Greece holds second missile storm exercise in the Aegean Sea in six months

Nov 18 2012 - 4 Comments

On November 14, 2012, the Hellenic Air Force conducted the LIVEX (Live Exercise) “Sea Griffin 2/12” at a firing range located near Crete, in the Aegean Sea.

Image credit: HAF

Two Mirage 2000 from 332Sq./114FW successfully fired two anti-ship missiles AM-39 Exocet Block II against floating target in high risk scenarios.

Then, two F-16 Block 50 from 347Sq./111FW fired AGM-65 Maverick missiles and an attack helicopter fired a AGM-114K Hellfire missile before the target sunk.

This is the second time in few months that HAF helds a “Sea Griffin” drill: on May 31, 2012, several Greek platforms belonging to both the Air Force, Army and Navy were involved in a live firing activity against a target ship.

H/T to Strategy Reports for the heads up

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