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  • J.F. 'Skeets' Coleman dies at 95; test pilot for perilous XFY-1 Pogo

    J.F. "Skeets" Coleman, who was the test pilot on one of the oddest military airplanes ever produced, died Tuesday of natural causes at an assisted-living facility in Oceanside, said his daughter, Nancy. He was 95, a life span especially notable given...
  • Reality check on Northrop's big plans

    Reality check on Northrop's big plans
    Now that the dust has settled after Northrop Grumman Corp.'s announcement of yet another big expansion on the Space Coast, it might be time for a reality check. Although it's possible the company might build the next-generation B-2 stealth bomber in...
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Why aren't drones helping the search?

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Why aren't drones helping the search?
    A fleet of navy ships and advanced search aircraft from 26 nations have been scouring vast expanses of the Indian Ocean, looking for seat cushions, door panels or aluminum that might help solve the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But noticeably...
  • Turkish fighter jets shoot down Syrian warplane in border zone

    Turkish fighter jets shoot down Syrian warplane in border zone
    GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- Turkish fighter jets shot down a Syrian warplane Sunday in an embattled border zone, and Turkey and Syria each insisted the plane was in their airspace when it was downed. The downing was the latest border clash between onetime...
  • Mysterious rumbling along coast wasn't earthquake, experts say

    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Some residents in Long Beach and the north Orange County coast reported feeling and hearing what some thought was an earthquake Wednesday afternoon. But Caltech seismologist Kate Hutton said no...
  • U.S. Navy jet crashes into ocean off the Virginia coast

    U.S. Navy jet crashes into ocean off the Virginia coast
    A pilot was rescued after his U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed off the coast of Virginia on Wednesday, Navy officials confirmed. The F/A-18E Super Hornet jet went down 45 miles from Oceana, Va., home to a base that hosts the Navy's East Coast attack-...
  • Engineer accused of trying to send F-35 fighter jet papers to Iran

    Engineer accused of trying to send F-35 fighter jet papers to Iran
    Customs agents in Long Beach were shocked after opening boxes labeled "House Hold Goods" bound for Iran and finding thousands of documents outlining secret information on the military's $392-billion fighter jet program. The treasure trove of technical...
  • Pakistani fighter jets bomb militant hideouts, killing 35

    Pakistani fighter jets bomb militant hideouts, killing 35
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistani fighter jets bombed suspected militant hideouts in the tribal areas of North Waziristan and Khyber Agency early Thursday, killing at least 35 people, news agencies reported. The raids occurred after a government...
  • Israeli warplanes strike targets near Lebanon-Syria border

    BEIRUT—Israeli warplanes struck targets late Monday near the Lebanese-Syrian border, according to news and official accounts, but there were conflicting reports about whether the areas hit were on Syrian or Lebanese soil. The official Lebanese...
  • For F/A-18 Super Hornet, the end may be on the horizon

    For F/A-18 Super Hornet, the end may be on the horizon
    Workers at Northrop Grumman Corp.'s 1-million-square-foot El Segundo facility on Aviation Boulevard have been cranking out fuselage sections for the Navy's F/A-18 fighter jet for decades. But now, the end may be near. Since entering service in 1983,...
  • White House seeks halt to military spending cuts

    White House seeks halt to military spending cuts
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration called for a halt in reducing military spending, arguing that further cuts would result in a significantly smaller Army and Marine Corps, the mothballing of airplanes and an aircraft carrier, and the purchase of...
  • Advances in electronic warfare fly under the public's radar

    Advances in electronic warfare fly under the public's radar
    As the Pentagon moves beyond the relatively low-tech wars in the Middle East and turns its attention to future national security challenges, it has doubled down on sophisticated new radar-jamming devices that aim to render adversaries' air defenses...