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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# fighter jets

This month
March 2023
# mig-29
Slovakia joins Poland in donating jets to Ukraine
Providing Ukraine with fighter jets has been seen as a controversial move even among the country’s allies.
Poland to become first Nato member to send fighter jets to Ukraine
Ukraine has repeatedly asked its Western allies to send warplanes but so far no countries had committed to give jets to Kyiv.
Last year
# Fighter Planes
Air Corps could buy second-hand fighters from other European air forces, jet manufacturer says
The government is set to announce its implementation plan for the Irish Defence Forces in the coming weeks.
# Explainer
Why did the US reject Poland's offer of Soviet-era fighter jets?
Security analyst Dr Tom Clonan said the West giving Ukraine fighter jets is much more “provocative” than anti-tank missiles.
All time
# show of force
US reacts to North Korea's nuclear test with bomber plane flyover
The mission was conducted “in response to recent provocative action by North Korea”, US Forces Korea said in a statement.
# 'murica
The 10 best panicked tweets about Dublin's F-16 flypast
“I’m going to die in the middle of a pedicure.”
# islamic state
Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis...
Russians or Iranians might have piloted planes that targeted Islamic State militants last week.
# fighter jets
Here's what a fighter jet flying through canyons looks like from the backseat
And sounds. My word, the sounds.
# Insurgency
Iraq receives delivery of Russian warplanes... but it might not have any pilots to fly them
The only pilots with experience of the jets are those from Saddam Hussein’s air force.
# Fly Boys
How much do fruit flies and fighter jets have in common? A lot, actually
And there’s a video to prove it.
# Diaoyus/Senkakus
Japanese and South Korean planes fly through disputed Chinese air defence zone
It brings to three the number of nations who have entered the airspace since Tuesday.
# Civil War
Syrian government warplanes pound Aleppo rebels - NGO
The fighter jets have repeatedly hit areas held by the rebels in two districts of the city today.
# Syria
Turkey scrambles fighter jets to Syrian border
Officials say military movement is in response to the activity of Syrian helicopters.
# Somalia
Kenyan military is moved into Somalia
The move comes after a spate of abductions in Kenya that are suspected to involve Somalia’s al-Shabab militants.