Zelensky Appeal to EU Leaders: Ukraine Needs Jets to Fight Russia
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday thanked EU leaders for their support in countering Russia’s invasion but urged them to supply even more weaponry, including fighter jets. During a speech at the European Council in Brussels, Zelensky said: "I...
Turkey Accuses the U.S. of Favoring Greece in Fighter Jet Sales Saga
Turkey has accused the U.S. of favoring Greece and losing its "neutrality" if Congress approves the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Greece and opposes Turkey's F-16 purchase. Turkey's Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın warned on Tuesday that this would be...
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...
Turkey Eyes Russian Jets if US Turns Down F-16 Request
Turkey is still open to buying Russian jet aircraft if its request to the United States is denied, according to remarks made by the head of Turkey’s Defense Industry, Ismail Demir, on Monday. "If the United States does not approve...
Israeli El-Al Plane Escorted by Greek Fighter Jets Over the Aegean
Greek fighter jets escorted an El Al Israeli passenger plane over the Aegean, after the pilot raised the alarm on Friday morning.
Greece Eyes US F-35 Jets After French Rafale
Greece is eying to buy the state-of-the-art F-35 fighter aircraft from the US, the country's Defense Minister revealed on Tuesday. Speaking after Greece and France signed the agreement to buy 18 Rafale fighters, Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said that "sooner or...
Greece, France Sign $2.8 Billion Rafale Jet Deal
Greece signed a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets. Florence Parly, the French Defense Minister, signed the agreement in Athens to deliver 12 used and six new aircraft built by Dassault...
Barrage of Turkish F-16 Overflights Recorded in Eastern Aegean
The Hellenic (Greek) National Defense General Staff, or GEETHA, announced on Friday afternoon that a series of overflights conducted by Turkish F-16 fighter jets above Greek islands were recorded on Friday. More specifically, in a total period of just twenty-one minutes,...
Turkish F-16 Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace, Fly Above Northern Evros
The repeated Turkish provocations Greece has had to face recently seem to have no end, since on Wednesday afternoon, two Turkish F-16 fighter jets violated Greek airspace in northern Evros. It is believed that this is the first time Turkish fighter...
British F-35 Jets To Use Cyprus as Base For Syria, Iraq Operations
The UK’s newest and most advanced generation of fighter jets, the "Lightning F-35 B," recently completed its first operational missions to Syria and Iraq, flying out of the Akrotiri British Sovereign base in Cyprus. The mission is part of the...
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