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Clement Charpentreau
OTD: Iran Air A300 mistakenly shot down by US Navy, 290 dead

On July 3, 1988, Iran Air flight 655 from Bandar Abbas, Iran, to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, was shot down shortly after takeoff by two missiles from the USS Vincennes frigate that was patrolling in the Strait of Hormuz. The 290 people on board were killed....


Clement Charpentreau
US Navy protests against “unsafe” Russian jet interception… again

The US Navy's 6th Fleet reported the interception of one of its P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft by a Russian Su-35 fighter over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, for the third time in two months. It denounced the “unsafe and unprofessional” attitude of the Russian pilots....


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Pentagon lifts secrecy on three UFO videos

The Department of Defense declassified three videos of "unidentified aerial phenomena" that had been leaked to the public....


Clement Charpentreau
First test flight of Boeing MQ-25 unmanned refueler [Video]

Boeing’s unmanned aerial refueler, the MQ-25 Stingray, successfully achieved its maiden sortie. The aircraft validated its basic flight functions and operations with the ground control station....


Clement Charpentreau
US Navy declares death of pilot in F-18 “Star Wars” canyon crash

UPDATED: After a day of research, the US Navy announced the death of the pilot of a single-seat F/A-18E Super Hornet jet that crashed in Death Valley National Park, California. The incident injured seven tourists on the ground....


Clement Charpentreau
US military condemns Venezuela “aggressive” interception [Video]

The United States military accuses a Venezuelan SU-30 Flanker fighter jet of following a U.S. Navy EP-3 Aries “at an unsafe distance [...] for a prolonged period of time" in international airspace. Venezuela claims that the U.S. aircraft has violated its airspace....


Clement Charpentreau
Russian Su-27 intercepts US P-8A Poseidon near Crimea [Video]

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept a U.S. P-8A Poseidon observation plane over the Black Sea near Crimea....


Clement Charpentreau
US confirms Iran shot down one of its drones

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRCG) claimed to have shot down a U.S. drone near the Strait of Hormuz, southern Iran. The information was confirmed by a U.S. official....


Clement Charpentreau
US protests “unsafe” interception of patrol plane by Russian jet

The US Navy's 6th Fleet reported the interception of one of its P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft by a Russian Su-35 fighter over the Mediterranean Sea....


Clement Charpentreau
Japan calls off crashed F-35A search, rest of fleet grounded

Japan ended its search for the pilot's body and the wreck of the F-35 fighter jet that fell to sea on April 9, 2019....