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See the island US warships just buzzed to prove a geopolitical point to China

The US Navy sent two warships to a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea on May 28 in its latest symbolic protest against China’s claims there.<p>Reuters first reported that the USS Higgins and the USS Antietam ventured within 12 miles of the Paracel Islands in a demonstration the Pentagon calls …

China

The USAF Has Added Large Multi-Function Cockpit Displays To Its F-15C Fleet

The F-15C has received an upgrade called the Passive Attack Display that drastically modernizes the Eagle's archaic cockpit.<p>Senior Airman John …

Military

The YF-23's Air Inlet Design Was Its Most Exotic Feature You Never Heard Of

Northrop engineers used an innovative solution for dealing with an old airflow problem that is especially troublesome for stealthy designs.<p>USAF image …

Submarines are increasingly lurking in seas around the world, and the US Navy's high-tech Poseidon is there to hunt them

The US Navy announced this month that it was restarting the 2nd Fleet to oversee the western Atlantic Ocean, including the North Atlantic and the US East Coast.<p>The decision comes after several years of tensions between NATO members and Russia — and several warnings from Western officials about …

The Marine Corps Is Changing the Way It Does Business To Win the Battles of 2025

Changes will keep the USMC on warfare's cutting edge.<p>The U.S. Marine Corps is changing the size and makeup of the Marine infantry squad, making drone and counter-drone specialists a permanent part of the force structure, and bringing back tank and artillery units that had been deactivated to save …

The Army Is Testing a Missile-Proof 'Iron Curtain'

The system would protect lighter vehicles from rocket and missile attack.<p>The U.S. Army is testing a system designed to protect military vehicles smaller than tanks from attacks. The "Iron Curtain" uses a combination of sensors and downward-firing projectiles to stop incoming rockets and missiles …

Russian air defenses were caught on video getting beaten badly by Israeli forces in Syria — here are Russia's excuses

Moscow has offered two explanations for why the Russian-made Pantsir-S1 missile defense system took a direct hit during an Israeli airstrike in Syria last week.<p>"One is that it had already used up its ammunition reserve," Aytech Bizhev, a former deputy commander-in-chief of Russia's air force, told …

The newest weapon in the US Navy’s arsenal is now under construction

WASHINGTON ― When the destroyer Jack Lucas joins the U.S. Navy’s fleet in 2024, it will look similar to the 73 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers that …

Lockheed's Drone-Sploding Baby Missile Weighs Just 5 Pounds

When it comes to missiles, you wouldn’t expect something the size and shape of a collapsed umbrella to rank among the fiercest. Especially when you …

Military

The Navy’s EA-18G Growler Will Soon Be Armed with What Could Be the Ultimate 'Weapon'

AI.The U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler will soon have artificial intelligence on board to give its electronic warfare capabilities a much needed …

Northrop Grumman's 'H03' Firebird Spy Plane Is Now Flying At Mojave Air and Space Port

New photos give us a much more complete view of the aircraft, clearly showing its lineage to Scaled Composites' Firebird long-endurance design.<p>David …

Time stands still, freedom comes fast in North Korea, say Americans once held there

(Reuters) - Freedom can come with remarkable swiftness for U.S. citizens held prisoner by North Korea, an experience that may await three Americans currently detained by the reclusive nation.<p>After months and even years of hardship, former detainees often say they found themselves boarding a U.S. …

Israel Is Developing Electronic Warfare’s ‘Little Brothers’

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First NASA lander to study Mars' interior due for California launch

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Reuters) - A powerful Atlas 5 rocket was poised for liftoff early on Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying to Mars the first robotic NASA lander designed entirely for exploring the deep interior of the red planet.<p>The Mars InSight probe …

Why It Might Be Impossible to Stop a Cruise Missile Attack (For Now)

The U.S. military might have something to say about that. Is there a way to defend large swaths of land against a cruise missile attack?Right now, …

Let's Talk About This Rumor That Israeli F-15s Mimicked US Jets To Strike At Iran In Syria

Many details about this latest operation remain unclear as Israel continues to expand its aerial campaign in Syria.<p>IAF<p>Days after an intense volley of …

The Trump administration just sent a dark, threatening message to Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, suggested on Sunday that the US could use Libya as a model for North Korean denuclearization — but his comment may have been a dark, even threatening message to North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un.<p>Kim has displayed an about-face since …

The Inside Scoop of How Deadly the 'New' F-35 Will Be

Everything you need to know. The Air Force has begun early testing, software development and weapons integration for its upcoming Block 4 variant of …

China has big plans for a modern bomber

The H-20 is China's future stealth bomber.<p>China's defense industry has been rapidly modernizing, though a few key gaps still lie between the nation and its bid to become a major military power. One such gap: a long-range bomber.<p>Right now, Xian Aircraft Corporation (XAC) builds the H-6K, a version …

China's stand-off missiles are an increasing problem for the US military

China's stand-off missiles pose a increasingly significant problem for the U.S.<p>On Thursday, China announced the deployment of its new intermediate …

Shipwrecks from WWI and the Spanish Armada can be found on this new interactive map

The oldest boats on the map date back thousands of years.

The Navy's Stealthy Glide Bomb Is About To Get Way More Capable

The service is funding work on a powered version of the AGM-154 Joint Stand-Off Weapon and could give it new payloads in the future.<p>SQNLDR Ben …

How Stealthy Zumwalt Destroyers Will Change Ocean Warfare

Navy program managers now say fast-progressing technology will enable Zumwalt destroyers to win major surface wars

Analysis: Why the Pentagon Does Not Sell the F-22

Lockheed Martin proposed a new hybrid between the F-22 & F-35

What Happens to a Cruise Missile Captured by the Russians

A fate worse than death awaits military hardware recovered intact on the battlefield.<p>This week the Russian ministry of defense showed pictures of what it claimed to be remains of U.S. cruise missiles used during the recent airstrikes on Syria. “They are now being examined by our experts,” said Col. …

New Navy Ship-to-Shore Connector Hits the Water - Changes Amphibious Warfare

The new SSCs are designed to replace the existing fleet of Landing Craft Air Cushions

The first drone warship just joined the Navy and now nearly every element of it is classified

The first warship to traverse open waters without a single crew member recently joined the U.S. Navy's fleet after eight years of development and …

Competition to build the Navy's MQ-25 flying tanker shows how drone fighters are taking on new roles

The U.S. military has come to rely on drones for surveillance, reconnaissance and attack. Soon, another job will be added to the list: refueling aircraft in midair.<p>Lockheed Martin Corp., Boeing Co. and General Atomics are all vying for a U.S. Navy contract to build the MQ-25 Stingray, an unmanned …

Lies and Deception

At 4am on April 14, the United States, France and the United Kingdom executed a strike on Syria. The Syrian Free Press reported:<i>US Navy warships in</i> …

Exclusive: Lockheed Martin to propose stealthy hybrid of F-22 and F-35 for Japan - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp plans to offer Japan a stealth fighter design based on its export-banned F-22 Raptor and advanced F-35 Lightning II aircraft, two sources said.<p>Lockheed has discussed the idea with Japanese defense ministry officials and will make a …