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Russia Snubs India; Cancels Navy, Army War Games

Russia Snubs India; Cancels Navy, Army War Games

Russia has snubbed India in the recent months by cancelling two important bilateral war games, usually held under a well-established arrangement, a senior official said on Monday. The move has raised eyebrows in the Indian defence establishment. The Russians have […]


Czech Gripens Attend Tiger Meet in France

Czech Gripens Attend Tiger Meet in France

In May four Gripen fighters from the 211th tactical squadron, Čáslav Air Force Base in the Czech Republic participated in the NATO Tiger Meet 2011. The exercise took place in Cambrai, France and is one of the largest air exercises […]


Russia delivers another batch of naval fighters to India

Russia delivers another batch of naval fighters to India

Russia’s MiG aircraft maker delivered a new batch of five MiG-29K/KUB carrier-based fighters to the Indian navy in May, the company said. “A flight training simulator and other technical equipment has also been delivered,” MiG said in a statement on […]


Maintainers prepare for F-35A training on F-35B and F-35C

Maintainers prepare for F-35A training on F-35B and F-35C

Air Force maintainers are getting hands-on experience with the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter here. Seven Airmen from the 33rd Fighter Wing arrived here recently to spend 75 days gaining firsthand experience maintaining the F-35B and F-35C variants, while […]


First Advanced Block 50 F-16 Unveiled for Turkish Air Force

First Advanced Block 50 F-16 Unveiled for Turkish Air Force

Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) and Lockheed Martin unveiled the first of 30 new Turkish-built F-16s in ceremonies today at TAI’s facility near Ankara. Turkish officials at the event included the nation’s Minister of National Defense, Vecdi Gonul; Undersecretary for […]


Israeli Air Force Had “Flawed Strategy” During Lebanon War

Israeli Air Force Had “Flawed Strategy” During Lebanon War

Israel’s disappointing performance in its war against Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006 did not reflect a “failure of air power,” but rather a failure of Israel’s political and military leaders to properly assess the enemy, set achievable goals, apply an […]


Is It Time to Consider Alternatives to the Joint Strike Fighter?

Is It Time to Consider Alternatives to the Joint Strike Fighter?

Is it time for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program to put up or shut up, to show taxpayers that they’re getting value for the billions of dollars invested in the program so far? At yesterday’s Senate Armed Services […]


Iraq says ready to buy Czech-made combat fighter jets

Iraq says ready to buy Czech-made combat fighter jets

Iraq is ready to buy light attack aircraft, offered for sale by the Czech republic earlier this month, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said after talks with his Czech counterpart in Baghdad. The visit to Baghdad by Czech Prime Minister […]


F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Makes First Air Show Appearance

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Makes First Air Show Appearance

The F-35C Joint Strike Fighter made its first public appearance at an air show May 21. Piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Eric “Magic” Buus, the F-35C made a single pass down the show line at the Joint Service Open House at […]


 
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