Category: Middle East

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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...

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Iran admits to being hit by potent cyber attack

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweets ‘Incredible series of coincidences. Or, a simple chronology of a Mossad program to kill the 2015 nuclear deal’; Israel remains silent on the matter. Iran’s strategic computer and...

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US Experts Dub Russian T-90 Best Tank Performing in Middle East Conflicts

The Russian T-90 tanks outperform US and German combat vehicles in the Middle East conflicts, experts of the US National Interest magazine said.   According to an article written by Sebastien Roblin, an expert in security and...

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Boeing contracted for sustainment of Saudi F-15s

The contract is sustainment of F-15C, D, S and SA aircraft flown by the Royal Saudi Air Force. Boeing has received a $14.5 million award from the U.S. Air Force to repair Aircraft Maintenance...

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Iran continues to return grounded jets to airworthy status

It is now 39 years since the revolution that removed the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, from his throne. The removal of US support and the imposition of sanctions made it hard for...

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Kuwait Airbus H225 Helicopters deliveries begin and orders King Air 350ER Spyplanes

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior announced the arrival of two Airbus H225 long-range helicopters from France on February 20. Newly trained Kuwaiti pilots flew them on their five-day delivery journey. The ministry’s undersecretary, Lieutenant...

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Israeli Air Force F-16I Soufa fighter jet avoids collision with another aircraft

Israeli Air Force F-16I Soufa fighter jet almost crashes into another plane and groundcrew members at one of the IAF bases in southern Israel after reportedly losing braking capability due to hydraulic drive systems...

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Russian Sukhoi fighters intercepted French Rafales and US KC-10 Extender over Syria

An unofficial Instagram account of Russian pilot posted a video showing intercept of a couple of French Rafale fighter jets with a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender aircraft that flying over Syria. The author of the post claims...

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US Bell AH-1 Cobra strikes in the Middle East

The United States has approved the potential sale to Bahrain of 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters at an estimated cost of $911.4 million, including spares, support, weapons and training. Jon Lake reports. The...