Category: 4/5 Gen. Fighter News

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U.S. Air Force Plans to Arm Stealth F-35s, F-15s and F-16s with the Ultimate Weapon

Advances in computer power, processing speed and AI are rapidly changing the scope of what platforms are able to perform without needing human intervention. The Air Force and DARPA are now testing new hardware...

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Eurofighter Typhoon fleet passes 500,000 flying hours

The Eurofighter fleet is celebrating after passing the 500,000 flying hours mark, as it cements its place at the heart of European air defence.     Volker Paltzo, CEO of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, said:...

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Second F/A-18C jet from USS Ronald Reagan crashes in less than a month

A warplane from the aircraft career USS Ronald Reagan crashed into the sea northeast of the Philippines on Monday, but its two aviators were rescued safely. The U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said the F/A-18...

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Russian fighter performs dangerous intercept of Navy EP-3 Aries II over the Black Sea

This marks the latest in a decade-long series of instances of Russian ships and aircraft interfering with airspace and sea lane navigation by the U.S. Navy. These incidents have increased since the annexation of...

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China’s new J-10B fighter jet is latest military move in arms race

An upgraded version of China’s J-10 fighter jet stole the limelight at the country’s biggest air show this week. The J-10 variant has manoeuvrability and combat capability that, until now, were the preserve of...

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‘Emergency’ Caused A Ukrainian Su-27 Fighter To Crash, Killing A US Pilot

An in-flight emergency caused the crash of a Ukrainian SU-27B in October, killing an American and Ukrainian pilot, the head of the Ukrainian air force said on Thursday. “While the SU-27 fighter jet was...

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All the New Tech From China’s Big Air Show (Zhuhai Air Show 2018)

The biennial Zhuhai arms expo is a chance for Chinese defense contractors to show off their newest weapons.   China’s 2018 Zhuhai Air Show is off and running, showing off some intriguing new weapon...

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USAF F-22 Raptor stealth jets got 587 aircraft to back off in their ‘combat surge’ over Syria

U.S. Air Force F-22s recently completed their first “combat surge” in operations over Syria, and in doing so deterred almost 600 Syria, Iranian and Russian combat aircraft in the crowded skies there, the Pentagon...