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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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US says fighter jet sale to Turkey ‘in the works’

The US government supports Turkey’s efforts to modernize its air force and could soon approve the sale of dozens of F-16 fighter jets, a senior Pentagon official said. Speaking to reporters during a remote press briefing on Wednesday, Assistant Secretary for Defense for International Security Affairs Celeste Wallander said the …

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UK fighter appeals death sentence – Donetsk court

Shaun Pinner, a captured British citizen who had been fighting for the Ukrainian Army, has appealed his death sentence, the top court in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) told TASS on Wednesday. The court now has up to two months to review the verdict. According to TASS, Pinner’s locally appointed …

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Russia confirms use of 5th generation fighter jet in Ukraine

The Russian Su-57 fifth-generation stealth air superiority jet fighters have been used in combat missions in Ukraine, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov has confirmed. The jets have been “repeatedly” used in Ukraine, both individually and as part of squads, Borisov told reporters on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg …

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US fighter jet crashes, pilot killed

A US Navy fighter jet pilot was killed on Friday when his F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed in the Mojave Desert of Southern California, marking at least the fourth such incident in the area in recent years. The jet, based at Naval Air Station Lemoore between Los Angeles and San Francisco, …

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US general wants fighter jets sent to Ukraine

The commanding general of the California National Guard has suggested that the US government and officials in other Western nations should consider providing Ukraine with combat aircraft – something Kiev has long been asking for. Major General David Baldwin told American media outlet Politico on Friday that Soviet-designed jets, which Ukrainian …

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