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  • Eyeing China, Japan Seeks Record Defence Budget

    Eyeing China, Japan Seeks Record Defence Budget

    Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also claimed by an increasingly assertive China.

  • China Vows to Respond to US Surveillance Flights

    China Vows to Respond to US Surveillance Flights

    China says it will keep responding to US military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American claims that one of Beijing's fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a US Navy plane last week.

  • Fighter Jets Escort Cuba-Bound Canadian Jet Back to Canada

    Fighter Jets Escort Cuba-Bound Canadian Jet Back to Canada

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command scrambled two CF-18 fighter jets out of Quebec Wednesday to escort Sunwing Flight 656 back to Toronto after a "passenger disturbance," a spokeswoman said.

  • China Calls US Warplane Accusations 'Groundless': Report

    China Calls US Warplane Accusations 'Groundless': Report

    Beijing dismissed Saturday the Pentagon's accusations that a Chinese fighter jet flew too close to a US military aircraft off Hainan Island, blaming "massive and frequent" surveillance for dangerous mid-air confrontations in state media.

  • Italian Military Jets Collide Over Eastern Italy: Report

    Italian Military Jets Collide Over Eastern Italy: Report

    Italian news reports say two Italian Tornado fighter jets have collided over eastern Italy during a training mission and crashed into a wooded area that caught fire.

  • US Planes, Drones Conduct More Airstrikes in Iraq

    US Planes, Drones Conduct More Airstrikes in Iraq

    US forces Saturday launched more airstrikes in northern Iraq to defend attacks on Yazidi civilians, the Pentagon said, on the second day of its military campaign.

  • US Jets and Drones Attack Militants in Iraq, Hope to Stop Advance

    US Jets and Drones Attack Militants in Iraq, Hope to Stop Advance

    The United States launched a series of airstrikes against Sunni militants in northern Iraq on Friday, using Predator drones and Navy F/A-18 fighter jets to destroy rebel positions around the city of Irbil, the US military said Friday.

  • US Warplanes Strike Militants in Iraq

    US Warplanes Strike Militants in Iraq

    The United States launched Friday afternoon a second round of airstrikes on Sunni militants in northern Iraq, sending four Navy fighter jets to strike eight targets around Irbil, according to Pentagon officials.

  • China Says Japan Fighter Jets Shadowed its Planes Over Disputed Waters

    China Says Japan Fighter Jets Shadowed its Planes Over Disputed Waters

    Japanese fighter jets shadowed Chinese aircraft patrolling over disputed waters, China's Ministry of Defense said on Thursday, in the latest flare-up of a spat over air space that has deepened a rift between the two countries.

  • Jets Escort Qatar Airways Plane into Manchester Airport after Bomb Threat

    Jets Escort Qatar Airways Plane into Manchester Airport after Bomb Threat

    Britain scrambled two fighter jets on Tuesday to escort a Qatar Airways plane into Manchester airport after the pilot reported a possible explosive device on board. A passenger was later arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat.

  • Fighter Jets Escort Passenger Plane to Manchester Airport in UK

    Fighter Jets Escort Passenger Plane to Manchester Airport in UK

    Police say that a plane has landed safely at Britain's Manchester Airport after being escorted by the Royal Air Force following a warning of a possible device on board.

  • Canadian Plane Escorted by US F-16s After Passenger Threat

    Canadian Plane Escorted by US F-16s After Passenger Threat

    A Canadian charter plane bound for Panama was escorted by US fighter jets back to Toronto, where a passenger was removed by police after allegedly threatening the safety of the flight, police said on Friday.

  • Fighter Jets Escort Toronto Flight Over Alleged Threat

    Fighter Jets Escort Toronto Flight Over Alleged Threat

    A flight carrying Canadians on vacation to Panama was turned around and escorted back to Toronto by two fighter jets on Friday after an unruly passenger made threats against the aircraft.

  • Russia Denies Missiles That Hit Ukrainian Fighter Jets Fired From its Territory

    Russia Denies Missiles That Hit Ukrainian Fighter Jets Fired From its Territory

    Russia's defence ministry denied on Thursday a Ukraine security council statement that missiles that brought down two of its fighter jets may have been fired from Russia, Interfax news agency reported, citing a defence ministry official.

  • Ukraine Says Pro-Russia Rebels Shoot Down Two Fighter Jets

    Ukraine Says Pro-Russia Rebels Shoot Down Two Fighter Jets

    Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board.

  • Indian Air Force Scrambles Fighter Jets as Turkish Plane Sparks Alert

    Indian Air Force Scrambles Fighter Jets as Turkish Plane Sparks Alert

    The Indian Air Force on Sunday scrambled fighter planes from its air base in Jodhpur after two commercial passenger aircraft sought to enter Indian territory from the Pakistan side using similar identification codes, sparking a security alert.

  • Ukraine Scrambles Fighter Jets Above Rebel Positions as Missile Attack Resumes

    Ukraine Scrambles Fighter Jets Above Rebel Positions as Missile Attack Resumes

    Ukraine scrambled jet fighters to strike at rebel positions early on Saturday, after separatists resumed missile attacks on government forces near the frontier with Russia, the border guard service said.

  • Chinese Businessman Accused of Hacking into US Computers to Steal Military Data

    Chinese Businessman Accused of Hacking into US Computers to Steal Military Data

    US authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of its latest fighter jets, officials said F...

  • US Navy Maintains Grounding Order For F-35 Fighter Jets

    US Navy Maintains Grounding Order For F-35 Fighter Jets

    The US Navy on Friday maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35 jet on June 23.

  • US Grounds Entire F-35 Fleet For Engine Probe

    US Grounds Entire F-35 Fleet For Engine Probe

    The United States military is grounding its entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets as it completes additional engine inspections following a fire aboard an aircraft in Florida last week.

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