Turkish F-16 fighter jet which lost contact has crashed in south of country near border with Syria, Turkish media reports -@BBCBreaking
Turkish military says loses communication with fighter jet in southern Turkey
Contact lost with fighter jet close to Syria’s border
The Turkish military says it has lost contact with one of its F16 fighter jets in a city close to the border with Syria. A search and rescue operation is underway in [...]
EHRAN (FNA)- Iran plans to unveil its new home-made fighter jet in an official ceremony due to be held tomorrow.
The Iranian Defense Ministry announced on Friday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will unveil the second indigenized Iranian jet fighter named ‘Qaher 313′ on Saturday.
When Barack Obama was contemplating a run for the White House his wife, Michelle, asked him what he thought he could accomplish if he won. “The day I take the oath of office,” he replied. “The world will look at us differently. And millions of kids across this country will look at themselves differently. That alone is something.”
Four months after he was sworn in, at least one kid saw himself differently. It [...]
URGENT: 1,000 Chinese boats to arrive in waters near Senkakus Mon.: report
Breaking news: 1,000 Chinese fishing boats to arrive near Senkakus by late Monday — Kyodo
Twenty-one months after China’s Chengdu aerospace firm unveiled its J-20 jet fighter prototype — Beijing’s first stealth warplane — the rival Shenyang company has revealed what appears to be a competing, radar-evading plane.
Over the weekend photos of increasing resolution leaked online depicting a previously unknown, [...]
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Video footage was posted on a social media website and shows three armed rebels and a man described as a captured pilot in an unidentified location
State media claims jet crashed after ‘technical problems’
Horrifying footage of rebels hurling bodies off a building in Aleppo also emerge – raising concerns the conflict is becoming increasingly violent
The latest allegations and apparent human rights violations raise new concerns for increased violence in [...]
Syrian air defences “shot down” the Turkish jet fighter that went missing while on patrol near the border between the two countries on Friday, according to local television reports.
Reports in Turkey initially stated that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that Syria had apologised for shooting down the plane.
“Syria immediately offered a very serious apology for the incident and admitted it was a mistake”, Haberturk daily newspaper quoted Mr Erdogan [...]
Colonel Hassan Hamada landed in Jordan at 11am
Follows defection of thousands of soldiers
America called for more military defections from Syria today after a fighter pilot flew to Jordan and was given political asylum.
It was the first defection by a member of Syria’s air force during the 15-month uprising against President Assad.
It is seen as a propaganda coup for the rebels because the air force has been viewed as fiercely loyal [...]
So you’re trying to save some money, are you?
Well, why isn’t your party focused on the outrageous fleecing of the American public over the Joint Strike Fighter? It’s easily the largest of many large boondoggles that the military has pursued over the last several decades, and dwarfs the expenditure on those food safety and education programs you want to gut.
1) The total, lifetime cost of the JSF program is [...]
January 17, 2012
A design flaw in the US Marine Corps version of the F-35 Lightning II, which prevents it from landing on an aircraft carrier, could see the highly advanced vehicle grounded indefinitely.
The F-35C, also known as the carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (CV JSF), is one of several fifth-generation fighters developed under the JSF program. New documents reveal that the aircraft has a crucial flaw, which [...]
Suspend habeas corpus and enact martial law?
By Chris Powell
Published: Monday, December 12, 2011 1:40 PM EST
Americans seem ready to forfeit their most basic civil liberty — actually, all their civil liberties — without a whimper.
By a vote of 93-7 the Senate this month approved a military appropriations bill empowering the government to designate any U.S. citizen within the country as a terrorist and to have the military hold him indefinitely [...]
Have you seen his 2011 budget request?
Department of Defense Page 48
Total outlays $718.8 Billion
Homeland Defense Page 84
Total outlays $53.6 Billion
Total outlays $123.7 Billion Page 119
Total for defense (includes Homeland Sec.) and Veterans $896.1 Billion
That is 35% of his projected tax revenues that he expected would happen if the economy didn’t have any hiccups. Well, now it has a hiccup and he can forget about $2.56 trillion in tax revenues [...]