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Syrian military chopper shot down


August 28th, 2012 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Free Syrian Army rebel group has claimed it had shot down a government-operated military helicopter near Damascus.The rebels posted a video on YouTube of ... Read more...

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World War II plane found in Russian lake


June 21st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A World War II-era Soviet fighter-bomber has been recovered from under 17 metres of water in a lake in northern Russia, the military said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Russia to buy 92 Su-34 fighters


March 1st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has signed a deal to buy 92 Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombers from the Sukhoi aircraft maker, the defence ministry said Thursday.The deal under which the ... Read more...

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Su-30 fighter crashes in Russia, crew safe


February 28th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Su-30 fighter jet crashed during a test flight in Russia Tuesday, but both the crew members ejected safely, officials said.The crash occurred around 10.20 ... Read more...

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First Marut’s maiden flight remembered at HAL (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) State-run defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Friday re-kindled fond memories of the maiden flight of its first fighter bomber Marut (HF-24), which took to skies ... Read more...

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India building credible minimal deterrence, says IAF


June 17th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) India is building a credible minimal deterrence to pre-empt any attack from adversaries as part of its nuclear doctrine based on no-first-use with a second strike ... Read more...

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HAL relives first fighter’s maiden flight 50 years ago


June 17th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) State-run defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) celebrated the maiden flight of its first fighter bomber here Friday. It was on this day five decades ago ... Read more...

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Japan says Chinese military aircraft more aggressive since September


December 31st, 2010 - 10:24 am ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Dec. 31 (ANI): Chinese military aircraft have become more aggressive in confrontations with Japanese aircraft operating over the East China Sea, since a collision between a Chinese trawler and Japanese Coast ... Read more...

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US training more drone operators than fighter, bomber pilots


August 24th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 24 (ANI): The US Air Force has said it is now training more drone operators than fighter and bomber pilots as part of an expanding programme battlefield automation, and ... Read more...

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RAF Tornado Crashes in Scotland


July 2nd, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Emergency services are racing to the scene of a reported crash of a RAF Tornado fighter near the Rest of Be Thankful pass in Argyll, Scotland, about two miles to the ... Read more...

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HAL to deliver 350 combat jets, choppers by 2012


February 19th, 2009 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) state-owned aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has sharply ramped up its manufacturing capacities and is set to deliver 350 combat jets, trainers and helicopters worth Rs.500 billion ... Read more...

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Three Spanish air force pilots killed in double crash


January 20th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 20 (DPA) Three Spanish air force pilots were killed Tuesday in an accident involving two Mirage F-1 fighter-bomber planes, defence ministry sources said.The planes, which were on exercise flights, crashed ... Read more...

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Anti-nuclear demonstrators rally outside German air base


August 31st, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Buechel (Germany), (DPA) About 2,000 pacifists demonstrated without violence Saturday outside a German Air Force base where they insist 20 US nuclear weapons are stored.They demanded that the weapons be ... Read more...

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RAF pilot fights with US Air Force over his moustache


June 13th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): A British airman fought a different kind of battle against the United States Air Force all because of his handlebar moustache.When RAF pilot Flight Lieutenant Chris Ball ... Read more...

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Moscow air defences to be strengthened next year: official


April 12th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Moscow, April 12 (RIA Novosti) The main unit of Russia's Air Force protecting the western and central Russian airspace, including Moscow, will undergo a major overhaul next year, the commander of ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka nears purchase of MiG-29s


March 15th, 2008 - 11:20 pm ICT by admin
By P.K. Balachandran Colombo, March 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka is in advanced talks with Russia to buy five MiG-29 fighter-bomber aircraft, according to Jane's Defence Forecasts. In a report dated March 14, Jane's ... Read more...

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Russia to upgrade IAF’s MiG-29 combat jets


March 7th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The long-delayed upgrade of the Indian Air Force's MiG-29 jets is set to get underway with its manufacturer RAC-MiG inking a deal with the Indian defence ministry ... Read more...

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