NATO fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft near Estonian airspace

CNN  —  British and German fighter jets intercepted a Russian aircraft flying close to Estonian airspace Friday, according to a statement from the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF). It was the second such encounter this week, as NATO carries out joint air policing efforts in the region. The two Typhoon jets intercepted “a Russian military … Read more

U.K., Germany Make First Joint Interception of Russian Aircraft Near NATO Airspace – Reports

The British and German air forces carried out their first joint interception of a Russian aircraft near NATO airspace, BBC reported Wednesday. The U.K. Royal Air Force and the German Air Force reportedly scrambled two Typhoon fighters to intercept an Il-78 refueling plane near Estonian airspace Tuesday. The Il-78 was said to fail to communicate … Read more

White House says there have been ‘other intercepts’ of US aircraft by Russian aircraft in recent weeks

Russian jet hits US drone over Black Sea

The White House said there have been “other intercepts” of U.S. aircraft by Russian aircraft in the last few weeks, in addition to the collision that led to the downing of a U.S. drone after it was hit by a Russian plane. A Russian Su-27 jet collided with a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone, which was … Read more

Tom Cruise Visits Aircraft Carrier USS George H.W.

One of Hollywood’s biggest stars recently paid a visit to U.S. Navy sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Top Gun: Maverick producer and star Tom Cruise was joined by writer and producer Christopher McQuarrie, and editor Eddie Hamilton, along with Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham, for the stop. The … Read more

Ukraine assigns blame for destruction of world’s largest aircraft — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

The Antonov An-225 Mriya was lost because efforts to fortify an airfield were blocked, the agency alleged The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has accused three employees at a key airport near Kiev of blocking an attempt to fortify the facility against a potential attack. The failure resulted in the destruction of the world’s largest aircraft, … Read more