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April 25, 2016, 8:09 AM

Japan’s Own Fifth-Gen Fighter Makes First Flight

The Mitsubishi X-2 made a short test hop to reposition at Gifu airbase for further flights.

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An SM-3 missile is launched from a U.S. Navy Aegis-class destroyer. Raytheon
Sep 19, 2011 - 4:40 AM
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The Eurofighter supervisory board met in Japan in July, together with diploma
Sep 12, 2011 - 5:00 AM
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The infrared search and track system will be carried at the front of the cent
Sep 12, 2011 - 4:55 AM
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Sep 12, 2011 - 4:50 AM
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Sep 12, 2011 - 4:45 AM
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Sep 2, 2011 - 9:30 AM
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The upgraded Mi-26T2 was displayed at the recent Moscow Air Show  (Photo: Vla
Sep 2, 2011 - 9:25 AM
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The U.S. Department of Defense does not expect China’s Chengdu J-20 stealth f
Sep 2, 2011 - 9:20 AM
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The mini-UAV that crashed in Pakistan close to the Afghan border was disguise
Sep 2, 2011 - 9:15 AM
U.S.