Military Aviation

Credit: U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Joely Santiago

For How Long Will the U.S. Use the F-35?

A recently published test pilot’s report says the F-35 can’t outmaneuver the F-16 and would loose in a dogfight. The document, posted July 1 by David Axe in War is Boring, fueled critics’ arguments and frustrated supporters’ claims about the controversial…

VIDEO| F-35B Hovering over Marine Corps Ship

VIDEO| F-35B Hovering over Marine Corps Ship

The U.S. Marine Corps has been testing out its F-35 variant, which can hover for vertical landings and perform short takeoffs. According to the Marine Corps Times, testing ran from May 18-19 aboard the USS Wasp, and included simulated…

Royal Air Force Typhoon escorting a Tu-95 "Bear" bomber. Credit: Ministry of Defense via Wikipedia

Why Russian Bombers Keep Skirting NATO Airspace

Why do Russian long-range bombers keep flying close to NATO airspace?  It seems that every other week there is another incident where a NATO member country scrambles its fighters in response to Russian bombers that are flying too close…

The Navy’s Swarming LOCUST Drones

The Navy’s Swarming LOCUST Drones

DARPA’s vision for the future of warfare calls for inexpensive drones, and lots of them. On Apr. 14 the Office of Naval Research released this video of their Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology (LOCUST) program that is making just the…

DARPA’s Vision of Future Air Warfare

DARPA’s Vision of Future Air Warfare

Future air war-fighters need to consider balancing the costs and capabilities of new weapons technology, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency said in a Mar. 30 release.  “Effective as they are, U.S. military systems…