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India and Russia plan to work together on fifth generation fighter jet

India and Russia have agreed to settle their differences over the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft program, which the countries are co-producing, writes my Defense News colleague… 87 more words

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Voodoo: Casting spell for 60 years

Seattle – In 1954, F-101A Voodoo tore through the sky at supersonic speeds becoming the first production aircraft to do so on its first flight… 175 more words

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Potential sales for the Sino-Pakistani J-17 'Thunder'

Given how global fighter fleets have deteriorated since the end of the Cold War, the J-17 idea of a low-cost fighter that doesn’t present major technical challenges, and that could serve as a cheap option for revitalizing many air forces, may present itself as a sound option. 59 more words

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India, France defense ministers agree to 'Fast Track' Rafale Fighter Deal

India’s Defense Minister hosted his French counterpart in New Delhi earlier this week. The two ministers agreed to put the issue of concluding a deal on India’s acquisition of 126 French Rafale fighter jets on a “fast track.” The deal is expected to cost India upwards of $15 billion. 60 more words

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Former Israeli Defense Minister advocates restarting 'Lavi' fighter program

A three-time former Israeli defense minister and principal driver behind the long-defunct US-Israel Lavi program insists it is not too late to revive the Israeli-designed fighter to compete against the French Rafale in India. 118 more words

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Pilot killed in Middle East F-16 crash

TAMPA, Fla. (AFNS) — A U.S. Air Force pilot was killed when an F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed in a noncombat-related incident Nov. 30 at approximately 11 p.m. 131 more words

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Super Rich Flying Toys

What the Super Rich Are Buying

While flying first class, buying diamonds or owing the latest car model might seem like splurging for the ‘regular’ rich, these kinds of purchases are passé for the super rich. 305 more words