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Famed Ukrainian fighter pilot dies in jet collision

Ukraine has lost a “mega talent,” the country’s air force spokesperson has said, commenting on the death of fighter pilot Andrey ‘Juice’ Pilshchikov. One of the faces of Kiev’s campaign for the delivery of F-16 fighter jets, he was killed along with two of his colleagues during a training flight …

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Kiev skeptical about fighter jets promised by NATO country

Ukraine’s military has voiced doubts after Poland vowed to transfer some of its MiG-29 fighter jets, saying the aging aircraft is a welcome addition but will be of limited help, while demanding “modern” US-made planes instead. Polish President Andrzej Duda announced the upcoming weapon transfer on Thursday, noting that Warsaw would send four “fully …

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Israel grounds top-notch US fighter jets

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has decided to ground 11 of its F-35A fighter jets on Sunday, following an incident in Texas last week that saw a US Air Force F-35B Lightning II crash during an attempted landing. “From the findings and the information transmitted, it was found that these …

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Sweden dashes Ukrainian fighter jet hopes

Sweden does not intend to provide Ukraine with its state-of-the-art Saab JAS 39 Gripen fighter jets, Defense Minister Pol Jonson said on Sunday. Kiev had previously said that it would like to receive modern aircraft from its Western backers, including Stockholm. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart, …

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Officials reveal death toll from Russian fighter jet crash

At least four people have died after a Su-35 multipurpose fighter jet crashed outside of a residential building in the southern Russian city of Yeysk on Monday, emergency services have confirmed. Another 25 have sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital, they added. Three children between the ages of eight …

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Chinese alloy found in US flagship fighter jets

The US Department of Defense has temporarily halted all F-35 fighter deliveries after learning that the warplane contained a component made from an alloy sourced in China, which violates federal acquisition rules, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The department noted that the reason behind the suspension was a magnet in …

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Taiwan relocates fighter jets ahead of Pelosi visit – media

Taiwan has relocated French-supplied Mirage 2000 fighter jets and other military hardware, according to local media, ahead of a possible visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Eight additional aircraft were moved to the Chihhang Air Base, adding to the two Mirage 2000 fighters already stationed there, the Taiwan-based China …

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British fighter files appeal against death sentence

The defense of Aiden Aslin, a British citizen who had been fighting for the Ukrainian Armed Forces and sentenced to death by a Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) court on June 9, has appealed the conviction, his lawyer, Pavel Kosovan, told TASS on Monday. Kosovan revealed that the defense is contesting …

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