F-16

NATO fighters intercept Russian bombers approaching UK airspace

British Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets intercepted and turned away two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers as they were approaching the British airspace. They had been visually identified beforehand by F-16 fighter jets from the Royal Norwegian Air Force....


Turkish F-16 deployment in Azerbaijan proved by satellite imagery

Satellite photographs taken on October 3, 2020, confirmed that two F-16 fighter jets and what resembles a CASA CN-235 transport plane were stationed on the tarmac of the Azerbaijani base in Ganja, located about 80 km from Nagorno-Karabakh....


Chile rules out F-16 upgrade despite United States approval

Days after an upgrade plan for the Chilean Air Force F-16 fighter jets, valued at more than $600 million, was approved by the United States Department of State, the Chilean government revealed the project had been postponed “months ago”....


Pilot of crashed South Carolina F-16 fighter jet pronounced dead

A United States Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon crashed at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, during a routine training mission. The pilot was killed in the accident....


Busy final days for Belgian NATO air policing mission [Video]

The Belgian participation in the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission is coming to an end. But their last days act as a reminder of how crucial their role is. In the span of a week, no less than five interceptions of Russian aircraft were carried out by the Belgian Air Force....


Turkey shoots down two Syrian Su-24 attack aircraft

Two Su-24s of the Syrian regime were shot down by the Turkish military in the Idlib region, north-western Syria. A Turkish Anka-S armed drone was also destroyed by the Syrian air defense....


Taiwan denounces Chinese strategic bomber incursion

In the past two days, multiple military aircraft of the Chinese People's Liberation Army have briefly entered Taiwan airspace, prompting a reaction from the island’s own air force....


Passenger flight diverts to escape Syrian anti-aircraft missiles

A Cham Wings Airlines Airbus A320-200 was forced to make an emergency landing in fear of being targeted by the Syrian anti-aircraft defense....


Third USAF F-16 crash in less than two months

An F-16 Fighting Falcon of the United States Air Force crashed as it was about to land on Kunsan Air Base, near Gunsan, South Korea. The pilot managed to eject from his aircraft. The crash is the latest in a series of incidents involving an F-16 in the last few months....


USAF F-16 accidentally releases dummy bomb in Japan

A United States Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon accidentally dropped an inert bomb on private land outside training grounds in Aomori Prefecture, north of Japan's main island of Honshu....