Featured by Joseph Trevithick and Tyler Rogoway
Oct 7, 2021
Air Force Stumped By Sudden Pitch Down Events Reported On Upgraded KC-135 TankersReports that autopilots were causing sudden nosedives led to flight restrictions on all upgraded Block 45 KC-135s.
Aug 30, 2021
America's 20-Year War In Afghanistan Ends After Last Troops Depart Kabul (Updated)With the final aircraft departing Hamid Karzai International Airport at 11:59 pm local time, America's longest war has come to an end.
Aug 29, 2021
American Drone Strike Hits Suicide Attackers Targeting Kabul Airport (Updated)Security threats grow as the time left before the US military is scheduled to fully withdraw from Afghanistan is likely measured in hours, not days.
Aug 26, 2021
Japanese Fighters Intercept Three Chinese Drones In As Many DaysIt isn't clear if the surge in Chinese drone presence over the East China Sea is indicative of a new trend or prelude to a major naval movement.
Aug 18, 2021
The State Department Has Abandoned Its CH-46 Helicopters In AfghanistanEvacuations in Kabul will likely be the last major mission for U.S. CH-46 "Phrogs," which served in this same role in Saigon nearly 50 years ago.
Aug 15, 2021
Mayhem At Kabul Airport Causing American Troops To Fire Warning Shots To Push Back Crowds (Updated)Large groups of Afghan civilians have flooded onto the flightline at Hamid Karzai International Airport as they flee the Taliban's final advance.
Jul 14, 2021
Gigantic Hangar Near Secretive Chinese Test Facilities Points To Exotic Airship DevelopmentThe hangar, which is one of the largest on earth, sits among remote missile defense and anti-satellite development installations.
Jul 6, 2021
New B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber Rendering Released By The Air Force (Updated)New B-21 artwork accompanied the release of an official fact sheet on the bomber.
Jun 9, 2021
Supersonic Aircraft Tracked Off San Diego Coincided With Mysterious "Skyquake"There are strong indications that a mysterious boom heard in and around San Diego was from a supersonic aircraft on a training mission off the coast.
May 7, 2021
That Mysterious Black Target From Kirtland AFB Was Related To A Program Called TDU-XDocuments show connections between this SR-71-shaped object and the testing of countermeasures systems and lasers.
Apr 30, 2021
F-22 And F-35 Datalinks Finally Talk Freely With Each Other Thanks To A U-2 Flying TranslatorBeyond linking up F-22s and F-35s, the U-2 and its gateway payload also connected naval and ground assets, and more.
Feb 15, 2021
The Navy Wants To Get Rid Of Its Nearly Brand New Patrol BoatsThe Navy is looking to have all of its Mk VI patrol boats, the oldest of which it acquired just six years ago, decommissioned by the end of the year.
Feb 10, 2021
Northrop Grumman Reveals Its "LongShot" Air-Launched Missile-Toting Drone Concept (Updated)A DARPA program is seeking drone concepts that can help extend the range of friendly aircraft and make them less vulnerable in aerial engagements.
Feb 8, 2021
DARPA Is Developing Aircraft-Launched Missile-Like Drones That Fire Their Own Air-To-Air MissilesThe LongShot program could enable aircraft to engage aerial threats further away, remain less vulnerable while doing so, and much more.
Jan 7, 2021
Why Plainclothes Police Had Striped Reflective Tape On Their Glocks During The Capitol SiegePictures of officers behind a barricade during yesterday's siege show some had interesting red-and-white striped tape on the sides of their guns.
Dec 7, 2020
These Bizarre Infrared Pods Put Missile Seekers And Countermeasures To The TestInfrared data collected by the pods is used for developing new missiles, sensors, aircraft, and countermeasures, and for the evaluation of enemy ones.
Oct 28, 2020
F-16 Pops Flares Grabbing Trump's Attention After Plane Strays Into Airspace Over RallyTrump and the crowd below were not exactly sure what was going on, but cheered as the F-16 intercepted the wayward aircraft.
Oct 15, 2020
Navy's Troubled Stealth Destroyers May Have Radars Replaced Before Ever Sailing On A MissionA cost-cutting effort years ago left the DDG-1000 destroyers with degraded capabilities and a one-off combat system, but that could be changing.
Oct 12, 2020
We Take A Closer Look At North Korea's New Prototype Main Battle TankWhat we are seeing is likely more aspirational than operational, but that can change quicker than most care to admit.
Sep 9, 2020
Trump Discloses Supposed Existence Of A Secret New Nuclear Weapon System To Bob WoodwardOther sources reportedly confirmed that the weapon system does exist, but declined to get into specifics.
Sep 8, 2020
China's Secret Spacecraft Looks To Have Landed At This Remote Base With A Massive RunwayThe craft, which is thought to be a spaceplane designed to land on a traditional runway, also appears to have launched a small payload into orbit.
Aug 26, 2020
The Potentially Revolutionary Celera 500L Aircraft Officially Breaks CoverOtto Aviation aims to disrupt the aviation landscape with a design that flies at jet speeds, but uses a fraction of the gas, and has more range.
Aug 21, 2020
Image Shows Russia Extending Runway At Arctic Base, Could Support Fighter Jets, BombersThe runway expansion could point to forthcoming permanent or semi-permanent deployments of combat jets to Moscow's most northerly base.
Aug 4, 2020
This Is The First Photo Ever Of A Stealthy Black Hawk HelicopterAlmost a decade since we learned of the stealth Black Hawks used in the Bin Laden raid, we have seen no images of them or of their lineage, until now.
Jul 28, 2020