Apr 19, 2017

U.S. Raptors intercept two Russian Bear bombers off Alaska's coast

The U.S. military says it intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska’s coast. Navy Cmdr. Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, says a pair of F-22 Raptor aircraft intercepted the Russian TU-95 Bear bombers on Monday. Ross says the intercept was “safe and ...

UAE squadron lands in Jordan to back strikes on Islamic State

Feb 9, 2015

UAE squadron lands in Jordan to back strikes on Islamic State

A squadron of warplanes from the United Arab Emirates arrived Sunday in Jordan to help the kingdom in its fight against the Islamic State group, state media reported. The F-16 fighter jets were deployed at a Jordanian air base along with UAE pilots and ...

Dec 2, 2014

Turkey starts vetting fighters for U.S.-backed force for Syria

Turkish authorities have started vetting candidates for a beefed-up Syrian opposition force under a joint initiative with the U.S., according to a Turkish official with knowledge of the process. The program will train as many as 5,000 fighters, another official said. The training will ...