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The U.S. Defense Department this week released the first photos and videos of F-16 fighter jets taking off from Turkey to launch airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria. The first strikes were carried out Wednesday by the Lockheed Martin Corp.-made Fighting Falcons — a workhorse of the U.S. fighter fleet — from the Incirlik air […]

Attendees of the RAF Waddington Air Show outside London on July 5 received a super up close view of a Turkish F-16 when the pilot made a low pass over the crowd before landing after his routine. What might be more amazing is seeing how few of the crowd flinch after the F-16 Block 40 […]

The U.S. Air Force’s top civilian has a new appreciation for just how hard and fast an F-16 Fighting Falcon can fly. Deborah Lee James, who took the Air Force’s top job in late December, reportedly got sick while flying in one of the aircraft with a member of the service’s Thunderbirds aerial acrobatic team on […]

PARIS — China’s models of military planes at the Paris Air Show bear resemblance to U.S. aircraft, drawing attention to the rising concern in the Defense Department that the country is using cyber espionage to obtain sensitive defense technology. The state-run Aviation Industry Corporation of China had a large exhibit of military and civilian models […]

Lockheed Martin Corp., the world’s largest defense contractor, is expected to square off against BAE Systems Plc and Boeing Co. on competitions to upgrade foreign fleets of F-16 fighter jets. Lockheed, the Bethesda, Md.-based contractor that makes the aircraft, had a lock on the work until last year, when London-based BAE successfully challenged it on […]