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  • Danger in the Skies as Russia, NATO Play Cat-And-Mouse

    Danger in the Skies as Russia, NATO Play Cat-And-Mouse

    Recent close shaves between Russian fighters and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in Ukraine, analysts say.

  • US-Led Aircraft Carry Out 61 Raids in Iraq Since Monday: Military

    US-Led Aircraft Carry Out 61 Raids in Iraq Since Monday: Military

    US and allied warplanes carried out 61 air strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq since Monday, including dozens of raids in support of Kurdish forces, the military said Wednesday.

  • Sri Lankan Military Plane Crash Near Colombo Kills Four

    Sri Lankan Military Plane Crash Near Colombo Kills Four

    A Sri Lankan military transport aircraft crashed near the capital Colombo on Friday killing four people on board and injuring another crew member, police said.

  • U.S. Adds Air Power, but ISIS Presents an Elusive Target

    U.S. Adds Air Power, but ISIS Presents an Elusive Target

    The United States is shifting more attack and surveillance aircraft from Afghanistan to the air war against the Islamic State, deepening U.S. involvement in the conflict and raising new challenges for the military planners who work here in central So...

  • China Said to Turn Reef Into Airstrip in Disputed Water

    China Said to Turn Reef Into Airstrip in Disputed Water

    A major reclamation project by the Chinese government on a tiny reef 500 miles from the mainland would enable China to land military aircraft there, expanding its reach into the contested South China Sea, analysts have said.

  • The United States 'Triad' of Nuclear Weapons

    The United States 'Triad' of Nuclear Weapons

    The Pentagon vowed Friday to reform how it manages the US military's vast nuclear arsenal after government reviews found low morale among missile crews, manpower shortfalls and poor leadership.

  • Air Force Chopper Crashes in Northeast Nigeria

    Air Force Chopper Crashes in Northeast Nigeria

    A Nigerian air force helicopter burst into flames midair and crashed near a university in Nigeria's restive northeast, witnesses and the military said today.

  • China Tests New Generation of Military Aircraft: Report

    China Tests New Generation of Military Aircraft: Report

    China is testing a new generation of military aircraft which includes the country's first and most advanced stealth fighter believed to form the backbone of its air force.

  • More Than 1,700 Bombs Dropped in US-Led Air War on Islamic State

    More Than 1,700 Bombs Dropped in US-Led Air War on Islamic State

    US and allied aircraft have flown nearly 6,600 sorties in the air war against the Islamic State group and dropped more than 1,700 bombs, the American military said Thursday.

  • Fears for Kobane as Obama Meets Coalition Commanders

    Fears for Kobane as Obama Meets Coalition Commanders

    US-led aircraft will continue bombing near the Syrian town of Kobane and in western Iraq, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday after talks with military leaders from an international coalition fighting the Islamic State group.

  • US Drops Food, Ammunition to Embattled Iraqi Troops

    US Drops Food, Ammunition to Embattled Iraqi Troops

    US military aircraft have delivered food, water and ammunition to besieged Iraqi troops battling Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said on Saturday, as the coalition pursued its air assault in Iraq and Syria.

  • China Builds Military Airstrip on Disputed Island: Report

    China Builds Military Airstrip on Disputed Island: Report

    Beijing has completed a runway for military aircraft on a South China Sea island also claimed by Vietnam, state-run media reported, as it asserts its territorial claims in the area.

  • South Korea Finds Wreckage in Sea of Suspected North Korea Drone

    South Korea Finds Wreckage in Sea of Suspected North Korea Drone

    South Korea's military has recovered the wreckage of unmanned aircraft, believed to be a North Korean drone, in waters off an island near a disputed maritime border, an official said on Monday.

  • Australia Commits Military Forces to Fight Islamic State

    Australia Commits Military Forces to Fight Islamic State

    Australia will deploy military forces and aircraft to a global coalition in fighting Islamic State militants, responding to a request from the United States to become involved militarily in the conflict in Iraq and Syria.

  • Australia Contributing Planes for Anti-Islamic State Campaign

    Australia Contributing Planes for Anti-Islamic State Campaign

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia is preparing to contribute up to 10 military aircraft to the increasingly aggressive campaign against the Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq.

  • Australia to Fly Guns and Ammunition Into Iraq

    Australia to Fly Guns and Ammunition Into Iraq

    Australian military aircraft will fly guns and ammunition into Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, Australia's prime minister said on Sunday.

  • US Launches Air Strikes on IS Rebels Near Mosul Dam: Pentagon

    US Launches Air Strikes on IS Rebels Near Mosul Dam: Pentagon

    The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

  • 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.

  • Experimental US Hypersonic Weapon Destroyed Seconds After Launch

    Experimental US Hypersonic Weapon Destroyed Seconds After Launch

    A hypersonic weapon being developed by the US military was destroyed four seconds after its launch from a test range in Alaska early on Monday after controllers detected a problem with the aircraft, the Pentagon said.

  • Chinese Media Warn US Over Warplane Interception

    Chinese Media Warn US Over Warplane Interception

    China's state-run media warned Washington on Monday that Beijing could treat its surveillance flights as an "act of hostility", after accusations a Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US military aircraft.

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