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Russian Fighter Jet Crash in Ural Mountains Kills Both Pilots

Posted September 6, 2011 by BNO News

A Russian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-31 fither jet crashed in the central region of the country, killing both pilots on board, officials said on Tuesday.

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An Iraqi Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules takes off. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)
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Iraqi Air Force Receives Three New C-130J Super Hercules Transports

Posted December 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first three of six C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force

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Shooting Spree by Afghan Pilot at Kabul Airport Kills At Least 9

Posted April 27, 2011 by BNO News

An Afghan military officer opened fire at an air force base in the Afghan capital on late Wednesday morning, officials said, killing at least nine people and injuring others.

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China Building First Aircraft Carrier: Official

Posted June 10, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Chinese military official on Thursday acknowledged that China is developing its first aircraft carrier.

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Air Force Pilots Balk at Flying the World’s Most Expensive Fighter Jet

Posted May 1, 2012 by Cora Currier, ProPublica

The pricey F-22 Raptor jet has just gotten back up in the air, but the safety problem that grounded it doesn’t seem to be resolved.

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VIDEO: Army Parachute Jumper Gets Caught on Flagpole at Texas Rangers Game

Posted August 26, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A US Army Golden Knight hit a bit of a snag while descending into Rangers Ballpark Wednesday night.

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Pilot Attempting to Impress Woman Intercepted by F-16s After Straying Into Mexican Airspace

Posted July 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Nothing turns on a lady more than flying your Cessna into the crosshairs of a heavily-armed supersonic fighter jet.

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Boeing Wins US Air Force KC-X Refueling Aircraft Contract

Posted February 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The Pentagon has announced that Boeing has beaten out EADS’s bid for the $35 billion KC-X aerial tanker program.

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Apache Helicopter Gunner Prince Harry Killed Taliban During Afghanistan Tour

Posted January 21, 2013 by AFP

Britain’s Prince Harry said he killed Taliban fighters during his stint as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan.

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A McDonnell Douglas F-15C-35-MC Eagle out of the 71st Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Wing, at Langley Air Force Base, Va., flies over Washington D.C. (Photo by U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers)
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Two Planes Met By F-15s Upon Entering President’s Airspace Over New York and Connecticut

Posted August 7, 2012 by BNO News

Fighter jets intercepted two planes that strayed into President Obama’s airspace during a campaign visit to Connecticut and New York Monday.

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Iraq Intercepts Iranian Plane Enroute to Syria

Posted October 29, 2012 by BNO News

Iraqi authorities on Saturday ordered a Syria-bound cargo plane to land in Baghdad to make sure it was not carrying weapons.

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US Navy Orders Six Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Posted January 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The Boeing Company on Tuesday announced that it received a $1.6 billion contract from the U.S. Navy for initial production the 737 airliner-based P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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Russian Sukhoi T-50 Stealth Fighter Jet Performs First Public Flight Demo

Posted August 18, 2011 by BNO News

Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 5th generation fighter performed its first demonstration flight at the 10th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2011 on Wednesday, Russian agencies reported.

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The US Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C, conducts a test flight over the Chesapeake Bay. (Photo by US Navy)
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Why the Pentagon’s New Fighter Jet Will Now Cost More Than $1 Trillion

Posted March 28, 2012 by Cora Currier, ProPublica

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is slated to replace nearly all of the other tactical jets in the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. But getting there is going to be slow and expensive, as a new government report details.

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Turkish Fighter Jets Intercept Iranian Cargo Plane, Nothing Illegal Found On Board

Posted March 16, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday released a detained Iran cargo plane after a search found nothing illegal.

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Coast Guard Choppers Intercept Small Plane Near US Capital

Posted June 18, 2011 by BNO News

Two U.S. Coast Guard helicopters late Saturday morning intercepted a small plane after it entered restricted airspace near Washington, D.C., officials said.

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Military Plane Crash in Nepal Kills 6

Posted October 19, 2011 by BNO News

A military plane carrying six people, including a patient, crashed in the western region of Nepal early Tuesday evening, officials said. There were no survivors. The accident happened just after 7 p.m. local time when the Britten-Norman Islander aircraft lost contact with air traffic control as it was flying near the village of Dhorpatan in […]

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Fighter Jets Scrambled to Intercept US Airways Flight Over Maine [UPDATED]

Posted May 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Fighter jets from the Maine Air National Guard were scrambled to intercept a US Airways jet Tuesday morning.

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Iran Test-Fires New Homebuilt Air-Defense Missile

Posted April 17, 2011 by BNO News

Iran successfully test-fired its latest air-defense missile system, dubbed the Sayyad 2, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported Saturday.

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US Army Private Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle Explosives Onto Airliner

Posted July 14, 2011 by BNO News

A U.S. soldier has been arrested and charged with attempting to board a United Airlines flight while possessing a small amount of explosives, prosecutors in Arizona confirmed on Thursday.

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