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Pilot flew fighter jet back to base with half a wing missing

Clip your wing mirror and you get a
bit annoyed. Clip your F-16C fighter
jet wing and you end up in a life or
death situation. 154 more words


Lockheed Martin working on fighter jet self-defense anti-missile missile

The U.S. Air Force is considering a Lockheed Martin proposal for a miniature self-defense missile system to protect fighters under attack in the air. Dispensed from a fighter jet, the munition will hone in on an incoming missile and destroy it with a direct hit. 109 more words

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India's Rafale fighter jet deal on life support

Senior India Ministry of Defence (MoD) sources say the proposal to buy the French fighter is “effectively dead”. The reason: During three years of negotiations between Dassault and MoD officials in the so-called “contract negotiation committee” (CNC), it has emerged that Dassault’s bid was actually higher than that of the Eurofighter Typhoon, not lower as the MoD had announced on January 31, 2012. 64 more words

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The Real Reason Egypt Is Buying Fighter Jets From France

Correction appended Feb. 15, 2015

After twenty years of searching, France has finally found a buyer for its Rafale fighter jet. President Francois Hollande announced on Thursday that Egypt will buy 24 aircraft as part of a deal reportedly valued at 5.2 billion euros ($5.9 billion), and his Defense Minister is heading to Cairo on Monday to sign the agreement. 752 more words

Fighter Jets Escort Plane From Airspace Declared Off Limits For Obama Visit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two fighter jets scrambled into sunny San Francisco skies Friday after a pilot wandered into airspace that had been temporarily restricted to protect a visiting President Barack Obama. 115 more words


It's Red Flag Day

As international forces gather together to fight ISIS, it is nice to see the Red Flag exercise being completed again. Red Flag is an aerial combat training exercise which is hosted at Nellis AFB and Eielson AFB. 335 more words


2016 Pentagon Budget Will Feature 6th Gen Fighter

The Air Force will begin work on its 6th generation fighter. “It will be a program that will be initially led by DARPA,” Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said, “but it will involve the Navy and the Air Force as well. 84 more words

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