Tag: International

 

Turkey’s Plan to Buy Russian Defense System Risk for NATO

Turkey’s plans to buy the Russian S-400 missile defense system would give a weapon used by “known foes” of NATO deep insight into the radar-evading F-35 fighter jets arriving in growing numbers in Europe, the top U.S. Air Force general in Europe said. General Tod…

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Russia admits defeat on its ‘stealth’ F-35 killer

Russia announced earlier this month that the Su-57, its proposed entry into the world of fifth-generation stealth-fighter aircraft, would not see mass production. “The plane has proven to be very good, including in Syria, where it confirmed its performance and combat capabilities,” Russian Deputy Defense…

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Tomorrow’s squadron leaders will be accompanied by drones

JULY 16th sees the opening of the Farnborough air show. Plane spotters attending the show, which by entente cordiale alternates annually with that in Paris, will be hoping for an appearance by one of the F-35 Lightning fighters delivered recently to Britain’s air force and navy. The…

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Lockheed Martin’s F-35 has flown in combat

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 aircraft has reached a new milestone. The stealth fighter jet built at Lockheed Martin’s sprawling west Fort Worth campus has been flown for the first time in combat. Israeli Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin disclosed this week that the planes…

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Senate panel targets Turkey’s participation in F-35 program

The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of an annual defense policy bill has three provisions targeting Turkey, a NATO ally with which the United States has had increasing tensions. Two provisions in the committee’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) relate to Turkey’s…

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House introduces bill to halt F-35 sale to Turkey

House Foreign Affairs Committee member David Cicilline (D-R.I.) is renewing last year’s efforts to block an F-35 fighter jet sale to Turkey over its military aggression toward U.S.-backed forces and concerns the NATO ally is becoming too cozy with Russia. Cicilline on Thursday introduced a…

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Lockheed Offers F-22, F-35 Hybrid For Japan

Lockheed Martin plans to offer a hybrid stealth fighter design based on its F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The proposed aircraft “would combine the F-22 and F-35 and could be superior to both of them,” Reuters reported quoting unnamed sources Friday. Lockheed Martin…

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F-35A Lightning II Joins Misawa Air Base

The United States Forces Japan welcomed the first operational Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft to the Misawa Air Base during a commemoration ceremony, held on February 24. This is the second aircraft assembled at Mitsubishi’s facility in Nagoya, Japan. “I am ecstatic…

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Defense manufacturers cashing in on global arms push

Foreign arms sales are growing in importance to the top line of big defense firms and may get an added boost this year due to initiatives by President Donald Trump. Sales to allies and other friendly countries also have allowed American defense companies to extend…

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US platform for stealth jets in Pacific

Hong Kong—The US military boosted its stealth attack options in the Pacific on Saturday when the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp moved into the 7th Fleet area of operations. The 40,00-ton, 844-foot-long Wasp is essentially a baby aircraft carrier. Built in 1980s, it has been…

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