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    Su-75 ‘Checkmate’: Russia Could Invite India To Join The ‘Most Affordable’ Fifth Gen Fighter Jet Project – Reports

    Rostec, a Russian state-owned enterprise with operations in a wide range of industries, including military hardware, has expressed its intention to invite India to develop the Su-75 Checkmate fifth-generation fighter jet, reported state-run TASS. 

    Spy Balloon Or Venus? When US Navy Tried Shooting Down A Hovering Balloon But It Turned Out To Be A Planet

    US Navy divers are currently trying to recover the remains of the Chinese spy balloon that was shot down off the coast of South Carolina.

    Catching Up With F-35, Russia’s Su-57 Fighters To Get ‘Smarter’ With AI-Enabled Sensor Fusion, Data Processing

    Russian air force fighters are set to get ‘smarter’ with the introduction of what appears to be an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled data linking and sensor fusion system that connects a pair of jets in a networked operation.

    Taiwan Is Deploying ‘Cheap’ Minelayers & Their Mines With US Help To Target ‘Expensive’ Chinese Warships

    Many in Taiwan and their supporters in the strategic community in the United States seem to favor applying one lesson learned from the ongoing war in Ukraine against China to thwart its aggressive designs on the island nation. That makes the Chinese invasion very difficult and expensive by mining its warships in the Taiwan Strait.

    Shooting Down 6 PLAAF Fighter Jets, Meet US’ ‘Revolutionary’ Sidewinder Missile That Popped China’s ‘Spy Balloon’

    A US Air Force F-22 Raptor popped a Chinese “spy balloon” on February 4 using an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile, marking the first kill for the mighty Raptor. Interestingly, this wasn’t the first time the Sidewinder had destroyed a Chinese target.

    US Air Force Prepares For ‘Ultimate Clash’ With China’s J-20 Stealth Fighters; USAF Gets 1st Fifth-Gen Aggressor Pilot

    The US Air Force (USAF) has finally got its first fifth-generation aggressor pilot for the recently reactivated 65th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada.

    1000 Rounds Fired, Why Canada Could Not Shoot Down This ‘Research Balloon’ Using Best Of Fighter Jets 25 Years Ago?

    The U.S. Air Force finally shot down the Chinese ‘spy balloon’ using its fifth-gen fighter jet, F-22 Raptor, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin confirmed.

    China Furious As US F-22 Raptor Shoots Down Its ‘Spy Balloon’ Using AIM-9X Sidewinder Missile

    A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor shot down a Chinese ‘spy balloon’ using an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin said.

    US B-1B Bombers Reach Guam As Chinese Spy Balloon ‘Hovers’ Near Whiteman AFB Hosting B-2 Spirits

    On February 1, B-1B Lancers of the US Air Force belonging to the 34th Expeditionary Bombers Squadron touched down at Andersen Air Force Base...

    USAF ‘Hunts’ For A New, Next-Gen Aircraft To Partner F-22 Raptors, F-35 Stealth Fighters To Battle China

    The US Air Force (USAF) is hunting for next-generation aerial refueling tankers by 2040, which should be able to provide air-to-air refueling capability in “contested scenarios,” according to the latest Request for Information (RFI) issued by the service on February 1.

    US Gets Access To 9 Military Bases In The Philippines; China Warns Manila Of Being ‘Dragged Into Troubled Waters’

    With the US military steadily securing expanded access to critical military sites in the Philippines, China has warned this could lead to the Philippines being taken advantage of and dragged into troubled waters.

    Burning Like Hell! Ukraine Destroys Russia’s ‘Very Rare’ TOR-M2DT Defense System; Kyiv Taunts By Saying ‘Burned Brightly’

    On February 3, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry released a video showing what appears to be a Russian Tor-M2DT anti-aircraft missile system getting destroyed by the Ukrainian military.

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