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Ten killed in fighter jet crash during NATO exercises in Spain

Ten killed in fighter jet crash during NATO exercises in Spain

Eight French and two Greek nationals were killed Monday when a fighter jet crashed on takeoff at a military base in Spain housing a NATO training center for elite pilots. The F-16 jet “lost power” as it took off from […]


Drone entrepreneur settles US ‘reckless flying’ case

Drone entrepreneur settles US ‘reckless flying’ case

A European entrepreneur who challenged the right of US authorities to regulate small drones has settled his case with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), his lawyer said Thursday. Raphael Pirker will pay $1,100 in the settlement after the FAA had […]


Russia Develops Two New Drones, Ready for Testing

Russia Develops Two New Drones, Ready for Testing

The Russian United Instrument Corporation (UIC) has constructed two prototype versions of reconnaissance and strike drones, code-named “Chirok,” and is currently preparing them for tests, a source at UIC told RIA Novosti Friday. The source explained that currently there are […]


Establishing the CODE for Unmanned Aircraft to Fly as Collaborative Teams

Establishing the CODE for Unmanned Aircraft to Fly as Collaborative Teams

The U.S. military’s investments in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have proven invaluable for missions from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) to tactical strike. Most of the current systems, however, require constant control by a dedicated pilot and sensor operator as […]


Marines Receive First F-35C Lightning II Carrier Variant

F-35C

The first F-35C Lightning II, carrier variant, for the U.S. Marine Corps touched-down on the flight line here, Jan. 13, from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas, to begin training in support of carrier-based operations. U.S. Marine Lt. […]


Advocates pressure US Congress to let small drones fly

Advocates pressure US Congress to let small drones fly

Letting small drones fly for profit in US airspace would give a big lift to the development of unmanned aerial vehicles of all sizes, a Congressional committee heard Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has yet to propose a full […]


F-35 Lightning II Flight Test Update 14

F-35 Lightning II Flight Test Update 14

The previous F-35 Flight Test Update concluded with F-35A test aircraft AF-3 completing 500 flight hours on 18 March 2013, making AF-3 the second mission systems test Lightning II to reach this milestone. This fourteenth installment in the series of […]


Eurojet Signs MoU With Turkey for EJ200 Engine Program

Turkey's future TFX fighter jet

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines the main areas of collaboration to be developed between ASELSAN Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş (ASELSAN) Turkey’s leading defense company and the European engine consortium EUROJET Turbo GmbH (EUROJET) was signed today by […]


First Israeli Cadets Fly on Aermacchi M-346

First Israeli Cadets Fly on Aermacchi M-346

Earlier this week, IAF flight school cadets flew on the new instructional plane, the Aermacchi M-346, for the first time. Its predecessor, the Skyhawk, was used by the IAF for four decades Excitement was in the air in Hatzerim Airbase […]


 
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