The Greek Air Force released a video allegedly showing a ‘dog fight” between a Greek Mirage 2000 and a Turkish F-16. The footage shows how the Mirage is chasing the F-16 in the sky over the eastern Aegean Sea.
The clip below was filmed by the HUD camera of one of the two Mirage 2000-5EG Mk2 jets belonging to the 331st Mira “Thiseas” during a close encounter with Turkish F-16C Block 40 jets over the Aegean Sea.
According to the Greek reports, the video was filmed on Sunday, May 3, as HAF Mirages were dispatched to intercept two Turkish F-16s which were allegedly harassing a Greek NH-90 helicopter carrying the Minister of National Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos and his staff.
“I have him” says the Greek Mirage 2000 pilot who is chasing one of the Turkish F-16s.
Here’s a translation of what the pilots say in the video (courtesy of @e_amyna):
PILOT 1: FOX 2
PILOT 2: I have him
PILOT 2: The other one is coming (…)
PILOT 2: I have him on tape
PILOT 1: Nice
PILOT 2: Stable (or steady) at GUNS
PILOT 1: SAME
The Turkish fighter jet had, furthermore, violated Greek air space and harassed a NH-90 military helicopter carrying the Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos and the Chief of General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros, to the islands of Oinousses, Agathonisi and Farmakonisi on Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Greece frequently claims the skies over the disputed islands of the Aegean Sea are allegedly violated by the Turkish Air Force jets.