2 Israeli warplanes carried out strikes on Syrian airbase – Russian MoD

Two Israeli F-15 fighters targeted Syria’s T-4 airbase in Homs province, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday. The jets fired eight guided missiles, but five of them were shot down before they hit the airfield. READ MORE: Several killed & injured in ‘missile attack’ on airbase in Homs – Syrian state media In a statement […]

Germany’s Tornado warplanes ‘unsuitable for NATO missions’ – report

A classified German Defense Ministry report says the country’s fleet of Tornado fighter jets may be unsuitable for conducting NATO missions, several media outlets said. The report, first cited by the German magazine Spiegel, says the Panavia Tornado, which first entered service in the 1970s, has several equipment flaws that make it vulnerable and no […]

Israeli warplanes hit Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli warplanes hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Monday. The strikes followed a rocket attack by Palestinians, the army said. According to Palestinian security sources, several missiles were fired at farmland east of Rafah in the south of the coastal enclave. “Fighter jets targeted underground infrastructure… in response to the projectile that […]

Russia approves draft deal for its warplanes to use Egyptian military bases

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 12:06 Edited time: 30 Nov, 2017 12:10 The Russian government has approved a draft agreement with Egypt which would allow the two countries to use each other’s airspace and airbases. The agreement is yet to be negotiated with Cairo. The draft, which was prepared by the defense ministry and agreed […]

Berlin to boost aviation safety amid fears hackers can hijack warplanes

Germany’s military is launching a new “aviation cyber expertise” as an urgent measure in response to a government-funded research revealing that hackers would be able to seize command of a military aircraft with equipment worth just a few thousand dollars. The new initiative, propelled by the head of the German Military Aviation Authority, Major General […]

US-led coalition warplanes banned from Syria safe zones – Russian envoy

Published time: 5 May, 2017 08:41 Edited time: 5 May, 2017 08:46 The four safe zones to be established in Syria will be closed for flights by US-led coalition warplanes, said the Russian envoy to the Astana peace talks, where the zones were agreed upon. “As for [the coalition] actions in the de-escalation zones, starting […]

China can now deploy warplanes to disputed artificial South China Sea islands at any time

Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China appears to have largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea and can now deploy combat planes and other military hardware there at any time, a U.S. think tank said on Monday. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), part […]