Israel scrambles fighter jets to fend off drone from Gaza

The Israeli Air Force scrambled fighter jets to the Gaza border after Islamist group Hamas launched a drone during a military parade it held in the coastal territory Sunday to mark the 27th anniversary of its establishment, Israeli media reported.

Record $23.4 billion deals signed at China's airshow

 China has signed more than 300 trade deals worth a record USD 23.4 billion during its air show in the southern port city of Zhuhai, organisers said today.

Indonesian fighter jets intercept Australian plane

Indonesian air force jets on Wednesday intercepted an Australian light aircraft and forced it to land after the plane entered the country`s airspace without permission, officials said.

Islamic State training pilots to fly fighter jets

 Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State (IS) are training its members in Syria to fly three captured fighter jets, media reported Friday.

Australian jets fly first mission against IS in Iraq

Australian fighter jets have flown their first armed combat mission in Iraq against the Islamic State group but did not launch air strikes, the military said today.

France to deploy more fighter jets, warship, in IS fight

The French military said on Wednesday it would deploy three more fighter jets and a warship to the Middle East to boost support to Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State jihadists.

British warplanes return from Iraq without bombing

British warplanes flew their first mission over Iraq since parliament authorised strikes against Islamic State jihadists, but returned without bombing on Saturday, the Ministry of Defence in London said.

Britain's jets set for Iraq air strikes take-off

 British warplanes are all set to launch missile attacks against Islamic State (IS) after the country's Parliament backed military action in Iraq.

Two US Navy jets crash in western Pacific

Two US F/A-18 Hornet jets have crashed in the western Pacific and one of the pilots is missing, the Navy said today.

Fighter jets escort Cuba-bound Canadian jet back to Canada

Fighter jets were scrambled to escort a jetliner as it turned back during a flight from Canada to Cuba because of two drunken, unruly passengers, the airline said.

Fighter jets escort Toronto flight after alleged threat

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.

Japan, Britain to launch joint missile research: Report

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.

Pakistani jets, artillery kill 18 in anti-militant offensive

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

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

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.

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

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

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`

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.

Pentagon claims Russian jets violated Ukrainian airspace

US officials Friday said that Russian fighter jets flew into Ukrainian airspace a handful of times over the last 24 hours, in what one called a continued provocation of the heightened tensions in the region.

Turkish F-16 jets scramble to intercept Syrian jets

Four Turkish F-16 fighter jets scrambled Saturday to intercept two Syrian warplanes which approached southern Turkey, the Turkish military said.