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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Boeing lost a lawsuit against Denmark on Friday which related to the Danish government's decision to buy Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II combat jets in preference to Boeing's F/A 18 Super Hornets. Boeing had taken Denmark to court over a lack of access to documents ...
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An F-16 fighter jet of the Turkish Air Force crashed in the central part of the country, the General Staff of the Turkish Armed ... Recently, Turkish fighter jets have been conducting bombings YPG, PYD targets in the Syrian city of Afrin within the framework of Ankara's military operation.
The Phantom McDonnell Douglas F4H-1F Phantom II Bu.145310 — a pre-production variant and the 11th one produced before the plane was ultimately re-designated the F-4 in September 1962 — is on sale for $3.95 million, Warbirds News reported March 14. Just 45 F4H-1F Phantoms were ever built ...
"With the Air Force we're ordering a lot of planes, in particular the F-35 fighter jet, which is almost you know like an invisible fighter. I was asking the Air Force guys how good is this plane, and they said 'well sir you can't see it,' I said yeah but in a fight, you know a fight, like I watch on the movies, the ... Lockheed President Trump

A U.S. Air Force F-22 “Raptor” fighter jet takes off from the Kenai Municipal Airport on Monday, March 19, 2018 in Kenai. Weather conditions stopped the fighters from landing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, their home field. Four of the F-22s belong to the 90th Fighter Squadron and four ... Lockheed President Trump
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon acknowledged Thursday that budget shortfalls have eroded military capabilities, including training and flight hours, but stopped short of blaming those cutbacks for the crash of a U.S. Navy fighter jet that killed both crew members. Dana White, Pentagon spokeswoman, ... jet crash
A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed during a training flight off the coast of Florida Keys on Wednesday afternoon. ... commanders shared concerns about the state of the F-18 fleet, associated with an increase in pilots' "physiological episodes," due to oxygen deficiency or loss of cabin pressure in the fighter jets. jet crash
The designer of China's Chengdu J-20 fighter plane says the country is already thinking about what it wants from the next generation of warplanes, even as China contines to develop the J-20 into a family of aircraft. Yang Wei told Chinese state media that the nation now has the technical expertise to ... jet crash
... after a Russian jet was shot down by a Turkish jet in northern Syria. Now believed to be deployed at Hmeimem air base near Lattakia and a second airbase near the city of Hama. An older version of the system (S200) is believed to have been used by Syrian government forces to down an Israeli fighter jet ... jet crash
The Wings of Freedom Tour, which showcases World War II planes and provides private flights, opened on Monday at the Waco Jet Center next to Waco Regional Airport. The traveling ... Amy Hensel, of Waco, took an hourlong jaunt in a P-51 Mustang fighter plane with pilot Chuck Gardner. The ride ... jet crash
Because Japan is a key American ally in the region, the nation has enjoyed early access to the Pentagon's top fighter planes, including the F-4 Phantom and the F-15 Eagle. Japan had counted on similar access to the F-22 Raptor to replace its fleet of more than 200 F-15Js. But the United States' Obey ... jet crash
Indian authorities say they will require whoever wins the new deal to help support separate work on a fifth generation fighter aircraft. ... The Indian Air Force reportedly is set to formally reboot its plans to purchase nearly 115 fighter jets within weeks, but it may tie any final contract to a demand that it also ... jet crash
According to the army chief, the Russian planes have avoided contact with flight control crews, turned off their tracking transponders and flown without any flight plans. Earlier in 2016, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto urged Mr Putin to keep the tracking equipment on his fighter planes active, but his plea now ... jet crash
The Typhoon could be the last “British” combat plane. Given the costs involved, the Ministry of Defence may find it cheaper in the future to buy planes from the US or elsewhere. BAE Systems says it employs about 5,000 people on the Typhoon programme. The Serious Fraud Office brought its investigation ... jet crash
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has fielded a squadron of new Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 “Thunder” combat aircraft, according to a recent report by the Associated Press of Pakistan. The multi-role fighter jets are stationed at Pakistan's Samungli Base near Quetta, the provincial capital of ... jet crash

WESTFIELD - Gov. Charlie Baker, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal praised the 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base on Friday during a celebration of the newly renovated main hangar for its F-15 Eagle fighter jets. The $12.2 million renovation included safety and ... jet crash
Of the ten F-80 squadrons in Korea, all had transitioned to F-86 Sabre fighters or F-84 ground attack planes by 1953—except one squadron that even reverted to old Mustang fighters. As the Shooting Star was phased out of U.S. service, dozens were passed on to South American air forces such as that of ... jet crash
OKINAWA, Japan (FOX 13) - American Marines have a new tool in the global battle for freedom. This week, a detachment of F-35B Lightning IIs landed on the USS Wasp, marking the advanced fighter plane's first deployment with a Marine expeditionary unit. The F-35 is one of the military's most advanced ... jet crash
The 115th Fighter Wing, based on the east side of Dane County Regional Airport since shortly after World War II, is preparing to trade its 18 jets for F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the military's most expensive aircraft. And though the likely change won't come until 2023, the decision has immediate consequences ... jet crash
"There were two planes escorted by flying laboratories and test beds monitoring the parameters of weapons work," the defense minister continued. Commenting on the satellite images, uploaded on the Internet, allegedly featuring the Su-57 fighter jets, Shoigu said, "As for various satellite photos, I can state ... jet crash
But Allied forces had pushed them out of Guadalcanal and established air fields from which bombers and fighter planes lifted off to battle the Japanese for control of ... "In my particular job, I'm taking care of fighter aircraft, keeping it in the best of shape so it could shoot down some of the enemy, which it did. jet crash
... investigation against former minister for the purchase of planes, says a HINA news item published on Monday. Just one hour later, Jutarnji List published an article about a meeting of HDZ presidency, which included this sentence: “Defence Minister Damir Krstičević reported on the purchase of fighter jets ... jet crash
An F-4 Phantom fighter jet that was accumulating dust at an Air Force hangar in New Mexico now has a purpose at its new home in Northeast Oklahoma. Project coordinators Beverly and Dave Helms, of Grove, say they worked for the past year and a half to acquire the plane using the federal GSAXcess ... jet crash
Russia said its recent deployment of two of its new Su-57 fighter jets to Syria would scare off other countries from flying their planes in Syrian airspace. But the Su-57 is a long way from being combat ready, and it's unreasonable to think the US, Israel, or Turkey would be deterred from operations in Syria by ... jet crash
Russia has deployed its new Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jet to Syria to test it in real-life conditions and show off the country's air power, according to ... According to deputy defence minister Yury Borisov, 12 planes have been built for testing, and two of these could enter service with the military already in ... jet crash
The Russians have based the jet at their Khmeimim air base in Syria, according to the US military official. It is unclear if their deployment is a response to US deploying F-22s to the region or if Russia is using the Syrian theater as an opportunity to test the new aircraft. The Su-57 is the first Russian military ... jet crash
Moscow sent two of its most advanced fighter jets to Syria yesterday. The Su-57s flew into Khmeimim air base yesterday, representing a major escalation of Russian air power in the region. The deployment is a chance to test the jet in real-world conditions, but Russia risks losing the aircraft to guerrilla ... jet crash
The trio was inducted into the Indian Air Force fighter squadron on June 18, 2016. They were formally commissioned by then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Mohana Singh and Bhawana have also completed training to fly a fighter plane and will soon fly fighter planes. All three were given training in ... jet crash
Israel has launched what it described as a large-scale air raid in Syria after one of its F-16 fighters crashed while under Syrian anti-aircraft fire. Twelve sites, including four “Iranian targets” near the Syrian capital, Damascus, were destroyed in the raid, according to an Israeli military spokesman, Jonathan ... jet crash
Eighteen planes would be based in the city by 2019, the Free Press reported. Two F-35 jets will fly in the city this summer in order to give residents a chance to see and hear the planes before their arrival. Cohen has been politically vocal in the past, campaigning for former Democratic presidential candidate ... jet crash
The downing by Syrian missiles of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet marked a transition in the Syrian crisis. It has been a long time since an Israeli fighter jet was downed. The last time Israel lost a fighter jet to enemy fire was in 1982. The Israeli plane was bombing Iranian and Syrian regime installations inside Syria ... jet crash
Since World War I, countless fighter jets have been downed. Planes of the British, German, Japanese, Soviet, U.S. and other armies have been downed over Europe, Vietnam, Afghanistan, the Pacific Ocean and every other possible battlefield on every continent. They didn't simply plummet to earth due to ... jet crash
The flight tests of MiG-35 fighter aircraft began on January 26 and the plane's international presentation was held in the Moscow Region on the following day. Russia's state armament program through 2020 stipulates the deliveries of MiG-35 fighter jets to Russia's Aerospace Force. As President of the ... jet crash
In 2017, fighter jets intercepted 15 planes and Coast Guard helicopters intercepted three aircraft, according to NORAD. Greg Meyer, a spokesman for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywoood Airport, said the airport hasn't been notified of the Air Force's future plans, but he said the mission would not affect commercial ... jet crash
The aggressive strike on the T-72 tank occurred on Saturday near Al Tabiyeh, in Deir Ezzor province, the Pentagon said in a statement. Russian news, as well as agency Bloomberg, reports that an “unknown number” of Russian military contractors had been killed in the ferocious American attack last week. jet crash
Fear, tweeting in S. Florida as fighter jets rumble overhead. 0. Share ... Jets similar to these F-16C fighter jets are scheduled to fly over Palm Beach County during an exercise on Wednesday, Feb. ... The twin-engine fighter planes are able to soar at more than 1,900 mph, or 2½ times the speed of sound. jet crash
Since last year, the Chinese air force has conducted "island encirclement patrols" around Taiwan involving its fighter jets, bombers and surveillance planes. Such flights are the "new normal", a PLAAF spokesman said in December. Footage from state broadcaster CCTV in recent months also shows Beijing ... jet crash
The F-16 crashed on Saturday in northern Israel after it was likely hit by a Syrian anti-aircraft missile, an Israeli army spokesman said yesterday. The fighter jet was downed after Israel struck an Iranian control base near Palmyra, inside Syria, said the spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus. jet crash
In response to the drone infiltration, the IDF attacked the Iranian T-4 center with eight fighter jets, which came under significant Syrian anti-aircraft fire, Conricus said. He added that there was no Iranian or Russian anti-aircraft fire. As the Israeli planes came under attack, one of the jets was hit. The two F-16 ... jet crash
Israel launches 'large-scale' attack in Syria after fighter jet crashes ... Twelve sites, including four “Iranian targets” near the Syrian capital, Damascus, were destroyed in the raid, according to an Israeli military spokesman, Jonathan ... It was not clear if the jet was hit or if the pilots abandoned the plane. jet crash
The jet, a T-50B aircraft from the Black Eagles display team, “skidded and crashed into the grass verge at the side of runway 1 and caught fire" during takeoff, according to a statement from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. The plane had been due to perform in a flying display at the Singapore ... jet crash
It said the plane crashed near the town of Sareeq, in Idlib province, where government forces backed by Russian air strikes have been trying to oust rebel forces. The Russian defense ministry has not commented on the reports. In 2016, Turkey downed a Russian fighter plane which Ankara claimed had ... jet crash
Turkey said eight of its troops were killed Saturday in Ankara's military operation against a Syrian Kurdish militia, the deadliest day in the two-week-old offensive in the enclave of Afrin, while in another part of Syria, al-Qaida-linked militants downed a Russian fighter jet, then shot and killed the pilot. jet crash
This plane was also carrying out raids there.” The Kremlin is yet to respond to the reports, but it is likely that the attack on the plane will spark a furious response from Moscow. The Sukhoi-25 is a close-support ground-attack aircraft. Russian air force losses have been rare since it began its Syria campaign in ... jet crash
Russian Fighter Jet's Dangerously Close Interception of U.S. Spy Plane Caught on Camera ... Forces account, the "interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the Su-27 closing to within five feet and crossing directly through the EP-3's flight path, causing the EP-3 to fly through the Su-27's jet wash. jet crash
The Israel Air Force is to decide in a few months between purchasing a third squadron of F-35 fighter jets or the F-15I, which, while less advanced, has other advantages. ... The air force is still using some fighter planes bought in the late 1970s, and despite a number of upgrades the IAF will retire them. jet crash
An Australian air force plane has caught fire during exercises at an American military base in Nevada. A Defence spokesman said the incident involved an RAAF EA-18G Growler fighter jet at Nellis Air Force Base, near Las Vegas. Nobody was seriously injured and all RAAF personnel are safe, he said in a ... jet crash
Photos taken from the scene showed the wreckage of the blackened twin-engine military jet on the runway. It caught fire soon after taking off and the pilot was forced to eject from the aircraft. The Australian Department of Defence has now revealed the plane was destroyed during a joint training exercise ... jet crash


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