Military Aviation

The F-35 vs. Russia Showdown Is Finally Here

Israel is flying the F-35 into combat, which means the Joint Strike Fighter is up against Russian-built radar and anti-aircraft weapons designed with it in mind.

The U.S. Air Force’s First Flying Wing Jet
The YB-49 bomber never made it to production, but it inspired later …
Israel: Our F-35s Have Already Flown in Combat
The missions would mark the combat debut of the controversial fighte…
The F-35’s New, Much Better Nickname is “Panther”

Nobody likes the F-35’s real name. Nobody.

Black Hawk Helicopter Drops Ammo Box on School
The damage took out power in part of the building but fortunately no…
The Air Force Had To Apologize For a #BRRRT Tweet About the A-10

USAF comes strong on Laurel vs. Yanny... and it doesn't go so well.

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The U.S. Army Is Inspecting Its Entire Fleet of Apache Helicopters for a Critical Flaw​​

The faulty part could cause the helicopter rotors to separate in flight.

V-280 Valor Tiltrotor Achieves First Cruise Mode Flight

The Valor is a contender to replace the UH-60 .

'Gremlins' Will Turn Airplanes Into Flying Aircraft Carriers

Aircraft such as the C-130 Hercules will launch small drones, reel them back in again.

The Navy Wants to Give Its Bigger Planes a Way to Shoot Down Missiles

Small interceptors, perhaps on a drone wingman, would keep big planes safe from air-to-air threats.

Russian Fighter Flies Within 20 Feet of U.S. Navy Jet

The Sukhoi fighter performed an "unprofessional intercept."

Marine Corps Commandant: In 15 Years, Our Aircraft Won't Need a Human in the Cockpit

The Commandant of the Marine Corps insists the technology is there.

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Second F-22 Incident in Seven Days Reported

Fighters involved in both incidents were based at Alaska’s Elmendorf Air Force Base.

Japan Wants Lockheed Martin to Make an F-22/F-35 Hybrid

Sources tell Reuters that Japan is discussing plans for a new air superiority fighter with international contractors.

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When Three F-15 Jet Fighters Raced a Solar Eclipse

The planes have to move fast to keep up with the moon’s shadow.

F-22 Raptor Performs Belly Landing in Nevada

Thankfully the pilot was not injured in the incident.

The F-35 Is About To Get Cheaper. Now Here's the Bad News.

A dispute over repairs is holding up deliveries.

Russia Is Jamming US Drones Flying Over Syria

How effective the jamming is? That’s a good question.

What's Behind the Stark Rise in U.S. Military Accidents?

Collisions at sea and aviation accidents point to an overtaxed force.

Is This China’s Stealth Bomber?

The Pentagon believes the new bomber, known as JH-XX, will carry nuclear weapons.

Marine Helicopter Crash in California Leaves 4 Presumed Dead

The aircraft was a CH-53E Super Stallion stationed at the Miramar air station in San Diego.

U.S. Navy Lands Fighter Jet on Aircraft Carrier Via Remote Control

The joystick-based landing system is called ATARI. Because of course it is.

F-35s Are Now Practicing Their Dogfighting Skills Over Okinawa

Fighters from Utah’s Hill Air Force Base are gaining valuable skills not far from potential war zones.

The Blue Angels Are Looking for a New “Fat Albert” C-130

The Blue Angels’ tubby support airplane is in need of replacing, and the new plane could come from across the Atlantic.

Air Force May Need to Cut a Third of F-35 Fleet Due to High Operating Costs

An analysis found that the service could be forced to cut as many as 590 F-35As if the jet's operating costs are not reduced.

Lockheed Martin Unveils MQ-25 'Stingray' Tanker Drone Design for the Navy

Lockheed Skunk Works' design will compete with Boeing and General Atomics to build an unmanned, carrier-launched refueling plane.

F-35 Teams Up With Drone Wingmen in New Air Force Video

Here's how they might work together on an airstrike.