Russia

Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Ballew of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4’s Skinny Dragons taxi’s and directs VP-4’s first P-8 Poseidon flight on Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island’s Ault Field in Oak Harbor, Wash., on Dec. 13, 2016. VP-4 is currently in transition from the P-3 Orion, in naval service since the 1960’s, to the P-8 Poseidon aircraft and will be the first P-8 squadron stationed at NAS Whidbey Island. (U.S. Navy photo/Juan Sua)

US Backs Sale of P-8 Sub-Hunters to Norway

The State Department has approved a possible $1.8 billion sale of P-8 surveillance aircraft to Norway at a time when NATO  allies covet more intelligence-gathering…


A Russian Su-27 fighter flies over the Kamchatka Peninsula. In April, a Su-27 intercepted an American reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea in a series of  hostile fly-bys in 2016 alone, the Air Force's top civilian said.

Russia Keeps Provoking NATO Planes: SecAF

The Russian air force has not shown any good faith toward NATO aircraft policing Baltic airspace in recent months by conducting a flurry of unsafe…












(Sputnik/Dmitry Vinogradov)

Detailing Russian Surface to Air Missile Coverage

The Institute for the Study of War, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, has released an informational graphic highlighting Russia’s increasing surface-to-air missile coverage in Europe….