Fighter Aircraft

US intercepts Russian bombers and fighters near Alaska

American planes intercepted two Russian TU-95 bombers accompanied by two SU-35 fighters that flew close to the Alaska coast Tuesday night, according …

War

Bulgaria opts for Gripen | IHS Jane's 360

Bulgaria has selected the Saab Gripen as its new future fighter aircraft, the country's interim deputy prime minister reportedly announced on 26 …

Bulgaria

How Formidable Is North Korea's Air Force?

The Korean People's Army Air Force is perhaps the least threatening branch of Pyongyang’s military forces.<p>However, while technologically backwards …

North Korea

The Mysterious Case Of The F-117 Nighthawk's Flip-Down Radar Locators

The F-117 had extendable antenna farms that could detect and possibly locate enemy radar emitters—or did it?<p>Jimwmurphy/Wikicommons<p>Tyler RogowayView …

Aerospace

Iran's 'stealth' fighter is a total joke

From Business Insider<p>Iran recently released footage of what it claims is a fifth-generation stealth fighter jet called the Qaher F-313 rolling around …

Military Aircraft

Russian planes detected off Alaska 4 times this week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says Russian military aircraft have approached the coast of Alaska four times this week, and U.S. fighter jets intercepted them twice.<p>The military says the latest incident happened late Thursday, and that F-22 Raptor aircraft and Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighters …

Cold War

F-35C targeting system guides weapon to moving target

<b>EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --</b><p>The F-35 Integrated Test Force recently performed another first-of-its-kind test when the aircraft released a …

Military

Another active supporter group bites the dust

The Squadron’s decision comes after struggling for numbers with the group’s voluntary move to the southern end of McDonald Jones Stadium, which was …

Soccer

ABC News

North Korea<p>Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images<p>Pence declares end to 'strategic patience' on N. Korea<p>Top Stories<p>My Stories<p>Toxic chemical spill closes …

Aviation

Air Force deserter on the run for more than 45 years gets 30 days in military jail

article<p>http://www.ajc.com/news/national/air-force-deserter-the-run-for-more-than-years-gets-days-military-jail/L7HwEi04FGFnpRwTi4mYEJ/<p>A 75-year-old …

Military Aircraft

F-35 Needs More Potent Adversary Services

Official Publication of the Navy League of the United States<p>Posted: April 18, 2017 4:11 PM<p>ARLINGTON, Va. — The F-35 Lightning II strike fighter is …

Military Aircraft

Japan scrambled its fighter aircraft a record 1,168 times in 2016 | IHS Jane's 360

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) scrambled its fighters a record 1,168 times in fiscal year (FY) 2016 in response to foreign military …

Military Aircraft

US S. Korea Team-Up Against N. Korea

The US and South Korean militaries are teaming up for a massive 11-day exercise featuring a large portion of their fighter aircraft fleet.<p>On Monday, …

Korean Peninsula

Lockheed's F-35, F-22 May Soon Face Their Most Serious Threat Yet

American taxpayers could soon find out if they got their money's worth from the costliest fighter jets in the U.S. arsenal, as new air-defense …

Military Aircraft

The USAF turned an F-16 fighter jet into the world’s most advanced drone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Stuff<p>Earlier this week the <b>US Air Force</b> (USAF) announced that it has managed to turn an F-16 fighter jet into an autonomous …

Military

I Built My Own Copy of Iran’s Faux Stealth Fighter

On Feb. 2, 2013, under the smiling gazes of then-Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi, the Qaher 313 Conqueror — Iran’s …

Iran

US F-22s intercept Russian bombers off Alaska coast

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were intercepted in international airspace off the coast of Alaska by two US F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft on Monday, the Pentagon confirmed to CNN.<p>The intercept, which was described by a US military official as safe and professional, took place about 100 miles …

Russia

Here's a Shocker: 54% of Americans Want to See This Fighter Jet Program Scrapped

Vox populi, vox Dei -- and the populi really don't like this aircraft.<p>In March, President Donald Trump proposed increasing the U.S. defense budget by …

Aerospace

Hitler's Kamikazes: Nazi Suicide Aircraft

April 7, 1945, should have been just another high-explosive day over Nazi Germany. That morning, as they had done on so many mornings for the past …

War

The Story You’ve Been Hearing About The ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ Is Totally Wrong

The giant bomb U.S. forces dropped Thursday on an ISIS training camp in Afghanistan did not cost $314 million to develop, or $16 million per unit as …

War

U.S. sending F-35 fighters to Europe for training - Pentagon | Reuters

WASHINGTON The U.S. Air Force will this weekend deploy a small number of F-35A fighter jets to Europe for several weeks of training with other U.S. …

Military Aircraft

Pentagon Wants a New A-10 Warthog, but Defense Contractors Say "Pass"

It seems some multibillion-dollar opportunities are just less opportune than others.<p><i>"Imagine an unstoppable commercial Learjet with a full-automatic</i> …

Military Aircraft

Here's what it looked like when the 'mother of all bombs' hit an ISIS hideout

Eglin Air Force Base via AP<p>The US on Friday posted footage of its largest nonnuclear weapon's first combat use, against 36 ISIS fighters entrenched in caves and bunkers in northeastern Afghanistan on Thursday.<p>"The strike was designed to minimize the risk to Afghan and US forces conducting clearing …

Military Aircraft

Netherlands wins contract to test Joint Strike Fighter engines

The Netherlands will provide the first space outside the United States to test engines for the Joint Strike Fighter jet programme, the Dutch Defense …

Aerospace

Fighting Falcon puts off retirement: F-16 to fly for USAF through 2048

Lockheed Martin gets order to upgrade F-16s for 12,000 flight-hour life.<p>The last of the gunfighters will not be hanging up its holster any time soon. …

Military

Unmanned F-16 demos combat mission capabilities alongside manned aircraft

It seems like unmanned combat aircraft are coming at us from two different directions. While some aerospace companies are building prototype combat …

Military Aircraft

Releases

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force authorized extending the service life of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-16's …

Military Aircraft

How is the New Air Force B-21 Like the B-2?

With the U.S. Air Force revealing concept art and a designation for its shadowy [3] Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B), there are …

Aerospace

Abingdon air show plans anamazing display

A STUNNING three-hour flying display programme will be the main attraction at this year’s Abingdon Air and Country Show.<p>Thousands of aviation …

Air Shows

USAF To Keep Upgraded F-16s Till 2048 As Fate Of F-15C In Doubt

The plan could mean the beginning of the end for the F-15C/D Eagle fleet.<p>Lockheed Martin<p>The U.S. Air Force is still mulling over whether to retire …

Military Aircraft