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Pentagon says Russian jet flies near US warship

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 05:42

A Russian fighter jet flew near a US warship in the Black Sea for 12 times Saturday amid rising tensions in eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon said Monday.

Russian fighter jet passes near US warship

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 00:11

A Russian fighter jet was engaged in "provocative action" when it repeatedly passed near a US Navy guided missile destroyer for over 90 minutes in the international waters of the Black Sea off the coast of Romania, the Pentagon claimed on Monday.

Flies use fighter jet maneuvers to avoid getting swatted

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 09:49

Researchers have said when startled by predators, tiny fruit flies respond like fighter jets - employing screaming-fast banked turns to evade attacks.

Japan fighter jet dispatch highest since Cold War

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 16:18

Japan dispatched fighter jets more often over the past 12 months than at any time since the Cold War ended, according to government figures, with the sorties mostly aimed at chasing away Chinese and Russian aircraft.

Rostislav Belyakov, designer of MiG fighter jets, dies aged 94

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 00:50

Rostislav Belyakov, the chief designer of MiG fighter jets died on Saturday at the age of 94.

Flying MiG-21 FL is like being closer to heaven: IAF pilot

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 14:12

The youngest Indian Air Force pilot to have flown the MiG-21 FL fighter jet, which phased out after a glorious 50-year service, said flying the `dream machine` felt like he was closer to heaven.

IAF to phase out MiG 21 FL variants on December 11

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 20:34

The iconic Mig-21 FL fighter jet, one of the first variants of the MiG 21 combat aircraft, which dealt severe blows to Pakistan Air Force in the 1971 war, will be phased out from the IAF on Wednesday.

Bodies, black box found after Swiss fighter jet crash

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 23:10

Rescuers have recovered the bodies of the two people onboard a Swiss army fighter jet that crashed into a mountainside, as well as the aircraft`s black box, the defence ministry said on Thursday.

US Air Force converts F-16 fighters into drones

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 14:19

The US Air Force has test flown an F-16 fighter jet without a pilot on board for the first time, in the latest sign of the military`s increasing reliance on drones.

South Korea extends $7.3 bln fighter jet bidding

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 12:17

South Korea has extended its window for accepting bids from aircraft makers to supply 60 fighter jets at an estimated cost of USD 7.3 billion.

Syria seeks to revive fighter jet deal with Russia

Last Updated: Saturday, June 01, 2013, 09:03

Syria wants to revive a contract to purchase MiG-29M/M2 fighter jets from Russia in the wake of upcoming expiration of an EU embargo on arms sales to Syria, the representatives of aircraft maker MiG said on Friday.

`Many countries want to get China-Pak fighter jet`

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 22:17

A Pakistan official on Friday said "numerous countries" are interested in obtaining JF-17 Thunder fighter jet jointly developed by both the countries.