Topic: Fighter

Fighter plane crashes in California, killing one

LOS ANGELES - A fighter jet crashed Wednesday near a US naval base in California’s Ventura County, leaving one person dead, rescue workers said. Federal and local firefighters “responded to the crash of a contract aircraft near the Point Mugu Naval Air Station,” northwest of Los ...

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October 24, 2014

Fighter jets pound militant hideouts, kill 8

KHYBER AGENCY - Three troops got injured in two separate incidents took place here in Aka Khel and Bara Bazaar – areas of Tehsil Bara of Khyber Agency, official sources said on Thursday.In the first incident, the security forces were targeted with planted explosive in Aka Khel injuring two ...

Indonesian fighter jets intercept Australian plane

JAKARTA : Indonesian air force jets on Wednesday intercepted an Australian light aircraft and forced it to land after the plane entered the country’s airspace without permission, officials said.The Australian-registered Beechcraft civilian plane was flying from Darwin, Australia, to Cebu in ...

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October 22, 2014, 7:26 pm

India grounds its key fighter jet fleet

NEW DELHI- India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fleet to undertake a thorough technical check following a recent crash near Pune. IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Simranpal Singh Birdi said that the fleet of about 200 twin-engine Su-30s "… has been grounded and is undergoing technical ...

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September 25, 2014

South Korea to pay $7b for 40 F-35A fighter jets

SEOUL - South Korea is to pay 7.3 trillion won ($7 billion) for 40 F-35A fighter jets under the terms of a deal with Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday by the state arms procurer.Seoul has been in talks with the US defence firm on terms of the deal since March after Seoul picked the F-35A as its ...

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September 12, 2014, 7:08 pm

No flight safety situation occurred between PIA and fighter jets, PAF clarifies

QUETTA/ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Airforce has refuted news reports that a Quetta-bound PIA flight travelling from Karachi almost collided with two fighter jets on Friday. Earlier it was reported that Flight PK-368 from Karachi was close to landing at the airport in Quetta when the two fighter jets ...

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September 04, 2014

India's air force chief says French fighter jet deal close

NEW DELHI : India's air force chief has said conclusion of a $22 billion fighter jet deal with French company Dassault Aviation was imminent after missed deadlines and delays.Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha told an Indian newspaper that the military could not afford any more hold ups of the 2012 deal ...

Chinese fighter jet intercepts US Navy sub-hunter plane in South China Sea

WASHINGTON- An armed Chinese fighter jet conducted what Pentagon officials called an aggressive midair intercept of a U.S. Navy submarine-hunting aircraft during a routine patrol above international waters. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the incident occurred August 19, 2014 about 135 ...

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August 19, 2014, 3:59 pm

Indian army claimed to kill freedom fighter in occupied J&K

Srinagar- A freedom fighter was killed in an encounter at Balwan sector in Karnah area of occupied Kashmir's Kupwara district today morning. A senior Indian army official told sources that army's 5/5 GR launched a massive search operation following the suspicious movement at Dhanni forest area ...

Russian fighter jet crashes, killing pilot

MOSCOW : A fighter jet crashed in southern Russia on Sunday, killing the pilot, the head of the air force told Russian news agencies, blaming a technical fault. ‘An accident took place and the pilot died,’ General Viktor Bondarev said, quoted by the Interfax news agency. ‘We are ...

Fighter jets escort Toronto flight after alleged threat

OTTAWA: A flight carrying Canadians on vacation to Panama was turned around and escorted back to Toronto by two fighter jets Friday after an unruly passenger made threats against the aircraft.Flight 772 carrying 181 passengers and six crew turned around approximately 45 minutes into the flight as ...

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July 24, 2014

Rebels down two Ukrainian fighter jets

KIEV - Pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in eastern Ukraine just days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Ukrainian military spokesman told AFP.“Two Sukhoi Ukrainian fighter jets have been shot down. The fate of the pilots is not ...

Russian fighter intercepted US recon plane: Pentagon

WASHINGTON : An armed Russian fighter jet intercepted a US military reconnaissance plane in late April in international airspace over the Sea of Okhotsk, several days after another intimidating maneuver in the Black Sea, the Pentagon disclosed Tuesday.US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the ...

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May 28, 2014

Indian fighter jet crashes in IHK

SRINAGAR : An Indian fighter jet crashed in Indian Held Kashmir on Tuesday, the latest in a line of similar accidents and a reminder for the new defence minister of the crucial need for new military equipment.The single-seater MiG-21 jet, a Russian-built aircraft, crashed close to the town of ...

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May 27, 2014, 1:41 pm

Srinagar: Fighter plane crashes, pilot killed

Srinagar- A MiG-21 fighter plane of the Indian Air Force crashed in Kashmir today morning, killing the pilot. " Teams of army, IAF and state police have been rushed to the crash spot. Aerial recce of the crash site and surrounding areas has also been started," the official said. The MIG-21, which ...

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April 24, 2014, 1:09 pm

Khyber Agency: Pakistani fighter jets kill 15 militants

  Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Thursday in response to a spate of attacks around the country, the army said, in the first aerial operation against Taliban insurgents in two months. The operation came despite efforts by Prime Minister ...

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April 06, 2014, 6:18 pm

Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri mourns slain Syria fighter

Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for Islamist fighters in Syria to end the infighting that killed a one-time companion of Osama bin Laden earlier this year, according to an audio tape posted online. In the message, Zawahiri mourned the death of Abu Khaled al-Soury, who was killed by an ...

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March 09, 2014

Lena Headey was a fighter

HAMILTON: Lena Headey used to fight a lot. The actress was well-equipped for her role as Spartan Queen Gorgo in '300: Rise of an Empire' because she has plenty of experience of scrapping when she was younger, though she is unsure why she came to blows so often. She said: ''I did a lot of training, ...

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February 23, 2014

Why is the US spending so much on F-35 fighter?

Dan De Luce - Despite incessant technical problems and delays, the US military has no plans to cancel the new F-35 fighter jet, the costliest weapons programme in Pentagon history.The Joint Strike Fighter has been touted as a technological wonder that will dominate the skies but it has suffered one ...

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January 27, 2014

Once upon a time i was great fighter

Once upon a time i was great  fighter 

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January 17, 2014

US F-18 fighter crashes off Virginia coast

WASHINGTON : A F-18 fighter crashed off the coast of Virginia on Wednesday and the pilot safely ejected from the aircraft, the US Navy said. The crash occurred at about 2:30 pm (1930 GMT) about 45 miles (70 kilometers) from US naval air station Oceana, said spokesman Lieutenant Commander Ryan ...

Production of JF-17 fighter jet launched

ATTOCK - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that country’s defence strategy was being devised keeping in view contemporary professional requirements as no battle could be won with outdated technology and discarded strategies.“The new technology and modern expertise have ...

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December 02, 2013

Free nation needs a ‘freedom fighter’

Muhammad AliThere have been patches when one would believe Imran Khan has taken the point of stopping drone strikes a bit too far by blocking Nato supply. Particularly when the PML-N government would itself express the desire to have the drones stopped; when Ch Nisar, the federal interior minister, ...

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October 05, 2013

Qaeda fighter extradited to US from Belgium

WASHINGTON : A former Tunisian professional footballer turned convicted Al-Qaeda fighter was extradited from Belgium to the United States on Thursday to face suicide bombing charges, officials said.Nizar Trabelsi, who was arrested just two days after the September 11 attacks in 2001, was sentenced ...

Japan scrambles fighter jets to head off China plane

TOKYO : Japan scrambled fighter jets on Monday to head off a Chinese government plane flying towards disputed islands in the East China Sea, the defence ministry in Tokyo said.A Y-12 propeller plane flew about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from airspace around the Tokyo-controlled Senkakus, which ...

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July 23, 2013

2 Soviet-era fighter planes found on N Korea ship

PANAMA CITY : Panamanian authorities have found two Soviet-era MiG-21 fighter jets aboard a North Korea-flagged ship seized this month as it tried to pass through the Panama Canal after departing from Cuba.The supersonic jets were found alongside missile and other weapons parts concealed in a ...

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July 12, 2013

PAF fighter aircraft crashes

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force informs that an F-7P fighter aircraft, while on a routine operational training mission, crashed near Essa Khel, a press release said Thursday. The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely, no loss of civilian life or property has been reported on the ground. A board of ...

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July 12, 2013

Egypt-US F-16 fighter jet deal ‘on track’

WASHINGTON - The US is going ahead with plans to deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite the political unrest in the country, BBC reported on Thursday citing senior American officials.It comes as Washington is continuing to evaluate last week's overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi by the ...

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June 18, 2013

Future of British air defence vehicles, fighter jets

A graveyard of previously unseen Thunderbird-style inventions, designed by British engineers in the 1960s, has been brought to life as sketches and animations by aUKdefence firm. The forgotten designs were unearthed in BAE Systems’ archives and include a hypersonic space-plane capable of ...

Pair grilled after UK fighter jets escort Pak plane

LONDON -Two men arrested on a Pakistan International Airlines plane after fighter jets were scrambled to escort it to a London airport remained in custody Saturday for questioning by the police.The men were detained on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after the plane, which was carrying 300 ...