellenic Air Force: F-16 Cockpit Video and F-16 triple roll seen from the ground, Th epilot’s …

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US Senate drops amendments restricting F-16 sale to Turkey

Two amendments introduced by Democratic Senators Bob Menendez and Chris van Hollen restricting the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey have been dropped from the Senate version of the annual US defense spending bill. The Senate formally kicked off debate Tuesday on the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), …

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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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