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Greek and Israeli Air Forces Train Together

Two training exercises with the participation of Israeli Defense Forces aircraft have been announced by the Hellenic Air Force General Staff for October. The exercises are in realization of τηε Military Cooperation Program between the two countries. The first exercise will take place 8-9 October with the participation of Israeli F-15s and F-16s, and Greek [...]

Operations During the night of March 31-April 1, 2011, the HAF EMB-145H undertook its first OUP mission providing ΑWACS/AEW coverage to CAOC 5 of traffic in Libyan airspace. The aircraft flew in racetrack patterns from areas over the Mediterranean, south-west of Crete, to 120km (75 miles) north-northwest of Benghazi. During these missions the aircraft operated [...]

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HAF’s two A-7s participated in the Luchtmachtdagen Air Show that was held in Volkel Air Base, between 14th and 15th of June 2013, on the occasion of the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s 100 years anniversary. The presence of the scarcely viewed Corsairs was a major attraction for the event. Sources: http://ptisidiastima.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/a7-volkel/ http://ptisidiastima.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/a7volkel2/

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 The 335th Squadron of the 116 Combat Wing of the HAF participated in the exercise «NATO Tiger Meet 2013», which took place between 17 and June 28 at the Orland Air Base of Norway. It is the largest air force exercise carried out annually in Europe . The 335th Squadron participated with four F-16C Block [...]

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The Greek Government Council of Foreign Affairs and National Defense (KYSEA) on Wednesday approved the purchase of 69 spare parts collections for engines for the military’s F-16 Block 52 aircraft, at a cost of 183.7 million euros. The order will be placed in the context of a bilateral agreement with the U.S. and it will [...]

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On Nov. 27 and 28, the Hellenic Air Force successfully conducted the last of a series of live firing exercises. “Filoktitis 2/12″ exercise took place at Zakynthos firing range off the Greek island in the Ionian Sea, where all types of Hellenic Air Force’s jet fighters launched AIM-9 Sidewinder and Magic II air-to-air missiles against [...]

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The draft of the European Commission says that rather than cut more spending in national defense, Greece should abolish its compulsory military service. It is perhaps the only subject in the provisions of the loan agreement and the memoranda that might meet with the agreement of the left wing parties. In the chapter “cuts and [...]

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ten European countries agreed on Monday to work together to boost their military air-to-air refueling capacity, to plug a gap in their defenses that was exposed by last year’s Libyan war. Europe’s air forces have had a shortage of tanker aircraft for years. During the Libya campaign, European states relied heavily on [...]

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According to a laconic announcement of the Hellenic Air Force, “from Sunday, 21 to Friday, October 26, 2012 and in the context of the Military Cooperation between Greece and Israel for 2012 a joint training exercise took place at the 110 Combat Wing / Air Base Larissa in Greece”. Certainly this short statement has more [...]

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Bulgarian Air Force pilots will receive part of their flight training in the F-16 or in any other western type of fighter that Bulgaria will soon acquire in Greece by Greek trainers of the Hellenic Air Force. The HAF will also provide training in the organization of the logistics and in support issues in generally. [...]

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