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Chinese women fly most advanced fighter jet


August 18th, 2012 - 6:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Five female pilots have become China's first women to fly the J-10 combat aircraft, the country's most advanced fighter jet, a media report said.J-10, also called ... Read more...

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Syrian rebels shoot down MiG


August 14th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian rebels have claimed they had shot down a government MiG-23 fighter jet in the east of the country.Rebels from the Free Syrian Army operating ... Read more...

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MiG-29 makes first landing on Indian carrier


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A MiG-29KUB two-seat naval fighter jet made the first touch-and-go landings last week on Indian Navy aircraft carrier Vikramaditya, Russia's Sevmash shipyard said Monday.The ship ... Read more...

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US F-16 fighter crashes off Japan


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) A US F-16 fighter jet crashed into the sea Sunday off Japan's northern Hokkaido prefecture but the pilot ejected safely, Xinhua reported.The pilot was later ... Read more...

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Turkey denies fighter jet shot down by Syria


July 14th, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish military has backed down from its previous claim that its fighter jet was downed last month by Syrian forces."The actual cause of the ... Read more...

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Russia urges Syria, Turkey against clash


June 27th, 2012 - 7:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The downing of a Turkish jet by Syrian forces should not be considered a provocation or allowed to further destabilise the situation in the region, ... Read more...

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Syria fires at another Turkish jet


June 26th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Having downed a Turkish military jet last week, Syrian forces have fired at another jet looking for the first plane's wreckage, according to Al-Arabiya ... Read more...

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No hostility for Turkey: Syria (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 24 (IANS) A day after shooting down a Turkish military plane which penetrated Syrian territorial waters, Syrian government has said it holds no hostility towards Turkey despite its ... Read more...

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Syria admits shooting down Turkish warplane


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 23 (IANS) Syria Saturday confirmed having shot down a Turkish fighter jet which had entered the Syrian airspace earlier Friday.A Turkish fighter jet had penetrated the ... Read more...

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Fighter jet crashes in Belarus


June 13th, 2012 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Soviet-era Su-25 fighter jet crashed in Belarus, killing the pilot, the country's defence ministry said.The pilot, Nikolai Gridnyov, lost control of the jet when ... Read more...

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Fighter jet crashes in Pakistan


May 11th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) A fighter jet of the Pakistan Air Force crashed near Karachi Friday but the pilot managed to eject safely, a media report said.The France-made Mirage 5 ... Read more...

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MiG-29 crashes during Bulgarian-US drill


April 26th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sofia, April 26 (IANS) A MiG-29 fighter jet crashed Thursday near an airbase, 150 km from the Bulgarian capital, during a US-Bulgaria drill. However, its two pilots ejected successfully and ... Read more...

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Sukhoi skids at Pune airport, flights hit


April 19th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 19 (IANS) A Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force skidded and shot off the runway at the Pune airport here Thursday, hitting civilian air traffic, officials ... Read more...

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US calls for restraint from Sudan, South Sudan


April 5th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The US has called on Sudan and South Sudan to show restraint following reports that South Sudan shot down a Sudanese fighter jet."We're calling on restraint ... Read more...

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Fighter jet crashes in central Turkey, killing pilot


March 14th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by BNO News
KONYA, Turkey (BNO NEWS) -- A fighter jet crashed in the central region of Turkey on early Tuesday afternoon, killing the pilot, military officials said on Wednesday. There were no survivors.The accident ... Read more...

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Panetta vows military action against Iran


March 7th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday that Washington will act militarily against Iran if it fails to stop Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons by ... Read more...

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Sarkozy promises technology transfer in fighter jet deal


January 31st, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday said the multi-billion dollar deal for Dassault Aviation to supply advanced combat jets to Indian Air Force (IAF) will come ... Read more...

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Indian eatery owner buys jet to deliver food


January 27th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) The owner of an Indian restaurant in Britain has bought a fighter jet to deliver his food to celebrity clients across the world.Rob Abdul, 40, who ... Read more...

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Fighter jet crashes in southern Iran, killing 2


January 27th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by BNO News
BUSHEHR, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Two people were killed on early Thursday morning when a fighter jet crashed in the southern region of Iran, state-run media reported on Friday. There were no ... Read more...

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Sea Harrier tyre burst hits Goa airport flights


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Air traffic at Goa's Dabolim airport was disrupted for nearly an hour Monday evening after a tyre of an Indian Navy Sea Harrier jet burst, an ... Read more...

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Crash-hit Sukhois get Indian Air Force chief’s thumbs up


December 21st, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) India's air chief Wednesday flew a one-hour sortie in a Sukhoi combat jet in a bid to restore his pilots' confidence after doubts were ... Read more...

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Japan picks F-35 as next-generation fighter jet


December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 20 (IANS) Japan Tuesday chose the F-35 stealth jet, which is being developed by the US and eight other countries, as the country's next-generation fighter.The Security Council of ... Read more...

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Patil first Indian president to ride battle tank


December 5th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), Dec 5 (IANS) Pratibha Patil Monday became the first Indian president to ride in a battle tank when she boarded a T-90 in the desert terrain of ... Read more...

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US makes strong pitch for F-35 fighter jets to India


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) The US is making a strong pitch to sell its fifth generation F-35 fighter jet aircraft to India saying the offer was an example of the ... Read more...

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MiG wreckage still stuck in Himachal glacier


October 30th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 30 (IANS) Rescuers have still not been able to retrieve the main wreckage of an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-29 combat jet stuck in a glacier in the ... Read more...

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Avalanche threat looms large over MiG search


October 28th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 28 (IANS) Up against a threat of an avalanche and falling into crevices, defence mountaineers and local trekkers are battling hard to locate the remaining wreckage of an ... Read more...

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Pakistan scrambled jet to intercept Indian chopper


October 24th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan had scrambled a fighter jet after an Indian helicopter flew into its territory and the chopper was warned that it would be fired at if ... Read more...

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Fighter jet crashes at Chinese airshow, one pilot missing


October 14th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by BNO News
PUCHENG, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A fighter jet crashed during an air show in southwestern China on late Friday morning, injuring one pilot and leaving another pilot unaccounted for, state-run media reported.The ... Read more...

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First India, France joint army exercise begins


October 10th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India and France Monday began their first-ever joint army war game with platoon-sized forces from each side undertaking counter-terrorism operations at Chaubatia in Uttarakhand.The 'Shakti-2011' ... Read more...

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Air Force jet crashes in southwest Angola, killing 1


September 17th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by BNO News
LUBANGO (BNO NEWS) -- A pilot was killed on Thursday when his fighter jet crashed in southwestern Angola, state-run media reported on Friday. It is the second plane crash in the country ... Read more...

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Russian fighter jet crashes into mountain range, killing two


September 6th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Russian fighter jet crashed in the central region of the country, killing both pilots on board, officials said on Tuesday.The Mikoyan MiG-31 fighter jet belonging to ... Read more...

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Two Russian pilots killed in crash


September 6th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian MiG-31 fighter jet crashed in the Urals Tuesday, killing both pilots, officials said.The jet exploded in a fireball minutes after taking off from ... Read more...

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Fighter jet intercepts small plane near Camp David


September 4th, 2011 - 3:42 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- A fighter jet on late Friday afternoon intercepted a small plane near Camp David in Maryland, where U.S. President Barack Obama is spending the holiday weekend, officials ... Read more...

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Pakistani fighter jet crashes


August 16th, 2011 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) A Pakistani fighter jet Monday crashed following a technical problem in the aircraft near a military training facility in the eastern part of the country.The F-7 ... Read more...

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Two U.S. Marines rescued after fighter jet crashes off San Diego, CA


August 11th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two U.S. Marines were rescued safely after their fighter jet crashed off Mexico's Pacific coast on Wednesday night, officials said.The two marines, who are based in ... Read more...

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