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Lockheed gets $10 million U.S. Navy F-35 contract modification
Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a $10 million U.S. Navy contract modification for work on F-35 Lightning II electronic components.
6 points by UPI | F-35 Lightning II Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor F-16 Fighting Falcon Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Fighter aircraft United Press International BAE Systems
Law allows female WWII pilot to be inurned at Arlington
It took an act of Congress, but WWII pilot Elaine Harmon is finally being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Barack Obama World War II Fighter aircraft Arlington National Cemetery Family Associated Press Funeral Combat
MEADS International, Poland's PGZ partner for missile deal
Richard TomkinsKIELCE, Poland, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- MEADS International and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa partner in bid for Polish missile defense contract.
13 points by UPI | Lockheed Martin Fighter aircraft World War II Missile defense United Press International BAE Systems MIM-104 Patriot United States
Poland seeks US approval for $5bn Patriot missile purchase
The Polish government says it will seek Washington’s approval to purchase eight Patriot missile defense systems from US defense manufacturer Raytheon in order to carry out a planned upgrade of its national air and missile defense shield. Read Full Article at RT.com
70 points by Russia Today | Anti-aircraft warfare Surface-to-air missile World War II Raytheon MIM-104 Patriot Lockheed Martin Fighter aircraft Missile defense
Clark County Museum exhibit details history behind air field that became Nellis Air Force Base
During World War II, Clark County created the Las Vegas Army Air Field to help train pilots how to use machine guns on bombers. In the 75 years since, it was renamed Nellis Air Force Base, which still has portions of the gunnery school air field. The county is honoring that history with its latest exhibit, “Training the Gunners: America’s First Flexible Gunnery School and the Las Vegas Army Air Field.”
35 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | World War II Las Vegas metropolitan area Nellis Air Force Base Las Vegas Nevada Henderson Nevada Nevada Fighter aircraft North Las Vegas Nevada
New law allows female WWII pilot to be inurned at Arlington
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — It took an act of Congress, but World War II pilot Elaine Harmon is finally being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | World War II Arlington National Cemetery United States Department of Veterans Affairs World War I United States Capitol Memorial Day United States Navy Fighter aircraft
Washington Post: What Trump gets right
Our government used to get things done. The Manhattan Project coordinated the work of more than 130,000 people in over a dozen states. It was difficult, unprecedented – and successful. Less than four years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the go-ahead, the United States detonated the world...
5 points by Concord Monitor | Jeb Bush F-35 Lightning II Fighter aircraft Donald Trump George W. Bush The Apprentice Government Washington D.C.
7 things to know now: Trump, Clinton at forum; 9/11 flag; Lochte suspended

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | World Trade Center Barack Obama Vladimir Putin Hillary Rodham Clinton Fighter aircraft Democratic Party Boris Yeltsin Russia
From Silicon Valley, Trump sure looks right about our broken government
Our government used to get things done. The Manhattan Project coordinated the work of more than 130,000 people in over a dozen states. It was difficult, unprecedented — and successful. Less than four years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the go-ahead, the United States detonated the world’s first atomic bomb. Today our government finds...
125 points by New York Post | F-35 Lightning II Government Fighter aircraft George W. Bush Washington D.C. Donald Trump United States The Apprentice
Russian fighter jet flies within 10 feet of Navy aircraft
WASHINGTON — A Russian fighter jet flew within 10 feet of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft, in what American officials called an unsafe intercept over the Black Sea, the Pentagon said Wednesday.Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, says the Russian SU-27 Flanker fighter made the unsafe maneuver Wednesday near a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft that was conducting routine operations in international airspace.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Russia World War II Aircraft Russian Air Force United States Navy Baltic Sea United States Department of Defense Fighter aircraft
Swiss: Controller gave too-low altitude before fatal jet crash
ZURICH (Reuters) - An air traffic controller gave a Swiss air force fighter pilot too low an altitude at which to fly moments before his jet slammed into a cloud-draped mountain last month, killing him, the defense ministry said on Tuesday.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency Swiss Air Force Uyghur people Kyrgyzstan Fighter aircraft News
French government approves Rafale F4 upgrades
The French Ministry of Defense has given the green light for Dassault Aviation to begin developing the Rafale jet's F4 standard.
-1 points by UPI | Fighter aircraft United Press International French Air Force
Lockheed transferring production site for F-16s
The F-16 production line in Fort Worth, Texas, will move to South Carolina to make room for production of the F-35, Lockheed Martin announced this week.
-1 points by UPI | F-16 Fighting Falcon F-35 Lightning II Lockheed Martin Fighter aircraft F-22 Raptor Northrop Grumman Lockheed Martin Aeronautics F/A-18 Hornet
Defense Secretary James Mattis says U.S. air forces heavily involved in Mosul operation
Trump attacks the media at campaign rally a month into his term Feb. 18, 2017, 3:43 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump: Media is a " big part of the problem" Trump says he wants to bring back coal. This soon-to-be closed Arizona plant could be his...
68 points by Los Angeles Times | Iraq Special Forces United States Army Special Activities Division Vietnam War Fighter aircraft Special forces 2003 invasion of Iraq
Iraq starts operation to drive ISIS out of west Mosul
Iraq has launched an operation to regain control of western Mosul from ISIS militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Sunday.
409 points by CNN | Iraq Iraqi Air Force Iraq War Iraqi Army Fighter aircraft Prime minister Turkey Iraqi Kurdistan
I’m 100% ready to defend my belt” – Russian boxing world champ Avanesyan
When Russian-Armenian boxer David Avanesyan arrived in England in search of training, he didn’t speak a word of English. On Saturday, February 18, he makes the first defense of his world title. He spoke to RT Sport. Read Full Article at RT.com
25 points by Russia Today | Boxing World Boxing Association Shane Mosley Welterweight Antonio Margarito Fighter aircraft Knockout
Pilot who buzzed De Beque Canyon in fighter jet, snapping power lines, gets sued in federal court
The pilot and passenger of a military-style fighter jet that buzzed along De Beque Canyon and snapped a number of power lines in May 2015 are being sued by the driver of one of several cars struck by the whipping cables.
1 points by The Denver Post | Mesa County Colorado Fighter aircraft National Transportation Safety Board Colorado River Grand Junction Colorado De Beque Canyon Aircraft Grand Valley
Close call: Russian jets 'buzz' US warship
The US military has released several photos of what it says were Russian fighter jets "buzzing" the deck of a US warship in the Black Sea last week.
6604 points by CNN | Turkey NATO World War II Estonia Fighter aircraft Poland Military aircraft World War I
Russian planes buzzed U.S. warship in Black Sea, defense official says
Ed AdamczykFeb. 15 (UPI) -- Russian aircraft flew close to a U.S. warship in the Black Sea last week, a U.S. defense official said, a charge the Russian military denied.
441 points by UPI | United States Department of Defense Fighter aircraft Russia Aircraft Caspian Sea Arleigh Burke class destroyer United States Navy The Pentagon
‘No incidents over Black Sea’: Russian MoD denies ‘unprofessional & unsafe’ flyby of USS Porter
The Russian Ministry of Defense has denied any unusual incidents or encounters with a US destroyer after the Pentagon accused Moscow of “unsafe and unprofessional” piloting in the vicinity of the USS Porter “patrolling” the Black Sea. Read Full Article at RT.com
1251 points by Russia Today | Vladimir Putin Russia United States Department of Defense Arleigh Burke class destroyer Poland Romania Baltic Sea Fighter aircraft
Russia's T-50 PAK jet to make maiden flight with new engine
Ryan MaassFeb. 14 (UPI) -- Russia's T-50 PAK fighter is scheduled to make its first flight with a new engine later in 2017, according to state media reports.
4 points by UPI | F-35 Lightning II United Press International Russia Aircraft Fighter aircraft Flight News agency F-22 Raptor
Defense minister says Serbia will get Russian fighter jets
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's defense minister said Sunday the country is getting a shipment of Russian fighter jets, supplies that could worsen tensions with neighboring states.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Fighter aircraft Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 World War II World War I Balkans Serbia F-16 Fighting Falcon Bosnia and Herzegovina
Trump insists he can bring the cost of $21.6 billion border wall ‘way down’
In a pair of Saturday morning tweets, the president said initial estimates for the cost of construction would fall once he got involved in negotiations.
13995 points by The Washington Post | Lockheed Martin Fighter aircraft F-16 Fighting Falcon Cost Negotiation F-35 Lightning II Boeing Cost overrun
US, Chinese aircraft in 'unsafe' encounter over S. China Sea
BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese early warning aircraft and U.S. Navy patrol plane had an "unsafe" encounter over the South China Sea this week, the U.S. Pacific Command said Friday, in the first such incident known to have taken place under President Donald Trump's administration. The interaction between a Chinese ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | People's Republic of China Military People's Liberation Army Pacific Ocean South China Sea Fighter aircraft Navy Vietnam
U.S. Air Force tests first C-130 with Block 8.1 upgrades
Ryan MaassFeb. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Air Force pilots recently completed a training flight with the first C-130J Super Hercules equipped with Block 8.1 upgrades.
96 points by UPI | Royal Air Force C-130 Hercules United States Marine Corps United Press International Lockheed Martin United States Air Force Fighter aircraft Lockheed WC-130
Intense raids kill dozens in Syria's Idlib
Civilians killed and multi-storey buildings collapse in some of the heaviest strikes to hit rebel-held city in months.
-2 points by Al Jazeera English | Bashar al-Assad Syria Aleppo Fighter aircraft Reuters Hafez al-Assad News agency Town
Defense Department, Lockheed Martin reach deal on F-35 fighter jets
Lockheed Martin has reached agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense for the next 90 F-35 fighter jets in a move that the defense contractor says lowers the price for the jet, which is in use at Nellis Air Force Base.
20 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | F-35 Lightning II F-22 Raptor Lockheed Martin Fighter aircraft F-16 Fighting Falcon Stealth aircraft BAE Systems Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
‘Personal involvement’: Lockheed credits Trump with lower F-35 price tag
Ninety new F-35 fighter jets will be delivered to the US government and its allies at a saving of $728 million. While the price drop may not have been entirely unexpected, manufacturer Lockheed Martin attributed it to President Donald Trump personally. Read Full Article at RT.com
184 points by Russia Today | F-35 Lightning II Lockheed Martin United States Marine Corps F-22 Raptor F-16 Fighting Falcon White House Press Secretary United States Air Force Fighter aircraft
Pentagon botches release of video seized in Yemen raid
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military on Friday released a short clip from training videos seized in last weekend’s Yemen raid, but the images appear to be vintage al-Qaida footage that was first made public a decade ago. U.S. Central Command said the clip, which is a bit longer than a minute, came from five longer...
34 points by New York Post | Al-Qaeda United States Department of Defense War in Afghanistan Arabian Peninsula Laws of war Military of the United States Unified Combatant Command Fighter aircraft
Pentagon, Lockheed Martin reach agreement for 90 F-35 jets
Ryan MaassFeb. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has reached an agreement with Lockheed Martin for the next 90 F-35 jets in a move officials say lowers the price for the jet.
9 points by UPI | F-35 Lightning II Fighter aircraft F-22 Raptor F-16 Fighting Falcon Lockheed Martin F/A-18 Hornet F/A-18E/F Super Hornet United States Marine Corps
Myanmar in talks to license-build JF-17 fighter
Ryan MaassFeb. 3 (UPI) -- The government of Myanmar is in talks with Pakistan to license-build its own variant of the JF-17 Thunder multirole fighter jet.
12 points by UPI | Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Thunder Pakistan Aeronautical Complex F-16 Fighting Falcon Multirole combat aircraft United Press International Military aircraft Fighter aircraft
Russia to deliver 10 Su-35 fighter jets to China in 2017
The second batch of 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 multipurpose fighter jets will be delivered to China this year with a further 10 aircraft in 2018, TASS reported on Thursday, citing its sources. Read Full Article at RT.com
3181 points by Russia Today | Anti-aircraft warfare Missile World War II Rocket Fighter aircraft Jet engine Nuclear weapon Military aircraft
Mattis memo reveals plans for leaner Pentagon, more money to fight ISIS
The US Department of Defense will ask for additional funds in 2017 to step up operations against Islamic State and to improve battle readiness, while planning for sweeping reforms to improve efficiency, says a memo from the new Pentagon chief. Read Full Article at RT.com
229 points by Russia Today | United States Department of Defense United States Marine Corps F-35 Lightning II Military Armed forces Fighter aircraft Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
Russian ‘Pentagon’: RT unveils mysteries behind walls of Russia’s MoD management center (VIDEO)
RT has been afforded exclusive access to Russia’s state-of-the-art Defense Ministry Management Center which boasts a multistage check system, over 2,000 CCTV cameras, and a supercomputer capable of calculating military outcomes. Read Full Article at RT.com
460 points by Russia Today | Military Armed forces Soldier Army Navy Fighter aircraft World War II Military exercise
RT shoots first-ever 360 video of MiG jet penetrating stratosphere at 2,000kph (EXCLUSIVE)
A Russian MiG-29 jet’s flight straight into the second layer of Earth’s atmosphere at hair-raising speed has been captured on a panoramic camera, providing one of a kind footage that is certain to send shivers down your spine. Read Full Article at RT.com
2424 points by Russia Today | South China Sea Image stitching English-language films Altitude Thermodynamics Hong Kong Fighter aircraft Atmosphere
Report: Lockheed Martin delay causing South Korea to lose $25 million
Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A deal with U.S. aerospace firm Lockheed Martin has caused South Korea's defense arm to lose more than $25 million.
8 points by UPI | United Press International Lockheed Martin News World Communications International News Service William Randolph Hearst South Korea F-16 Fighting Falcon Fighter aircraft
'Anything that flies is an enemy': Filming al-Shabab with a drone
Al Jazeera's Hamza Mohamed wanted to film al-Shabab fighters in their training camp using a drone - it was a risky and delicate move.
2980 points by Al Jazeera English | Mobile phone Somalia Drone music Fighter aircraft Commander Leadership Unmanned aerial vehicle Unmanned Aircraft
3 Nusra commanders, dozens of jihadists killed in airstrikes from Russian aircraft carrier – MoD
Three “well-known” commanders of Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate formerly known as Al-Nusra Front, including one who planned attacks on Aleppo, were killed in Russian strikes launched from aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, a Defense Ministry spokesman said. Read Full Article at RT.com
4205 points by Russia Today | Admiral Kuznetsov class aircraft carrier Syria Aircraft carrier Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov Terrorism Russian Navy Fighter aircraft Militant
World War I fighter ace from Baltimore to be honored
A military history group plans to honor on Thursday a pilot fighter ace from Baltimore who joined the British armed forces in 1917 and became one of the greatest American aces of World War I.Francis Warrington Gillet joined the Royal Air Force's Squadron No. 79, and within a few months was credited...
141 points by Baltimore Sun | World War I World War II United Kingdom British Empire Royal Navy Royal Air Force Fighter aircraft British Army
Iraqi special forces pause in Mosul push due to poor weather
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) - Iraq special forces say they're temporarily pausing in their push into the northern city of Mosul held by the Islamic State group due to poor weather. Brig. Gen. Haider Fadhil says clouds over the city on Thursday have obscured the visibility of drones and strike aircraft. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Army Iraq Iraq War Caliphate 2003 invasion of Iraq Iraqi Army Gulf War Fighter aircraft
Russian military contacted US twice to stop airstrikes against Syrian govt troops
The Russian military tried to contact its US counterparts twice to warn them they were launching airstrikes against Syrian government forces before they were eventually halted, a senior US spokesman has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com
7001 points by Russia Today | Syria Russia United States Air Force Iraq War Fighter aircraft Air Operations Center Terrorism Deir ez-Zor
‘Flagrantly violating int’l norms’: US jets caught spying on Non-Aligned summit, says Venezuelan MoD
Venezuela’s air forces detected and forced back two US aircraft that were collecting information on the Non-Aligned Movement summit, said Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez. Read Full Article at RT.com
107 points by Russia Today | Venezuela Isla Margarita Fighter aircraft Air traffic control Caribbean Aircraft Nueva Esparta Caracas
Military force alone against ISIS will just push it to Africa or Asia – MPs
The success of airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria may be undermined unless military force is coupled with political progress in the region, a committee of MPs has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
57 points by Russia Today | Royal Air Force Fighter aircraft Iraq United Kingdom Sovereign state Iraq War Hamas Gulf War
Military aircraft flyovers planned over DC base
WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials are letting the public know that they may see low-flying aircraft over a military installation in southeast Washington over the next two days. Officials from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling said in a statement that aircraft will be performing flyovers in the area of the base on Wednesday ...
84 points by The Washington Times | Performance United States Air Force Rehearsal Fighter aircraft The Washington Times Time
Putin & Theresa May meet for first time, hope to 'resume dialogue'
Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with the new UK Prime Minister Theresa May for the first time. The meeting came on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China. Read Full Article at RT.com
1942 points by Russia Today | Fighter aircraft 10 Downing Street Russia Tony Blair Margaret Thatcher Prime Minister of Russia United Kingdom 1998 Russian financial crisis
Low-altitude fighter jet exercises planned over New Hampshire Wednesday
The 104th Fighter Wing in Westfield, Massachusetts, is going to conduct homeland alert air defense exercises over Lebanon and Franklin, New Hampshire.During the exercise Wednesday, the F-15 Eagles will conduct low-altitude intercepting and shadowing light civilian aircraft operated by the Civil Air...
4 points by Concord Monitor | Massachusetts New Hampshire United States Air Force F-15 Eagle Fighter aircraft F-22 Raptor Northeastern United States Air National Guard
South Korea considers buying 20 more F-35A stealth jets
Allen ConeSEOUL, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- South Korea is considering purchasing 20 additional radar-evading F-35A fighters to enhance its air combat capabilities, military officials said.
-1 points by UPI | F-35 Lightning II F-22 Raptor Lockheed Martin United Press International News agency Stealth aircraft Fighter aircraft F-16 Fighting Falcon
New law allows female WWII pilot to be laid to rest at Arlington
It took an act of Congress, but World War II pilot Elaine Harmon is finally being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
78 points by Daily News | World War II Barack Obama Fighter aircraft Arlington National Cemetery Family Funeral Iraq War Combat
Early rain doesn't cloud Waukegan air show
The organizers of the Northern Illinois Airshow had their own kind of barrel roll to contend with Saturday as rain and wind threatened the event Saturday at Waukegan National Airport. As winds blew over canvass tents and the rain poured down delaying some airplanes on their way to perform in the...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | General Dynamics F-111 Aircraft M61 Vulcan Air show Wind Pickup truck Fighter aircraft B-1 Lancer