Monday, March 8, 2010

And Some Good News

In an article that was placed on several Greek sites, Savvas Vlassis reports on some recent “news” regarding the Greek Air Force. There has been talk of some Forward Operating Bases of the Greek Air Force closing down. Specifically, operation from the bases at Skyros and Kastelli were supposedly to be suspended due to financial reasons. According to the article this is not and never was the case. The two FOBs are the results of decades of planning on how to best defend the Aegean and cannot just be scrapped due to a downturn in the economy.

Also, the author/publisher notes that the Hellenic Air Force does not have orders to not intercept Turkish fighter aircraft that breach Greek airspace (see here). According to Vlassis the Air Force responds according to operational plans drawn up by its hierarchy and there is no such order.

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