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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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.

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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...

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 ...
The Smithsonian's airplane "flew almost daily against Viet Cong throughout the Tet Offensive," reports curator of aeronautics Larry Burke. ... Originally envisioned as tactical nuclear fighter jets, the F-100s apparently never carried real nuclear weapons, although they did sometimes maintain alert status on ...
It is no surprise that Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, the test pilot for the new F-35 fighter jets being bought by the RAF and Royal navy, says the ... Because climbing into the cockpit of one of these planes, which will form the backbone of the UK's airborne defences for the next few decades, is just like ...
American global aerospace, defense and security company Lockheed Martin proposed to manufacture custom-built F-35 fighter planes in India, which would provide the latter a chance to become part of the world's biggest fighter aircraft ecosystem. Lockheed Martin's vice president of strategy and business ...
'His voice return was very shaky': RSAF fighter jet crew that intercepted 'unknown' aircraft tell their tale. With 2018 marking the ... (Photo: facebook/Central Queensland plane spotting blog). The F-16s caught up ... "You have been intercepted by Republic of Singapore Air Force armed fighters. You have to ...
One of the very few working fighter jets in private possession is for sale in Seattle. It's a historic aircraft, which has captivated crowds at air shows and helped Vietnam vets reconnect with their past. "I kind of hate to get rid of it, but time moves on, and it's time," said Don Keating, who restored a TA4 Skyhawk.
New Delhi, Jan 17: Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday flew in Indian fighter plane Sukhoi-30 MKI in a sortie. Her twitter handle shared the video of her taking off in the fighter jet sitting behind the pilot. Talking to reporters after the 45-minute flight, Sitharaman described the sortie as an ...
The new Foxhounds are also capable of mounting up to 18 thousand pounds of air-to-ground smart bombs and anti-radar missiles in case Moscow needs some additional strike planes. Finally, the BMs have new data-links integrating the MiG-31's sensors with ground-based radars and friendly fighter ...
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, meets with Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, left, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Al Thani's visit comes as the United Arab Emirates on Monday claimed that Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial ...
Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to intercept Russian BOMBERS in UK airspace - which approached to within less than 50 miles of the UK ... footage - suggesting that passenger planes were being diverted to keep the area clear - although by 1pm several planes appeared to be 'allowed in' to ...
Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced a delivery of F-52 fighter jets to Norway as a gesture to bolster defense in Northern Europe. There's only one problem: the F-52 is a fictional plane from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Error loading player: No playable sources found. President Trump made ...
... the course of his presidency but his latest remarks have raised some eyebrows due to one glaring problem: There is no indication that the F-52 fighter jet exists. ... While fictional when it comes to actual US aircraft, the jet does exist within the virtual realm of the popular "Call of Duty" video game franchise.
Chinese J-20 stealth fighter jets flying past during a military parade at the Zhurihe training base in China's northern Inner Mongolia region on July 30, 2017 ... Beijing (CHINA DAILY/Asia NEWS NETWORK) - The Chinese Air Force has deployed its best combat plane - the J-20 stealth fighter jet - to conduct ...
There was one small problem with President Donald Trump's boast about selling a bunch of F-52 fighter jets to Norway. The aircraft ... Norway purchased 52 F-35 jets and Trump appeared to "misread a written statement and combine the figure of 52 planes with the F fighter designation," the BBC reported.
... the course of his presidency but his latest remarks have raised some eyebrows due to one glaring problem: There is no indication that the F-52 fighter jet exists. ... While fictional when it comes to actual US aircraft, the jet does exist within the virtual realm of the popular "Call of Duty" video game franchise.
Now, while it is true that Norway has purchased 52 fighter jets from American aerospace firm Lockheed Martin, they're F-35 jets, not F-52 jets, because F-52 jets only exist in Call Of Duty. Now obviously, Norway bought 52, so you could chalk it down to an easily-made slip of the tongue, except that Trump ...
During a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Wednesday, Trump was talking about trade relations between the two countries when he apparently made up a new fighter jet. "In November, we started delivering the first F-52s and F-35 fighter jets," Trump said. Sorry Mr.
Italy has participated with four tornado fighter planes (part of the 6th Formation stationed at Ghedi). Two for attack and another two for electronic war. The United States is participating with seven F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing based at Aviano. Since these planes have been fitted out to transport the US ...
Towards the end of the year, indications were that KAI would begin delivering the first of the aircraft in early 2018. This week, as expected, South Korean media outlets reported that the first of the T-50s had left South Korea and were on their way to Thailand. The planes were to be delivered to Thailand via a ...
The civil war in Yemen appears to have claimed an American-made f-15 Eagle fighter. Over the weekend, Houthi rebels released a video in which they claim to have shot down a Panavia tornado fighter, but later changed their story to an F-15. In response, the Saudi government reported the loss of a "twin ...
A Nigerian fighter jet on Monday crashed in northeastern region as it embarked on a counterinsurgency mission against Boko Haram militants, ... for the Nigerian Air Force, said the crash resulted in 'significant damage' to the Mi-17, the Russian-made military cargo plane with capacities to carry bombs.
The 40,00-ton, 844-foot-long Wasp is essentially a baby aircraft carrier. Built in 1980s, it has been upgraded to deploy new Marine Corps F-35B stealth fighter jets. The fifth-generation fighter jets are seen as a major advantage for the United States in any contingencies involving North Korea as they are ...
IT was a display of WWII history at the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome yesterday as fighter jets and re-enactment groups gathered for the annual Great Eastern Fly-In. All attendees eyes were fixed to the skies as the team from Fighter Pilot Adventure Flights took to the air.
The aircraft, believed to be a British-made tornado, crashed in Saada province this afternoon. Houthi armed rebels too TV channel al-Massirah they had shot the plane out of the sky. But Saudi state news agency SPA reported the fighter jet had suffered a "technical fault" while conducting military operations ...
Every now and then someone shows back up in your life who you presumed you'd never hear from again, largely on the basis of several decades' worth of silence. And then, out of the blue comes a voice announcing "I'm back!" Which is how I recently became reacquainted with John Joseph Michael ...
The Nigerian air force said on Wednesday the United States had agreed to sell fighter planes to Nigeria, as the West African country continues its eight-year conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram. The sale of the 12 A29 Super Tucano aircraft, with weapons and services, is worth $593 million.
Macomb County's Selfridge Air National Guard base has lost its bid to house a fleet of next-generation warplanes. Selfridge was one of five U.S. bases competing to host the new F-35 fighter jets. But the Air Force announced Thursday it chose bases in Wisconsin and Alabama as winners in this round.
Boeing pulled back the curtain on an autonomous refueling plane designed to refuel U.S. Navy fighter jets in midair to extend their range. In October, the navy issued a request for proposals seeking unmanned refueling capabilities for a variety of combat planes, such as the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, ...
South Korean fighter jets were scrambled after five Chinese military planes entered the country's airspace. The Chinese aircraft entered the Korean Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) from southwest of Socotra Rock. The submerged rock is the subject of a maritime dispute between South Korea and ...
Two U.S. F-22 fighter aircraft fired warning flares on Wednesday after two Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed upon deconfliction area in airspace east of the Euphrates river in Syria, the U.S. military said. Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, said the F-22 aircraft were providing air cover to partnered ...
China on Friday announced its J-20 stealth fighter had entered into combat service - but military sources told the South China Morning Post that it had an "embarrassing" flaw. Makeshift engines in the J-20 mean that it cannot fly or fight as a true fifth-generation jet and that its stealth has been compromised.
According to the Post, the J-20's weapons array makes it the most effective fighter jet in the Chinese arsenal for countering the planes of a stealth-enabled superpower like the U.S., but the J-20 likely won't enter mass production until the WS-15 is ready. And that could take another eight years. Only two ...
The fighter jet's armament suite comprises a wide range of munitions, including air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface precision-guided weapons. The Su-30SM plane can be used to train pilots to operate perspective single-seat fighter jets. The production of the Su-30SM fighter jet for the Russian Air Force ...


 

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