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F-15 Fighters Make Emergency Landing

Two U.S. F-15 fighter jets made emergency landings May 4 in the Hungarian capital Budapest, airport spokesman Domokos Szollar said.br /”Two F-15 fighters were forced to make emergency landings on Friday,” Szollar told commercial news radio, InfoRadio.br /”This is not an extraordinary event, this is an international and a NATO airport so the military presence is not unusual,” he added.br ...

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Iran Says It’s Using New Stealth Drone

Iran said it has started mass-producing and using a stealth drone with a range of 700 kilometers (420 miles) that it claims is undetectable to radars.br /“We have built a drone with a more than 700-kilometer range which can collect information and shoot films,” the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards, Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi, told Iran’s Arabic-language satellite news ...

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Taiwan Showcases Its Military Firepower

Taipei: Taiwan’s military on Thursday staged extensive anti-aircraft landing and airport defence drills as part of the island’s largest ever wargames, the defence ministry and television stations said. Broadcast images showed eight heavily laden F-16 fighters strafing marked targets with rockets and bombs 10 kilometres (six miles) off the coast in southern Pingtung county, in a simulated amphibious attack by ...

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Typhoon Assumes Combat Roles in Italy

a href=”http://bp1.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/Rk1PFnh84KI/AAAAAAAAAPo/AgxTZjgIvts/s1600-h/Typhoon.jpg”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5065792113791000738″ style=”FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand” height=”279″ alt=”” src=”http://bp1.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/Rk1PFnh84KI/AAAAAAAAAPo/AgxTZjgIvts/s320/Typhoon.jpg” width=”221″ border=”0″ //a It was only after landing his Eurofighter Typhoon on May 12 that Italian pilot Ivan Laudizi realized he had just flown the first real mission involving the flagship European fighter.br /Laudizi’s jet was already in the air with a second Typhoon after ...

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Israeli fighters ‘Nearly Shot Down’ U.S. Airliner

Israeli warplanes nearly shot down an American airliner carrying passengers from New York to Tel Aviv on April 11 when the pilot failed to respond as the plane approached the Israeli coast, an airport authority official said.br /Two Israeli F-15s and two F-16s fighter planes were scrambled to intercept a Boeing 777 operated by the U.S. Continental Airlines as it ...

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F-35 Helmet Display System

a href=”http://bp2.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RkrT8nh84JI/AAAAAAAAAPc/7UBEMIIwx8E/s1600-h/untitled.bmp”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5065093769288540306″ style=”FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand” alt=”” src=”http://bp2.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RkrT8nh84JI/AAAAAAAAAPc/7UBEMIIwx8E/s320/untitled.bmp” border=”0″ //a This is the new helmet-mounted display system for the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter. The helmet is designed to provide pilots with binocular-wide field-of-view, give night vision abilities and scare enemy pilots at first sight. It was used for the first time last ...

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Future US Naval Aviation

a href=”http://bp3.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/Rkl7LpY6MRI/AAAAAAAAAPU/U8kWh0BDqNU/s1600-h/AIR_UAV_X-47B_Concept_On_Carrier_Near_F-18s.jpg”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5064714695973941522″ style=”FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand” alt=”” src=”http://bp3.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/Rkl7LpY6MRI/AAAAAAAAAPU/U8kWh0BDqNU/s320/AIR_UAV_X-47B_Concept_On_Carrier_Near_F-18s.jpg” border=”0″ //astrongFrom the non-partisan Washington Center for Strategic Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) May 10/07 publication: “The Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration Program: A New Dawn For Naval Aviation?”/strongbr /div /divdiv /divdiv /divdivQuote:/divdivem”…the combat reach of the 2020 carrier air wing will not have improved much beyond ...

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USAF Wants a New Bomber – Doesn't Know What Kind Yet

diva href=”http://bp3.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RkhTc5Y6MPI/AAAAAAAAAPE/XXm3RK-HM5Q/s1600-h/AIR_B-52H_B-1B_B-2_Together.jpg”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5064389536884863218″ style=”FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand” alt=”” src=”http://bp3.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RkhTc5Y6MPI/AAAAAAAAAPE/XXm3RK-HM5Q/s320/AIR_B-52H_B-1B_B-2_Together.jpg” border=”0″ //a strongGOOD NEWS:/strong There is widespread agreement within the USAF that a new long-range strike platform is needed. This is understandable given the B-52H Stratofortress fleet’s age (40-50 years), the B-1B Lancer’s internal power and electronics issues, both of these platforms’ low survivability against advanced ...

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Russia to Permit Chinese Sale of RD-93 Fighter Jet Engines to Pakistan

In what could cause concern to India, Russia has reportedly permitted China to re-export its RD-93 fighter engines to Pakistan.”This permission will enable the supply of 150 Chinese JF-17 fighter aircrafts to Pakistan, and help implement the contract for the supply of Russian engines worth USD 238 million,” Russian daily ‘Kommersant’ reported today.Quoting a Kremlin official, the daily said said ...

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