Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Hellenic Air Force holds umpteenth missile storm exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, Ionian Islands

December 8, 2012

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 LUU-2C/B flares.

Both F-16 Block 50, F-16 Block 52+, F-16 Block 52+ Advanced, Mirage 2000, Mirage 2000-5Μk2, F-4E PI-2000 και and Α-7E aircraft fired live ordnance.

“Filoktitis” is an annual base exercise in order to verify the smooth operation of HAF weapon systems, as well as to provide all flying unit’s aircrew and technical personnel with valuable experience.

Note: The Hellenic Air Force exercises, held just in the 100th, Anniversary Day of Independence of Albania, on the space of the Greek islands in the Ionian Sea, when some days after Foreign Greek Minister Avramopouls, declared to NATO partners that " in Albania and Macedonia, the nationalism is making popular and very dangerous for Greece".

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