BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – Two U.S. spy planes have landed on the Greek island of Crete this week amid ongoing tensions in Syria, the Cretan newspaper Ekriti.gr reported this afternoon.
According to the publication, the MC-12S EMARSS and MC-12W liberty planes arrived in Crete, but did not detail their purpose.
Both of these spy planes were reportedly used in the U.S.’ military operations inside the countries of Iraq (2003-2010) and Afghanistan (2001-Present).
“The Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS-S) has a suite of signal-snooping gear to track and listen in on enemy communications, as well as the ability to record full-motion video during the day or at night,” the Greek Reporter claimed.
“Each aircraft also has work stations connected to the Distributed Common Ground System – Army (DCGS-A) intelligence data network, which is supposed to help collect, compile and distribute information rapidly across units,” they added.