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Greece Approves F-16 Fighter Fleet Upgrade

The Greek government has officially approved on Saturday the upgrade of 85 of its Air Force F-16 fighter jets. The decision was made at an extraordinary meeting of the Governmental Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense. The deal for the sale...

Greece Mulls Fighter Upgrade, French Frigate Lease

The upgrading of 85 Greek Air Force F-16 fighter jets and the hiring of two frigates from France were discussed at the meeting of the Governmental Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense, on Monday. The meeting at Maximos Mansion was...

Turkish F-4 Fighter Jets Fly over Greek Airspace

Ankara continues provocations in the Aegean as Turkish F-4 fighter jets flew over Panagia and Oinousses islands on Wednesday afternoon. The overflight was at a height of 12,500 feet, with Greece responding immediately. A pair of Greek F-16 took off from Lemnos and...

Tsipras: Cost of Greek F-16s Upgrade to Reach 1.1 Billion Euros

Alexis Tsipras defended his government’s decision to upgrade the Greek F-16 fleet in a speech to parliament about his recent visit to the U.S., and his meeting with President Trump. The Greek PM said that the cost of the upgrade...

Turkish Aircraft Violate Athens FIR on Wednesday

Four F-16 Turkish aircraft flew over Kalogeri islets, northeast of the island of Andros, at 29,000 feet at 11:56 a.m. on Wednesday. According to General Staff's announcement, the four Turkish aircraft violated Athens FIR without submitting a flight plan. The...

Turkey Buys New Fighter Jets, Causing Unease in Greece

Ankara is to order 24 additional Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said in an interview with broadcaster A Haber on Tuesday. The fighter jets are to replace Turkey's fleet of F-16 aircraft. The stealth fighters are...

Remarkable Footage of F-16 Wreckage Hoisted From Aegean Sea [video]

Amazing footage shows the hoisting of an F16 Blk 52+ fighter jet that crashed into the Aegean Sea on December 4, 2014, due to mechanical failure. The operation for the lifting of the vessel from the ocean took place...

Turkish F-16 Jets Over Aegean With Putin's Arrival to Greece

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived at the Eleftherios Venizelos Athens International Airport at 5 pm (local time) -- after a one and a half hour delay. Putin is accompanied by ministers and businessmen, including the managing directors of Gazprom...

Turkish F-16 Over Greek Islet While Defense Minister Lays Wreath in Navy Officers Memory

A Turkish F-16 fighter jet appeared in the skies near the Greek islet of Imia on Friday as new Defense Minister Panos Kammenos was aboard a helicopter to lay a wreath in memory of three Greek Navy aviators killed during the...

Greece Mourns For Two Pilots Killed in Spain

The funerals of the two pilots who were killed in Spain, during a tragic Greek Air Force plane crash in Albacete, Spain took place today, Thursday January 29. Panagiotis Laskaris’ funeral took place at 12 p.m. in Rizoupoli, Athens, while...