Posts tagged as fighter

US to expand Šiauliai Air Base

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Thursday, August 13, 2020

On 5th of August Ambassador of the United States of America Robert S. Gilchrist, Vice Minister of National Defence Eimutis Misiūnas and other representatives of the Lithuanian and the U.S. Armed Forces visited Šiauliai Air Base to view and discuss the new infrastructure, which could provide necessary conditions for maintaining air defence tasks. It was presented new ground equipment maintenance hangars, helicopter hangars, air operations center, three fighter aprons, up-to-date…

Italian Muay Thai fighter Christian Daghio dies following final round KO during WBC title fight against Don Pareuang in Bangkok

Monday, November 5, 2018

This is the sickening moment legendary Muay Thai fighter Christian Daghio is floored for the second time with a knockout punch that put him in a coma he never came out of. The 49-year-old Italian got up groggy from a first knockdown and was put on the canvas seconds later by rival Don Pareuang. Daghio, who turned to boxing after spending much of his career as a Muay Thai fighter,…

Japan gets first female fighter pilot inspired by ‘Top Gun’

Friday, August 24, 2018

Japan has appointed its first female fighter pilot, the latest achievement in the national push for greater gender equality in the traditionally male-dominated country. 1st Lt. Misa Matsushima, 26, joined the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) after graduating from the National Defense Academy in 2014, becoming one of the 13,707 servicewomen who make up a mere 6.1% of all Japanese troops. She finished her training earlier this week, and…

UK unveils next-generation jet fighter during Farnborough Airshow

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

On 16 July, during the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, for the first time was unveiled a concept of next-generation jet fighter developing as a part of Future Combat Air Concept programme. The mock-up of newly fighter jet was unveiled at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018. The new aircraft, nicknamed the Tempest, is a joint venture with British aerospace companies BAE Systems Plc, Rolls Royce Holdings Plc, MBDA UK Ltd and Anglo-Italian firm…

NATO occupation of the Baltic sky

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, April 26, 2018

NATO fighter aircraft conducting Air Policing Mission the in the Baltic states were scrambled once to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation over the Baltic Sea, according to the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania last week. As we know, NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states is carried out by the Danish Air Force since January. It consists of four F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters which…