Alexa

Greek lawmakers debate purchase of 18 Rafale fighter jets

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on a defense procurement program to purchase 18 French-made Rafale fighter planes, part of an armaments plan announced by the gover...

Turkey urges 'review' of US sanction decision over S-400s

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A top Turkish official is calling on the new U.S. administration to engage in a dialogue with Turkey and to review a decision to sanction the country over its purchase of an adva...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan F-16 eclipses moon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former borough chief in Chiayi City captured this spectacular photo the moment an F-16 fighter jet roared in front of the moon on Monday (Jan. 4). While taking photos...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 22, the 357th day of 2020. There are nine days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. ...

Japan's Cabinet approves record defense budget

Japan's Cabinet approved a record 5.34 trillion yen ($51.7 billion, €42.4 billion) defense budget for the fiscal year 2021. It is the first defense budget under Prime Minister Yoshihide Sug...

Greece: French-made jets, upgrades will cost $2.8 billion

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government said Thursday it will pay 2.32 billion euros ($2.8 billion) for the purchase of French-made Rafale fighter jets and an upgrade of compatible missiles, under a...

Wisconsin Air National Guard unit grounds jets after crash

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin Air National Guard unit has grounded its pilots while the fatal crash of an F-16 fighter jet is being investigated, and authorities on Friday identified the pilot who ...

Military says Wisconsin-based fighter jet pilot died in Michigan crash during training mission

STEUBEN, Mich. (AP) — Military says Wisconsin-based fighter jet pilot died in Michigan crash during training mission.

Wisconsin-based F-16 crashes in Michigan during training

MANISTIQUE, Mich. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based F-16 fighter jet crashed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula while on a training mission and searchers were looking Wednesday for the pilot, who was the only perso...

US troop pullouts in Mideast raise fears of Iranian attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Pentagon pulls troops out of the Middle East in the coming weeks, under orders from President Donald Trump, U.S. military leaders are working to find other ways to deter poten...

Fans praise resumed F-16 flights after fighter's disappearance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fans of the F-16 Fighting Falcon expressed support for the Air Force Thursday (Dec. 3), when the jets resumed flying after a two-week hiatus resulting from the disappearan...

'Stop the madness,' Tigray leader urges Ethiopia's PM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from the region as he asserted tha...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan Air Force marks 100 year anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Wang Ting-yu (王定宇) posted a photo on Sunday (Nov. 29) to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of Taiwan's Air Force...

Taiwan president commemorates 100 years of Air Force

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday evening (Nov. 29) stated via Facebook that Sunday marked the 100th birthday of the Republic of China Air Force. In her post, Tsai...

Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey's 2016 coup

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court sentenced several military and civilian personnel at an air base to life prison sentences Thursday, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in a failed coup attemp...