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The Turkish Ministry of Foreign affairs announced that the search for oil in the continental shelf of the eastern Mediterranean in Cyprus will provoke new conflicts between Cyprus and Turkey. It seems that the Turkish Ministry was informed that drilling will begin in October. According to Turkey, these actions do not comply with the International Law and [...]

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According to an article in the Greek newspaper “Ethnos”, the construction of the wall at the region of Evros will begin shortly.  The wall will be 10.3km long and will cost 5.498.000 euros. The technical description of the project will be published on the website www.opengov.gr for public consultation until August 20. Afterwards, those who [...]

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Defence Minister Panos Beglitis congratulated two 343 Squadron “Star” Air Force flight lieutenants distinguished in NATO’s Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP), it was announced on Friday. Addressing the squadron’s flying personnel, Beglitis underlined that “morale is high despite the tough economic circumstances,” adding that “the fighting condition of the Armed Forces is on an extremely high [...]

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In sign of Jerusalem’s deteriorating ties with Ankara, Turkish military refuses to participate in joint exercise for 2nd straight year. Israel and the United States started their annual joint naval exercises in the Mediterranean Sea this week again without the participation of the Turkish navy, in another sign of Jerusalem’s deteriorating ties with Ankara. Called [...]

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According to the newspaper Hurriyet Daily News, NATO warned Turkey not to choose Russian or Chinese long-range air defense systems, a program that is under imminent decision in Ankara. Otherwise, the Alliance has threatened to stop sharing information from the future antiballistic defense network under discussion, as there is a risk of leakage of confidential intelligence about the performance of NATO systems. To intercept ballistic targets the network must share information with the Turkish antiballistic defense, providing highly sensitive information. But given the support that will provide Russian or Chinese companies, providing this information leakage is considered unacceptable according to the NATO standards. [...]

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Since the mid-nineties, the Air Force squadrons utilizing the F-16 Block 52 + had a significant advantage with the combination of JHMCS (Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System) and the new missiles IRIS-T/AIM- 2000. The latter belong to a new generation of air-to-air missiles, successors to the family of Sidewinder, incorporating IIR sensors with increased resolution of “difficult” targets in an environment with ground clutter or countermeasures. The other important element is the directed thrust system (TVC), plus the (interconnected) moving aerodynamic surfaces (only in the tail).  This provision gave them the ability to run extremely abrupt maneuver not [...]

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HAF has the only F-16 in the world performing ​​”solo demo” flights with conformal fuel tanks as seen in the video below. The aircraft used for the demonstration is from the 340 Squadron. On May 22, 2011, the «Zeus» F-16 Demo Team  carried out an official air show held at the airport in Maleme Chania, in the context of events to commemorate the 70 years anniversary of the Battle of Crete . The event was attended by dozens of veterans from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand with [...]

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“The Cyprus Republic has significant ground forces, given its small size. However, the extremely limited opportunities and resources available in comparison with the Turkish side, the small land area, without depth to defend itself and the proximity of Turkey to the island, in contrast with Greece, are the most important permanent weakness of the Cypriot defense “. These are findings of the Cyprus Centre for Strategic Studies in its report about “The Military Forces in Cyprus 2011″. The data in the report come from open  and reliable sources, accessible to the public, and include the Institute for [...]

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The needs and industrial projects on the Air Force received an urgent priority after the finalization of the issue date of privatization of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry, which is expected to be among the first public companies whose shares holders will include other investors beyond the public sector. According to the latest statements of government [...]

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The occupying police used brute force to break up anything that opposes the Turkish prime minister. The Attila beat mercilessly Turkish Cypriot demonstrators protesting the visit of Erdogan. In the videos below, which were posted by Turkish Cypriots, it is clear that the purpose of the so called police is to strangle any opposing voice with violence. As you see,  they attack without provocation, achieving their objective, namely to prevent any protest against the Turkish Prime Minister.   19 Temmuzda KTAMSta polis şiddeti [...]

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