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Lockheed to build F-16 aircraft for Bahrain

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has received a $1.2B contract from the U.S. government to produce 16 new F-16 Block 70 aircraft for the Royal Bahraini Air …

Aviation

French Air Force retires Mirage 2000N - Air & Cosmos - International

The French Air Force has held the official retirement ceremony for the Dassault Mirage 2000N — the version of the Mirage 2000 designed to deliver the …

Military

Romania minister says country facing cyber-attacks, Russians

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania faces Russian aggression on a daily basis in the Black Sea, and is fending off a wave of cyber-attacks and political interference, the defense minister said Monday.<p>But even amid such uncertainty, Mihai Fifor told The Associated Press that the country of 19 million …

Russia

Britain is no longer a 'tier one' military power

Theresa May this week asked Britain's defence secretary to justify the UK's role as a "tier one" military power, causing dismay in the Ministry of Defence. Underlying the statement is a realisation that the UK can no longer economically compete with top powers, defence experts told Business Insider.<p>…

Great Britain

China Is Trying to Bring Down American Planes With Lasers. Time to Get Tough.

Severe measures are now required. Up to now, a patient Washington has been encouraging even more dangerous Chinese behavior.<p>Militant Chinese …

China

Collisions reveal a Navy tragically undone by its can-do spirit

<i>Editor's note: This is the first of seven stories reported as part of a joint project by the Medill News Service and USA TODAY.</i><p>YOKOSUKA, Japan — The USS John S. McCain sits in dry dock at the home port of the Japan-based 7th Fleet, where workers swarm in and around the warship, urgently working to …

Military

Step Aboard the Seawolf: The Secret Submarines the Navy Doesn't Want to Talk About

But we know all about them. <i>So what was Seawolf doing under the ice? Most likely simply training … for fighting under ice. For a submarine crew, going</i> …

Military

Massive Overhaul to Keep Classic Air Force C-130 Flying for 80 years into 2030s

The Air Force plans to fly its war-tested 1950s-era C-130 aircraft well into the 2030s

Military

Freak Accident of Chemistry Sunk Russia's Aircraft-Killer Submarine

We explain what happenned. <i>Kursk had suffered two massive explosions and sank in 354 feet of water at a twenty-degree vertical angle. An explosion had</i> …

Military

America's Aircraft Carriers Could Soon Have a New Weapon - Warrior Maven

Military

Heckler & Koch Makes Deadly Firearms. But Their Grenade Launchers Are Legendary.

We explain. The 40mm individual single-shot grenade launcher is one of modern infantry fireteam’s core pieces of firepower. They provide rapid …

Vietnam War

It's Official, Contractor-Owned MQ-9 Reaper Drones Will Watch Over Marines in Afghanistan

The deal will be an important stepping stone for the service as it gets closer to acquiring bigger, multi-mission unmanned aircraft.<p>Andreas …

Military

KAI struggles to vie for US jet order on unfavorable news

Korea Aerospace Industries' T-50A designed for the U.S. Air Force / Courtesy of KAI<p><b><br>'Dubious' ties to Michael Cohen make it harder for KAI to compete</b> …

Aviation

USAF looks to quadruple B-52 external weapons load | Jane's 360

The US Air Force (USAF) is looking to quadruple the weight of bombs that the Boeing B-52H Stratofortress is able to carry externally.<p>According to a …

Military

Moscow’s Other Navy

Russia's Navy is a highly visible and generally well-understood instrument of Moscow's military power that has been on a slow process of re-equipment …

Military

B-1 bomber and Ellsworth crews test high-tech missile

<b>ELLSWORTH AFB, S.D. (KEVN) -</b> Elllsworth’s 28th Bomb Wing and its two squadrons of B-1 bombers will test a new long-range anti-ship missile, according …

Military

U.S. Air Force says Boeing KC-46 aircraft delivery to start in October

(Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday the first delivery of the KC-46 aerial refueling tankers from Boeing Co would start in October.<p>The remaining 17 tankers would be delivered by April next year, Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan said, adding that "while the KC-46A flight …

Aviation

Relegating Napalm to Its Place in History

California and the West<p>Relegating Napalm to Its Place in History<p>War: The final cache of the deadly, controversial brew--in Fallbrook--has been removed. A Texas firm is recycling it for peaceful use.<p>April 01, 2001|TONY PERRY | TIMES STAFF WRITER<p>FALLBROOK, Calif. — More than a quarter-century after …

Vietnam War

Get Ready, Russia and China: How 1 Missile Could Turn the F-35 Into a Navy-Killer

Thanks to Norway. <i>While the missile itself is very lethal, the other half of the NSM’s success in the European export market is its ability to be</i> …

Military

South China Sea Drama: One Nation Is Building Up Its Military Because of It (Not China)

Thank Malaysia. As tensions escalate over which nations should control the South China Sea, Malaysia is embarking on a military buildup.The buildup …

Military

In Army of None, a field guide to the coming world of autonomous warfare

The Silicon Valley-military industrial complex is increasingly in the crosshairs of artificial intelligence engineers. A few weeks ago, Google was reported to be backing out of a Pentagon contract around Project Maven, which would use image recognition to automatically evaluate photos. Earlier this …

Military

Russia’s New Helicopters Are Preparing for War - Warrior Maven

Military

Suspected Chinese lasers target US aircraft over the Pacific, US military source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lasers have been used to target US aerial operations in the Pacific, with 20 incidents recorded since September of last year, according to a US military official.<p>The military spokeswoman, who requested not to be named, told CNN that lasers had been flashed at US aircraft, and that the …

Military

DARPA's Amazing Reconfigurable Wheel Tracks Go From Wheel To Track In Two Seconds Flat

The experimental technology looks to solve one of the biggest conundrums of mechanized warfare.<p>Youtube Screencap<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway's …

Carnegie Mellon University

There Was No Way a P-51 Could Replace the A-10

There Was No Way a P-51 Could Replace the A-10, But Congress ordered the Air Force to check, anyway

Military

War Machines: Red Army Tanks

Contributing to the human suffering was, for the first time on such a large scale, technology. World War II was the perfect medium for some of …

Military

How a British Turbojet Allowed Russia's MiG-15 to Fight During the Korean War

How a British Turbojet Allowed Russia's MiG-15 to Fight the Air Force During the Korean War

Korean War

Speed and Fusion: Air Force and DARPA Partner to Counter Modern Threats - Warrior Maven

Military

Boeing's robot submarine is back roaming off the California coast

Boeing Co.’s Echo Voyager has headed back to sea for a second round of testing, as the aerospace company looks to demonstrate the underwater drone’s more sophisticated capabilities for a U.S. Navy contract competition.<p>The 51-foot-long, yellow and grey autonomous undersea vehicle is being designed …

Military