DEFENSE


[Reutesr/Stoyan Nenov]
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Bulgaria decides on its defense plans in coordination with its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said on Friday after Russia said its security demands included that NATO forces leave Bulgaria and Romania.


[Intime News]
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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated Thursday that Greece is ready for dialogue with Turkey but also ready to defend its sovereignty and sovereign rights.

A Rafale fighter during a handover ceremony in Tanagra military air base, about 82 kilometres (51miles) north of Athens, Wednesday. [AP]
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The arrival of the first six of 24 advanced fighter jets Greece is acquiring from France will increase the country’s deterrent power and are a clear sign that Greece is “changing and flourishing,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Wednesday.

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The defense ministers of Greece and Israel, Nikos Panagiotopoulos (l) and Benny Gantz, reaffirmed the commitment of the two Mediterranean countries to their continued security cooperation.


[US Embassy Tirana]
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NATO started work Thursday to upgrade Albania’s communist-era Kucova Air Base, which will allow it to be used for alliance operations. The €45.8 million upgrade will include renovating the runway, taxiways, and storage facilities and is designed to increase NATO interoperability.

[Embassy of Israel in Athens]
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Greek Defense Minister, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, released a joint statement with his Israeli counterpart, Benny Gantz, pointing to the continued co-operation of the two Eastern Mediterranean countries when the two men met at the Headquarters of the Defense Ministry in Israel on Thursday.

[InTime News]
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The arrival of the first six of 24 advanced fighter jets Greece is acquiring from France will increase the country’s deterrent power and are a clear sign it is “changing and flourishing,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday.



[Reuters]
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One year after Greece placed an order for French-made Rafale fighter jets, the first six aircraft are expected on Wednesday at Tanagra Air Base and will be delivered during a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.


[HNDGS]
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The first six Rafale fighter jets are expected to land in Tanagra Air Base on Wednesday afternoon. The fighter jets, manufactured by French Dassault Aviation, will be met by a pair of Hellenic Air Force Mirage 2000-5 fighters and will fly over the Acropolis before landing in Tanagra, joining the 114 Combat Wing.

[Turkish Defence Ministry]
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Yet another overflight in the Aegean by a Turkish unmanned aerial vehicle was recorded on Monday as Ankara continued its reminders via military means that it questions the sovereignty of several Greek islands, which it believes were never ceded to Greece. 

[Turkish Defence Ministry]
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A Turkish Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flew over the islet of Kandelioussa on Monday. According to information the drone was flying at 19,000 feet when it passed over the islet, located west of the island of Nisyros, at 1.23 p.m.