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18 hrs ago | The Free Dictionary

Korean Air Flight 902 Shot Down by Soviet Fighters

On April 20, 1978, Soviet air defense shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 902 near Murmansk , Soviet Union , after the civilian aircraft violated Soviet airspace and allegedly failed to respond to Soviet interceptors.


Related Topix: Russia, World News, US News, US Military, US Air Force, Sukhoi Aircraft, Aircraft, Sukhoi Su-15, Europe, Finland

Yesterday |

Key report on F-35 rivals now complete, cabinet to decide on open competition

The ball is now firmly in the Harper government's court when it comes to deciding whether to stick with the oft-maligned F-35 fighter jet program.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Stephen Harper, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Aircraft, Eurofighter Aircraft, Eurofighter Typhoon, Dassault Rafale, Dassault Aircraft

Yesterday | Russia Taday

a Russia builds up, modernizes military on disputed Kuril Islands

The Russian Defense Ministry will modernize military settlements on the Kuril Islands and supply some 120 new combat vehicles by the end of the year.


Related Topix: Sukhoi Aircraft, Aircraft, Sukhoi Su-35

Fri Apr 18, 2014

BBC News

Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors

Shannon Airport in the Irish Republic has long been the unlikely host to celebrities and US presidents making the Transatlantic crossing, writes Christine Finn.


Related Topix: Aircraft, Vickers Vimy, Vickers Aircraft, Ireland, World News,


New Game: Red Skies over Europe

Red Skies over Europe is an arcade combat flight simulation. The player takes the seat of the Axis or USSR fighter plane during the World War II.


Related Topix: Messerschmitt Bf 109, Aircraft, Messerschmitt Aircraft

Metal Center News

Lockheed Martin Extends JSF Deal with Castle

A.M. Castle & Co., Franklin Park, Ill., will enter a six-year contract extension with Lockheed Martin for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.


Related Topix: Aircraft, Lockheed Martin Aircraft, Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Franklin Park, IL, Opinion

CBS Atlanta

Dassault Aviation Rolls out 250th Falcon 7X

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Related Topix: Dassault Falcon, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Dassault Aircraft, Dassault Falcon 7X, Dassault Rafale


The Ten Best Civilian-to-Military Conversions

Sometimes, the military has to work with what's available at that very moment. Here are ten fantastic civilian vehicles that were turned into war machines.


Related Topix: Cunard Line, Cruise Lines, US Military, US Army, Aircraft, Cessna Bird Dog, Cessna Aircraft, US Navy, Autos

News Max

Pentagon Official Blasts F-35 Engine Cost

A senior Pentagon official has criticized Pratt & Whitney on the over-budget and long-delayed F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.


Related Topix: Aircraft, Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Lockheed Martin Aircraft

Connecticut Post

Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

One of relatives of Chinese passengers onboard the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 grieves at a hotel conference room in Beijing, China, Friday, April 18, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, China, Ilyushin Il-76, Aircraft, Ilyushin Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, US Navy, US Military

Thu Apr 17, 2014


UPDATE 1-Two U.S. arms programs face live-or-die reviews after costs jump

An unmanned U.S. Navy helicopter built by Northrop Grumman Corp and a precision ship-landing system built by Raytheon Co face mandatory reviews that could lead to their cancellation after quantity reductions drove unit costs sharply higher in 2013, the Pentagon announced on Thursday.


Related Topix: US Navy, Manufacturing, Northrop Grumman, Aerospace-Defense, Raytheon, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing AH-64 Apache


Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Dedicates Aircraft Integration...

Tom Vice, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, addresses the media with, from left, Florida State Sen. John Thrasher, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Christine McGlade, Northrop Grumman manufacturing vice president and St. Augustine site manager.


Related Topix: Aircraft, Grumman F-14 Tomcat, Grumman Aircraft, Manufacturing, Northrop Grumman, Aerospace-Defense, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Ron DeSantis, US Governors, Rick Scott, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, St. Augustine, FL

The Winnipeg Free Press

Key report on F-35 rivals now complete; cabinet to decide on open competition

Public Works Minister Diane Finley says a key report that will determine whether the Harper government sticks with the F-35 jet fighter program is complete, and the federal cabinet will take a few weeks to consider its next step.


Related Topix: Aircraft, Eurofighter Typhoon, Eurofighter Aircraft, Dassault Rafale, Dassault Aircraft

Flight Journal

Replica Caproni CA.3 Makes Test Flight

The Caproni Ca.3R has flown! Although technically speaking, it just made a short hop to test the response of the flight controls and engine behavior, this is a major milestone on the road to the real flight tests, which will surely take place soon.


Related Topix: Caproni Aircraft, Aircraft, Caproni Ca.3, Fokker Aircraft, Fokker Dr.I

Thorne Today

Search for heroes' relatives

Cofio Cwmorthin Remembered are searching for relatives of aircrew killed in the mountains around the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales during the Second World War.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Gwynedd County, Wales, Aircraft, Vickers Aircraft, Vickers Wellington

South China Morning Post

Japan's indigenous stealth fighter to fly this year amid arms race worries

Development of ATD-X jet part of Tokyo's effort to upgrade its defence capabilities; analysts warn it could spark claims of arms race in Asia A prototype of Japan's first domestically produced stealth fighter will get airborne before the end of the year, a significant development in Tokyo's efforts to improve its defence capabilities.


Related Topix: Sukhoi Aircraft, Aircraft, Sukhoi Su-27, World News, China, Asia

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Defense cuts prompt Lockheed, Bell to seek new markets

As the budget battles in Congress continue, one casualty has been any kind of certainty about defense spending.


Related Topix: Bell Aircraft, Aircraft, Bell AH-1Z, Texas, Lockheed Martin Aircraft, Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Fort Worth, TX, US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX

Solar Flare

LEGO Top Gun

This impressive build of the Top Gun plane is done in the miniland scale complete with figures.


Related Topix: Aircraft, Grumman F-14 Tomcat, Grumman Aircraft

Sys-Con Media

Dassault to Highlight Falcon Business Jet Lineup at ABACE 2014

Dassault will feature the top of the line Falcon 7X, the long range Falcon 900LX and the new Falcon 2000LX/S twinjets at the Asian Business Aviation & Exhibition , which will be held at .


Related Topix: Dassault Falcon, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Dassault Aircraft, Dassault Falcon 7X, Dassault Rafale


DoD gives new sequestration details - Public urgency missing from...

"We would also be forced to terminate most large procurement programs in order to accommodate modernization reductions that are likely to be required," Panetta predicted.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Aircraft, Lockheed Martin Aircraft, Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)