U.S. Navy fighter jets collide off North Carolina coast

Two Navy fighters collided off the North Carolina Coast on Thursday and a fishing boat rescued all four crew members, officials said. The two F/A-18F Super Hornets “were involved in a flight mishap” about 10:40 a.m., said Ensign Mark Rockwellpate, a Navy spokesperson. A commercial fishing crew plucked four aviators, two from each aircraft, from… Read More U.S. Navy fighter jets collide off North Carolina coast

Russian warplane intercepted by Turkish fighter jets due to violation of airspace

Turkey intercepted a Russian jet that violated its air space over the weekend. The country called in the Russian ambassador and lodged a strong condemnation of the violation, Turkey’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday. “The Russian Federation will be responsible for any undesired incident that may occur,” the ministry warned. The incident… Read More Russian warplane intercepted by Turkish fighter jets due to violation of airspace

Russia sends fighter jets to Syria to aid war against ISIS

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke with his Russian counterpart Friday as Russian military moves inside Syria continued to escalate with the arrival of fighter jets. In a “constructive conversation,” both Carter and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu agreed to “further discuss mechanisms for deconfliction in Syria,” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement,… Read More Russia sends fighter jets to Syria to aid war against ISIS