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Fighter jets escort Toronto flight after alleged threat

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 03:10

A flight carrying Canadians on vacation to Panama was turned around and escorted back to Toronto by two fighter jets today after an unruly passenger made threats against the aircraft.

Rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in east: Military

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:40

Pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in eastern Ukraine just days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, as per Ukrainian military spokesman.

Japan, Britain to launch joint missile research: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 12:00

Japan and Britain are to jointly develop missile technology for fighter jets, while Tokyo may also start exporting Japanese-made parts for US surface-to-air missiles, a report said Thursday.

US F-35 fighter jets approved to fly again: Pentagon

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 00:47

A troubled US fleet of F-35A fighter jets which was grounded due to an engine issue has been given a limited approval to fly again, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday.

Pakistani jets, artillery kill 18 in anti-militant offensive

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 18:35

Pakistani jets and artillery pounded militant hideouts in a lawless tribal district, killing 18 foreign and local insurgents in a massive ongoing offensive against the Taliban, officials said Sunday.

Ukrainian fighter jets scrambled above rebel positions as missile attack resumes

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 16:18

Ukraine scrambled jet fighters to strike at rebel positions early on Saturday, after separatists resumed missile attacks on government forces near the frontier with Russia, the border guard service said.

Japan military jets scrambled record 340 times in April-June

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:19

Japan said today that its military scrambled fighter jets a record 340 times in the three months to June in response to feared intrusions on its airspace, as tensions grow with China.

Israeli jets raid southern Gaza Strip

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 02:29

Israeli fighter jets carried out a series of air raids on the Gaza Strip Friday, as Palestinian militants continued to fire rockets into Israel, security sources said.

Pakistan completes induction of 13 F-16 fighter jets into air force

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 18:08

Pakistan on Wednesday completed the induction of 13 frontline F-16 fighter jets into its air force, augmenting its aerial defence capability.

Turkey orders first fighter jets from Lockheed Martin

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 18:54

Turkey has decided to place a firm order with US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin for two F-35 stealth fighter jets, a defence source said on Wednesday.

Russian bombers, fighter jets `seen over Crimea`

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 22:09

Several dozen Russian planes including what appeared to be strategic bombers and fighter jets have been spotted in the sky above the Moscow-controlled peninsula of Crimea, witnesses and experts said.

Five F-16 fighter jets from Jordan inducted into Pak Air Force

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 23:59

Pakistan Air Force today inducted five F-16 fighter jets into its fleet, the first batch of the 13 jets received from Jordan.