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9/22/2017
Gun camera footage reveals the moment a Syrian fighter jet was destroyed by US Navy F/A-18s
The moment a Syrian Su-22 “Fitter” combat jet was shot down by US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets has been revealed with the release of gun camera footage. It was the first time a fighter had been shot down by US combat jets since May 4, 1999, when a Serbian MiG-29 was destroyed by a US F-16. Now a detailed account of the June incident has been given by one of the pilots involved.
9/22/2017
Afghanistan, Pakistan and the F-16: Mattis has to hardsell these issues on his visit to India
The US secretary of defence, retired Lieutenant General James Mattis, has a two-point agenda for his trip starting September 25: get New Delhi to commit to purchasing the Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70 combat aircraft along with its assembly line under the aegis of the bilateral Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI), and to give assurances that India’s Afghanistan policy will not undercut the American strategy to prevent the restoration of Taliban rule in Kabul.
9/22/2017
Budget uncertainty could delay F-15C IRST delivery
The US Air Force has selected Lockheed Martin’s Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system for its Boeing F-15C, but a potential freeze on Pentagon dollars could delay delivery.
9/22/2017
Sniper pushes its way onto Hornet fleets
Canada's plans to buy the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet may be off the table, but details of the originally requested configuration show a Raytheon-made targeting pod's grip on the Boeing fighter is under pressure from a Lockheed Martin alternative that was long considered incompatible.
9/21/2017
Gripen Aggressor enters the fray in US red air competition
Saab is exploring the burgeoning red air market with its Gripen Aggressor, but the new adversary aircraft could face a tough competition against cheaper, former military jets.
9/21/2017
France speeds PC-21 deliveries
France appears to have accelerated the delivery of 17 Pilatus PC-21 high-speed turboprops which will operate as trainer aircraft for its air force.
9/21/2017
USAF explores cloaking device for tankers
The US Air Force will next month unveil the results of a study into survivability gaps on its fleet of tankers and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, the service’s head of Air Mobility Command (AMC) says.
9/21/2017
Russian Strategic Bombers Fly Over Baltic, Norwegian Seas
The Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bombers have carried out a routine flight over international waters in the Baltic and Norwegian seas.
9/21/2017
Russia Exports Mi-28NE Helicopters With Newest Defense Systems for 1st Time
The Russian Helicopters company exported the first Mi-28NE "Night Hunter" modern attack helicopter with an onboard defense system (ODS) protecting it from guided anti-aircraft missiles with infrared homing heads, the company's CEO Andrey Boginsky said Wednesday.
9/21/2017
Russia to Deliver 12 Su-30K Fighters to Angola by Early 2018 - Repair Plant
Russia will fulfill the contracted delivery of 12 modernized Su-30K fighter jets to Angola by early 2018, Aleksandr Vorobei, the deputy CEO of the 558 Aviation Repair Plant in Belarus, told Sputnik on Tuesday.
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