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Clément Charpentreau
Russia sends two nuclear-capable Tu-160 bombers to Venezuela
Defense
Russia sends two nuclear-capable Tu-160 bombers to Venezuela

Another week, another batch of Russian bombers hits the news. Two Russian Tu-160 "Blackjack" strategic bombers...

Clément Charpentreau
Two USMC planes crash near Japan, one dead, five missing
Defense
Two USMC planes crash near Japan, one dead, five missing

Two aircraft belonging to the United States Marine Corps were lost during a training mission near Japan. Two of the seve...

Clément Charpentreau
Airbus joins forces with Lockheed to step in Boeing’s backyard
Defense
Airbus joins forces with Lockheed to step in Boeing’s backyard

One company's demise is another one's opportunity. Or in this case, two companies. Lockheed Martin and Airbus si...

Clément Charpentreau
Merkel plane forced to emergency landing after system shutdown
Defense
Merkel plane forced to emergency landing after system shutdown

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend the opening of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on November 30, 2018, afte...

Clément Charpentreau
Did Japan drop its X-2 Shinshin fighter program?
Defense
Did Japan drop its X-2 Shinshin fighter program?

The Japanese Self Defense Force (JSDF) is currently considering acquiring 100 additional F-35s from the United States fo...

Clément Charpentreau
Ukrainian Air Force on high alert, standoff with Russia escalates
Defense
Ukrainian Air Force on high alert, standoff with Russia escalates

Several Russian fighter jets and combat helicopters were deployed to assist the blockade of the Kerch Strait. The incide...

Clément Charpentreau
Franco-German fighter aircraft program has a starting date
Defense
Franco-German fighter aircraft program has a starting date

The French and German Defense minister (respectively Ministere des Armees and Bundesministerium der Verteidigung) announ...

Clément Charpentreau
First French MQ-9 Reaper crash on record
Defense
First French MQ-9 Reaper crash on record

A medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) MQ-9 Reaper drone of the French Air Force crashed near Niamey, Niger, on Novembe...

Clément Charpentreau
Defense
US Navy F/A-18 Hornet crashes in Philippine sea

After experiencing a mechanical problem, an F/A-18 Hornet fighter of the U.S. Navy crashed during a routine exercise in...

Clément Charpentreau
Defense
First serial produced IL-476 airborne three years behind schedule

The first serial produced Il-76MD-90A (codename IL-476), a heavily upgraded version of the Ilyushin Il-76 military trans...

Clément Charpentreau
Defense
Two Russian bombers intercepted close to NATO exercise in Norway

Two Eurofighter Typhoon fighters from the British Royal Air Force were scrambled on October 31, 2018, to intercept two R...

Clément Charpentreau
Defense
Helicopter crash in Afghanistan kills 25 people on board

A helicopter of the Afghan National Army crashed shortly after takeoff on October 31, 2018, in Farah province, west of A...

It’s official! Belgium chose U.S. F-35 over European offers
Clément Charpentreau
Defense
It’s official! Belgium chose U.S. F-35 over European offers

As the Belgian medias suspected on October 22, 2018, the government chose the Lockheed Martin F-35 to succeed to the agi...

Clément Charpentreau
Defense
Dassault reveals first concept of Rafale successor

During the Euronaval 2018 exhibition on October 23, 2018, Dassault presented its New Generation Fighter (NGF), due to re...

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Defense
Russia says military training jet crashed over Azov

The Russian Defense Ministry says one of its jets has crashed during a training flight over the Sea of Azov and that two...