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An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned. The incident, which has not been publicly disclosed, troubled U.S. military...
Russian and Tajik pilots practiced eliminating a camp of conditional illegal armed groups and ammunition storages in course of the Russia-Tajikistan joint exercise. In accordance to the scenario of the exercise, a unit of the conditional enemy captured several buildings. One of the buildings was equipped as a command centre. Special...
Airbus has delivered the fifth  military cargo planes C-295 to Kazakhstan's Air Forces, that reported by military-informant.com. By 2018 the military fleet of Kazakhstan will have been equipped with a total of 8 C-295 aircraft. The plane arrived from the Spanish Sevilla at the air base in Almaty. "The flight was carried...
Director of the company GP "Antonov" Mikhail nail in the exhibition of aeronautical engineering at the State Enterprise "Zavod 410 GA" announced the signing of a contract for the supply of new Ukrainian military transport aircraft for the benefit of the customer from Iraq. "Right now, we already have a contract...
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A Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft crashed on Wednesday during the landing at an airfield in Russia’s Far Eastern Primorye territory, the defense ministry said. The Su-25 jet (NATO reporting name: "Frogfoot") was performing a training flight, the ministry’s press service said. "The pilot ejected, his life and health are not under...
India will undertake mid-life upgrade of six Russian-made Kamov 28 anti-submarine warfare helicopters besides overhaul of another four. Of the ten Kamov 28 helicopters that were procured from the erstwhile USSR in the mid-80s, only a few are...
China has unveiled an updated version of the J-31 "Gyrfalcon" fighter jet, which is expected to be marketed internationally within the next five years, reports the Beijing-based Sina Military Network. An updated model of the J-31 — a single-seat, twin-engine, fifth-generation stealth multirole fighter developed by the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation...
The US sent a heavy bomber over South Korea on Sunday in a show of force as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un insisted his country's latest nuclear test was carried out in self-defence. The test on Wednesday of what the North claimed was its first hydrogen bomb has sparked international...

Russian MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft crashes in Buryatia

Russian MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft has crashed in the Russian Republic of Buryatia, western Siberia. Both pilots managed to eject, the Russian Defense Ministry...

U.S. troops in South Korea began installing the equipment of THAAD...

U.S. troops in South Korea began installing the equipment of an advanced missile defense system at a site in a southeastern region of the...

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North Korea displays its mobile coastal defence missile systems

North Korea has displayed version of the mobile coastal defence missile systems integrated onto all-terrain tracked vehicles during a massive military parade in the capital, Pyongyang. South Korean...

North Korea conducts largest-ever artillery firing drill

North Korea has staged its largest-ever artillery firing drill to mark the anniversary of the founding of its military, according to reports. South Korea's Yonhap...