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World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday August 24, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday August 19, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday August 10, 2014
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.
World | Alissa J Rubin, Tim Arango and Helene Cooper, The New York Times | Saturday August 9, 2014
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.
World | Alissa J. Rubin, Tim Arango and Helene Cooper, The New York Times | Saturday August 9, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Thursday August 7, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Tuesday August 5, 2014
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.
World | Agencies | Tuesday August 5, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Saturday July 26, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 25, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Thursday July 24, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Wednesday July 23, 2014
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.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 13, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Saturday July 12, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Saturday July 12, 2014
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...
World | Reuters | Saturday July 12, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 4, 2014
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.
India | Nitin Gokhale (With inputs from Reuters) | Monday June 30, 2014
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has landed in the capital to among other issues, close a stalled deal to sell India 126 Rafale fighter jets, built by Dassault Aviation, for an estimated $15-17 billion or 100,000 crores.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 25, 2014
Pakistani police on Wednesday arrested hundreds of people after gunmen opened fire on a passenger plane during its landing approach, as fighter jets hit militant targets in the latest round of an anti-Taliban offensive.
World | Reuters | Monday June 16, 2014
Pakistani fighter jets pounded North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the army announced the start of a full-scale drive to flush Islamist insurgents out of the volatile region bordering Afghanistan.