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WATCH Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jets nearly hit landing strip in ultra-low flying stunt

A video circulating online captured the dramatic moment a pair of Su-25 warplanes almost touched the ground as they buzzed over an airfield in Ukraine, while flying at a dangerously low altitude. Several people can be seen running away from the landing strip right before the pilots in their Su-25MS1 jets execute the daring move, while a number of large transport ...

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Israeli jets bomb Gaza in response to rocket fire

Published time: 17 Oct, 2018 03:55 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2018 03:58 Israel Defense Forces have launched a series of airstrikes against alleged “terror targets” in Gaza in retaliation to rocket fire from the enclave on the southern Israeli city of Be’er Sheva. DETAILS TO FOLLOW In response to the rockets fired from #Gaza at #Israel overnight, IDF fighter jets ...

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US military grounds its entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets in the wake of South Carolina crash

The entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets has been grounded to inspect the aircraft for suspected faulty fuel tubes, the US military said. The decision comes in the wake of a Marine Corps’ F-35B crash in South Carolina last month. The grounding order affects all variants of the advanced fighter jets, including the Air Force’s F-35A and the Navy’s F-35C. ...

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US Defense Secretary Mattis wants 80% of key fighter jets ready for war

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has called on the Pentagon to bring at least 80 percent of its key fighter jets to combat readiness. For a country always at war with someone, surprisingly few of its warplanes are kept sky-worthy. True to Washington’s increasingly saber-rattling rhetoric, the world’s largest military is putting its money where its mouth is.  Secretary of ...

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Russia field-tests ‘microwave guns’ that 6th-gen fighter jets may use – major weapon producer

Microwave directed-energy weapons are reportedly being tested at firing ranges in Russia. The prototypes are designed to burn missile-homing systems, and may be incorporated in the arsenal of sixth-generation fighter jets. Read more The cutting-edge weapons systems “exist and progress quite effectively,” said Vladimir Mikheev, deputy head of KRET, a leading electronic warfare contractor. “Tests are being conducted constantly, both ...

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‘We didn’t hide behind any aircraft’: Israel insists its jets not to blame for downing Russian Il-20

Israel says its jets were not to blame for the downing of the Russian Il-20 during an air raid in Syria, and that Moscow has been presented with “thorough” evidence. This conflicts with a Russian military timeline of the incident. “The IAF (Israeli Air Force) did not hide behind any aircraft and… the Israeli aircraft were in Israeli airspace at ...

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US jets strike Syrian town with banned white phosphorus bombs – Russian Defense Ministry

Two US jets have bombed a town in the Syrian Deir Ez-Zor province with white phosphorus munitions, causing massive fires, Russian military has said. Two F-15 jets on Saturday bombed the town of Hajin with white phosphorus incendiary munitions, banned under the Geneva Convention, according to the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria. Read more “Following the strikes, large fires ...

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US F-22 jets shadowed Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers patrolling Arctic airspace – MoD

A pair of F-22 jets – scrambled by North American Aerospace Defense Command – shadowed Russia’s Tu-95 long-range bombers over neutral waters in the Arctic, the Defense Ministry in Moscow has confirmed. “The Russian Air Force’s Tu-95MS strategic bomber aircraft have carried out scheduled flights over neutral waters in Arctic Ocean as well as the Bering and Okhotsk Seas,” the ...

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Russian jets hit solely Nusra targets in Syria’s Idlib – MoD

Published time: 5 Sep, 2018 11:58 Russian military planes launched precision strikes against Jabhat an-Nusra objects in Syria’s Idlib province on September 4, the Russian Defense Ministry has revealed, countering reports of civilians falling prey to bombardment. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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Russia to build one of the world's biggest cargo jets to replace Soviet legend

Russia is set to start construction of a super-heavy cargo plane to replace the iconic Antonov An-124 Ruslan, developed in the Soviet Union. The project has been included in the state armament program though 2027 and work on the new aircraft will begin within that time frame, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov. In June, Russia said it ...

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