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US Navy reports another tense encounter with an Iran drone

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An unarmed Iranian drone shadowed a U.S. aircraft carrier at night and came close enough to F-18 fighter jets to put the lives of American pilots at risk, the Navy said Tuesday, reporting the second such tense encounter within a week.

Another F-18 Aircraft Crashes, This Time In Bahrain

3 days agoNews : Trending Now

A U.S. fighter craft, F-18, crashed on the runway of Bahrain international airport Saturday causing the airport to shut down. Several similar incidents have been reported in the past that involved the aircraft.

Crash Landing Of U.S. F-18 Fighter Jet Closes Bahrain's International Airport

A US F-18 fighter jet crash landed at Bahrain's international airport Saturday, causing the complete closure of the island's main commercial flight hub. Photos and brief video footage quickly posted online shows a badly damaged but intact...Show More Summary

U.S. fighter jet crash lands at Bahrain International Airport

A U.S. F-18 fighter jet with an engine problem crash landed Saturday at Bahrain International Airport and its pilot ejected from the aircraft after it ran off the runway, authorities said. The pilot escaped unharmed. The crash disrupted flights to and from the island nation off the coast of Saudi...

Tough Donkeys

Last week, the state of Kentucky and the YouTube-watching masses of the United States met retired Lt. Col. Amy McGrath, the first female Marine to fly an F-18 in combat. In her debut campaign ad, McGrath rocks a bomber jacket and stomps majestically down an airport runway as planes whoosh and scream and an inspirational instrumental swells. Show More Summary

Iranian Drone Flies Within 100 Feet Of U.S. F-18 In Persian Gulf

While the US government is busy deciding how to tag and track the millions of drones flying over populated areas, potentially jeopardizing aircraft as they take off and land, the US military just had a close encounter in the Persian Gulf, where Reuters reports that an Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a U.S. Show More Summary

Meet Amy McGrath: Fighter pilot hoping to 'take back our country'

Lt. Col. Amy McGrath, 1st female Marine to fly in an F-18 in combat, is challenging the GOP incumbent in KY congressional race, who she says, like McConnell,...

Badass Marines Lady Will ‘OORAH!’ All Over Pig Turd Kentucky GOP

Can the first lady Marine to fly an F-18 in combat beat the GOP's ass in Kentucky's 6th district? RECKON SHE MIGHT!

This Is the Kind of Campaign Ad That Keeps Paul Ryan Up at Night

Tis’ the season for viral introductory campaign ads. Last month it was Wisconsin ironworker Randy Bryce. Next up: Amy McGrath, a Kentucky Democrat and former F-18 fighter pilot running for Congress against Republican Rep. Andy Barr. You’ve likely never heard of McGrath, but once you watch this spot, you’ll remember it for quite awhile: McGrath, […]

F-35B NIGHT OPS ON THE WASP: This is a fine photo, but I’m beginning to think Navy and Marine photog…

F-35B NIGHT OPS ON THE WASP: This is a fine photo, but I’m beginning to think Navy and Marine photographers are competing among themselves for a “best color effects in night operations” award. (See this dramatic photo of an F-18 carrier take-off snapped in January. Also the mortar illumination photo I linked to yesterday. This […]

After The ISIS War, Is A US-Russia Collision Inevitable?

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, Sunday, a Navy F-18 Hornet shot down a Syrian air force jet, an act of war against a nation with which Congress has never declared or authorized a war. Washington says the Syrian plane was bombing U.S.-backed rebels. Show More Summary

2 new worrisome precedents in the Syrian war: Iranian missiles, and U.S. vs. Russia?

A U.S. Navy F-18 shot down a Syrian Su-22. That’s the first air-to-air downing by a U.S. aircraft since 1999.

F-18 Pilots Run Short of Oxygen

The U.S. Navy has yet to figure out how to fix oxygen deprivation and cabin pressure loss in its Boeing Co. F-18 aircraft -- a problem the service called "elusive" in a report released Thursday. For more than a year, the Navy has been grappling with pilots suffering the potentially dangerous problems in the fighter jets. Show More Summary

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Soon to Be Armed with AIM-9X Missile and JDAM

Kris Osborn Security, The AIM-9X missile, which can also be fired at surface-to-air and air-to-surface, is currently in use on a number of existing fighter aircraft such as the Air Force’s F-15E and F-16 and the Navy’s F-18 Super Hornet. The...Show More Summary

Cheap Chinese Aluminum Is a National Security Threat

The U.S. industry has been hollowed out. Just one remaining smelter can produce the material used in F-35s and F-18s.

Japan's Prime Minister Abe Thanked Trump for Saving Money On the F-35

Thomas Phippen Security, Asia Trump criticized the F-35 program in December, proclaiming on Twitter that the U.S. would open competition between the F-35, made by Lockheed Martin, and the F-18 Super Hornet, made by Boeing. Japanese Prime...Show More Summary

Navy Launches 30-Day Review of T-45, F-18 Cockpit Breathing Problems

The Navy's number two officer has ordered that all recent hypoxia-like episodes be placed under comprehensive review.

F-18 Fighter Jet From Carl Vinson Carrier Crashes Off The Philippines

With the USS Carl Vinson finally on its way to North Korea after some initial "miscommunications" between the White House and the Pentagon, on Friday the aircraft carrier suffered another embarrassing moment when a F-18 pilot was forced...Show More Summary

The Early Short Films Of Mike Judge

4 months agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

From F-18 programming, to experimental animation, to SILICON VALLEY. Read more...

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