With a barrage of publications, the Turkish Media “baptized” the “cunning” of Ankara to attempt with fighters to accompany the American bombers – despite their will and the relevant agreement made by the General Staff – as a challenge to Athens.
Despite the fact that there were five Turkish fighters and they flew armed much closer to the shores of their country, the “lesson” they learned from the “hawks” of Crete once again woke up those in the neighboring country who dream of “victories” in the air against the Our Air Force. On the contrary, he abruptly “landed” the TuAF’s attempt to surprise in an area in which he considers that due to proximity he has the advantage.
The “cunning” of the neighbors to cause the flight of the American B-52s to be executed on occasion not only turned into a boomerang and caused intense discomfort in Washington, as reported by the information reaching the Greek Ministry of Defense, but it reminded the Turkish Staff with the most emphatic if not painful way that even at the last border of the Athens FIR the boss is the HAF with the Greek pilots flying with a winning mentality and easily trapping the “invaders”. The universal Greek “lock” on the Turkish F-16s was the result of the Turkish pilots’ decision to engage with the Souda “hawks” and came as a continuation of the daily “lessons” they take over the Aegean. But this time it “hurt” even more because it happened in front of the eyes of the Americans who found the clear qualitative advantage of our Air Force in an area that the neighbors have for years “targeted” by constantly raising claims.
With a barrage of publications, the Turkish Media “baptized” the “cunning” of Ankara to attempt with fighters to accompany the American bombers – despite their will and the relevant agreement made by the General Staff – as a challenge to Athens. And they stood in the Greek “lock” ignoring that they sent armed fighters to the FIR of Athens with the aim of surprise. But the Air Staff has for decades “studied” the neighbors with the result that the surprise finally came from the HAF which showed both reflexes and an aggressive spirit towards the provocation within the Greek FIR.
But also on a technical level, the Greek multiple “lock” that sounded a panic “alert” in the cockpits of the Turkish F-16s showed that in the event of a collision, the result would be the downing of the TuAF fighters. With the panic to transfer from the Turkish cockpits to the Staff of Ankara who is now well aware that soon in place of the F-16 block 52+ which easily “locked” the Turkish F-16s will be either the upgraded Greek Vipers with AESA radar and more modern electronics but also the powerful Rafale with the “killer” Meteors which will put the F-16s of the neighbors in “kill” mode from much longer distances.
With the possibility of shooting even from Rhodes at targets that will fly near Kastelorizo as in this case the Turkish fighters did. And if the neighbors were disturbed by the Greek ”lock”, the message that Athens, GEETHA and the Air Staff are sending is that this is not going to change as long as the neighbors cause a Greek FIR.