General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Greece completed successfully on Sunday the first test run of an upgraded F-16 jet of the Hellenic Airforce, the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (EAV) announced on the same day.
The US-made warplane was upgraded to F-16 Viper level as part of a deal between Lockheed Martin and EAV to improve the capabilities of Greece's aging fleet.
Turkish fighter jets carried out a fresh round of overflights in the eastern Aegean on Wednesday.
In particular, at 10.10 a.m. a formation of four F-16 aircraft flew over the islet of Athropofagoi at an altitude of 10,000 feet.
The Turkish aircraft were intercepted by Greek jets in line with international rules of engagement.
A pair of Turkish F-16 fighter jets on Monday entered Athens' Flight Information Region (FIR) without submitting a flight plan and flew over the islets of Oinousses and Panagia in the eastern Aegean, the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) said.
The jets entered Greek airspace shortly after 7 p.m. and flew over Oinousses and Panagia at 24,000 feet.
Turkish jets violated Greek airspace on Wednesday for the first time after 26 days, with several F-16 fighter jets entering Athens' Flight Information Region (FIR) without submitting a flight plan, according to the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (GEETHA).
Between 3 and 4 p.m., pairs of jets flew three times over Oinouses, four times over Panagia and one northeast of Chios.
A pair of Turkish fighter jets conducted an unauthorized flight over the eastern Aegean island cluster of Oinousses on Tuesday morning.
The violation of Greece's airspace was recorded at 10.27 a.m. and comes on top of a recent spate of such breaches.
The two F-16 jets flew at an altitude of 24,000 feet above the Greek islands.