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First Upgraded F-16 Jets Arrive in Greece

The first two of a total of eighty-three upgraded F-16 jets arrived at the Tanagra Airbase in Greece on Monday. The first two F-16 Viper jets will serve as pilot training aircraft. Greece hopes to receive at least six more...

Congress Votes to Block Sale of F-16 Fighter Jets to Turkey

The US House of Representatives voted to approve a measure that will likely block the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey on Thursday. The measure prohibits the US President from selling or transferring the fighter jets or kits to...

Battle for the Sale of F-16 Jets to Turkey Heating Up in US Congress

Battle lines are being drawn in the US Congress for the proposed sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey as Greek-American lawmakers are mobilizing to ensure that the Biden administration does not proceed with the sale and the upgrade...

The U.S. Caves in to Erdogan’s Blackmail with F-16 Pledge

A senior Pentagon official confirmed on Wednesday that the US fully supports the modernization of Turkey's F-16 fleet, hours after Turkish President Erdogan agreed to lift the threat of a veto on Finland and Sweden joining NATO. As US President...

American Groups Join Forces to Stop Sale of U.S. F-16s to Turkey

Seven prominent organizations in the United States have written to the US Congress this week to express their alarm and concern that the Department of State is actively considering a Turkish request to purchase forty F-16 fighter jets and...

Greek F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in the Peloponnese – Pilot Safe

A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed as it was prepared to land at a military airport on the Peloponnesian peninsula on Thursday afternoon; its pilot is safe, as he managed to eject seconds before the crash. Occurring in Andravida, around...

Senator Menendez Opposes F-16 Jet Sale to Turkey

Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Bob Menendez expressed his opposition to the sale of US F-16 fighter jets to Turkey in a recent interview with the Air Force magazine. “I personally am not supportive of giving them...

Opposition to Sale of F-16 Jets to Turkey Grows in US Congress

Dozens of members of the US House of Representatives have sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken opposing the sale of F-16 fighters to Turkey. This follows Turkey’s request earlier this month to purchase 40 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter...

US Congress Moves to Block Sale of F-16 Jets to Turkey

Members of the US Congress are piling on pressure on the Department of State this week to prevent the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. On Thursday it emerged that a cross-party letter addressed to Secretary of State Anthony...

Greece-Turkey Arms Race: Ankara Now Wants to Buy 40 F-16 Jets

Fears of an arms race between Greece and Turkey intensified on Friday after a Reuters report saying that Turkey has asked to buy 40 F-16 fighter jets from the US to upgrade its Air Force. The move coincides with...