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IDF strikes Gaza in retaliation to rocket fire
The Israeli Defense Forces have launched an attack on Gaza allegedly striking a weapons cache near Khan Yunis in retaliation to a rocket fired from Gaza earlier in the day.

19.12.2014 23:06

Russia’s military doctrine remains ‘solely defensive’ – Putin
Russia is going to maintain its security “consistently and rigorously,” President Vladimir Putin has said. And despite NATO’s military buildup close to Russian borders, the national military doctrine will remain solely defensive, he said.

19.12.2014 14:56

India on path to delivering humans to space, tests heaviest launch vehicle
India is celebrating the successful the atmospheric re-entry of its most powerful satellite launch vehicle, which could see it sending humans to space soon. With this “destiny-changing” launch, it hopes to secure a bigger share of the global space market.

18.12.2014 07:13

Black choppers rattle Dallas skyline in urban training drills
Dallas residents have taken to social media to express alarm over a swarm of black helicopters that have descended upon their neighborhoods, part of a US Special Forces drill to prepare for future engagement in urban areas.

17.12.2014 07:36

Pentagon confirms military buildup along Russian borders for ‘peace and stability’
The Pentagon has confirmed the military buildup along Russia’s borders to ensure long-term “peace and stability” in the region. Earlier Moscow accused NATO of a sharp increase in air activity and intelligence flights in the border zone.

17.12.2014 01:34

Hot Shots? RAF’s £150 mn fighter jet could ‘shut down’ in midair due to overheating fault
The Royal Air Force’s next generation F-35 fighter jet could “shut down” in mid-flight if its fuel overheats, US test pilots have discovered. The fault is the latest in a string of embarrassments for military chiefs and manufacturer Lockheed Martin.

16.12.2014 16:04

Moscow to Sweden: Alleged 'colliding' jet 70km from civil route, used NATO tactics
Russia’s Defense Ministry has dismissed Sweden’s accusation that an unresponsive Russian military aircraft nearly collided with a passenger plane over the Baltic Sea. The ministry added that NATO planes in the area also have their transponders turned off.

14.12.2014 03:08

Sky's not the limit: World's first 'Jetman' flies over Dubai desert (VIDEO)
A former fighter pilot and Guinness record holder – known as 'Jetman' – has performed a new stunt, taking over the skies of the United Arab Emirates. High-flying Swiss national Yves Rossy teamed up with Dubai, flying above the wealth of its land.

11.12.2014 15:13

Drone-only: US Army builds $33mn UAV airport in Texas
An airport designed for only two kinds of drones is set to be built in the US State of Texas. At $33 million cost, the project demonstrates America’s unprecedented drive toward the use of unmanned aerial systems.

11.12.2014 06:49

Chinese national charged for allegedly stealing US military documents
A Chinese national has been arrested and charged with allegedly stealing military documents when he tried to fly to China last month. The stolen documents concerned new material developments for military aircraft from major defense contractors.

11.12.2014 00:09

Air Force repaints its trucks because of F-35s
Plagued with chronic cost overruns and delayed deliveries, the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has yet another issue threatening the plane’s safety record: the dark-green, heat-absorbing trucks used to refuel the jet need a new paint job.

09.12.2014 15:11

​Watching the watchmen: US shield to protect drones from 'spoofing' cyber-attacks
Pentagon-sponsored engineers have developed a system to shield unmanned aerial vehicles from cyber-attacks. It sounds the alert if a drone starts doing something that it is not supposed to do.

06.12.2014 21:03