Tag: fighter jet

Trump Promises Changes to ‘Out of Control’ F-35 Program

Reading Time: 2 minutes After campaigning to reduce wasteful government spending, US President-elect Donald Trump announced that he is poised to modify the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, on the same day that Israel was supposed to receive its first two F-35 fighters. ​The markets quickly responded to Trump’s post-midnight tweet, causing Lockheed Martin’s shares to tumble during morning […]

Chengdu J-20: A Game Changer or A Cheap Copy?

Reading Time: 4 minutes More than a month has already passed since the military aviation community has started speaking about the latest Chinese development – fifth-generation fighter jet Chengdu J-20. Obviously, the government of China strives to take up a better position among the countries that are capable of producing fight jets of such type. Therefore, the Chengdu J-20 […]

American Fighter Jet Goes Down Off Coast of Southern Japan

Reading Time: < 1 minute The F/A-18 Hornet was stationed at the Iwakuni base in the Yamaguchi prefecture and is understood to have gone down at 6pm local time yesterday off the southern Kochi Prefecture. Initial reports from the Japanese Defence Ministry said the lone pilot and ejected from the fighter jet and survived the crash. According to the Kochi […]

Russia Ready to Deliver Six MiG-29 Fighter Jets to Serbia

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Russian authorities have expressed readiness to deliver six MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia if Belgrade covers the jet fighters’ repair costs, Serbian media reported. “Moscow allegedly indicated that the repair of jet fighters and related equipment requires about $50 million,” a governmental source was quoted as saying by the Naslovna Strana newspaper. According to […]

F-35 Fighter Bursts Into Flames During Mid-Air Training Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United States military is investigating a fire that erupted during a mid-air training flight of one of its latest generation fighter jets. The Marine Corps is trying to figure out what caused the fire to ignite on an F-35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft that took off from a base in Beaufort, South Carolina, last […]

US Air Force Declares F-35A Combat Ready

Reading Time: 3 minutes Australia’s next fighter jet has passed a critical milestone with the US Air Force declaring the Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighter “combat ready”. The F-35A’s achievement of IOC – initial operational capability – was announced by General Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, on August 2. “I am proud to announce this […]

Japan’s Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Japan Air-Self Defense Force (JASDF) had to dispatch its fighter jets 571 times during fiscal year 2015 to intercept Chinese military aircraft approaching or intruding Japanese airspace, Japan’s Defense Ministry revealed, according to The Japan Times. This number constitutes an all-time high since the defense ministry’s Joint Staff Office began to keep records in […]

Su-25 Fighter Jet Crashes in Russia’s South, Pilot Dies

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Russian Su-25 warplane crashed while performing a training flight in Stavropol Territory, the south of Russia, at 19:23 Moscow time on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service said, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti. The jet was carrying no weapons and crashed in a non-populated area not far from the Budennovsk airfield, […]