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Embraer Will Overhaul Brazil’s AMX Fighters

Embraer Will Overhaul Brazil’s AMX Fighters

Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force – FAB (Comando da Aeronautica – COMAER) have signed a contract to overhaul 43 AMX jet fighters. This deal complements the previous contract to modernize AMX fighters signed in 2003. “We’re very proud to […]


F-16s arrival brings ‘battle rhythm’ to strike fighter wing

F-16s arrival brings ‘battle rhythm’ to strike fighter wing

After 17 months of silence, the 33rd Fighter Wing flightline here finally roared back to life Jan. 13. The 33rd FW received four F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 56th FW at Luke AFB, Ariz. The jets will help establish a […]


China’s military leaps forward to catch up with US

China’s military leaps forward to catch up with US

By quietly building up its stash of high-tech weaponry, China is threatening US military supremacy in the Pacific, worrying its neighbors and contributing to a renewed arms race in Asia, analysts say. Just days before Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit […]


F-35 looking more like white elephant

F-35 looking more like white elephant

The F-35 fighter jet, set to replace a large part of the US warplane fleet, has become the most expensive weapons program ever, drawing increased scrutiny at a time of tight public finances. Following a series of cost overruns and […]


Gates suggests US fighters for Japan

Gates suggests US fighters for Japan

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday suggested Japan should consider buying US fighter jets, during talks in Tokyo, as the country plans for new warplanes, a US official said. In a meeting with Defence Minister Toshimi Kitazawa, Gates “suggested Japan […]


New Chinese arms aimed at US: military chief

New Chinese arms aimed at US: military chief

China’s new weapons programs, including the J-20 stealth aircraft, appear to be directed against the United States, the highest-ranking US military officer said Wednesday. “China is investing in very high-end, high-tech capabilities and the question that is always out there […]


Chinese Leaders Surprised by Fighter Test During Gates Visit

Chinese Leaders Surprised by Fighter Test During Gates Visit

A senior U.S. defense official says China’s civilian leaders did not know about Tuesday’s first flight test of the country’s new fighter jet when U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked about it during a meeting with President Hu Jintao. The […]


J-20 Fighter test overshadows US-China defense talks

J-20 Fighter test overshadows US-China defense talks

Beijing: A test flight of China’s new stealth fighter jet on Tuesday overshadowed a US bid to shore up uneasy military relations, underscoring a growing rivalry between the two powers. Chinese state media carried images of the purported debut flight […]


Gates: Chinese taking strategic dialogue proposal seriously

Gates: Chinese taking strategic dialogue proposal seriously

The Chinese are taking an American proposal to hold a strategic dialogue between the two countries seriously, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here Jan. 11. Secretary Gates met with President Hu Jintao at the Great Hall of the people […]


 
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