There's not a lot details of this video of a near collision between a fighter jet and an airliner. Taken from the fighter's cockpit, it seems that the pilot—who is Italian—was completely taken by surprise. It could have been a full frontal hit.
After claiming the kill of an attack helicopter a few days ago, Syrian rebel forces have posted this video showing a MiG-23 being shot down over Al Muhassan, a small town near Dayr az-Zawr, 280 miles northeast of the capital Damascus and west of the country's Iraqi border.
On Friday, the Navy quietly released a "market survey" asking the big defense contractors for their "candidate[s]" for "strike fighter aircraft" in the decades to come. Which is a little weird, considering the Pentagon is currently spending a trillion dollars on just such an aircraft: the troubled Joint Strike Fighter.
Libya's air power is destroyed. Its ground power is (largely) blasted. All because of a persistent storm of aircraft enforcing a strict no-fly zone—planes like this French Super Etendard fighter, dumping a plume of fuel across the sun.
This is the Shinshin ATD-X, the prototype of what could be Japan's very own stealth fighter if they don't get to buy Lockheed Martin F-22s. It's very sleek, but I'm sad it doesn't transform like a Varitech.
The F-35 Lightning II, allegedly the most advanced fighter in the world, has been tried for the first time by a military service pilot. Lt. Col. James "Flipper" Kromberg of the U.S. Air Force, who can be seen in the video wearing one of those scary demon helmets, took off from Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth plant,…
The British Ministry of Defence has eliminated missiles and other projectile weapons in favor of a more open, glass covered cockpit offensive. Why? Their new tactic is to fly as close to enemy aircraft as possible while wearing this prototype helmet to make the opposition shit themselves to death. Victims won't be…