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+++F-16 crashes in North Aegean Sea. Pilot rescued

An F-16 fighter jet of the Greek Air Force crashed into the sea area south of Halkidiki in the northern Aegean Sea early Wednesday afternoon. Big Search And Rescue operation underway. According to initial media information, there is serious evidence that the pilot managed to abandon the aircraft as eyewitnesses …

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Turkish fighter jets infringe Athens FIR

A pair of Turkish F-16s entered the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) on Wednesday without having submitted a flight plan, said the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS). The fighter jets flew over the northeastern region of the Aegean and were intercepted by Greek fighter jets, per international protocols. The …

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Wildfire in Greece reaches military depot, triggering explosions; F-16s evacuate (videos)

The raging wildfire in Central Greece has reached a depot of the Air Base in Nea Aghialos, triggering horrifying missile explosions. F-16s evacuate the Air Base nearby. Locals and tourists are being evacuated via the sea. By 8 p.m. there is an order of evacuation at a distance of at …

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US approves upgrade of Turkey’s F-16s

The US Department of State announced Saturday it has decided to approve a sale of avionics software upgrades for Turkey’s existing F-16 fleet. The deal, valued at an estimated $259 million, is the first military equipment sale to Turkey in years. Turkey has also requested new F-16s and nearly 80 …

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US Senator Menendez: Turkey doesn’t deserve to get F-16 jets

Bob Menendez, US Senator and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sharply criticized Turkey on its stance towards NATO enlargement, its relations with Greece and Cyprus, and its human rights record, saying it does not “deserve” to acquire new fighter jets from the United States. The comment was made …

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Senators ask Biden to link F-16 sale to Ankara to NATO enlargement

Two US Senators are asking President Joe Biden to link the issue of NATO enlargement with the request submitted by Turkey for the upgrade and purchase of new F-16 fighter jets. In the letter authored by Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Republican colleague Thom Tillis of North …

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Neither F-16s nor F-35s for Turkey, USA makes clear

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez expressed his clear opposition to the sale of F-16 fighters jets to Turkey warning that he will veto such a decision by the Biden administration. Speaking to Mega TV, Menendez said that the U.S. State Department should adopt a firmer stance toward …

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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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