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A cockpit video shot from a US Air Force fighter jet has raised eyebrows in Japan. The footage posted to YouTube shows the plane flying at unusually low altitudes over the country's north. The fighter skims over snow-covered mountains, residential areas, and what appears to be Lake Towada, on the ...
GABORONE, April 27 (Xinhua) -- An army pilot lost his life in a BF5 fighter aircraft crash which occurred on Friday in Gaborone, capital of Botswana, during the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Day Celebration rehearsals, said a statement issued by Botswana Defence Force. The army spokesperson major ...

The canopy closes and all of a sudden there's room only for one, tightly strapped into the seat with the pilot up front. The engine roars to life of the small Dash L-39 jet, a former advanced combat Czechoslovakian plane used by the Soviet Union. "Ready for takeoff," pilot Scott Farnsworth says. Within minutes ...
The Su-35 may be the best jet-age dogfighter ever made and a capable missile delivery platform—but whether that will suffice for an air-superiority fighter in the era of stealth technology remains to be seen. The Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E is the top Russian air-superiority fighter in service today, and represents ...
The warplane kicks off a multi-billion euro joint fighter jet programme between the two countries that was announced in July last year. Leaders have now signed summary documents on the sidelines of the opening of the ILA Berlin Air Show on Wednesday. The aircraft will be capable of acting on its own or ...
Rivals Airbus and Dassault Aviation have struck a deal to develop and produce Europe's next generation of fighter aircraft. Franco-German Airbus is part of the consortium behind Eurofighter, while France's Dassault makes the Rafale jet. The two companies said their European Future Combat Air System ...

Update: According to a press release, the U.S. Air Force pilot involved in this morning's crash at the Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport was released from Havasu Regional Medical Center. Flying operations at Luke Air Force Base have also resumed after several hours of being paused, the press release ...
There's also the matter of the People's Liberation Army Air Force, which is increasingly flying sorties near Japanese territory, and the PLAAF is working to acquire new J-20 and FC-31 fifth-generation fighter jets. China—far from a traditional air power—now has a homegrown stealth fighter, and Japan does ...
India has reportedly stopped working with Russia on the long-troubled Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft program, or FGFA, a shared effort that was supposed .... Lastly, there have reportedly been major disputes regarding the sharing of technical data relating to the jet's flight computer and mission software.
The aircraft carrying dozens of people on board had to manoeuvre in order to prevent a collision with Qatari fighter planes, UAE state news agency WAM reported. The United Arab Emirates has stated that Qatar's fighter jets had intercepted a civilian plane heading for Bahrain with 86 passengers aboard, ...
The Growler is derived from the F-18 Super Hornet fighter, and is faster, more maneuverable, and more heavily armed than preceding aerial jamming platforms based on transport and attack planes. This allows the Growlers to contribute additional firepower to strike missions, keep up with fighter planes ...
The Growler is derived from the F-18 Super Hornet fighter, and is faster, more maneuverable, and more heavily armed than preceding aerial jamming platforms based on transport and attack planes. This allows the Growlers to contribute additional firepower to strike missions, keep up with fighter planes ...
The Growler is derived from the F-18 Super Hornet fighter, and is faster, more maneuverable, and more heavily armed than preceding aerial jamming platforms based on transport and attack planes. This allows the Growlers to contribute additional firepower to strike missions, keep up with fighter planes ...
My family's house lies under the flight path of the F-16 fighter jets, based in Burlington since 1986. I remember one day very distinctly, when I was five years old: My sister and I were playing in the backyard of my family's home on a cloudless day in spring. The usual sounds of a Saturday morning echoed ...
My family's house lies under the flight path of the F-16 fighter jets, based in Burlington since 1986. I remember one day very distinctly, when I was five years old: My sister and I were playing in the backyard of my family's home on a cloudless day in spring. The usual sounds of a Saturday morning echoed ...
A trio of F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets chased the moon's shadow across the Earth during a solar eclipse. The jets, taking off from southern Idaho, stayed in the moon's shadow for three minutes. The speed of the Moon, and the speed of the rotation of the Earth, meant the planes really had to shovel to stay ...
A trio of F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets chased the moon's shadow across the Earth during a solar eclipse. The jets, taking off from southern Idaho, stayed in the moon's shadow for three minutes. The speed of the Moon, and the speed of the rotation of the Earth, meant the planes really had to shovel to stay ...

A trio of F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets chased the moon's shadow across the Earth during a solar eclipse. The jets, taking off from southern Idaho, stayed in the moon's shadow for three minutes. The speed of the Moon, and the speed of the rotation of the Earth, meant the planes really had to shovel to stay ...
The Air Force has a different kind of plane for every task, but its fighter jets are often its most visible aircraft, carrying out a variety of missions over any kind of terrain. The first F-15 arrived in the early 1970s, and the highly advanced (though technically troubled) F-35 came online in the past few years. In that period, the Air ...
The Air Force has a different kind of plane for every task, but its fighter jets are often its most visible aircraft, carrying out a variety of missions over any kind of terrain. The first F-15 arrived in the early 1970s, and the highly advanced (though technically troubled) F-35 came online in the past few years. In that period, the Air ...
The Air Force has a different kind of plane for every task, but its fighter jets are often its most visible aircraft, carrying out a variety of missions over any kind of terrain. The first F-15 arrived in the early 1970s, and the highly advanced (though technically troubled) F-35 came online in the past few years. In that period, the Air ...
The hero commercial pilot who safely landed a Boeing 737 full of passengers after shrapnel from an engine explosion breached the cabin was a Navy pilot and one of the first women to take the yoke of an F/A-18 fighter jet, according to reports. Southwest Airlines LUV, +2.86% pilot Tammie Jo Shults, 56, ...
IT was a good day for plane spotting of the fighter jet kind today as both a Tornado ZG791/MR01 and a Hawk XX339 JAVIN06 entered Bradford's air space. Military aircraft photographer @AndrewEasby1 captured the two jets at Leeds Bradford Airport; the Hawk this morning and the Tornado this afternoon, ...
FALLON, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force has launched a preliminary investigation after a tactical fighter made a belly landing last week at Naval Air Station Fallon in northern Nevada. The Air Force says the F-22A Raptor skidded to a stop on the main runway shortly after takeoff last Tuesday about 60 miles east ...
Shults then became one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. military, according to the alumni group at her alma mater. The Navy confirmed that she was among the first female pilots to make the transition to tactical aircraft after completing flight training in Pensacola, Florida. Cindy Foster, a classmate ...
She later was an instructor for the EA-6B Prowler, an electronic warfare plane that counts jamming radar systems and gathering radio intelligence among its responsibilities, and for the F/A-18, a carrier-capable combat jet, the records show. After transferring to the reserves from 1993 to 2001, she retired as ...
Nevertheless, this latest effort to get fighter jets is of immediate importance to the IAF, which currently has a strength of 31 fighter squadrons (each of 18 jet planes), when it actually requires 42 to tackle the threat emanating from Pakistan and China. The aircraft should be capable of operating during daytime ...
According to the U.S. Navy, the ATARI system's first successful carrier landing involved a manned F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter from the “Salty Dogs,” a Navy flight test squadron. The Hornet performed three near-landings, known as waveoffs, as last-minute tests of the system before bringing the Hornet in for ...
The new multi-role fighter jets are facing off against American and Japanese F-15 Eagle fighters and also against each other, allowing both jets to ... In addition to KC-135 aerial refueling tankers, E-3 AWACS airborne early warning and control planes, MC-130 special operations transports, and even ...
The Pakistan Air Force's (PAF) Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17 “Thunder” multirole fighter jet is reportedly slated to ... Overall, the PAF is looking to replace 190 aircraft, including all of its Chengdu F-7 and Dassault Mirage III/5 fighter jets by the end of the decade.
Games that put you in the cockpit of a fighter jet, bomber, or any other type of aircraft rarely explore what it's actually like to handle all the complicated elements of flying. Usually it feels like you are controlling the plane itself instead of the pilot flying it.
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 fight, ...
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 ...
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, said ...
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.
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 ...
A Navy F-18 fighter jet crashed in the water near a naval station in Key West, Florida, Wednesday afternoon, killing both people on board, the Navy said. The two crew members on board ejected and rescued, but the Navy said late Wednesday that they both had died. The jet belonged to VFA-213, a fighter ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...


 

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