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Turkey Refuses to Cancel S-400 Purchase as Precondition for US Patriot Deal

Turkey is ready to consider US proposal on deliveries of Patriot air defense systems, but refuses to abandon the S-400 deal with Russia as...

Netanyahu confirms weekend strike by Israel on Iran target in Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel had at the weekend carried out an air strike on Iranian weapons in Syria, a rare...

First female F-35 test pilot completes flight mission

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE: A routine F-35 Lightning II flight test mission recently marked a significant event in Air Force history at Edwards Air...

China ‘needs at least three aircraft carriers’: naval expert

China needs "at least three aircraft carriers" to protect its extensive coastline and its interests abroad, a senior Chinese naval expert said Wednesday. "Our country...

Canada unveils tougher regulations for drone operators

Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Wednesday unveiled tougher new regulations for drone operators, including a minimum age, required certification and a prohibition on...

US conducts series of strikes in Somalia

US forces have conducted a series of air strikes in Somalia in recent days, including one announced Wednesday that officials said killed six militants. The...

US conducts latest South China Sea sail-by amid trade talks

A US Navy guided-missile destroyer today sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea where Beijing has built military installations, as trade talks...

China’s Xi Orders Armed Forces to Enhance Combat Readiness

President Xi Jinping Friday ordered the Chinese armed forces to enhance their combat readiness from a new starting point and open new ground for...

Germany Approves Frigate Export to Egypt

Spiegel Online, citing official documents, reported on January 2, 2019, that the German Federal Security Council has approved the export of a Meko 200...

Israeli F-15 lands safely after losing canopy at 30,000 feet

The crew of an Israeli air force F-15 warplane fought freezing temperatures and buffeting winds to bring their aircraft down after its cockpit canopy...