PM Mitsotakis gets a closer look at the MQ-9 Reaper drones at Larissa Air Base (PHOTOS)

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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the 110th Fighter Wing (AM) at the Larissa Air Base in the morning, the first stop of the visit he is making to Larissa today.

The Prime Minister was briefed on the capabilities of the airbase, while he had the opportunity to see the MQ-9  Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, learn about their capabilities and electronic equipment.

The US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drones were deployed to Greece during the final weeks of 2022. Operating from Larissa air base, the drones will keep an eye NATO's borders in southeastern Europe.

The Larissa base is one of the points where the defence cooperation between Greece and the United States is manifested, as American drones regularly operate from there. Projects for their maintenance and housing have been implemented there.

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Larissa Air Base is the first organised military air base built and operated in Greece. Its history begins with the landing of the first Greek aircraft named "Daedalos" on September 29, 1912.

The mission of 110 AM is to maintain the means and systems for undertaking air operations and dealing with emergency situations.

The Prime Minister was welcomed by the Deputy Minister of National Defence Nikos Hardalias, the Chief of Defence Forces Konstantinos Floros, the Chief of Tactical Air Force Lieutenant General Giorgos Fasoulas and the US Ambassador to Greece, George Tsunis.

After visiting the 110th Fighter Wing, he visited the village of Platykambos. At noon, he presented the development program for Thessaly. Later in the afternoon he will vist the New Democracy MPs in the four prefectures of the region, while in the evening he will speak in the closed Alcazar.

On Saturday morning, Mitsotakis will be at the E65 construction site, and then he will leave for Grevena.

The tours of Mitsotakis before the announcement of the elections, however, are coming to an end, as the pending matters of Western Thessaloniki and Fthiotida remain.

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