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*+-A Russian Su-27 Flanker fighter jet made a dangerously close pass of a U.S. intelligence aircraft May 30 over the Black Sea, Pentagon officials announced Friday. Army Col. Steve Warren, the chief Pentagon spokesman, said the Russian jets made two passes at the RC-135. The first pass was made in a “professional” manner in line […]

*+-The head of U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command said Tuesday that North Korea is continuing to develop a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile system capable of firing nuclear weapons to U.S. shores. Adm. Bill Gortney said the U.S. believed that the long-range KN-08 ICBM missile was “operational today.” He further explained that North Korea’s military […]

*+-Russia has stepped up military air operations over Europe while continuing to bolster aggression by separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon said Thursday. “There’s been an uptick to Russian air activity in the region” to include a flight by two Russian “Bear” bombers off Britain’s southern coast Wednesday, said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon […]

*+-In a major boost for military tilt-rotor aircraft, the Navy has a preliminary agreement to buy MV-22 Ospreys to replace the aging C-2A Greyhound fixed-wing turboprops for the delivery of supplies and personnel to carriers. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus was expected to outline the Osprey deal in remarks Thursday to the Surface Navy Association National […]

*+-At least 184 Humvees, 58 tanks and nearly 700 other vehicles have been destroyed or damaged in the more than 1,600 airstrike missions that have hit more than 3,200 ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria since bombing began last Aug. 8, the U.S. Central Command said Wednesday. In addition, a total of 26 MRAP (Mine […]