China Modernizes Airborne Attack Forces

SPUTNIK NEWS Airborne forces are an important element of the Chinese military and Beijing will continue to invest in their development and upgrade their combat capabilities. What Kind of Bomber Jet Does China Need? China is pursuing its global interests, including placing focus on expanding its international military presence, as part of its "active defense" doctrine. Traditionally, Beijing used to rely on its ground forces, but over the recent years it has been heavily investing in the...
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Iran Threatens to Shoot Down US Planes

FOX NEWS Iran threatened to shoot down two US Navy surveillance aircraft flying close to Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf over the weekend, the latest in a series of recent provocations between Iran and the US military in the region, three US defense officials with knowledge of the incident told Fox News. On Sept. 10, a Navy P-8 Poseidon with a crew of nine and an EP-3 Eries with a crew of roughly 24, were flying a reconnaissance mission 13 miles off the coast of Iran, through the Per...
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Russia urges US strikes on Fateh al-Sham

PRESS TV Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized the US-led coalition’s refusal to conduct air raids in Syria on positions held by the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, calling on Washington to reverse its course. On Tuesday, Lavrov called on the coalition forces to consider the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham as a terror outfit, saying, "I have a very demanding task now - not to let this list (of terrorist organizations) be reduced.” "I have no ...
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US Air Force Bombers Conduct Joint Flights With South Korea, Japan

ABC NEWS Two U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers flew over South Korea near the border with North Korea today to reinforce the U.S. commitment to its regional ally after the North's latest nuclear test. The supersonic B-1 bombers took off from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam before conducting low-level flights in the vicinity of Osan Air Base near Seoul, just 75 miles from the border with North Korea. The bombers were accompanied by a Korean F-15K fighter aircraft, as well as a U.S. F-16 fighter ai...
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