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How The Once Elusive Dream Of Laser Weapons Suddenly Became A Reality
One of Lockheed Martin’s top directed energy minds explains how breakthroughs in communications and industrial tech made laser weapons possible.
All The Crazy Proposed Variants Of The B-70 Valkyrie Super Bomber
The different adaptations of the B-70 included recon planes, tankers, transports, and even motherships to launch hypersonic vehicles and spacecraft.
The Amazing Tale Of Bravo November, The British Chinook Helicopter That Refused To Die
Different crews flying this battle-hardened Royal Air Force Chinook have won four Distinguished Flying Crosses between them.
America’s Elite Flying Unit That Made The Recent Long-Range Hostage Rescue In Africa Possible
The Nigerian rescue mission shows how CV-22B Ospreys and MC-130J Commando IIs based in the UK are truly America’s “9-1-1” force.
So Long, Samurai: Japan Bids Farewell To Its Final Frontline Phantoms
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force will retire its last frontline F-4 Phantom fighter jets as more F-35s wait in the wings.
The Army Tried To Turn Nerf Footballs Into Hand Grenades
The goal of the “football device” was to give soldiers a way to take out tanks at close range in a package the Army hoped would be instinctual to use.
The Amazing Story Of How This Nazi Recon Plane Ended Up Being Tested In The U.S. During WWII
The World War II warplane’s extraordinary journey began with a Romanian defector and ended at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
The Youngest World War II Medal Of Honor Recipient Threw Himself On Two Grenades And Lived
“Indestructible” Jack Lucas’ selfless actions saved three other Marines during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Now he is getting a destroyer named after him.
What It’s Really Like Piloting Private Jets For The Rich And Famous
Sometimes bad weather or a short runway isn’t the biggest challenge, it is the cargo of VIPs you are carrying in the cabin.
Russia’s Strategic Bomber Trio Poses With Nearly All Its Weapons
The Russian Air Force’s Long-Range Aviation assets are photographed with their ordnance laid out around them.
Northrop Grumman’s Plan To Replace The MQ-9 Reaper With Stealthy Autonomous Drones
We talk to Northrop Grumman Vice President Richard Sullivan about what his company has potentially in store for the Air Force’s MQ-Next tender.
MIT Lincoln Lab’s Storied 707 Military Testbed Jet Is Now At The Boneyard
For almost 30 years, the aircraft supported a wide variety of radar, communications, and other flight test programs in cooperation with the Air Force.
Boeing Just Sold The Superyacht You Didn’t Even Know They Owned
The 151-foot Daedalus was used by the embattled planemaker to entertain customers, executives, and other VIPs.
How Israel Got This MiG-21 That Sean Connery Posed Next To Was Like A Real-Life Bond Movie
The Israeli Air Force eventually got its hands on a prized MiG-21 fighter, which was then secretly tested in the United States.
Pilots Provide Fascinating Commentary On Video Of America’s Secret Red Eagles MiG Squadron
The presentation provides firsthand insights into the Red Eagles’ activities during the twilight of the Cold War.
New Aggressor Squadron At Nellis Air Force Base Will Have Both F-16s And F-35s
65th Aggressor Squadron will be re-established in 2021 and it will feature newer F-16s to complement its F-35s.
Here’s What The Army’s Long-Awaited Super Air Defense Network Can Actually Do
We go in-depth with Northrop Grumman’s Kenn Todorov on what the Integrated Battle Command System is capable of now and what it could do in the future.
The State Department Is Now Warning Of Impending Drone Attacks And How To Survive Them
These kinds of ominous drone alerts belonged only in dystopian fiction just a short time ago.
Britain’s Cold War-Era Monster Destroyer Has Finally Been Retired
After 47 years of Royal Navy service, the flag has finally been lowered aboard the destroyer HMS Bristol.
New Insights Into Mysterious Soviet ‘Dome Of Light’ Phenomenon In Declassified Documents
Air Force analysts were baffled by the massive light shows, which may have been a countermeasure against American early warning satellites.
This Is The Elite Unit That Raided The Tanker Threatened By Stowaways Off The UK Coast
Whether on land or at sea, Britain’s secretive Special Boat Service has a history of getting the toughest jobs done.
The A-10 Warthog Is Preparing For Its Biggest Upgrade In Over A Decade
A new large-area cockpit display and additional weapons are all in the grand plans to get the A-10 ready for higher-end missions.
This F-22 Raptor Wing Tank Storage Facility Looks Like A Science Fiction Movie Set
Very few things are simple in the fighter aircraft business, including storing and moving around giant external fuel tanks.
The AH-1W Super Cobra Has Been Retired From The Marine Corps After 34 Years Of Service
The iconic helicopter gunship has stood down from the Marine Corps to be replaced by the much-improved AH-1Z.
Russia Still Uses This Cold War Relic Of An Underground Anti-Ship Missile System In Crimea
In service for almost 50 years, the 3M44 Progress anti-ship missile system, and the elaborate bunker that houses it, still supports defending Crimea.