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Boko Haram attack reported in Nigeria village

Witnesses say 13 killed in Borno state as Nigerian air force claims carrying out air strikes, killing many fighters.

Boko Haram in Nigeria Kill 13 People, Army Strikes Back, 178 Captives Saved

Militants, believed to be from Boko Haram, launched an attack on a village in Nigeria, killing 13 people Sunday, according to witnesses. The Nigerian air force has repeatedly bombed terrorists' positions and the army announced it has rescued 178 captives.

U.S. to defend western-trained ?Syria forces

President Obama authorized the use of air power to protect U.S. trained military forces if they are attacked in Syria

Russian Military Helicopter Crashes During Air Show Celebrating Airborne Forces Day, One Pilot Dead

August 2 is the day when Russia celebrates its Airborne Forces, only this year something went very wrong, and it was all caught on tape. As Reuters report, one pilot died and another was injured when a helicopter crashed at an airshow in the Russian region of Ryazan on Sunday. Show More Summary

Egypt: More F-16s on Hold

Egyptian Air Force F-16D(click to view full) The Egyptian government wants to buy another 24 F-16C/D Block 50/52 aircraft, associated parts, weapons, and equipment to modernize its air force. The October 2009 request, made through the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) to Congress, could be worth as much as $3.2 billion to Lockheed Martin […]

Report: Carrier Test of F-35B Found Half Unflyable Any Given Moment | Typhoon Upgrades to Flight Test | Boeing Washes Hands of India’s HAL on Quality Issues

Americas Air Force E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft have begun receiving new Interrogator Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, as part of the fleet’s Block 40/45 upgrade program. The $60 million upgrade will see the new IFF system rolled out across the Air Force’s fleet of 31 E-3s. The AN/UPX-40 systems include Mode 5 enhancements, with the […]

Turkish Army Denies Civilian Casualties in Airstrikes Against Kurds

The General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces denied media reports that an airstrike conducted by the Turkish Air Force against the Kurdistan Workers Party’s (PKK) camps in northern Iraq claimed the lives of nine civilians and wounded 15 more.

Turkey, North Iraq to Investigate Civilian Deaths in Airstrikes

Turkish authorities will join the Kurdish community in northern Iraq to conduct a joint investigation over the reported civilian deaths during the Turkish Air Force’s airstrikes.

There Have Been Four High Profile Airplane Crashes In One Day

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

No less than four high-profile aviation incidents, three in the UK and one in Colombia, have rocked the aviation world within the last 24 hours. These included the loss of a shadowy Colombian Air Force CASA 235, an Embraer private jet...Show More Summary

Firefighter killed, hundreds flee, homes destroyed as wildfires destroy California

Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the air and the ground. Twenty-three large fires, many sparked by lightning strikes, were burning across Northern California on Saturday, said […]

Rat on a Plane: India Jet Forced to Turn Back After Rodent Sighting

An Air India plane was forced to return to New Delhi two hours into a flight to Milan on Thursday after a "suspected rat sighting" in the cabin.

Did Disney Steal the Idea for Epcot?

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The family of Robert M. Jaffray, an Air Force veteran, claims he's the one responsible for the "World Showcase."

US Air Force to Spend Around $57.5 Billion on Strategic Bombers Over Next Decade

The US government expects to spend $33.1B building its next-generation strategic bomber over the coming decade and a further $24.4B upgrading the Northrop Grumman B-2 and Boeing B-52, according to a 30 July Government AccountabilityShow More Summary

Meet the Drone Facebook Wants to Use to Bring the Internet to Poor and Rural Areas

In its ongoing quest to conquer—err, make the world a better place, Facebook is building an air force. The company on Thursday released a video of Aquila, an ultralight solar-powered drone designed to beam Wi-Fi to poor and rural regions via lasers. Show More Summary

Scoring Is The New Kerning

Remember "kerning"? Remember when this was the "proof" that Dan Rather's documents about George W. Bush's spotty Air Force record were forged? Now we have "scoring" (which, I guess, is the wingnut version of crop circles) as the new proof that IRS official Lois Lerner was trying to hide documents. Show More Summary

Yemen's Houthis suffer more setbacks near Aden-southern sources

ADEN/SANAA (Reuters) - Southern Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led air coalition took more territory from Houthi militiamen on Friday, expanding their control around the port city of Aden, sources in the southern force said.

Australia to Get Airborne Electronic Attack Aircraft

Boeing Co rolled out the first Royal Australian Air Force EA-18G Growlers during a July 29 ceremony at the company's St. Louis facility.

Georgia Tech receives $4.2M federal grant for cybersecurity research

Georgia Tech has received a $4.2 million federal grant for cybersecurity research. The grant, awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Air Force Research Laboratory, will help researchers at GT's College of...Show More Summary

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