Kyle Mizokami

Kyle Mizokami

Writer on Defense and Security issues, lives in San Francisco.

Largest U.S. Destroyer Out For Trials
The Navy’s Next Warship Will Look a Lot Like the USS Zumwalt

Large Surface Combatant will retain the Zumwalt class of destroyers’ knifelike appearance.

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2019 Paris Air Show in Le Bourget
Turkey Has Its Own High-Tech Fighter Jet in the Works

Ankara says the fifth generation fighter, called the TF-X, will be operational in just nine years.

Meet 'The Natter,' Nazi Germany's Wooden Rocket Plane

Designed to shoot down Allied bombers, the Natter was too late—and maybe too weird—to affect the outcome of the war.

Here Are All the F-35's New Upgrades

Longer range, the ability to control drone swarms, and tons of secret stuff will go into the next version of the fighter.

This New Hypersonic Missile Would Travel Faster Than Mach 5

It's designed to minimize the reaction time of enemy air defenses.

France Unveils Next-Generation Fighter Jet

FCAS will replace the Rafale as Europe’s frontline fighter.

Watch 43 Marine Corps Aircraft Take Off Together in an Elephant Walk

It's a display of U.S. military strength and readiness.

Two Oil Tankers Attacked in the Middle East, U.S. Destroyer Rescues Crew

The perpetrators of the attack, which allegedly included at least one torpedo, are unknown.

Captured U-Boat
The One Time a German U-Boat Wound Up in New York City’s Central Park

The mighty UC-5 went from terror of the deep to an amusement for park goers.

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U.S. Air Force Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird.
What It Was Like To Fly the SR-71 Blackbird

A veteran pilot and docent at the National Air & Space Museum explains the intricacies of the fastest jet that ever flew.

Turns Out Buying a Chinese Knock-Off Predator Drone Is a Bad Idea

The country of Jordan is experiencing some serious buyer's remorse.

Sikorsky Will Build the President's New Marine One Helicopter

The VH-92A helicopter will carry the President of the United States and his entourage.

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An F-35 Pilot Gives a Play-by-Play of His Own Aerial Stunts

Andy “Dojo” Olson does a play by play of his 2019 Memorial Day weekend demonstration.

C-17 performs semi prepared runway operations flight
The U.S. Air Force Plans to 'Grow' Runways with Bacteria

Project Medusa plans to use biomanufacturing to grow military-grade runways using nothing more than dirt and microorganisms.

C-2A Greyhound
Navy Recovers Lost Aircraft From Three Miles Below the Ocean's Surface

The salvage became the deepest ever attempted for an aircraft wreck.

Watch U.S. Army Rangers Scale The Same Cliff Their Forebears Did on D-Day

The scaling of the 100 foot cliff was thought of as crucial to the success of the Normandy invasion.

Joint Air Defense Exercise sharpens skills, strengthens partnerships
Fewer Than Ten U.S. B-1 Bombers Are Ready for Action

A lack of resources has grounded scores of the big bombers.

North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test Was More Powerful Than We Thought

The 2017 nuclear test was up to two thirds more powerful than the U.S. intelligence community estimated.

Russia’s First Autonomous Strike Drone Will Fly This Summer

The stealthy, pilotless drone will fly dangerous missions against heavily defended targets.

Take a Seat Inside the Virtual Cockpit of an F-35

A veteran test pilot takes the viewer on a tour of the Lightning II’s many features.

The U.S. Army’s New Rifle Comes With Tech Found in Tanks and iPhones

The Next Generation Squad Weapons have a built-in ballistics computer, facial recognition, and hydrophobic glass.

Watch the Future Carrier USS Kennedy Get Its Island

The island functions as a command and control location, overseeing air operations on a vast flight deck.

F-35s begin Auto GCAS test flights
The Air Force Will Start Using F-35s to Simulate Stealth Enemy Aircraft

Because older U.S. planes can’t properly stand-in for stealth-capable aircraft.

Taiwan Converts Highway Into a Jet Fighter Runway

The island nation is preparing to carry on the fight in the event regular airstrips are closed.

The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) conducts flight operations
Trump Tells U.S. Navy to Go Back to Steam Catapults

"We don't need that extra speed," the President said of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System.

This Frigate's Combat Information Center Is Straight Out of 'Star Trek'

The Advanced Integrated CIC will change the way warships fight.

New F-16 Ghost paint scheme brings unique look to 64th AGRS
This F-16's New Paint Job Looks Like a Russian Superfighter

The F-16 may not have much in common with the Su-57, but at least it has the right look.

The U.S. Officially Begins Building Its New Missile Submarine

The Columbia-class submarines will serve more than 40 years and carry hundreds of nuclear warheads to sea at a time.

Ural icebreaker launched in St Petersburg
Meet 'Ural,' Russia's New Nuclear-Powered Icebreaking Behemoth

The Ural will be able to smash through ice ten feet thick.

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