The participation of belongings from Greece

by Marie Rodriguez

Exercise “INIOCHOS” is an every-year medium-scale exercise hosted by the Hellenic Air Force on the centers of the ATC (Air Tactics Center) at Andravida Air Base, positioned inside the Northwest Peloponnese, Greece. As befell ultimate year, the 2019 version noticed several international locations (Greece, Italy, UAE, Israel, and the U.S.) with 3rd, 4th, and, for the primary time, every fifth Generation combat plane. Among the attendees, 6x Mirage 2000-9EAD/DAD

Belonging to the 86 Sqn of the UAE AF from Al Safran AB; 13x F-16C/D “Barak” with 109 and 117 Sqn Israeli AF from Ramat David; 6x Tornado (3x IDS and 3x ECR variations) from the sixth Stormo, Italian Air Force, based in Ghedi; 6x F-35A with the thirteen° Gruppo (Squadron) of the Italian Air Force from Amendola; 12x F-16C from 52nd FW from Spangdahlem; as well as some +30x F-16, 6x F-4E, 6x Mirage 2000 and 1x EMB-145H AEW&C belonging to various squadrons of the HAF.

Other aircraft took part in the workout or supported the drills. For instance, one of the most exciting aircraft was spotted at Andravida and left the base a few hours after the thirteen Israeli F-16s left early in the morning on Friday, Apr. Five, changed into a white IAF Gulfstream G-V “Nachshon Shavit” airborne SIGINT (Signal Intelligence) plane serially 679. On Apr. 4, a formation of the aircraft taking part within the exercising accomplished flybys over Athens, Patras, and Andravida. The building became led using a HAF Mirage 2000 and covered Italian Tornado IDS and F-35, HAF F-4E, IAF F-sixteen, and U.S. Air Force F-16C.

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