China touts its fighter jets as symbols of military capability, but those jets have long had a major shortcoming: a lack of quality engines.
The F-15EX is based on a proven design, but critics say that the Air Force is buying "an expensive target."
"Project Strike Rodeo is all about creating options for combatant commanders," the 53rd Wing director of staff explained.
The fighter jet fired on an aerial target drone from the farthest distance ever recorded and scored a "kill," the Air Force said.
The test proves the F-15E can carry enough JDAMs to release some on an active combat mission and then rearm other jets.
Nearly 50 years after its first flight, the F-16 remains in service with air forces around the world. The US Air Force was set to get rid of its F-16s in the coming decade, but delays on its new fighters mean the Fighting Falcon will fly on. Visit the Business […]
The Air Force planned to retire its F-16s in 2025, but budget constraints and delays with the F-35 mean the F-16 may fly until at least 2048.
A lot of things can go horribly wrong in a fighter jet, and how you handle the stress of the moment may determine whether you live or die, the retired US Navy Cmdr. Guy “Bus” Snodgrass writes in his new book, “TOPGUN’s Top 10: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit.” Talking […]
The Air Force apparently wants to put autonomous drones up against fighter pilots and is planning some sort of air-to-air combat test for next year. Air Force Lieutenant General Jack Shanahan, head of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Centre, revealed Thursday that the Air Force Research Laboratory is developing an AI-driven […]
An F-22 Raptor crashed just outside of Eglin Air Force Base in Florida on Friday morning, but the pilot was able to eject safely. The fighter was on a routine training flight at the time of the accident, which is under investigation. The pilot is in stable condition but is […]
Airmen deployed to the UK are helping maintain combat readiness by sanitizing aircraft after flights. The task requires sanitizing everything in the cockpit, including any tool, button or switch the aircrew may have come in contact with during their flight, to keep the disease from spreading among squadrons. Visit Business […]
Elon Musk said the US military’s vaunted F-35 stealth jet “would have no chance” against a drone remotely piloted by a human. “The competitor should be a drone fighter plane that’s remote controlled by a human, but with its manoeuvres augmented by autonomy,” Musk tweeted on Friday. “It’s not that […]
Venezuela has been butting heads with its neighbour, Colombia, since August – tensions punctuated by Venezuelan military exercises along their shared border. The US is working with Colombia and others to isolate and remove Venezuela’s embattled president, who is backed by Russia. Moscow’s and Washington’s outreach in the region has […]
An unspecified Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy fighter jet crashed on Tuesday in Hainan, a southern Chinese province in the South China Sea, The Associated Press reported, citing the Chinese military’s official news outlet. Both pilots were killed in the crash, but there were no injuries or fatalities on the […]
Russia will soon finish all testing of the new MiG-35 multirole combat aircraft. “From the viewpoint of conducting the final tests, we expect that in 2019 we will complete the entire complex of tests,” Ilya Tarasenko, Director General of Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, said last week, according to Sputnik, a […]
The French navy released one of the most amazing cockpit videos last week that you’ll ever see. The footage is not only incredibly vivid, but the editing and music ultimately create an amazing, relaxing experience. The French navy released one of the most amazing cockpit videos last week that you’ll […]
Japan has appointed its first woman fighter pilot. 1st Lt. Misa Matsushima said she has wanted to be a fighter jock since she saw “Top Gun” as a child. Her achievement comes amid a broader push by the Japanese military to add more women and grow its ranks. When Misa […]