The Turkish ballistic missile accelerates the procedures for the American MQ-9 Reaper, since they are considered the best way to deal with both the Turkish Tayfun, with a range of more than 500 km.
Turkey has successfully tested, according to the Turks, the Turkish ballistic missile TAYFUN (Typhoon) which found its target at a distance of 561 km after 456 seconds of flight.
The MQ-9 Reaper can fly very high reaching 40,000 feet, with the cost of their purchase reaching 340 million euros.
The US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper is armed with AIM-9X Block 2 Sidewinder missiles and can shoot down enemy cruise missiles as well as low-flying helicopters.
The discussion will also open with the Americans on the armament of the “Greek” MQ-9, since it is certain that Athens will want their certification for the Israeli Spike NLOS as well.
Let’s remember that the proposal to intercept the Turkish UAVs by the OH-58D Kiowa helicopters has fallen on the table, while the GEETHA decided to create a helicopter base (both UAVs and UAVs) in Crete.
Heraklion Airport, former base for the 334th All-Weather Squadron of the Air Force, was chosen as the seat of the Army Aviation Department in Crete.