Belgium to offer fighter jets for Islamic State strikes

Belgium plans to send six F-16 fighter jets to join the US-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group but will limit their use to Iraq, the government said.

Japan mulls building its own fighter jets: Report

Japan is considering building its own fighter jets after years of playing second fiddle in a US construction partnership, a report said Thursday, in a move likely to stoke fears of its military resurgence among Asian neighbours.

Rebels shoot down Ukrainian fighter jet over east Ukraine: Kiev

Pro-Russian separatists on Sunday shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet over the war-torn east of the country, a military spokesman told AFP.

Russia prepares 5th-generation fighter for India

Russia`s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has completed the front-end engineering design of the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) for India`s Air Force, UAC president Mikhail Pogosyan said Friday.

Fighter jet clicks massive `fire cloud`

A fighter jet has taken some stunning pictures of a huge "fire cloud" above California where wild-fires have been burning for days.

Jaguar fighter jet crashes in Gujarat`s Kutch; pilot safe

A Jaguar fighter plane of the Indian Air Force crashed on Friday while on a routine sortie from the Bhuj air base.

Emirates chief asks why no fighter jet tracked MH370

Emirates chief Tim Clark has reportedly questioned why fighter jets did not intercept Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 when it veered widely off course, but said he believed the missing plane will be found.

Russian fighter jet passes near US warship

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

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

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.

IAF to phase out MiG 21 FL variants on December 11

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

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.

South Korea extends $7.3 bln fighter jet bidding

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

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.

Taiwan F-16 fighter jet crashes into sea

A Taiwanese F-16 fighter jet crashed in waters near Chiayi county Wednesday, according to media reports.

Two die in Chinese fighter jet crash

Two pilots were killed when their Su-27 fighter jet crashed near the city of Rongcheng in east China`s Shandong province Sunday, said authorities.

China`s new fighter able to attack over 1,000 km

The J-15 fighter jet, likely to be deployed on China`s first aircraft carrier, is able to cover an area with a radius of over 1,000 km on attack missions, a chief designer said Saturday.

China`s new fighter jet J-15 has range of 3,000 km

It can carry multiple types of long-range anti-ship and air-to-air missiles.

First Chinese fighter jet lands on aircraft carrier

China said it has successfully landed a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier, a move that would help project its growing military might amid simmering maritime disputes with some of its key neighbours.

New Su-30SM fighter makes maiden flight

The Russian Air Force`s first Su-30SM advanced fighter jet made its first flight Friday.