November 19, 2020 Military Aviation News

Israel strikes 'Iranian military sites' in Syria after bombs found in Golan


Israel's military says it launched air strikes against Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria overnight, after explosive devices were found in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The Syrian state news agency said the country's air defences had "confronted an Israeli aerial aggression" and downed a number of missiles. It reported that three Syrian soldiers were killed and another was injured. But a monitoring group reported that 10 people died, including five Iranians.

Fears of TOTAL WAR surge as Japan plans new fighter jet to combat China


The new warplane is hoped to replace Japan’s fleet of F-2s when they retire from service in 2035. It is hoped a prototype of the new aircraft will be manufactured by 2024. In May China announced it would be increasing its defence expenditure by another 6.6 percent in 2020. Last month Beijing said its second aircraft carrier, the 50,000-tonne Shandong, is now combat ready.

France To Replace Its Rafale Fighter Jets With New Stealthy Warplanes Equipped With Laser Weapons


French aerospace giant Dassault Aviation SA is giving stiff competition to the United States Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program by developing a state-of-the-art fighter, better known as Future Combat Air System (FCAS), which could very well replace the Rafales in the near future.

A U.S. Navy Destroyer Has Shot Down an Incoming ICBM For the First Time.


The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS John Finn (DDG-113) became the first ship to successfully shoot down an incoming ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. The demonstration of this new capability could provide a new level of missile defense for the United States from incoming attack by ICBMs.

Taiwan Grounds F-16s After Second Fighter Accident in Less Than a Month


Taiwan's air force has grounded its F-16 fleet after losing a plane on a training mission, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, the second loss of a fighter jet in less than a month at a time of increased missions to intercept Chinese aircraft.

How Turkish F-16 Vipers ‘Crippled’ Russian-Origin Su-30 Fighters Without Even Firing A Single Shot?


According to Russian aviation website AviaPro, “Despite the statements of the Armenian defense department about the use of Su-30SM fighters to perform various kinds of combat missions in the airspace of Armenia and NKR, in fact, these fighters never even took off because of the fear of Armenia lose them in a battle against Turkish F-16s or when attacking Azerbaijani air defense systems.”

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