Tag: fighter jets

RAF Fighter Jets Scrambled to Intercept Flight from Bucharest

RAF jets have been scrambled to intercept a flight from Romania after it lost communications. A Fleet Air International Saab 340B performing freight flight from Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) to Birmingham,EN (UK), was enroute over Belgium when the communication between ATC and the aircraft was lost. Belgium and UK fighter aircraft were dispatched to intercept the aircraft, […]

Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace Over Aegean Sea

Four Turkish fighter jets violated the Greek airspace over the eastern part of the Aegean Sea, local media reported.  Two F-16s and two F-4s entered the Flight Information Region shortly before 2 p.m. (12:00 GMT) south of Lesvos. The four jets then proceeded to fly over Makronisi and Agathonisi islands, the Kathimerini newspaper reported. According […]

India Will Need 250 Additional Fighter Jets In Next 10 Years

The IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, said that an additional 200-250 fighter aircraft needed to be inducted in the next 10 years to meet operational requirements, even as he termed the disappearance of an AN-32 transport one of the “worst memories” of his career. India has sufficient numbers in the heavy category in […]

Russia To Test Next-Generation Su-35S Fighters in Syria

Russia’s brand new Su-35S multirole fighters will go through the baptism by fire in Syria, according to a military source. Russia is preparing to test the next-generation Su-35S fighters for the first time in combat in Syria. “The General Staff has decided to run a field test of the brand-new Su-35S in Syria for the […]

Dutch F16 Jets To Start Bombing In Syria

Dutch F16 fighter jets will take part in bombing raids over Syria, ministers agreed on Friday. ‘We can only prevent attacks if we remove IS’ safe havens in Iraq and Syria,’ prime minister Mark Rutte said at his weekly press conference. The Netherlands currently has four F16 fighters flying missions over Iraq and their mission […]

Top Fighter Jets Fighting ISIS in Syria

ISIS originated about a decade ago as an Al Qaeda offshoot and it is now a state within a state, complete with a “capital” in Raqqa, Syria. The movement controls a huge territory around Syria and Iraq. In response to rapid territorial gains made by ISIS and internationally condemned brutality, reported human rights abuses and […]

Philippines Looks to Arm Its New Fighter Jets

Manila is moving forward with purchasing ammunition for its new jets from South Korea. The Philippine military will look to purchase more than 100 million pesos ($5.77 million) worth of ammunition for two of its new fighter aircraft from South Korea, defense officials confirmed this week. As I reported for The Diplomat in December, the […]