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  • Pakistani fighter jets bomb militant hideouts, killing 35

    Pakistani fighter jets bomb militant hideouts, killing 35
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistani fighter jets bombed suspected militant hideouts in the tribal areas of North Waziristan and Khyber Agency early Thursday, killing at least 35 people, news agencies reported. The raids occurred after a government...
  • For F/A-18 Super Hornet, the end may be on the horizon

    For F/A-18 Super Hornet, the end may be on the horizon
    Workers at Northrop Grumman Corp.'s 1-million-square-foot El Segundo facility on Aviation Boulevard have been cranking out fuselage sections for the Navy's F/A-18 fighter jet for decades. But now, the end may be near. Since entering service in 1983,...
  • China ups ante in conflict with Japan with new air defense ID zone

    BEIJING -- Upping the gamesmanship with Japan over disputed East China Sea waters, China said Saturday it had established an air defense identification zone that would allow its military to take “emergency defensive measures” against...
  • Cold War-era 'Warthog' plane targeted for retirement amid budget cuts

    The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a snub-nosed ground-attack plane nicknamed the "Warthog," is the latest aircraft to find its way onto the Pentagon's endangered weapons list. Outfitted with a seven-barrel Gatling gun the size of a Volkswagen Beetle in its nose,...
  • China scrambles jets to track U.S., Japanese planes in disputed zone

    In an escalation of the standoff over islands in the East China Sea, the Chinese Defense Ministry said Friday that  it had scrambled two fighter jets to identify U.S. and Japanese planes flying through claimed airspace without notice. It was the...
  • China air zone risks miscalculation, distracts diplomacy, experts say

    China air zone risks miscalculation, distracts diplomacy, experts say
    With memories of the Soviet military's 1983 downing of a South Korean commercial airliner still seared in the minds of many, China's move to control the airspace over disputed islands has stirred fears of another disastrous miscalculation. Asia...
  • Chaos in Anbar Province [Editorial]

    Chaos in Anbar Province  [Editorial]
    Al-Qaida returned as a force be reckoned with in Iraq this month when militants affiliated with the terrorist group captured two important cities in Anbar Province along the country's western border with Syria, a hotbed of Sunni Muslim resistance to the...
  • U.S. Navy jet crashes into ocean off the Virginia coast

    A pilot was rescued after his U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed off the coast of Virginia on Wednesday, Navy officials confirmed. The F/A-18E Super Hornet jet went down 45 miles from Oceana, Va., home to a base that hosts the Navy's East Coast attack-...
  • Engineer accused of trying to send F-35 fighter jet papers to Iran

    Engineer accused of trying to send F-35 fighter jet papers to Iran
    Customs agents in Long Beach were shocked after opening boxes labeled "House Hold Goods" bound for Iran and finding thousands of documents outlining secret information on the military's $392-billion fighter jet program. The treasure trove of technical...
  • Proud Bird, aerospace watering hole, about to run dry

    Proud Bird, aerospace watering hole, about to run dry
    With a martini in hand, John Cashen was deep in a discussion of military electronics, when a 747 jetliner seemed to float past in slow motion onto LAX's south runway complex. Cashen, who pioneered the radar-evading design of the B-2 Stealth bomber,...
  • Former Boeing executive, three others indicted in bribery scheme

    A former Boeing Co. procurement officer and three other people were indicted by a federal grand jury and accused of engaging in a bribery and kickback scheme, a federal prosecutor said. The ex-procurement officer allegedly leaked nonpublic information...