The Pentagon is portraying India as a major customer for U.S. military equipment, worth an estimated $6 billion in the past decade, even as U.S. companies are shut out of a multibillion dollar bid for fighter jets that India is starting this week.
A fighter jet crashed Friday morning at an air show in northwest China, leaving one pilot injured and another missing, a local official said.
(CNN) -- Iraq has once again requested to buy F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets from the United States after backing off from a similar proposal months ago.
The one major problem for the Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden was the crash of one of their helicopters.
CNN's "American Morning" discusses the Navy SEALs' new stealth helicopter used in the bin Laden mission.
The U.S. Air Force has grounded its entire F-22 Raptor fleet amidst continuing concern over how the fighter jet provides oxygen to the pilot, according Capt. Jennifer Faerrau, a spokesperson for the Air Force's Air Combat Command.
U.S. fighter jets have been flying bombing and strike missions against Libyan air defenses even after control of the operation was handed over to NATO, Pentagon spokesman Col. David Lapan said Wednesday.
As the United States transfers control of the Libyan operation to NATO, officials say the American military will continue to be a part of the effort.
Former fighter pilot Scott O'Grady explains what it's like to eject from a fighter jet.
When a U.S. Air Force fighter jet crashed Monday during a mission over Libya, it quickly set off a chain of events on four continents involving at least nine aircraft and a platoon of Marines.
Nineteen U.S. warplanes, including Marine Corps Harrier jets, Air Force B-2 stealth bombers and F-15 and F-16 fighter jets, conducted strike operations against Libya Sunday morning, according to Lt. Cmdr. James Stockman of U.S. Africa Command.
Libya's helicopter forces are its greatest threat, the head of the Marine Corps said Tuesday.
A California man who tried to sell a fighter jet to Iran has pleaded guilty to attempted military exports violations charges, federal agents said.
China took its latest powerful toy, a new stealth fighter jet, out for its first test spin Tuesday, leading U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to wonder whether the flight was scheduled to coincide with his visit.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports on China's J-20 stealth fighter aircraft.
A top Chinese military official said his country's growing military muscle posed no threat to countries in the region. His statement came after high-level talks with his U.S. counterpart, Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
The Chinese may be further along in developing a radar-evading fighter jet than U.S. intelligence has thought, the U.S. defense secretary said.
Images believed to be of China's next generation of military air power have been buzzing around the internet, but Pentagon officials are insisting it does not mean China has matched American air capabilities.
Federal agents have arrested a California man who allegedly attempted to export a U.S. military fighter jet to Iran, authorities announced Friday.
A series of air defense drills called the "largest-ever" in Iranian history ended on Saturday.
An Israeli fighter jet carrying two crew members crashed Wednesday night in southern Israel during a routine training flight, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
A Saudi army lieutenant colonel died Tuesday during a training flight at a Spanish air base, the Spanish Defence Ministry said.
A unmanned aerial vehicle went down in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.
President Barack Obama would veto a military bill that contains spending for programs he opposes, even if the measure also included a provision to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning openly gay and lesbian soldiers from military service, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in an interview broadcast Sunday.
Russia tested its fifth-generation Sukhoi fighter jet in the Russian Far East on Friday.
Two F-15 fighter jets escorted a passenger jet that had been headed for Hawaii back to Portland International Airport in Oregon after a passenger in coach became "uncooperative," an airline official said Wednesday.
President Barack Obama has accomplished some extraordinary things but can he really shoot down a fighter jet?
CNN's Kathy Quiano details the crash of an Indonesian military transport plane in Java.
The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian military transport plane this week climbed to 99, the military said Thursday.
An Indonesian military transport plane crashed into a residential area in East Java early Wednesday, killing 98 people, military officials said.
An Indonesian military transport plane crashed into a residential area in east Java early Wednesday, killing at least 78 people, military officials said.
An Indian fighter jet crashed in the country's west Thursday, killing one of its two pilots, air force officials said.
Thousands of confidential files on the U.S. military's most technologically advanced fighter aircraft have been compromised by unknown computer hackers over the past two years, according to senior defense officials.
Gulf Arab airlines announced orders for some 140 aircraft at the opening of the Dubai Airshow on Sunday in deals valued at almost $40 billion.
Pilot error was to blame in the April 2006 crash of an unmanned aircraft, despite the fact no pilot was on board, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its accident report issued Tuesday -- the NTSB's first-ever investigation into an incident involving a drone.
The illegal export of U.S. military technology to Iran and China poses a growing threat, the Justice Department said Thursday as it announced plans to combat the practice.
New photos released this week show British air force jets shadowing Russian bombers over the North Atlantic Ocean in scenes that echo the Cold War and highlight Moscow's growing assertiveness.
Putin's muscle flexing
A pair of Russian fighter jets violated Georgian airspace firing a missile that landed near a village northwest of the capital, Tbilisi, Georgian authorities said. There were no casualties.
Boeing Co. on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected second-quarter profit and raised its full-year forecast as it ramped up delivery of its hot-selling commercial planes, sending its stock to an all-time high.
Police in Spain and Romania have arrested three men wanted by the United States for conspiring to sell millions of dollars worth of weapons to a Colombian terrorist organization, the U.S. Embassy in Madrid says.
An unmanned plane helped border agents net a man wanted on child sex abuse charges in Washington state, federal officials said Thursday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not request a larger plane for personal use to travel cross-country without stopping, Bill Livingood, the House sergeant at arms, said Thursday.
The U.S. Central Command judge advocate general has authorized the release of the cockpit video from a U.S. fighter jet involved in a friendly fire incident in Iraq nearly four years ago, Pentagon officials told CNN.
The U.S. military said Tuesday it has not found the pilot of an Air Force fighter jet a day after it crashed in Iraq.
An Iranian military plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran Monday morning, state-run IRINN television reported, killing 36 servicemen.
Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor were killed Wednesday when the 34-year-old ballplayer's plane crashed into a high-rise apartment building in New York, city and baseball team officials said.
Eight men have been charged with plotting to buy surface-to-air missiles for Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, U.S. federal prosecutors have announced.
A woman whose altercation with passengers and crew led to the diversion of a trans-Atlantic passenger flight Wednesday will be detained and likely will face federal criminal charges, a U.S. federal prosecutor said.
It is one of the most ambitious and daring fighter jet projects ever conceived by the Pentagon -- a four-year program involving the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marines and nine partner countries.
CNN Producer Diana Magnay provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Farnborough International Airshow.
Organizers of the Farnborough Airshow are promising that this year's event will be the biggest in the 58-year history of the show.
The body of a Greek pilot was found Tuesday, hours after his fighter jet collided with a Turkish F-16 during a mock dogfight over the southern Aegean Sea, according to Turkey's foreign ministry.
An Air Force C-5 cargo jet carrying 17 people crashed and broke into pieces Monday while trying to make an emergency landing near Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Air Force and FAA officials said.
China, the world's second-largest energy consumer, now imports about 28 percent of its oil and gas from sub-Saharan Africa, compared with about 15 percent for the U.S.
An AN-24 military plane believed to be carrying more than 40 Slovak soldiers and crew members has crashed in rugged terrain in northern Hungary.
A military plane with 11 passengers on board has crashed in northwestern Iran, killing a number of high-ranking officials in Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran's state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.
An roadside bomb has hit a military armored vehicle north of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, killing two U.S. soldiers and wounding two others, according to the coalition command in Kabul.
A military court in Ukraine has sentenced the pilots whose plane smashed into a crowd at a 2002 air show to up to 14 years in prison.
A Virgin Atlantic Airways flight from London to New York landed safely in New York late Friday afternoon after being escorted by Canadian F-18 fighter jets to Nova Scotia over what turned out to be a false alarm.
The alerts came suddenly and almost simultaneously.
Senior U.S. officials say a deal to sell F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan was approved and the United States will compete for contracts to provide Pakistan's nuclear rival India with the same jets.
Close allies Australia and the United States are continuing their talks on missile defense cooperation, concentrating on research and development, the Australian government said Thursday.
Australia's defense alliance with the United States may soon reach a new level with plans for the Pentagon to test new-generation weapons, including smart bombs, Down Under.
Sen. John Kerry and President Bush challenged each other's ability to protect the nation from terrorism at rallies in different corners of the country Saturday.
An Olympic Airlines flight from Athens to New York was diverted and given a military jet escort to London after a bomb scare.
Here are details of some of the most serious crashes involving Russian planes in recent years, as reported by Reuters news agency:
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A voice believed to be that of al Qaeda hijack leader Mohamed Atta urged passengers to "stay quiet and you'll be OK" as the hijackers steered American Airlines Flight 11 toward New York, the independent commission investigating the September 11 attacks reported Thursday.
In a cross-country journey marked by gestures large and small, the body of former President Ronald Reagan was brought to the Rotunda of the Capitol on Wednesday to lie in state.
An American Airlines MD-83 jetliner on a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Boston landed in Nashville Thursday afternoon after a note was found saying a bomb or explosive was on board, a government source told CNN.
British defense chiefs have admitted to "concern" over a Â£5 billion ($8.77bn) order for U.S. fighter jets said to be too heavy to take off from Royal Navy ships.
The carmaker Rolls-Royce is celebrating its centenary at the very spot where the company was founded.
Two German Air Force pilots have been killed in a mid-air collision between two fighter jets over northern Germany, according to a military spokesman.
Around 70 U.S.-led coalition troops and around 700 Iraqi insurgents have been killed in fighting across Iraq since April 1, according to U.S. Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt.
The deaths of two U.S. Army pilots Sunday and the announcement of eight additional American military deaths in Iraq pushed the total number of troops killed there since Friday to 16, according to U.S. Central Command.
The sight of military jets flying low over the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall rattled some nerves Tuesday.
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A Navy F/A-18C fighter jet crashed Friday while taking off from Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina, an airport spokeswoman said.
A military plane crashed Wednesday night about a half-mile short of the runway as it attempted to land at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California, killing all four aboard, authorities said.
Unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, made their first appearance at the Asian Aerospace air show in Singapore recently.
Australia's military alliance with the United States has drawn ever closer following a decision by Canberra to buy nearly 60 Abrams tanks from the U.S.
The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that it has selected three companies to continue research into ways to thwart shoulder-fired missile attacks on U.S. commercial aircraft.
A Delta Air Lines flight from Paris landed in Cincinnati without incident Tuesday afternoon after wiring in a woman's heated jacket prompted security concerns in France, U.S. government sources said.
Up to 28 million visitors to the United States now have to stop for photographs and fingerprinting under a new government program launched Monday and intended to make it harder for terrorists to enter the country.
British Airways has canceled one of its three daily flights from London to Washington for a second straight day and another flight to Saudi Arabia because of security fears.
The transfer of oil onto tankers at Alaska's port of Valdez resumed Thursday after a temporary shutdown which the U.S. Coast Guard attributed to the nation's elevated threat level, a spokesman told CNN.
A day after fighter jets escorted a British Airways flight from London into the Dulles International Airport at Washington D.C., the same flight on Thursday was canceled at the request of the British government, the airline said.
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