Aircraft

Greek F-16s escort US B-52 bomber

A pair of Greek F-16 fighter jets on Friday escorted a US B-52 bomber operating in Syria as they flew over Cyprus, Kathimerini understands.
The three aircraft flew within the Nicosia FIR before parting ways, as the B-52 continued its track eastbound toward Syria. The Greek fighter jets returned to base on Souda Bay in Crete.

Turkish jets fly over Oinousses, Panaghia islands

Two Turkish F-16 fighter jets entered the Athens Flight Information (FIR) region on Thursday, flying at 28,000 feet above the Aegean islands of Oinousses and Panaghia.

According to the National Defense General Staff, the unauthorized overflights took place shortly before 10.30 a.m. and the Turkish were intercepted and chased off, according to the international rules of engagement.

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