Iran will buy Russian antiaircraft missiles, according to Moscow and Tehran news services. The deal is part of a $1 billion arms purchase that will cover improvements to Russian-made fighter jets operated by the Iranian Air Force, reports the New York Times. So much for Russian neutrality as it supposedly tries to help defuse the nuclear Iran issue.
U.S. Air Force F-35s and F-22s regularly deploy deep into the Pacific region from Alaska, Utah, and Hawaii. In the future, though, the head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command would like to see the Air Force permanently station fifth-generation aircraft west of the international date line—closer to China.