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Russian spy plane, SAS flight in near-miss

A Scandinavian airlines flight nearly collided with a Russian spy plane just off the coast of Sweden, an indication of stepped-up Russian espionage in the region.

Report: Iran shoots down two 'spy planes'

Two "Western drone reconnaissance" aircraft have been shot down by the Revolutionary Guard in Iran, according to the head of the force's air division.

UK Police to use remote controlled spy planes

The Home Office has suggested that Police could soon use unmanned spy planes for surveillance operations on British homes.

Spy Plane Comes Home In Pieces

WASHINGTON – Exactly three months after the U.S. Navy EP-3E surveillance plane made an emergency landing on China's Hainan island, the aircraft is being returned in pieces to U.S. custody, officials said Monday. Parts of the dismantled aircraft wer..

China, U.S. To Disassemble Spy Plane

BEIJING — China and the United States have agreed to have a U.S. Navy spy plane disassembled and shipped home from a Chinese air base where it has been held since a mid-air collision April 1 with a Chinese fighter jet, a Chinese government spokesman sa.

Unpiloted U.S. Spy Plane Takes Off

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A robotic airplane took off Sunday in an attempt to fly from California to Australia to become the first drone to cross the Pacific Ocean. The unpiloted Global Hawk U.S. spy plane took to the air at 4:48 a.m, said J..

Chinese Jet Struck Navy EP-3 Aircraft, Rumsfeld Says

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told reporters today that U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Shane Osborn's EP-3 plane didn't turn and strike one of the Chinese jets that was "buzzing" the surveillance aircraft. The EP-3 "was on auto pilot and i...

U.S. Spy Plane Crew Leaves China After Bush's Carefully Worded Compromise

HAIKOU, China - An airliner carrying 24 crew members of a U.S. spy plane held for 12 days in China took off Thursday, ending an intense standoff between Washington and Beijing. The chartered Continental Boeing 737 took off at about 7:30 a.m. local ...

White House Called Friends Of Bush Sr. For Advice: Scowcroft, Baker, Kissinger

NEW YORK, April 8 - The Bush team ignored Secretary of State Colin Powell's advice to express "regret" early on in the standoff with China over the spy plane incident and tapped old family sources instead, Newsweek reports in the April 16 issue. I...

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