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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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A UK Army Air Corps Westland Apache WAH-64D Longbow (ZJ206).
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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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Photo: US Air Force C-5 Galaxy Eats State-of-the-Art Missile Defense Satellite

Posted March 8, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The US Air Force has taken delivery of a first-of-its-kind SBIRS GEO-1 missile detection spacecraft, to be launched atop an Atlas V rocket in early May.

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South Korean Troops Try to Shoot Down Airliner After Mistaking it for North Korean Jet

Posted June 18, 2011 by BNO News

South Korean troops mistakenly opened fire at an Asiana Airlines passenger plane early Friday morning after misidentifying it as a North Korean military plane, the Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday.

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Pentagon Report Confirms Afghanistan Helicopter Crash That Killed 38 Was Caused by Grenade

Posted October 14, 2011 by BNO News

A helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan which killed nearly 40 Afghan and U.S. service members in August was caused by an insurgent-fired rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), according to a U.S. report.

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A US Army sergeant launches a AeroVironment RQ-11Raven unmanned aerial vehicle, similar to the drones being sold to the Afghani government. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Guillory/US Army)
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Afghanistan Set to Enter the Drone Age, Or Is It?

Posted January 24, 2013 by Jean MacKenzie, GlobalPost

Kabul hopes for spy drones to increase its sovereignty, but the reality may not match the hype.

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Israel Orders 20 Lockheed Martin F-35 Fighter Jets

Posted October 8, 2010 by BNO News

Israel will purchase 20 fifth-generation F-35 stealth jets from the U.S. for almost $2.75 billion, receiving the first jet some time between 2015 and 2017, at $96 million per plane.

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Turkish Air Force Jet Trainer Crashes Into Sea, Pilots Missing

Posted July 14, 2011 by BNO News

A pilot and trainee were missing after their twin-engine Cessna T-37 Tweet training aircraft crashed into the Aegean Sea on Thursday.

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Mikoyan-i-Gurevich MiG-31BM Foxhound on display at 2009 MAKS Airshow.
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Russia Tests Advanced New Air-to-Air Missile

Posted January 26, 2012 by BNO News

The Russian Air Force on Tuesday tested a new advanced tactical air-to-air missile built specifically for the MiG-31 fighter.

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Round 2: F-16 Intercepts Two Planes During President’s Chicago Visit

Posted August 13, 2012 by BNO News

Similar to the recent intercepts in New York, two aricraft have been intercepted by a U.S. fighter jet during Obama’s recent visit to Chicago as well.

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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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