Aeronautics

Watch Russia’s newest fighter jet in action — the MiG-35

Russia is finishing up test flights for its newest fighter jet, the MiG-35, developed over the last 10 years as a replacement to the MiG-29 that has been used since the 1980s.

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2 Marines severely burned in flash fire while working on fighter jet

Two Marines were seriously burned Sunday night in a ground flash fire at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California that broke out while they …

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NASA's Quiet Supersonic X-Plane is Approaching Construction

NASA really wants us to be able to travel between New York and Los Angeles in two hours. Supersonic flight — flying faster than the speed of sound — …

Aerospace

Boeing's Defense Business Gets More Transparent

Drones, helicopters, fighter jets, and spaceships will soon each have their own separate divisions within Boeing.<p><b>Boeing</b> (NYSE:BA) builds a lot of …

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Raytheon pushing GBU-49 as quick fix to give F-35 ability to hit moving targets

LE BOURGET, France — Once Raytheon gets approval from the Pentagon to integrate its GBU-49 guided bomb with the F-35, it will take only a couple …

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Alaska Airlines sets up flight to chase total solar eclipse – with a two-seat giveaway

Alaska Airlines has scheduled a flight from Portland to chase views of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse over the clouds, but you can’t book a seat …

Airlines

Royal Navy’s new £3bn aircraft carrier sets sail for first time

At 65,000 tons, HMS Queen Elizabeth is biggest warship to be built in Britain

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A Russian Military Helicopter Reportedly Buzzed An American Diplomatic Car In Alleged Election Payback

When you’ve got a Russian helicopter making multiple passes over the front of your vehicle, you better believe you’re going to be intimidated. …

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Marine Corps allows F-35 jets back in the sky

The Marine Corps has greenlighted the return of F-35B Joint Strike Fighters to the skies over Arizona, following a brief grounding caused by computer …

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We Now Know What It's Like To Go To War in a B-2 Stealth Bomber

The stealthy B-2 is slated to fly alongside the Air Force's new Long Range Strike - Bomber into the 2050s.<i>As a stealth bomber engineered during the</i> …

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San Diego has to be honest about housing costs

Regarding “Supervisors approve plan for increasing affordable housing” (June 21): “Affordable housing” is an urban myth. There is one, and only one, …

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Rape trials: What happens when there is no victim testimony?

When a defendant in a criminal trial is accused of rape or some other type of sexual assault, prosecutors rely on evidence from as many sources as …

Crime

US releases dramatic photos of 'unsafe' Russian jet intercept

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US European Command released dramatic photos that show the moment a Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew within five feet of a US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea -- an encounter US officials assessed to be "unsafe."<p>The intercept took place on Monday while …

Military

Russia's fighter jet makers 'not afraid' of U.S. competition in India

PARIS (Reuters) - Russian military aviation firm MiG said on Friday it was ready to deepen its cooperation with India, just days after U.S. arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) agreed with Tata Advanced Systems to build F-16 fighters there.<p>India's air force needs hundreds of aircraft to replace …

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Europe faces Herculean challenge to develop new fighter jet

| PARIS<p>Europe is embarking on an expensive and politically charged effort to develop a new combat jet that will shape the future of the European fighter industry and its three existing programs: Eurofighter, France's Rafale and Sweden's Gripen.<p>Two people with direct knowledge of the matter told …

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The US photo of a close encounter with a Russian fighter jet

The U.S. has released a photo of when a Russian fighter jet flew within five feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane earlier this week over the …

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Lockheed confirms it’s building the unmanned hypersonic SR-72 aircraft

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>The next generation of aircraft, and warfare, will be hypersonic and as China and Russia make big advances in the space the …

Aerospace

Thunderbird F-16D Ground Accident in Ohio, Global Hawk Drone Crashes in California.

RQ-4 Long Range RPV From Beale AFB Crashes in Mountains, Thunderbirds F-16D Crashes In Runway Rollover. In two separate, unrelated incidents a U.S. …

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For homeless families, 33 apartments open in Escondido

After seven years of living on couches or sleeping in cars, Nicole Cosgrove is spending this weekend decorating her “brand-spanking new” apartment in …

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The future of the Air Force is fighter pilots leading drone swarms into battle

Cheap, unmanned wingmen could add punch and protection to fighter formations.<p>The future of the United States Air Force is a human-piloted, $100 million stealth jet guiding flocks of $3 million drones that glide effortlessly into position powered by turbo fans. Thanks to the Air Force Research Lab …

Stealth Aircraft

The great Muslim civil war — and us

The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on?<p>It might appear a mindless mess, but the outlines are clear. The great Muslim civil war, centered in Syria, is approaching …

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US F-15 Eagle vs Russian Su-27 Flanker

The F-15 Eagle – an air-superiority fighter that has dominated the dogfight arena sine it was introduced into service, then later emerged as a superb …

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Dogfight highlights ‘toothless’ F-35

THE shooting down of a Syrian fighter jet may have exposed a fatal flaw with Australia’s next generation aircraft, the F-35 Lightning II stealth …

Stealth Aircraft

Lockheed Made A Three Minute Long Cartoon Just To Explain F-35's ALIS

That's good, because the vital, interconnected system is having some trouble at the moment.<p>Lockheed Martin<p>A squadron of U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Joint …

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Leonardo's T-X Submission Already Training Pilots to Fly F-35

SALON DU BOURGET, France — As the deadline nears for the Air Force to select a new trainer to replace its T-38 Talon, manufacturer Leonardo is …

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Air Force clears F-35 to fly again—with caveats—after hypoxia scares

"Specific concerns" eliminated as source of problem, but cause of 5 cases not found.<p>The F-35A has been cleared to operate once again from Luke Air …

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How robots have transformed history and you had no idea

As any devotee of Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise knows, the Ark, a Cybertronian spacecraft carrying an invention to end the war between the …

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South Africa's Gripen Fighter Jets Will Stalk Rhino Poachers

Gripen pilots will use their targeting pods to hunt down the illegal hunters.<p>Saab<p>Rhino poachers operating in South Africa, especially along the …

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A pilot ejected from an F-16 fighter jet that caught fire during takeoff of a training flight

The pilot was treated for minor injuries and the accident is under investigation.

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Congress is considering a restart of the F-22 Raptor program

The Air Force has provided the House a classified report on restarting the F-22 Raptor fighter jet program, congressional staff said Tuesday.<p>The House Armed Services Committee received the report two days ago, but staff said it was still being reviewed.<p>House lawmakers ordered the report last year …

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