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-+*A Russian Su-24 all-weather attack jet crashed Monday killing both pilots and bumping up the tally of Russian military that have crashed in the past month to five. The Su-24 crashed shortly after taking off in western Russia near Khabarovsk. Another Russian Su-24 crashed in February. Monday’s crash was one of five to have occurred in a […]

-+*The U.S. Army is working on a futuristic “hoverbike” that could carry one to two soldiers up to ten feet off the ground at speeds around 60 miles per hour over land and water. The Army Research Laboratory signed a contract nine months ago with SURVICE Engineering and Malloy Aeronautics to develop a hoverbike prototype for […]

-+*The F-35B jump-jet version of the Joint Strike Fighter has completed its first takeoff from a ski jump, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The stealthy fifth-generation fighter jet designed to fly like a plane and land like a helicopter accomplished the task Friday from a test-ramp at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, according to Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman for the Pentagon’s […]

-+*PARIS — Russian aerospace giant United Aircraft Corp. plans to ink a deal this year to supply the Chinese military with two dozen Sukhoi Su-35 multi-role fighter jets, an official said. When asked for the status of the talks between the two countries on the sale, Yuri Slyusar, the head of the Moscow-maker of civilian and military […]

-+*PARIS — Airbus Helicopters announced the launch of a development program to build the X6 helicopter that would eventually replace the Super Puma and have a military variant delivered in 15 years. Airbus officials said Tuesday the X6 will first be developed for the civilian market, specifically the oil and gas industry. The company said […]