Contents tagged with F-16 fighters

  • Israel confirms that F-16 fighter was shot down by Syrian Air Defense

    The Israeli military plane that crashed on Saturday was struck by ground fire, according to information from the Israel's army press service.

    “The pilots, in accordance with their training, ejected from the plane and came down in Israeli territory,” said an English-language infographic posted on Twitter by the army’s press service.

    During the ejection, one pilot suffered serious injuries, underwent surgery, and is in the hospital in Haifa. The navigator was less seriously injured and is …

  • US fighters arrive in Estonia for military exercises

    Twelve F-16 fighters from the Ohio National Guard arrived in Estonia on Sunday in order to take part in international drills, the General Staff of the Estonian Defense Forces reported.

    The F-16s from the Ohio National Guard squadron flew to the Ämari Air Base outside of Tallinn from the US airbase in Toledo.

    “One of the goals of the upcoming drills is to hone skills in large-scale air operations. Experienced spotters from Belgium will also come to help with these drills,” said acting …