Eric Tegler

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How the F-35 Got to Be Such a Mess

The story of the F-35, and what went wrong to put the Joint Strike Fighter so far over budget and behind schedule.

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'A Suicide Club': How WWI Pilots Pioneered the Age of Airmail

On May 15, 1918, the U.S. Post Office officially launched the age of airmail.

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Could the Future of Ultra Low Emissions Be...Diesel?

Alternative powertrains are the future, but ultra low-emission diesel engines could help us clean up our act in the meantime.

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Launching To Space at a Crawl

How NASA’s massive crawler-transporters get millions of pounds of rocket to the launchpad one inch at a time.

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The Air Force Turned Off GPS To Rehearse a War Without It

Red Flag 2018 is a dry run for a war without satellite navigation.

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Why the 747 Is Such a Badass Plane

"The plane that's a ship. The ship that's a plane."

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Why Old Blimps and Biplanes Are the Secret to Tomorrow's Drone Motherships
Almost 85 years ago, Blimps could suck in biplanes like a steampunk tractor beam. Now, the U.S. wants to create something similar—with …
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Why the DC-3 Is Such a Badass Plane

Eight decades after its first flight, the DC-3 remains an aviation legend.

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A 1930s-Era Plane Is Making the Reaper Drone Even Deadlier. Here's How.

When the Air Force needed a do-anything workhorse to test a new UAV sensor pod, it looked to the past.

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Hypoxia Threatens Navy and Air Force Pilots, and the Threat Is Growing

Turns out flying pilots at high altitudes is still biologically tricky.

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Trump's Vision for Air Traffic Control Could Cut Taxes But Raise Ticket Prices

Privatizing air traffic control is an idea that's been floated before, and whether it's a good idea depends on who you ask.

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We Drive the JLTV, the Humvee's Successor

The stronger, faster, and much safer replacement for the popular but vulnerable Humvee is finally here. And we got to drive it.

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Why the C-130 Is Such a Badass Plane

It's the go-anywhere, do-anything flyer that's much more than a jack of all trades.

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Replacing the World's Largest Jet Engine at 40-Below

When a SWISS airliner was stranded in a northern Canadian territory in the dead of winter, engineers had to find a way to fix it.

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The 15 Most Important Helicopters of All Time

Airplanes rules the skies, but helicopters tackle the most versatile, and often, most dangerous tasks.

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Our Invisible Data Highway Is a Congested Mess

The U.S. government is opening up prime spectrum for commercial use, but where does that leave the government?

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Meet the Ex-Navy SEAL Who Trained the Actors of History Channel's 'Six'

History's new show about SEAL Team Six begins Wednesday, January 18.

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Why the F/A-18 Is Such a Badass Plane

The 35-year odyssey of the mighty Hornet.

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Boeing's New Training Jet Looks a Little Like the F/A-18

The latest competitor in the T-X program to make the Air Force a new training jet flew this week.

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Why the A-10 Warthog Is Such a Badass Plane

How a slow, simple airplane became an icon.

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Implants Can Overcome Spinal Injury in Monkeys. Are Humans Next?

Why neurological chips in humans are a long way off—if ever.

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How Simulated Race Cars Got So Good

iRacing takes a meticulous approach to recreating vehicles, but real replication remains just out of reach.

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An American Team Just Began the World's Most Punishing Motorcycle Race

A century-old race tests riders' mental and physical fortitude for six days straight.

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Texas May Become a Testing Ground for Defending the Grid From EMPs

Electromagnetic pulse weapons might be rare, but The Lone Star State is starting to take them seriously.

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China Wants to Launch Fighters Just Like the U.S. Navy

Here's what that could mean for the western Pacific.

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Why DARPA Needs AI to Defeat Enemy Radar

The old countermeasures just aren't cutting it anymore.