Greek Mirage 2000-5Mk2 hunts a Turkish F-16 (VIDEO)

Greek Mirage 2000-5Mk2 hunts a Turkish F-16

Footage of a Greek Mirage 2000-5Mk2 hunting a Turkish F-16 has re-emerged on social media in recent days.

The footage is originally from May 3, 2020 and shows the pilots of the two NATO members dogfighting with each other.

The Turkish fighter jet had, furthermore, violated Greek air space and harassed a NH-90 military helicopter carrying the Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos and the Chief of General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros, to the islands of Oinousses, Agathonisi and Farmakonisi on May 3, 2020.

The camera is installed on the Mirage cockpit, During the interception, the Greek fighter jet “locked” the F-16.

Dialogue between the two Greek pilots:

PILOT 1: FOX 2* (AIM-2)

PILOT 2: I got him

PILOT 2: Another one coming (…)

PILOT 2: Recorded him on tape

PILOT 1: Nice

PILOT 2: Stable on GUNS


*FOX 2 indicates the launch of an infra-red guided missile (AIM-2)

Aerial battles at close range (dog fights) like that between Greek and Turkish fighter jets are almost a daily practice over the Aegean Sea in the last two decades as Turkey sends its aircraft to claim sovereignty rights in the area.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry had dismissed the Greek harassment claiming the F-16 conducted just “routine flights.”

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