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F-22 marks first ‘kill’ as US deals with intruding Chinese spy balloon

After spending four days controversially floating across the continental US, the Chinese surveillance balloon saga reached its climax on February 4, when it was finally shot down by a USAF-operated F-22A Raptor – marking the type’s first official ‘kill’ in operational service

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Which missiles will revolutionise air warfare in the future?

New aircraft may steal the headlines and pilots may be played by movie stars but it’s the weapons that are going to make the difference, Combat Aircraft Journal reports

Italy signs up for AIM-9X air-to-air missile

Italy has moved to acquire Air Intercept Missile-9X weapon systems from the US following the signing by the Italian Air Force of a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the US Government

US approves possible F-16 sale to Philippines

The US has approved the possible sale of F-16C/D Block 70/72 aircraft as well as range of anti-air and anti-surface missiles to the Philippines