Aeronautics

5 Reasons No Nation Wants to Go to War with the U.S. Air Force

<i>The Air Force’s tiny fleet of twenty Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bombers is the only long-range penetrating strike asset in the service’s</i> …

Military

How North Korea Could Start the Unthinkable: War Between America and China

War on the Korean Peninsula is almost too horrible to contemplate.<p>Nuclear-armed adversaries, fighting in densely populated urban terrain, could cause …

North Korea

Stealth F-22 vs Russian PAK-FA & Chinese J-20

The United States, Russia and China all have one thing in common: they are all building some of the most advanced fighter jets in the world. …

Aerospace

Stealth War: Russia's New Su-57 vs. America's F-22 Raptor

Russia’s official designation of the PAK-FA/T-50 jet as the Sukhoi Su-57 is just another reminder that the field of fifth generation fighters is …

Aerospace

F-35A Makes Debut in South Korea | RealClearDefense

The Air Force's version of the F-35 has made its debut in Asia.<p>The Joint Strike Fighter touched down this week for South Korea's Seoul International …

North Korea

Southcentral companies get biggest Eielson contracts

FAIRBANKS — The F-35 construction boom at Eielson Air Force base as been good for Alaska businesses this summer, but so far southcentral contractors …

Alaska

Here's ultra rare footage of a B-2 stealth bomber dropping a 30,000-pound bunker-buster bomb

The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is the only aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory currently capable to operationally drop the massive 30,000-lb (14,000 kg) GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (even though the testing of the MOP involved a B-52 back in 2009, the weapon’s intended platform is only …

U.S. Air Force

China’s J-20 stealth fighter a giant leap forward in Asian arms race

According to Beijing’s state media, its first stealth fighter has now entered fully operational, frontline service.<p>This puts it in second …

Aerospace

What Does the Latest F-35 Data Breach Teach Us About Defense Industrial Espionage?

Autarky has its merits. If partners don't have your unclassified data, it can't be taken from them.

U.S. Department of Defense

Should the U.S. Military Be Betting the Farm on Stealth?

It might not be the best of ideas. It was a really good bet in the 1980s and a pretty good bet in the 1990s, but is stealth the way to go in the …

Aerospace

Air Force F-22 Conducts Operational Testing of New Weapons Tech

The Air Force is now conducting operational tests of new software and weapons technology for the F-22 designed to help modernize the stealth fighter …

Military

Everything we know about the mysterious SR-72 — Lockheed Martin's successor to the fastest plane ever

In 2013, Lockheed Martin announced development of the successor to the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.<p>The SR-71 was capable of reaching speeds over three times the speed of sound, and the SR-72 is intended to have even more impressive specs. <i>Following is a transcript of the video.</i><p><i>The SR-72 is the</i> …

Aerospace

Yes, British F-35 engines must be sent to Turkey for overhaul

Also, the US negotiates fighter jet purchase contracts on our behalfBritain’s F-35B fighter jets currently cost around $123m each – and British …

Aerospace

Iran Is Building Air Defenses Against Stealth Aircraft

In early August 2017, the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute released a report on the importance of stealth capabilities for current and …

Military

Israeli Air Force F-35I “Adir” Involved In A Bird Strike Incident Gets Grounded

An Israeli Air Force F-35 has been involved in a bird strike during a training sortie. And the incident has fueled some weird speculations… An …

Aerospace

Here's everything you need to know about the F-22 Raptor

The F-22A Raptor is a fifth-generation fighter incorporating fourth-generation stealth technology, radical maneuvering capabilities, the ability to fly at supersonic speed without afterburners and unprecedented pilot situational awareness, making it the most dominant and advanced air superiority …

Military

Nearly 200 of America's F-35s May Remain Indefinitely Unfit for Combat (Updated)

As the services buy new planes, older ones may remain permanently unfit for combat.<p>The Pentagon may end up with about 200 F-35s that remain unready for war. Because of defense budget headaches, the money to fix them up is going somewhere else.<p>The Armed Services are presently spending their money on …

Military

USAF and Raytheon Say Cost Overruns Won't Slow Delivery of Vital New Bomb

The Small Diameter Bomb II is set to become a key weapon for American and allied F-35 stealth fighters in particular.<p>Raytheon<p>The U.S. Air Force’s …

Military

2 storks hit F-35, sending stealth jet to garage

Army says super advanced fighter wasn't damaged, should return to full service in the next few daysThe post 2 storks hit F-35, sending stealth jet to …

Aerospace

The F-35 Rumor Mill Regarding Israel's Strike in Syria | RealClearDefense

The day after Israel's counter attack on a Syrian SA-5 surface-to-air missile site we are learning more about the incident, and unfortunately, some …

Israel

News story: F-35 jet cleared for Carrier take-off, Defence Minister tells Select Committee

The UK’s cutting-edge F-35 fighter jet is now cleared for take-off from HMS Queen Elizabeth following successful trials using the ski-ramp design …

Military

Trump touts potential $2.4B Greek fighter jet deal at appearance with PM

The State Department on Tuesday announced it had approved a potential $2.4 billion upgrade of Greek F-16 fighter jets as the country’s prime minister …

Greece

Japanese F-4EJ Kai Phantom II Heavily Damaged in Runway Accident, Crew Escapes Fire

Hyakuri Phantom Burns on Ground, Reports Suggest Aircraft Written Off. A McDonnell-Douglas F-4EJ “Kai” Phantom II attached to either the 301st or …

Military Aircraft

Spanish F-18 jet crashes outside Madrid

A pilot died when his F-18 fighter plane crashed during takeoff from the Torrejon military base outside Madrid, Spanish defense officials have said. …

World News

Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition

A child holds his ears during a demonstration flight by a U.S. F-22 Raptor stealth aircraft at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) at Seoul Airport in Seongnam, South Korea. The event runs from Oct. 17 - 22, 2017, bringing together foreign and domestic aerospace and …

News (U.S.)

Japanese military helicopter loses contact off central Japan

A Japanese military helicopter carrying four crewmembers lost radar contact Tuesday while on a nighttime search and rescue flight training mission in …

Business

Interesting Photo Shows F-22 Raptor Landing At RAF Lakenheath With Open Missile Bay

This Is Something You Don’t See Too Often. The photographs in this post were taken by our contributor Alessandro Fucito on Oct. 12, 2017. They show a …

Military

Indonesia, Russia Ink Defense Protocol Amid Fighter Jet Deal

Both sides continue to work out ways to advance military ties amid existing challenges.

Indonesia

How Russia Is Trying to Make America's F-22 and F-35 as Obsolete as Battleships

<b>By Charlie Gao</b><p>Ever since the development of stealth technology for aircraft, many different systems have been advertised as “stealth killing [3].” …

Stealth Aircraft

Non-Classified F-35, P-8 Data Stolen In Cyber Breach

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