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Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired a missile over Estonia

Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired a missile over Estonia

An investigation has been launched after a Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired a missile whilst on a training exercise in Estonia. The Eurofighter Typhoon, normally based in Siauliai, Lithuania, was flying
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New details about the F-15X that Boeing is pitching the US Air Force

New details about the F-15X that Boeing is pitching the US Air Force

The new F-15 combat aircraft that Boeing is pitching to the U.S. Air Force would have a single-seat cockpit and a host of new weapons, including anti-ship missiles, Defense One
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Russia canceling mass production of the Su-57

Russia canceling mass production of the Su-57

Russia announced earlier this month that the Su-57, its proposed entry into the world of fifth-generation stealth-fighter aircraft, would not see mass production. "The plane has proven to be very good,
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J-20 stealth jets conduct first over-the-sea combat training

J-20 stealth jets conduct first over-the-sea combat training

China's J-20 stealth fighter jet have begun their first-ever combat training over the ocean, a spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. "It will help the air force better fulfill its sacred duty of safeguarding
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F-22 is the best fighter In the world (France ‘shot’ one down)

F-22 is the best fighter In the world (France ‘shot’ one down)

Eight times during a two-week war game in Alaska, individual German Typhoons flew against single F-22s in basic fighter maneuvers meant to simulate close-range dogfights. “We were evenly matched,” German
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Russia’s military to receive upgraded An-124

Russia’s military to receive upgraded An-124

The military transport aviation division of the Russian Aerospace Forces plans to receive three new Il-76MD-90A strategic airlifters and one An-124 Ruslan heavy transport aircraft, which will be delivered after
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China teases its H-20 stealth bomber

China teases its H-20 stealth bomber

The state-run Aviation Industry Corporation of China, or AVIC, may have given a first look at the long-rumored H-20 stealth bomber in a promotional video that apes Northrop Grumman’s famous
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10 MIG-31 jets fitted with Kinzhal missiles on test combat duty

10 MIG-31 jets fitted with Kinzhal missiles on test combat duty

Ten MiG-31 fighter jets (NATO reporting name: Foxhound) fitted with the air-launched Kinzhal (Dagger) hypersonic missile are on test combat duty, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in an
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Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired a missile over Estonia

An investigation has been launched after a Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired a missile whilst on a training exercise in Estonia. The Eurofighter Typhoon, normally based in Siauliai, Lithuania, was flying with another Spanish aircraft and two French Mirage 2000 jets when the incident occurred on August 7, near the city of Otepaa in south-east Estonia. A statement from the Spanish Ministry of Defence confirmed that a missile had been ...

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Category: Military Aviation

New details about the F-15X that Boeing is pitching the US Air Force

The new F-15 combat aircraft that Boeing is pitching to the U.S. Air Force would have a single-seat cockpit and a host of new weapons, including anti-ship missiles, Defense One has learned. If the Air Force bites, the so-called F-15X would be the Pentagon’s first new Eagles since a 2002 purchase of the air-to-ground variant known as the F-15E Strike Eagle. But various allies have purchased newer variants of the ...

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Category: Military Aviation

Russia canceling mass production of the Su-57

Russia announced earlier this month that the Su-57, its proposed entry into the world of fifth-generation stealth-fighter aircraft, would not see mass production. “The plane has proven to be very good, including in Syria, where it confirmed its performance and combat capabilities,” Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Russian TV on July 2, as reported by The Diplomat. But despite Russia’s nonstop praise for the plane and dubious ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

J-20 stealth jets conduct first over-the-sea combat training

China’s J-20 stealth fighter jet have begun their first-ever combat training over the ocean, a spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. “It will help the air force better fulfill its sacred duty of safeguarding China’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity,” said Shen Jinke, spokesman for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force. China’s fourth-generation medium and long-range fighter aircraft and was commissioned into air force combat service earlier this year. ...

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Category: Military Aviation

F-22 is the best fighter In the world (France ‘shot’ one down)

Eight times during a two-week war game in Alaska, individual German Typhoons flew against single F-22s in basic fighter maneuvers meant to simulate close-range dogfights. “We were evenly matched,” German Maj. Marc Gruene told Combat Aircraft. Past evidence seems to confirms that a French fighter pilot once “killed” an American F-22 Raptor stealth fighter in mock combat. Although not unprecedented, the simulated shoot-down is still a big deal for a ...

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Category: Military Aviation

Russia’s military to receive upgraded An-124

The military transport aviation division of the Russian Aerospace Forces plans to receive three new Il-76MD-90A strategic airlifters and one An-124 Ruslan heavy transport aircraft, which will be delivered after being upgraded, this year, Mikhail Kozlov, the division’s chief engineer, said on Wednesday. “This year we should receive three Il-76MD-90A aircraft and one modernized An-124 Ruslan aircraft,” Kozlov said. Earlier in the day, the leadership of the aviation engineering service ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

China teases its H-20 stealth bomber

The state-run Aviation Industry Corporation of China, or AVIC, may have given a first look at the long-rumored H-20 stealth bomber in a promotional video that apes Northrop Grumman’s famous Superbowl ad teasing what is now known as the B-21 Raider. The clip, which highlights the consortium’s various civil and military products, as well as those from its subsidiaries, has a number of other significant nods to the country’s strategic ...

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Category: Military Aviation

10 MIG-31 jets fitted with Kinzhal missiles on test combat duty

Ten MiG-31 fighter jets (NATO reporting name: Foxhound) fitted with the air-launched Kinzhal (Dagger) hypersonic missile are on test combat duty, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in an interview published on the Zvezda TV channel website on Saturday. “It is a cutting-edge weapon, namely a hypersonic long-range missile capable of overcoming air and missile defenses. It is invincible, having serious combat might and potential. The MIG-31 is its ...

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Category: MiG News

Three U.S. senators move to block F-35 transfers to Turkey

Three U.S. senators introduced a measure on Thursday aimed at blocking the transfer of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Turkey, a NATO ally and one of nine partner nations involved in producing the high-tech, radar-evading aircraft. The bill, by Republicans James Lankford and Thom Tillis, and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, comes at a time of deteriorating relations between the United States and Turkey, which supported the fight against Islamic ...

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Category: F-35 Lightning II

As F-35 production increases, cost per fighter to drop

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program’s goal of driving down costs is becoming a reality as the production of all three versions ramps up. As the program reaches full production during the next couple of years, the cost per-jet is expected to drop below $100 million for all three versions, said Vice Adm. Mat Winter, director of the JSF program, during a presentation at Navy League’s Sea Air ...

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Category: F-35 Lightning II

J-20 stealth fighter’s capabilities to be enhanced

China will continue to improve and upgrade its cutting-edge J-20 stealth fighter jet, giving it more capabilities than merely penetrating an enemy’s air defense networks, according to its chief designer. Yang Wei, a deputy director of science and technology at Aviation Industry Corp of China and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told China Daily in an exclusive interview that designers will develop variants of the radar-evading J-20 ...

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Category: Military Aviation

Spending bill would add an extra 143 aircraft for the military

Congress seems to have come to an agreement on spending for fiscal year 2018, and military aircraft procurement is slated to receive a major bump, funding an additional 143 aircraft above the services’ requests. That’s great news for major defense primes like Lockheed Martin and Boeing, both of which stand to make billions more from the additional sales. A caveat before diving in: Although the omnibus language marks a big ...

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Category: Military Aviation

Russia will receive 14 Su-30SM and 10 Yak-130 in 2018

Russia’s Defense Ministry will receive 14 Su-30SM fighter jets and ten Yak-130 jet trainers in 2018, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday. Russia to create Su-30SM fighter aircraft squadron on western flank “This year’s production program includes only 24 planes: ten Yak-130 planes, 12 Su-30SM jets for the Russian aerospace forces and two for the navy,” he said. “As for Yak-130 planes, ninety-two are already operating. We have ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

MiG completes trials of new-generation fighter jet

Russia’s MiG Aircraft Corporation has completed factory trials of its next-generation MiG-35 multirole fighter jet, the corporation’s press office told TASS on Friday. “The factory trials of the MiG-35 multirole fighter jet produced in the interests of the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation have been completed. The certificate of the trials completion was signed in December 2017,” the press office said. During the trials, the MiG specialists checked the ...

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Category: MiG News

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