Stealth Aircraft

There's a 'quiet crisis' happening in the U.S. Air Force

Pilots are burning out as increased operations leave the USAF stretched thin.<p><i>This article originally appeared in Flying Magazine.</i><p>In July 2016, United States Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein and then-Secretary Deborah Lee James revealed their plan to fix what they referred to as a “quiet …

Aviation

US military's new B-21 stealth bomber has Star Trek-inspired 'invisibility cloak'

The B-21 bomber being made as part of an $80 billion Northrop Grumman contract.<p>US military officials are in the process of building the next …

Aerospace

The New US Plan In Afghanistan Is To Strike The Taliban "Where It Hurts" – Their Drug Labs

US aircraft destroyed 10 drug processing labs in Taliban-controlled areas of Afghanistan in what commanders said is a new phase of the 16-year-old war there.<p>The US and Afghan air forces have begun bombing the Taliban’s drug producing facilities as part of the Trump administration’s new strategy for …

News

The B-21 Stealth Bomber: The U.S. Military's Biggest Secret?

And most powerful weapon? <i>The new aircraft will be designed to have global reach, in part by incorporating a large arsenal of long-range weapons. The</i> …

Military

Air Force aims for laser weapons on a fighter jet by 2021

The Air Force Research Laboratory is forging ahead with a high-energy laser designed to shoot down drones, incoming rockets and mortar rounds and …

Military

The US Just Flew an Advanced Stealth Fighter to Bomb Drug Labs in Afghanistan

The Air Force has unleashed the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter in Afghanistan for its first operational mission against Taliban drug labs, the Defense …

Military

With Trump's OK, US unleashes air offensive to take out Taliban drug labs

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says he is using new authority given him by President Trump to launch a bombing campaign against Taliban drug …

Afghanistan

5 Reasons No Nation Wants to Go to War with America

During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union battled for global primacy. Although this rivalry often played itself out in proxy wars, …

Military

This Is the U.S. Air Force's Master Plan to Guarantee No One Can Beat the F-22

<i>Newer F-22s have a technology called Synthetic Aperture Radar, or SAR, which uses electromagnetic signals or “pings” to deliver a picture or</i> …

Military

F-15s were scrambled to intercept an unidentified stealth aircraft spotted over West Coast

Earlier this week, reports of ongoing investigations into a mysterious sonic boom over northern Alabama piqued the interest of astronomers, aviation …

UFOs

Lockheed Martin Inches Closer To My Price Target

Lockheed missed EPS and revenue estimates in the third quarter.<p>LMT did raise EPS and revenue guidance for the year.<p>The company has returned more than …

Stocks

Air National Guard Strikes Hard at ‘Combat Hammer’ Exercise

DUKE FIELD, Fla., Nov. 17, 2017 — Airmen with Air National Guard units from Texas, New York, Iowa, Ohio, California, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, …

Military

Everyday Carry: Stealth

When the U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit was introduced, it wasn’t just one of the most high-tech aircraft to ever hit the skies – it was also one of the …

Knives

Former SECNAV Lehman: Russian Cyber Forces Stealing U.S. Technological Edge

Russian submarine Severodvinsk<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. military is losing its technological edge, in part because Russian cyber forces have …

Military Aircraft

Norway receives F-35 mission data file from USAF - Airforce Technology

Norway has become the first foreign country to receive the F-35 mission data file from the US Air Force’s (USAF) 53rd Electronic Warfare Group’s …

Military

Check Out These Photos Of A Mysterious F-117 Under Protective Cover On A Trailer On I-95 South Of Creech AFB, Nevada, Yesterday

What appears to be an F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Jet was spotted yesterday on the road south of Creech AFB, Nevada.<p>The above composite image was …

Military Aircraft

The F-117 Nighthawk: Why America's First Stealth Fighter Is Still a Legend

The F-117 Nighthawk [3], America’s original stealth plane with a deeply sinister appearance, is an example of a weapon system designed around the …

Military

F-117: Why America's First Stealth Fighter Would Be Crushed by Russia or China

With the U.S. Air Force working hard to develop the B-21 bomber, it is a good time to look at the evolution of stealth starting with the Lockheed …

Military

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 …

Aerospace

Here Is the Shocking Story of Nazi Germany's Greatest Fighter Ace

Erich Hartmann amassed a remarkable tally of 352 aerial victories during World War II.By May 8, 1945, Adolf Hitler had been dead for more than a …

History

Death Match: PAK-FA Stealth Fighter vs. America's Killer F-22 Raptor

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen! Entering the ring today are the two ultimate stealth fighters of the day, the F-22 Raptor and the PAK FA T-50. …

Aerospace

F-35A Lightning II Airframe Completes Third Life Testing In Unique Facility | F-35 Lightning II

News<p>F-35A Lightning II Airframe Completes Third Life Testing In Unique Facility<p>BAE Systems // November 09, 2017<p>Successful completion of full scale …

Aerospace

Chinese theft of sensitive US military technology is still a 'huge problem,' says defense analyst

As President Donald Trump uses his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to address trade and North Korean issues, he also may bring up China's …

China

Air Force Prioritizing Combat Units Amid Maintainer Shortage: General

Facing a shortage of maintainers as well as pilots, the Air Force is giving staffing priority to air combat units with high operations tempo, the …

Military

F-23: The Only Plane That Could Kill the F-22 Raptor Is the One That Almost Replaced It

An incredible story. <i>Both the Raptor and a fully operational F-23 would have carried eight air-to-air missiles internally—that was the Air Force</i> …

Military History

Lockheed's Helendale Radar Signature Test Range Looks Right Out Of Science Fiction

Some of the biggest leaps in modern combat aircraft design have been made with the help of these facilities, many of which remain classified.<p>The …

Military

Speculation Mounts That F-35 Lightning Might Strike in UAE

Is the U.S. preparing to offer the F-35 stealth fighter to the UAE? In the days leading up to this year's Dubai Airshow, there has been speculation …

Aerospace

Fighter Jets Could Be Packing Lasers by 2021

Lockheed Martin's lasers could shoot down incoming missiles, and eventually, enemy jets.<p>Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has won a $23.6 million contract to design a laser that will fit on a fighter jet. The deal is part of the U.S. Air Force's Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) …

Military

Iran Is Building Air Defenses Against Stealth Aircraft

Read part three. The rapid development of Iranian air defenses over the last few years raises some big questions. How much are China and Iran …

Military

McCain to Navy Civilian Leadership Nominees: ‘We Want an Audit’

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.)If confirmed, provide an audit of acquisitions or risk cuts and delays in funding, Sen. John …

Military