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Pilot Dead after Greek Air Force Plane Crashes North of Sparta

The pilot of a two-seater Greek Air Force aircraft was killed after the plane crashed north of Sparta at 8:50 am on Tuesday during a training flight, according to the Athens News Agency. Both men had abandoned the aircraft and...

Greece Counts Cost of Protecting its Borders

With the tragic loss of pilot Giorgos Baltadoros off Skyros island on Thursday, the Greek armed forces have issued a tally of the deaths and losses of aircraft amid 28 years of Turkish provocations in the Aegean. More than 150...

Greek Fighter Jet Intercepts Turkish Drone

Greek F-16 fighter jets blocked a Turkish drone on Holy Thursday, making it the first instance a Turkish drone violates Greek airspace. According to a militaire.gr report on Thursday, a Turkish Navy UAV ANKA was detected by a Greek radar...

Greek Female Fighter Pilot Impresses in Air Force Exercise

Second Flight Lieutenant Acheillia Georgakila, the second woman to fly a Greek Air Force F-4 Phantom fighter jet, impressed reporters in the "Iniochos 2018" military exercise. Georgakila flies a F-4 Phantom on a daily basis as she is responsible for...

Greek Pilot Voted NATO "Top Gun" by Peers (video)

Flight Lieutenant Vassilis Kalogeridis of the 335 Fighter Squadron was voted Best NATO pilot by his peers. Specifically, Kalogeridis was voted best trainee of the "Course Warrior" series, meaning that he is the pilot every other pilot would want to...

Greek Fighter Jet Falls During Military Exercise, Pilot Safe

A Greek Air Force Mirage 2000 fell in the area of Skopelos island during an exercise at Monday noon; the pilot is safe in hospital. The accident occurred at 12:18 pm during a training exercise involving two Mirage 2000 fighter...

Israel’s Air Force Practices Drills Over Mt Olympus' 'Complex Combat Arena' in Greece [video]

Over the past two weeks, Israel's Air Force trained IAF CH-53 Sea Stallion and CH-60 Black Hawk helicopters over the challenging topography of 2,918-meter Mount Olympus in Greece. The terrain of Greece differed greatly from that of Israel, giving the...

Greece's Air Force, Navy Searching for Missing EgyptAir Jet MS804

Greece has deployed its Air Force and Navy in efforts to help the Egyptian military locate a missing EgyptAir plane that was carrying 66 people on board. A tweet on the airline's official account said that flight MS804 left Paris...

Excavations for Greek Military Airmen, Shot Down by Friendly Fire in 1974

Excavations to locate the remains of 19 Greek airmen, killed when their aircraft was shot down by friendly fire during the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, began on Monday at the site where the NORATLAS crashed. The aircraft was part...

Turkish Provocation in Andros Firing Range

On Tuesday evening, a Turkish interceptor ship entered Andros’ firing range, while the Greek Navy was performing an ongoing exercise. The Turkish ship crew claimed that “the firing range was not recognized” over the radio when a Greek frigate approached...