Posts Tagged ‘fighter’

Pentagon to Send More Troops, Fighter Jets to Saudi Arabia

The Pentagon will send thousands more troops and two squadrons of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia as tensions increase with Iran. The move follows an attack last month on oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia that Iran was “clearly responsible for,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday. Iran denied it had a […]

Weaponized benefits: Ex-ISIS fighter abuses Swedish social security, demands $20K for UK jail time

The man, formerly known as Bherlin Gildo but who has since changed his identity upon returning to Sweden, was one of the country’s first jihadists to travel to fight alongside Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). And now he is trying to use Sweden’s benefits culture to to his advantage, demanding SEK 200,000 (about $20,600) from […]

Putin Balances Turkish Fighter Jet Interest with Syria’s Fight Against Terrorism

On Tuesday, the biennial MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Show kicked off in Russia’s Zhukovsky International Airport. This important event has drawn spectators, journalists, and photographers from around the world every odd year since 1992. What began as an entertaining event has now become a marketplace for Russian aerospace companies to negotiate export contracts and […]

Iranian fighter jet crashes in country’s Bushehr province, two people on board – Reports

Sputnik – Governor of Tangestan Abdolhossein Rafiipour has stated as quoted by Mehr news agency that the aircraft crashed at 12:30 p.m. local time (8:00 GMT). An Iranian fighter jet has crashed in the Southern Tangestan area, Bushehr Province due to a technical problem, the two people on board the aircraft are safe, Mehr news […]

Russia Launches Production Of Su-57 Stealth Fighter Jet

A new report from TASS News shows that Sukhoi Aircraft Company, part of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation, has started series production of Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets and will soon be delivering these planes to the country’s Aerospace Force. Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, told TASS earlier this week that production of the stealth jets has […]

S.Korean Fighter Fires 360 Rounds Of Warning Shots At Russian Jet In "Mid-Air Confrontation"

For the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian jets flying through South Korean airspace provoked the South Korean military into a “midair confrontation” that involved firing hundreds of warning shots. All told, South Korean jets fired 360 machine-gun rounds and at least 20 flares, Bloomberg reports. Three Russian military […]

Trump Regime Bans Sale of F-35 Fighter Jets to Turkey for Purchasing Russian S-400s

Global Research Editor’s Note  The Pentagon ban on the sale of F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey, which is presented as a penalty for not conforming to US demands, is ultimately a slap in the face for Lockheed Martin which produces the F-35.   President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed last month that Turkey was expecting the delivery […]

Pipeline Fighter Blocks Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction

Pipeline Fighter Blocks Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction Above Photo: From Itsgoingdown.org Report from Appalachians Against Pipelines on recent action that shut down construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Montgomery County, VA — Yesterday, pipeline fighter Phillip Flagg locked himself in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline near Elliston, VA. MVP has been clearing […]

‘Round up’ some Italians & jail them for life – Ukrainian MP after sentencing of pro-Kiev fighter

On Friday, an Italian court in Pavia passed its judgment in the high-profile case of Vitaly Markiv. He was found responsible for the May 2014 killings of Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli and Russian human rights activist Andrei Mironov, who served as an interpreter for a group of journalists covering the civil war in Eastern Ukraine. […]

‘I love it’: S. Africa’s first black female fighter pilot takes internet by storm (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Major Mandisa Nomcebo Mfeka, 32, was born in Ntuzuma, just outside Durban on South Africa’s east coast. Mfeka loved aviation from the age of five and realised her dream of taking to the skies in 2008 when she joined the South African Air Force (SAAF), earning her wings just three years later. Mfeka’s meteoric rise […]

‘Dangerous period’ for Europe: Hungary says suspected ISIS fighter found with EU debit card

Hungarian counter-terrorism officers apprehended a Syrian national, in Budapest last week, who had been identified as a high-ranking member of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). The suspected terrorist, posing as a refugee, reportedly received a prepaid debit card from the EU upon his arrival in Europe – one of 64,000 individuals to receive the taxpayer-subsidized cards. […]

Pipeline Fighter Stops Mountain Valley Pipeline Work

Pipeline Fighter Stops Mountain Valley Pipeline Work Pittsylvania County, VA — Friday morning, February 1, 2019, a pipeline fighter stopped work at a Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) worksite near Chatham, VA. The individual locked themself to a horizontal drill that is being used for ongoing construction of the pipeline. A banner at the protest site […]

Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepts US spy plane over Baltic Sea – Moscow (VIDEO)

The radars picked up the approaching target over the neutral waters in the Baltics and a Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept it. The Russian pilots closed in on the target, while maintaining a safe distance, and identified it as US Air Force reconnaissance plane, P-8A Poseidon. The American aircraft subsequently pulled away, while […]

After killing disabled youth, Israeli fighter jet strikes Gaza

An Israeli warplane carried out an airstrike in the Gaza Strip following, causing horror among women and children, Palestinian security sources said.   In a statement, the Israeli military spokesman recognised the attack and claimed it targeted a Palestinian resistance post in the southern Gaza Strip. Palestinian medical sources reported no injuries, but reiterated that airstrike […]

Remembering a South African freedom fighter called ‘Yahabibi’

I just learned that my old South African friend Jabulani Jali died a few months ago. We had first met in Lusaka, Zambia during the 1980s when I worked for the African National Congress (ANC) at its headquarters in exile.  I knew him then as “Wiseman Goldenway” and I did not learn his true name […]

Audrey Hepburn’s secret past revealed: Hollywood icon was a Nazi fighter in the Dutch Resistance

Content for the book was knitted together by using “Audrey’s own reminiscences, new interviews with people who knew her in the war, wartime diaries, and research in classified Dutch archives.” The book, slated for release in April, tells of the discovery of a 188-page diary written by Hepburn’s uncle, Count Otto van Limburg Stirum. He […]

WATCH Russian fighter jets and bombers dual-refuel mid-air with surgical precision in Baltics drill

Video released by the Defense Ministry captures how the two Baltic Fleet warplanes carefully maneuver as they get behind a larger Il-78 tanker aircraft. Their goal is to connect with the flying boom, extended from the tanker. ‘), link: “https://www.rt.com/news/442417-russian-jet-dual-refueling/” }, events: { onReady: function () { if(ga) { ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘JWPLAYER-GA’, ‘CLICK PLAY’, location.href); […]

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

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 planes and a helicopter are parked across the airfield. It is not clear when the video was made. David Cenciotti, who writes for an aviation-themed blog, The […]

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

Russian electronic warfare firm to upgrade products after studying US Tomahawks downed in Syria 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 in labs and at test ranges,” he told TASS news agency. Microwave guns are […]

MiG-31 fighter jet crashes in Central Russia, both pilots eject safely

Pit stop at 23,000ft: MiG-31 performs nighttime mid-air refueling (VIDEO) The plane crashed shortly after take-off, 17km from an airbase. The military jet reportedly caught fire before the crash. Both pilots – an instructor and a trainee – ejected safely and are safe and sound, the Russian military confirmed. The Russian Defense Ministry said the […]

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