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Japan scrambles jets to counter Russian bombers in its airspace

Japan scrambles jets to counter Russian bombers in its airspace

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June 21 (UPI) -- Russian bombers violated Japanese airspace, prompting a scramble of fighter planes to escort them away, Japan's defense ministry said. Two Tu-95 bombers entered Japanese airspace near Minamidaito Island in Okinawa Prefecture on Thursday morning for about three minutes, and one later re-entered the airspace for about two minutes near Hachijo Island in the Izu island chain, the ministry said. It added no dangerous maneuvers were observed. The planes were later seen flying southward from the Sea of Japan through the Tsushima Strait between Japan and South Korea in the morning. A "stern protest" against Russia was lodged over the incident, the Japanese Foreign Ministry later said. Russia insisted that the planes did not violate Japan's airspace but flew over international wa...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan expects F-35 jets ‘sooner or later’ despite Russian missiles purchase

Recep Tayyip Erdogan expects F-35 jets ‘sooner or later’ despite Russian missiles purchase

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May 19 (UPI) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday he expects F-35 jets will be delivered "sooner or late"r to his nation despite a deal with Russia to purchase the S-400 surface-to-air missile system. Turkey is among nine countries developing the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter but the United States has opposed shipment of the stealth jets if the nation goes ahead with the missile system purchase. "Sooner or later, we will receive the delivery of the F-35s, their equipment, and S-400s, too, will come to our country," Erdogan said after a dinner attended by representatives of youth organizations at the historical Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul. "There is absolutely no question of stepping back on the S-400 issue. It's a done deal." Erdogan expects the air defense s
Boeing: Airlines ground 737 Max 8 jets after latest crash

Boeing: Airlines ground 737 Max 8 jets after latest crash

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Several airlines have grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash.The flight crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.It was the second disaster in five months involving a Boeing 737 Max 8. China's aviation regulator has ordered domestic airlines to suspend flights using that model. Ethiopian Airlines and Cayman Airways, have also grounded their 737 Max 8 aircraft.While experts warn it is too early to say what caused the Ethiopian Airlines disaster, it comes after the same model crashed in a flight operated by Lion Air in October.The plane lost altitude soon after takeoff, killing 189 people on board. "Given that two accidents both involved newly delivered Boeing 737 Max 8 planes and happened ...
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey out until at least April

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey out until at least April

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Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Winnipeg defenseman Josh Morrissey will be out until at least April after sustaining an upper-body injury, Jets head coach Paul Maurice said. Morrissey suffered the injury on a hit from Arizona Coyotes forward Vinnie Hinostroza during the third period of the Jets' 4-1 loss on Sunday. "Josh will be out through the month of March and his window will open sometime in early April," Maurice told reporters Tuesday. Morrissey, who missed three games because of different lower-body injuries this season, has 31 points (six goals, 25 assists) in 59 games this year. The Jets acquired defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from the Buffalo Sabres on Monday in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Beaulieu is expected to replace Morrissey on the top defensive pair with Jacob Trou...
Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets cruise past Nashville Predators

Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets cruise past Nashville Predators

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Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Winnipeg Jets scored first and didn't look back, defeating the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Jets (31-14-2) extended their winning streak to four games and increased their Central Division lead over Nashville (28-17-4) to four points following the victory. Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck steadied Winnipeg with 37 saves on 38 shots (.974 save percentage). The Predators edged the Jets in shots on goal (38 to 34) but struggled to figure out Hellebuyck. Predators goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 29 shots for a .853 save percentage. Brendan Lemieux gave the Jets a 1-0 lead midway through the first period on a wraparound. Winnipeg forward Mason Appleton added his second goal of the season 3:36 into the second period for a 2-0 a...