US Air Force General James B Hecker revealed that before the incident, the Su-27 dumped fuel on and flew in front of the MQ-9 in what he branded a “reckless” manoeuvre.
Unveiled in December last year, the Northrop Grumman-built aircraft is the ‘sequel’ to the UFO-like B-2 Spirit and is designed to silently strike deep behind enemy lines with its 9,500 km range and advanced stealth capabilities.
Orders for new Block 70/72 variants of the F-16 Fighting Falcon continue to roll in for Lockheed Martin as the aircraft rapidly approaches almost half a century since its first flight on 20 January 1974.
Joint Strike Fighter centre fuselages could soon be constructed on an integrated assembly line in Germany, according to a new letter of intent between Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Rheinmetall AG.
There is now official confirmation of Russian forces using Iranian-built explosive unmanned aerial vehicles in Ukraine, according to a US Defense Intelligence Agency document released this week.