Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Search results

1-10 results from 1000 for query «aircraft»

June 21, 2017 9:15 AM US shoots down 'Iranian-made' drone in Syria

Pentagon declined to speculate on who was operating it but said drone advanced on coalition forces in Syria's southeast. The US military says it has shot down an armed, Iran-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's southeast. In the latest sign of increasingly frequent confrontation with Damascus and its allies 6

June 21, 2017 7:53 AM Rebels attack Philippine village, possibly to divert troops

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines – Muslim rebels raided a southern Philippine village and positioned themselves in a school as they engaged troops in a gunbattle early Wednesday that officials said may be an attempt to disrupt the massive military offensive in besieged Marawi city. They took five civilians as shields during their retreat later in the morning 6 1

June 21, 2017 7:53 AM Philippine troops evict rebel raiders from village

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines - Muslim rebels withdrew from a southern Philippine village Wednesday after security forces moved rapidly to prevent another crisis amid a monthlong militant siege in nearby Marawi city, officials said. About 300 gunmen stormed the village of Malagakit in North Cotabato province at dawn Wednesday and engaged government forces in a firefight 6

June 21, 2017 2:51 AM Pro-ISIS militants take students hostage in southern Philippines, police say

Fighting between government troops and Islamist militants has entered 5th week Pro-ISIS militants stormed a school in the southern Philippines early on Wednesday and are holding several students hostage, police said, on the same island where fighting between government troops and Islamists has entered its fifth week. Pigcawayan is 190 kilometres south 6

June 20, 2017 6:54 PM Russian Jet Buzzes U.S. Plane in Europe After Drone Was Shot Down in Syria

A Russian jet came within five feet of a U.S. reconnaissance plane near the Baltic Sea Tuesday after the military announced earlier that day it had shot down an aircraft belonging to the Moscow-backed Syrian government. A Russian SU-27 "rapidly" approached a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance plane and acted "provocatively" by performing "unsafe" maneuvers 9

June 20, 2017 5:38 PM Water-dropping plane fighting Portugal wildfires has crashed, official says

The major wildfire killed 64 people in Portugal. About 1,200 firefighters and nine water-dropping aircraft were fighting the blaze in Pedrogao Grande. LISBON, PORTUGAL—An official with Portugal’s Air Accident Office says a Canadair water-dropping plane has crashed in central Portugal while fighting wildfires that killed 64 people. Maria Jose Andre told The Associated 6

June 20, 2017 1:15 PM SpiceJet plans to buy 50 turboprop planes for $1.7 billion

Canadian airplane maker Bombardier Inc said on Tuesday it agreed to sell up to 50 Q400 turboprop aircraft to Indian budget carrier SpiceJet Ltd. No-frills airline SpiceJet today announced plans to purchase 50 Q400 turboprop aircraft worth USD 1.7 billion (over Rs 10,900 crore) from Bombardier, a day after signing a pact for buying 40 Boeing 737 MAX planes 9

June 20, 2017 10:59 AM Bombardier to sell up to 50 Q400s to India’s SpiceJet Add to ..

Bombardier Inc said on Tuesday it agreed to sell up to 50 Q400 turboprop aircraft to Indian budget carrier SpiceJet Ltd . SpiceJet will buy 25 Q400 turboprop aircraft from Bombardier, as per a letter of intent between the two companies. The Indian airline has the option to buy 25 more planes. An order could be valued at up to $1.7-billion, based on the list price 9

June 19, 2017 5:19 PM National Defence mum on Russian threat to shoot down planes in Syria

OTTAWA -- There are fears Canadian military aircraft operating over Syria could be caught in the middle of a new and potentially explosive dispute between the U.S. and Russia. Moscow is warning that it will target allied aircraft operating west of the Euphrates River in Syria in retaliation for the U.S. shooting down a Syrian government warplane on Sunday 6

June 18, 2017 11:46 PM U.S. shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time: Pentagon

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict. The U.S. had not shot down a Syrian regime aircraft before Sunday's confrontation, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis 7