Contents tagged with F-16 fighters

  • Media: Indonesia's contract for purchase of Russian Su-35 fighters falling apart

    The official representative of the Indonesian Air Force, Novyan Samyoga, stated that the U.S. sanctions could cause issues to the Indonesian procurement contract for 11 Russian Su-35 fighter jets, reported the British publication Jane's.

    Samyoga explained that if Washington imposes tough sanctions against Jakarta for the purchase of military equipment from Moscow, Indonesia would be forced to buy "Western-made fighters". The representative of the Air Force added that in this case, Indonesia …

  • Lavrov: Israel’s actions threaten the lives of Russian soldiers in Syria

    On multiple occasions, Israel’s actions have put the lives of Russian soldiers in Syria at risk, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais. He made the comment in response to a question about the Russian-Israeli agreements to cooperate in order to ensure the safety of flights over Syria.

    The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry pointed out that the leaders of the two countries, Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu, have only reached verbal …

  • Israeli Air Force resumes flights near Syrian borders

    On Monday, October 8th, four Israeli F-16 fighter jets flew near the borders of Syria through the airspace of Lebanon, reported by Interfax with reference to the data provided by Western aviation resources.

    It is noted that the Israeli fighter jets were seen near the Lebanese city of Tripoli.

     After approaching the borders of Syria in the sky over Lebanon, they made a U-turn and left in the opposite direction, towards Israel.

    At the same time, as indicated by Interfax, the air traffic …

  • 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 …