BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – A Greek fighter jet locked in on a Turkish frigate that was traveling off the coast of Cyprus on December 8, 2019, the Aviationist reported.

Citing photos from the Twitter profile of journalist Yannis Nikitas, the Aviationist reported that a Greek Mirage 2000 jet targeted the Turkish frigate with Exocet anti-ship missiles during a show of force over the weekend.

Photo credit: Yannis Nikitas

“In the photos we can see the HUD of a Mirage 2000, recognizable also by the characteristic Mirage refueling probe, as it gets a lock on a ship which, according to the caption, could be a Turkish frigate. On the left side of the HUD we can see a “M39” label, showing that the pilot selected the AM-39 Exocet anti-ship to perform the lock on the ship,” the publication said.

Relations between Greece and Turkey have been rocky this year after Ankara began drilling for oil off the coast of Cyprus.

This move by Ankara prompted Cyprus, Greece, and Egypt to issue a joint statement condemning Turkey for violating international law. They specifically pointed out that in the statement that Turkey was operating in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone and territorial waters.

Turkey continues to maintain that their activities are within the framework of international law, despite the joint statement from Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus.

 

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Stern Daler
2019-12-09 16:38

If the captain of the ship knew what was locking. I’d like to see his underpants. 😛

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-12-09 20:43
Reply to  Stern Daler

This is clear : Exocet is the #1 ship wrecker on market… And the block.3 is even more vicious, BTW, no need to get so close and fly as high : the block.3 ranges smth like 180km and usually flights at 1-3m altitude… It’s very difficult to intercept smth flying so low, especially as it has countermeasures onboard. It was deliberate to show up as close to the ship, it’s a message consisting in 2 words : “buzz off” : if you do an attack with an Exocet, you stay under the horizon (and under the ship’s radar’s beam) then… Read more »

Gabriel Correia
Gabriel Correia
2019-12-10 02:37

Eu atirava