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Russian jet flies within meters of US Navy aircraft over Black Sea

A Russian fighter jet has flown within 3 meters of a US Navy surveillance aircraft over the Black Sea. As tension in Ukraine reflares, alongside the …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Sometimes I get sick of saying it, but just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse … Donald...<p>During the morning of April 1, 2018, a car drove up …

US-backed forces give hundreds of ISIS fighters safe passage

Several hundred vehicles containing 100 to 200 Islamic State fighters were given safe passage by US-based forces, out of the northern Syrian city of …

Top North Korean official defects over 'disgust' with Kim Jong Un

Officials in Seoul confirmed Wednesday that senior North Korean diplomat Thae Yong Ho has defected to South Korea. Thae, deputy minister at the North …

US nukes at Turkey base at risk of seizure — report

Dozens of US nuclear weapons stored at a Turkish air base near Syria are at risk of being captured by “terrorists or other hostile forces,” a …

The U.S. Air Force wants to detonate plasma bombs in the sky

Radio communication is a weak point for most military operations — it is often not long enough or strong enough to adequately meet soldiers’ needs. …

Military

Five U.S. Strategic bombers conduct simultaneous missions around the North Pole and over Alaska

Dubbed “Polar Roar” the latest show of force saw U.S. bombers flying to the North and Baltic Seas in a Cold War-style exercise. One B-52H …

RAF bases on terror alert after two Asian men try to kidnap off-duty airman at knife point

PERSONNEL at bases such as RAF Lossiemouth have been told to remain vigilant after the airman was targeted while out for a run.<p>RAF servicemen and …

NATO and Turkey: Allies, not friends

The Atlantic alliance has had little impact on Turkey after the country's failed coup. NATO can only admonish the government in Ankara, not punish …

China Expects J-20 Stealth Fighter to Be Combat Ready in 2019

The Chinese People's Republic Army Air Force (PLAAF) is believed to have received four J-20 jets, that have been tested and completed acceptance …

Russia Develops a Sixth Generation Fighter Aircraft - iHLS

This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew)<p>The “Cold War” is back – Russia develops a sixth generation fighter aircraft. While air forces, …

USAF pilots add electronic warfare mission capability to UAV training

As the US Air Force faces both pilot shortages and increased demand for its unmanned air vehicle operations in contested environments, the service is …

Military

Pentagon withholds $300 million in military aid to Pakistan

The Pentagon has withheld $300 million in military assistance to Pakistan, U.S. officials said Wednesday, a potential blow to U.S.-Pakistani ties and a sign of ongoing frustration with Islamabad for not acting against militants fueling violence in Afghanistan.<p>Adam Stump, a Pentagon spokesman, said …

U.S. Air Force to forward deploy B-1B bombers in Guam

The U.S. Air Force will forward deploy supersonic bombers in Guam early this month, partly to better cope with North Korea's nuclear and missile …

U.S. Air Force asks industry for proposals to replace nuclear missiles | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force asked industry on Friday for proposals to replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile and the nuclear cruise missile as the military moves ahead with a costly modernization of its aging atomic weapons systems.<p>An unarmed Minuteman III …

U.S. Air Force funds research into fleets of mind-controlled drones | The Star

The future of robotic warfare could be nigh.<p>An engineering professor at Arizona State University is developing technology that would allow an Air …

U.S. Air Force

WWII veteran retires after 70 years of military, civil service

This September, Anthony “Tony” Duno will celebrate his retirement from the Air Force after 70 years of service, making him the longest serving …

US Air Force Blames Power Failure for Loss of DMSP-F19 Weather Satellite

WASHINGTON – A power failure affecting an encrypted command-and-control system on board the U.S. Air Force's Defense Meteorological Satellite Program …

Five aerospace companies battle to replace Canada's CF-18s

OTTAWA—Five aerospace companies are offering their fighter jets as potential replacement for Canada’s fleet of aging CF-18s, including Lockheed …

This drone could help remove all landmines around the world in 10 years

For people around the world landmines are a daily hazard, threatening lives and providing a lethal reminder of long-finished conflicts.<p>But, a project …

Iran Announces New Drone For Jamming Communications

We'll believe it when we don't see it<p>Iran has a new home-grown drone to show off. Announced today, the drone has a “jamming capability,” according to Iranian state-owned news network Fars. The Sifar drone is just one of many new models on display at an exhibition of the Iranian Ground Forces. …

The cyberwar begins: US believed to 'hack back' at Russia following Democratic Party email leaks

The FSB claimed to have found 'professional' spyware on roughly 20 agency systems.<p>While tensions between the world's superpowers in relation to …

SpaceX Estimated to Spend $300 Million on Red Dragon Mars Mission

WASHINGTON — NASA estimates that SpaceX is spending on the order of $300 million on its Red Dragon Mars lander mission, a down payment on the …

Space Exploration

This is what the next flash point in the South China Sea looks like

According to the ruling, the reef and everything on it legally belongs to the Philippines. This is in spite of China's reclamation of approximately 5,580,000 square meters of land, and the construction of a 9,800-foot runway, radar nests, and what some experts have speculated is a soon-to-be naval …

How DARPA is training machines to protect its digital assets with the Cyber Grand Challenge - ExtremeTech

By on August 2, 2016 at 9:04 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>By now we’re all familiar with the …

Revision Military Exoskeleton

In just about every futuristic depiction of American soldiers, at least some of them are outfitted with exoskeletons. In these possible futures, …

Exoskeletons

These Medical Experiments Were Just Blasted Up To The International Space Station

Early this morning, SpaceX pulled off a major accomplishment. For the second time, the company landed its Falcon 9 rocket on the ground in Cape Canaveral after using it to launch a spacecraft full of supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station.<p>Among the cargo, the company’s …

Russian Army Receives New S-400 Air Defense Missile Systems, Navy To Get 12 Warships In 2016

The Russian army has received this year’s second regiment of S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems ahead of schedule, the state-owned …

Air Force F-35 Hits Drone with Sidewinder Missile in 'Kill' Test

The Air Force variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter passed another key test days ago, deploying an AIM-9X missile while in flight to hit a drone …

NATO’s Polar Roar: 5 US bombers ‘intercepted’ in large-scale exercise over Baltic Sea

Three B-52 strategic bombers and two B-2 stealth bombers flew together from the US to the North and Baltic Seas, before being “intercepted” by other …