Military Aviation

Ex-Military Jet Crashes in Hawaii, Pilot Safe

The Hawker Hunter jet was supporting a Hawaii Air National Guard exercise.

The Air Force Academy Is Building a Stealth Drone
The drone is the size of a fighter jet and designed to challenge air…
Russian Bombers Fly to Venezuela for Exercises
Moscow sends Tu-160 “Blackjack” bombers to Caracas every five years …
Military Accidents Are Up Nearly Forty Percent
Collisions at sea and aviation accidents point to an overtaxed force…
One of Europe's Smallest Countries Is Getting the Most Advanced F-16 in the World

The tiny country is buying a squadron’s worth of F-16V fighter/bombers.

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Swedish Pilots Win Medals for Top Secret 1987 SR-71 Incident

The Swedes, trained to intercept the SR-71, became one Blackbird’s guardians.

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U.S. Air Force Has First F-35 'Elephant Walk' Mass Drill

Named after a parade of ponderous pachyderms, elephant walks demonstrate the service’s ability to launch a lot of airplanes in a hurry.

Here's the Reason an Air Force F-22 Belly-Flopped on the Runway Earlier This Year
The fighter jet fell after takeoff this April and skidded down a mile of runway, momentarily becoming the world's most expensive toboga…
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The F-35's Greatest Vulnerability Isn't Enemy Weapons. It's Being Hacked.

The high-tech fighter can hide from radar, but hackers are a different matter.

Deadly Air Force Training Jet Crash Was the Fifth in Just One Year

It's been a bad run of things for the aging T-38 Talon jet trainers.

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Hurricane-Battered F-22s Are Now Flying Out of Michael's Aftermath

The Raptors are survivors of one of the worst hurricanes in history.

All the New Tech From China's Big Air Show

The biennial Zhuhai arms expo is a chance for Chinese defense contractors to show off their newest weapons.

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Watch a Russian Fighter Blast Its Afterburners to Mess with a U.S. Navy Plane

The Su-27 Flanker “turned and burned” way too close to a U.S. Navy spy plane.

This Air Force Base Has Begun Blasting Propane Cannons to Scare Away Birds

The remote-control noisemakers send birds packing without killing them.

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The F-35 Program Is About To Start Pivotal Testing To Prove Its Worth

The testing isn't "do or die" so much as it is "do, or be terribly embarrassed."

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The U.S. Doesn’t Want a No-Fly Zone Over the Korean DMZ. Here’s Why.

The two Koreas have proposed to ban aircraft over the DMZ, which could seriously hamper America's efforts to counter the North.