Paro flying high as he faces German fighter ace

BRISBANE’S brilliant boxing prospect Liam Paro plans a hit and run mission against rugged German Robert Tlatlik in their Fox Sports battle at the sold-out Brisbane Convention Centre on Saturday night. The 22-year-old world No. 6 will jet off to France immediately after the fight to support his mentor Mark Flanagan as the power-punching cruiserweight […]

US Defense Secretary Mattis wants 80% of key fighter jets ready for war

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has called on the Pentagon to bring at least 80 percent of its key fighter jets to combat readiness. For a country always at war with someone, surprisingly few of its warplanes are kept sky-worthy. Consistent with Washington’s increasingly saber-rattling rhetoric, the world’s largest military is putting its money where […]

Flights: Fighter jets escort plane after passenger ‘started screaming and hitting wildly’

A KLM flight flying to Amsterdam from Abu Dhabi had to be escorted by two fighter jets from the Dutch airforce after a fight broke out on board. A 29-year-old American man caused the fracas when he became “aggressive” after being asked to return to his seat. The fight broke out 30 minutes before the […]

Italy, Sweden, US submit bids to sell fighter jets to Bulgaria

Italy, Sweden and the United States submitted bids on Monday to sell fighter jets to Bulgaria’s ailing air force, according to the Defense Ministry in Sofia. A NATO member since 2004, the Balkan country is obliged to keep at least one squadron of jets ready for action. The number of the country’s ageing Soviet-built MiG-29s […]

Russia’s 5th-gen Su-57 stealth fighter will have AI combat mode – report

Russia’s newest supersonic stealth fighter jet, the Su-57, will have a “fully automatic” mode during combat, according to reports. The multi-purpose fifth-generation warplane is scheduled to officially join the military next year. The jet’s control and target acquisition systems will have a “fully automatic combat regime,” a source within the aviation industry told RIA Novosti […]

‘I think the party has yearned for a fighter’: Michael Avenatti confirms he may run as a Democrat against Trump in 2020

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer Michael Avenatti, the lawyer known to needle President Donald Trump on social media and on TV, says he might run against Trump as a Democrat in the 2020 presidential election. Avenatti first gave that information to the Des Moines Register newspaper on Thursday. He was in the Iowa state capital with several […]

‘Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition’ gains Sagat and newcomer G

The roster for Street Fighter V‘s Arcade Edition will today gain two new fighters. An announcement on PlayStation Blog confirmed that both series icon Sagat and mysterious newcomer G — who were first revealed for Street Fighter V‘s third season during the 2017 Capcom Cup — are joining the fray. G, the self-described ‘President of […]

The US Army’s ‘Street Fighter V’ tournament starts Saturday

The US Army is getting in on the esports craze too, but the game isn’t one you might expect. Instead of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or Rainbow Six Siege, the military is hosting a tournament for Street Fighter V. The competition will be broadcast on Twitch starting tomorrow from Fort Bliss. The winner from each garrison (tournaments […]

China is sending some of its most lethal bombers and fighter jets to Russia for major war games — here’s what they’re bringing

Associated Press China is sending some of its most advanced fighter jets and bombers to Russia later this month for a major international military exercise.  “The International Army Games 2018, initiated by the Russian Ministry of Defense, will start on July 28,” China’s Ministry of Defense said in a press statement last week. “It is co-organized […]

Northrop Grumman is trying to squeeze Lockheed Martin out of Japan’s F-3 stealth fighter program

Reuters Northrop Grumman Corp is eyeing a Japanese jet fighter project that could pit it against Lockheed Martin Corp, three sources said, and has already held preliminary talks with Japanese defense industry officials. Northrop Grumman has provided Japan with a menu of technologies it could contribute to the next-generation F-3 fighter project, but not yet made any […]