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February 6, 2023, 5:04 AM

Chinese Balloon Downed in First Kill for the F-22 Fighter

The Chinese surveillance balloon had been tracked across Canada and the U.S. amid worldwide public interest.

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Turkish Aerospace Hürjet P1 prototype being towed on airport taxiway
Feb 6, 2023 - 11:15 AM
The Turkish Aerospace Hürjet advanced trainer has entered the pre-first flight test phase, including powering up the F404 engine for the first time.
F-22A Raptor 1st Fighter Wing
Feb 6, 2023 - 5:04 AM
The Chinese surveillance balloon had been tracked across Canada and the U.S. amid worldwide public interest.
Beechcraft T-44C
Jan 28, 2023 - 5:12 AM
The new T-54A twin turboprop aircraft is based on the King Air 260, and will replace the T-44C, an earlier King Air derivative.
CH-53K F-35C
Jan 27, 2023 - 5:41 AM
Repositioning and retrieving aircraft is one of the tasks that the CH-53K military helicopter will perform in its operational life.
F-16 Jordan
Jan 25, 2023 - 5:28 AM
The Middle East nation's air force has operated Fighting Falcon fighters for many years, and is now refreshing the fleet with AESA-equipped aircraft.
Black Hawk helicopter sits in hangar beneath U.S. flag
Jan 20, 2023 - 9:36 PM
Sikorsky delivered its 5,000th Black Hawk Helicopter to the U.S. Army, which plans to fly the type for at least another 40 years.
Military personnel walking toward U.S. Army King Air on airport ramp
Jan 20, 2023 - 10:03 AM
The CAE Army contract is valued at $250 million through 2032, including option years, and encompasses virtual, simulation, and aircraft training.
Sikorsky Defiant X rotorcraft
Dec 28, 2022 - 8:06 PM
Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky unit is challenging Bell's win of the Army's award of the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft contract to Bell.
Kfir fighter jet in Colombia
Dec 24, 2022 - 6:03 AM
The French multi-role fighter has emerged as Colombia’s preferred solution to replace its aging Israeli fighters.
CH-149 Cormorant helicopter
Dec 23, 2022 - 7:18 AM
The upgrade has been planned for a decade, but initially delayed on cost grounds, and will now expand the fleet in terms of both capability and numbers.