Huge Ekranoplan-Like Airlifter Design Teams Selected By DARPA
Aurora Flight Sciences and General Atomics have been chosen to compete to design and possibly build the gigantic Liberty Lifter X-plane.
Ukraine Situation Report: Russia Says It’s Relocating Citizens Near Border Due To Attacks
A Russian official told Putin that thousands of residents from border areas were resettled after Ukrainian attacks and more need to be.
Bell’s 360 Invictus Readies For Flight But Still Has No Engine
Bell’s Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft pitch is ready for ground runs, but is waiting on its new General Electric engine to get started.
Air Force Says It Needs More Survivable Tankers By 2040
The need for less vulnerable tankers to support future conflicts against near-peer opponents like China is growing.
MQ-1C Has Air-Launched The Eaglet Drone On Its First Flight
Eaglet is a multi-role air-launched drone that can operate where it’s too dangerous for higher-end manned and unmanned aircraft.
Ukraine Situation Report: The Battle For Dnipro River Islands
Ukraine captured Kherson City in November, but the two sides are fighting over nearby river islands, used by Russians to attack the city.
New Shots Of Stealthy XQ-58A Valkyrie Highlight Its Runway Independence
Valkyries, or future derivatives thereof, could be rapidly launched and recovered from remote forward areas, since they don’t need runways.
F-35s Have Debuted At Greenland’s Strategic Thule Air Base
With the Arctic becoming a region of increasing strategic importance, the U.S. has begun flying its F-35s from the remote Greenland base.
Bell Is Arming Its Civil Helicopters In Hopes Of Replacing Europe’s Russian Rotorcraft
Bell executives foresee the Russian rotorcraft industry collapsing, opening a market for affordable, easy-to-operate alternatives.
DARPA’s Hypersonic Cruise Missile Flew Its Final Test, Follow-On To Come
Lessons learned throughout DARPA’s Hypersonic Airbreathing Weapon Concept effort will be applied to the agency’s new MoHAWC program.
Intriguing Features Seen On Largely Intact Russia Cruise Missile Wreck
One of Russia’s most modern missiles, and one that has ravaged Ukraine in recent months, came down relatively intact in Central Ukraine.
Ukraine Situation Report: M2 Bradleys Have Begun Their Voyage To The Battlefield
The first shipment of more than 60 of 109 Bradley Fighting Vehicles promised to Ukraine has left a port in South Carolina.
Soviet Submarine Launched All Its Missiles In An Unprecedented Rehearsal For Armageddon
With the Soviet empire only months away from collapse, its Navy conducted an unprecedented test of its submarine-launched doomsday weapons.
Ukraine Claims Poland In Talks To Transfer Its F-16s (Updated)
Poland says it’s backing a collaborative effort to get F-16s into Ukrainian hands, but didn’t specify if it could include its advanced F-16s.
M1 Abrams Was Once Tested With A Diesel Engine That Replaces Its Thirsty Turbine
Concerns over Ukraine’s ability to fuel and maintain the Abrams’ turbine engine have arisen, but other engine options have existed.
Iran Claims It Has Come Under Drone Attack Following Explosions
The Iranian Ministry of Defense claims drones struck a facility in Isfahan as reports of blasts in other cities cause alarm.
Ukraine Situation Report: Heavy Fighting As Battle For Vuhledar Rages
Ukrainian forces inflicted heavy losses on Russian attackers in the latest clash for the frontline town in southern Donetsk Oblast.
Ukraine Situation Report: Kyiv Improving Airfields Anticipating Western Fighters
Ukraine’s Air Force spokesman says work is underway to upgrade airfields for Western fighter jets even though none have been promised yet.
Bunker Talk: Let’s Talk About All The Things We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week
Good times beneath the soil.
F-15E Strike Eagles Now Flying Without Conformal Fuel Tanks On Air Defense Missions
Some F-15E Strike Eagles have ditched their conformal fuel tanks as they take on more air-to-air missions in the absence of the F-15C.
Air Mobility Command Boss Predicts War With China In 2025 In Dire Memo
A USAF memo calls for aggressive efforts to prepare for a major fight with China, including orders to ‘aim for the head’ in firearms training.
France Is Considering Transferring Fighter Aircraft To Ukraine
The Ukrainian Air Force says that talks also involve the possible transfer of advanced Rafale multirole fighter jets.
Marine Corps Activates Sprawling New Base On Highly Strategic Guam
Camp Blaz will be an epicenter of Marine Corps activity in the Pacific and will play a key role in a larger force realignment strategy.
Air Force Aggressors More Relevant Than Ever At 50
In an exclusive interview, the boss of the USAF’s 64th Aggressor Squadron explains why the Nellis aggressors are more relevant than ever.
This Is What M1 Abrams Tanks Will Bring To The Fight In Ukraine
Veteran Abrams tankers paint a picture of the great attributes and challenges M1s will bring to the fight.