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Greece to Buy Six More Rafale Jets, Bringing Total to 24

Greece announced on Saturday it will buy six more Rafale fighter jets from France bringing the total the number of French fighters sold to Athens to 24. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis revealed plans to acquire an additional six Rafales. "I...

Greece Signs Deal With France to Purchase 18 Rafale Jets

Greece is to sign a formal agreement with France for the purchase of 18 Rafale fighter jets at a ceremony in Athens on Monday. French Defense Minister Florence Parly will visit the Greek capital and will also hold meetings with...

Rafale Jet Purchase Approved by Greek Parliament

The Greek Parliament overwhelmingly approved on Thursday the purchase of 18 French-made Rafale fighter jets. All of Greece's political parties, with the exception of the Communist party and Gianis Varoufakis' Mera25, voted for the bill which was approved by a...

Turkish Jets Fly Over Aegean Island A Day After Visit of Greek President

Turkish fighter jets on Tuesday flew over the island of Agathonisi, located at the northernmost point of the Dodecanese, a day after President Katerina Sakellaropoulou's visit to the island. The illegal overflights by a pair of Turkish F-16 fighter jets...

Turkish Jets Harass Helicopter Carrying Greek Defense Minister

Two Turkish fighter planes engaged with and harassed the helicopter carrying Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos and the Chief of the National Defense General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros earlier Sunday. The minister and chief of staff were visiting the islands of...

Greece Mulls Purchase of F-35 Fighter Jets from the US

Greece is among the potential buyers for new F-35 fighter jets from the United States, according to Admiral Mathias Winter, head of the Pentagon office for the F-35s. The information was made public in a Reuters report which came...

Accident Due to Turkish Fighter Jet's Violation Narrowly Averted

A serious accident was narrowly averted on Friday afternoon over the Eastern Aegean Sea after a Turkish F-16 fighter jet harassed a Greek military ''Super Puma'' helicopter. According to the Greek daily Kathimerini, the incident was seriously dangerous, because if...

Barrage of New Violations of Greek Airspace by Turkish Jets

The Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) recorded 36 violations of Greek national air space over the northeast, central and southeast parts of the Aegean Sea on Wednesday. GEETHA said nine of the violations were carried out by three formations...

Turkish Jets Violate Greek Airspace Over Kastelorizo

Two Turkish F-16 jets flew over the island of Kastelorizo in the eastern Aegean on Thursday, minutes after the helicopter carrying Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos was departed the island for Athens. The fighters were seen flying at an altitude of only 4,000 feet...