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13 photos of the Su-57, Russia's first stealth fighter that can outmaneuver the F-22 Raptor

The Su-57 could be the future of Russian military aviation — but there's still a lot of questions hanging around the country's first stealth fighter.<p>While Russia recently announced its desire to turn its first stealth fighter into a sixth generation plane, the Su-57 is still undergoing testing and …

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A commercial airplane collided with a drone in Canada, a first in North America

The Canadian transport minister announced Sunday that a drone recently collided with a commercial aircraft, marking a first in North America.<p>The collision took place Thursday, when a Skyjet aircraft was on its final descent into the Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City.<p>Six passengers …

Could Hypersonic Weapons Make Nuclear War More Likely?

The weapons are designed to give enemies little time to react. That's the problem.<p>A new class of high-tech weapons is under development among the world's major powers, and some observers worry the exact qualities that make them desirable could make wars more likely—particularly nuclear wars. The …

War

Delta Air Lines Is Bringing Back Free Food

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>Delta Air Lines has announced that it will begin serving complimentary fresh meals on select …

Lockheed F-35 jet cost could drop 16 percent - Pentagon official | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cost of Lockheed Martin Corp’s stealthy F-35 jet could fall 16 percent to around $80 million in future purchases, according to the Department of Defense’s head of the program.<p>FILE PHOTO - Lockheed Martin's logo is seen during Japan Aerospace 2016 air show in Tokyo, Japan, …

“This isn’t a brothel in the sky:” Business is booming for private flights catering to couples trying to join the mile-high club

Couples eager to join the mile-high club can pay for membership.<p>Flamingo Air, a small airline and flight school based in Cincinnati, Ohio, offers couples the chance to get busy in the back of a single-engine Piper Cherokee 6 as it soars over southern Ohio, exactly one mile up in the air.<p>Where does …

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The Machete: The Super Plane That Could Replace the A-10 Warthog (Or Not)?

Stavatti, the mercurial, Minnesota-based aerospace startup, has dusted off its old proposal for a new attack plane to partially replace the U.S. Air …

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New Chinese Microwave Weapon Can Short Out IEDs and Tanks

The U.S. has had a similar weapon for years. It's still worrying, though.<p>China has unveiled a new directed energy weapon, one that poses a serious threat to high-tech U.S. military electronics. According to <i>Popular Science</i> the weapon, which resembles existing American arms, can "disable missiles and …

Military

9 Flying Cars That Just Might Take You to Work One Day

Some are a bit outlandish. Others are already flying.<p>Spurred by technology advances and demand for transportation alternatives in increasingly congested cities, entrepreneurs around the globe are vying to become the first to develop a commercially viable "flying car." The designs vary greatly, and …

Aviation

Russia's deadliest new war machines

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

There is something beautiful about old ships and the sheer mechanical ingenuity to keep them working. In the U.S....<p>In 2019 a bloody attack on the …

Military

Light Attack: Removing the Veil on OA-X

There has been a recent flurry of press attention on OA-X, an Air Force effort to obtain off-the-shelf light attack aircraft. Sen. McCain’s recent …

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Plane lands safely on road near Denton airport

A plane made an emergency landing on a road near the Denton Enterprise Airport on Monday, KXAS-TV (NBC5) reports.<p>The plane occupants were not hurt, …

China Shows Off Its New Aircraft Carrier

Analysts point out major limitations in both the carrier's design and the Chinese navy's ability to utilize its full capabilities.<p>China's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a far-ranging three-week training mission during which its combat capabilities were closely scrutinized and …

Military

The F-35 may carry one of the US's most polarizing nuclear weapons sooner than expected

The Air Force originally planned to integrate nuclear weapons in the F-35 between 2020-2022, but Air Force Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus told Defensetech.org that "it would definitely be possible," to hasten the deployment of B-61 nuclear gravity bombs on the F-35 should the need for it arise.<p>As it …

China's most dangerous war planes

How the U.S. Military's "Sea Hunter" Could Completely Terrorize Russia and China on the Water

<i>The Navy is expanding the mission portfolio of its emerging submarine-hunting drone ship so that it can conduct surface warfare missions, fire</i> …

Why do plane windows have tiny holes in them?

As part of our Travel Truths series we have unravelled the many mysteries of modern aviation: like what happens when you flush a plane loo and why cabin lights are dimmed during takeoff and landing.<p>The latest question we’re endeavouring to answer is one that many frequent fliers will have pondered: …

US military begins deployment of F-35 fighters to Japan

First squadron comprising 10 F-35s left Arizona base to reach Japan's Iwakuni Air Station.<p>The US military has begun deploying state-of-the-art …

The Best and Worst Airlines of 2016

The annual analysis of U.S. carriers again shows a smaller competitor ahead of Delta, United and American<p>Airline service is improving. Really.<p>The annual Middle Seat scorecard of U.S. airline performance, which ranks carriers on seven different measures important to travelers, shows 7% fewer flights …

Air Travel

The legendary A-10 looks like it's here to stay after being upgraded by the Air Force

In another positive sign for the beloved A-10, Air Force maintainers at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona have outfitted the Warthog with an upgrade for combat search and rescue missions, or CSAR.<p>Dubbed the lightweight airborne recovery system, the upgrade helps A-10 pilots "communicate more …

An Entire Engine Fell Off a B-52 Bomber While In Flight

Luckily, it had seven more to work with.<p>A heavy bomber on a training flight returned to base with one less engine than it started out with this week. Luckily the 55-year-old, eight engine B-52H Stratofortress was able to land safely at Minot Air Force Base.<p>The Pratt & Whitney TF33 turbofan engine …

Military

Trump Is Planning The Biggest Navy Fleet Expansion Since The Cold War

At Maine's Bath Iron Works, workers worried about the future want to build more ships but wonder where the billions of dollars will come from.<p>With President-elect Donald Trump demanding more ships, the Navy is proposing the biggest shipbuilding boom since the end of the Cold War to meet threats …

Military

Sunwing passengers on flight where pilot charged with alcohol impairment ‘surprised’ and ‘upset’

Passengers who were on the Sunwing flight destined for Cancun where the pilot was charged with alcohol impairment landed back in Calgary Sunday …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Space Shuttle Aboard a Boeing

An incredible amount of science and technology goes into constructing and flying a space shuttle or airplane. What happens when you fly them …

Driving Soviet T-60 Tank Replica Looks Combat-Ready

But you wouldn't want to fight in this tank.<p>The Soviet efforts in World War II took on many fronts. To honor that effort, a Belarussian man has built a replica of a T-60 tank, regularly used by the Red Army during the war. This video of the tank model driving around was distributed by RT, the …

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