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The Navy’s new Osprey is one step closer to dropping you off at sea
The first of the CMV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft the Navy plans on adopting as its carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft of choice has successfully completed its first flight operations
Survey: How do you spell the sound that an A-10 Warthog’s autocannon makes?
There are few sounds more welcome to U.S. military personnel than the sound of an A-10 Thunderbolt II's GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm autocannon raining down a hail of lead on an...
China reportedly wants to slap laser cannons on its fighter jets
The Chinese military is exploring a potential laser weapon system to mount on various aircraft to give them an extra edge in a dogfight
The US is sending B-52 bombers to a strategic Middle East hub amid tensions with Iran
The U.S. Air Force is sending six B-52 Stratofortress bombers to Diego Garcia, a military hub that acts as a strategic location for operations in both the Middle East and...
Behold the largest F-35 elephant walk we’ve ever seen
If you've ever wondered what two fighter wings worth of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters looks like, you now have your answer
Russia’s advanced Su-57 fighter jet suffers its first crash
One of Russia's Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jets crashed on Tuesday in the Far East during a test flight, the plane's maker said, the first accident of its kind involving...
The F-35 breaks too easily and takes too long to fix, Pentagon says
All of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter variants adopted across the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps "are breaking more often than planned and taking longer to fix," the Pentagon's...
The Air Force’s upgraded AC-130 gunship is working overtime in Afghanistan
It's been just over four months since the Air Force's AC-130J Ghostrider kicked off combat missions in the skies above Afghanistan, and the aircraft that the service once described as...
The Pentagon is doling out $34 billion to stock up on F-35s
The Department of Defense has signed off on a $34 billion contract to buy 478 F-35 aircraft from Lockheed Martin
Move over A-10: The Air Force is picking up some brand new light attack aircraft
After years of uncertainty, the Air Force has finally decided to add two new light attack aircraft to its inventory
The A-10 Warthog will now BRRRT! in surround sound
The beloved A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft is picking up a brand new "three-dimensional" surround-sound audio system too boost Warthog pilots' situational awareness
The F-35 is facing yet another major problem as the Pentagon considers ramping up production
The Pentagon's decision to move into a full-rate production contract for the F-35 jet, made by Lockheed Martin, could be delayed until 2021 because of issues integrating the jet with...
The Air Force is working on a ‘flying car’ to replace the V-22 Osprey — and it could take flight sooner than you think
Air Force assistant secretary for acquisition Will Roper stated on Tuesday that the service intends to kick off the Agility Prime program this fall to "look into where commercial innovation...
Constant deployments broke the Air Force’s B-1 fleet. Now the service is facing a major bomber shortfall
The constant deployments broke the B-1 fleet. It's no longer a question of if, but when the Air Force and Congress will send the aircraft to the Boneyard. But Air...
US F-15s nearly took out a pair of parachutists over southern England
Two U.S. F-15 fighter jets came dangerously close to colliding with a pair of parachutists above southern England in April, according to a report from the United Kingdom's air safety...
The Air Force’s latest challenge: getting 2 Dodge muscle cars across the Atlantic to help U-2 spy planes land
A squadron of airmen are currently grappling with an unusual task: sending a pair of Dodge Charger chase cars from their current home in New Jersey to the United Kingdom...
An E-2D Hawkeye took out 4 Super Hornets during a botched carrier landing in the Arabian Sea
While attempting to land on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea earlier this month, an E-2D Hawkeye propeller aircraft struck two F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft and sent...
The A-10 Warthog will keep on BRRRTing in the free world for at least another decade
The beloved A-10 Warthog is primed and ready to make close air support great again
Air Force F-15 fighter jets are patrolling the Persian Gulf with cluster bombs to counter Iran’s gunboat swarms
F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron "are flying air operations in support of maritime surface warfare," the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing revealed this week, explaining that "their...
The Air Force has just 7 B-1B Lancer bombers ready for war. It’s supposed to have 10 times as many
The Air Force's B-1B Lancer long-range bomber is supposed to be one of three critical strategic bombers in the Pentagon's inventory. At the moment, however, the Air Force's Lance fleet...
The F-35 ‘is kind of like the iPhone,’ according to the Air Force’s operational testing wing commander
If it's an expensive next-generation weapon system, chances are a U.S. military official will at some point compare it to the iPhone
The Air Force is investigating whether fighter pilots are at increased risk of prostate cancer
The Air Force has begun to look at whether there's increased risk for prostate cancer among its fighter pilots. A new investigation by McClatchy shows just how serious the problem...
The F-35 reportedly can’t use its afterburners without its critical stealth tech ‘bubbling and blistering’
Apparently Navy and Marine Corps F-35 fighters have to choose between speed and stealth
The Air Force’s secretive new B-21 stealth bomber is ready to take flight
The Air Force's new B-21 Raider is set to fly sometime in December 2021
The F-35 has a new problem that won’t be easy to solve
The U.S. military's growing fleet of F-35 stealth fighters will fall short of the 80 percent readiness goal that former Defense Secretary James Mattis instituted, former Secretary of the Army...