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Report: Pilot Shortage Forces Taiwan to Ground Several F-16s

the retirement," he said.  The paper said a large number of pilots had rushed to retire after five F-16s ... Kuomintang (KMT) said "in order to keep in good shape those fighters not occupied, some F-16s have been ... the number of idling F-16s, but said the air force had ordered one fourth of three squadrons be temporarily ...

19/05/2010 - 10:11 - comment 0

Israeli F-16 Jet Crashes, Pilot Ejects

of technical problems with F-16s in recent months.  On February 2nd, a single-seat F-16 crashed ... In March last year the Israeli air force grounded a number of its F-16s after one suffered engine failure ... said.  A technical problem forced the pilot to abandon the US-designed F-16 during a training mission ...

19/05/2010 - 11:08 - comment 0

Italy’s FM in Middle East on Peace Mission

occupation, assassinations, and attacks using hi-tech weapons such as F-16s.   The ministry added that Ruggiero's visit came within the framework of the European Union mission to settle the Middle East crisis ...

18/05/2010 - 17:52 - comment 0

US Warplanes Strike Radar System in Southern Iraq

said in a statement.  The F-16s used precision guided munitions in the attack on the anti-aircraft ... for the mission, he said.  The United States and Britain have launched intermittent air strikes on Iraqi air ...

19/05/2010 - 10:16 - comment 0

Iraq Shoots Down US Surveillance Plane

experience in such operations.  But the plane, an expert said, is not as sophisticated as the F-16s ... was in a mission over southern Iraq."  Iraqi officials said video evidence of the debris would be shown ...

18/05/2010 - 17:52 - comment 0

Former Top Israeli Official: Jordan, Egypt Remain Committed to Peace Treaties

Palestinians with weapons ranging from machineguns and tanks to US-made Apache helicopter gunships and F-16s.   ... an appointed Jordanian ambassador to Tel Aviv has not started his mission, in protest of Israel's ...

18/05/2010 - 19:10 - comment 0

Israel Admits Responsibility for Assassinating Hamas Leader in Tulkarem

machineguns and tanks to US-made Apache helicopter gunships and F-16s.   According to an Amnesty ... missions," the Israeli military statement said.  It said he had been arrested by Israel twice before, ...

18/05/2010 - 19:11 - comment 0

Report: Sharon, Bush 'Seemed to Disagree Openly' on Mitchell Plan

to US-made Apache helicopter gunships and F-16s.   According to Amnesty International, nearly 100 ... Colin Powell on a Middle East mission to bolster a shaky two-week-old cease-fire.   "I made ... POWELL LEAVES ON MIDEAST MISSION     Powell left for the Middle East shortly after ...

18/05/2010 - 19:21 - comment 0

CIA Chief Set for Talks with Israeli, Palestinian Leaders to Shore Up Ceasefire

to US-made Apache helicopter gunships and F-16s.   According to Amnesty International, nearly 100 ... mission to shore up the threatened Middle East ceasefire, was preparing Thursday for separate meetings with Isr CIA chief George Tenet, on a "crucial" mission to shore up ...

18/05/2010 - 19:26 - comment 0

Israeli Tanks Enter PA Areas in Gaza Strip; Peres Warns of Palestinian Explosion

with weapons ranging from machineguns and tanks to US-made Apache helicopter gunships and F-16s.   ... as possible," said Boucher.   Satterfield will be joined on his mission by other officials from Washington, ... But US officials insist they are "active" and point to previous missions by Satterfield ...

18/05/2010 - 19:10 - comment 0