Taiwan Uses Naval Mines Designed Over A Century Ago
Taiwan’s brand new minelaying ships are training to employ the U.S.-designed Mk 6 naval mine, which was designed in 1917.
I Bet You’ve Never Seen A Private Jet Fly An Approach To An Aircraft Carrier Before
It’s not everyday you see an Embraer Phenom private jet fly an approach on a U.S. Navy carrier, but Top Gun: Maverick made it happen.
U.S. RC-135U Spy Plane Just Surveilled China’s Strategic Southern Coast
China’s southern coast, including the highly strategic Hainan Island, is packed with air defense assets.
Ancient Russian T-62 Tanks Spotted Wearing Cage Armor In Ukraine
Similar armor appeared on some Russian tanks prior to the invasion, but proved ineffective at mitigating attacks from anti-tank missiles.
Chinese Fighter’s Decoy Dump In Front Of A P-8 Sets Dangerous New Precedent
A Chinese J-16 released chaff right in front of a P-8 maritime patrol jet, which could have had deadly consequences.
KC-46 Tanker’s Recent “97 Percent” Milestone Isn’t The Whole Story
The Air Force says its KC-46s are getting closer to being fully operational, but that’s still years off and the jets have major limitations.
Ukraine Situation Report: Reinforcements Stymie Russia’s Advance In Severodonetsk
Foreign fighters arrived at the frontline city Saturday as Ukraine commits more forces against the Russian onslaught.
Four B-1B Bombers Appear At Andersen AFB In Guam
B-1B bombers are back in Guam as tensions with China and Russia grow and as North Korea may be on the verge of a provocative weapons test.
President Evacuated After Plane Flew Too Close To Delaware Beach Home
The aircraft entered restricted airspace around the President’s beach house resulting in a Secret Service contingency plan being put into action.
Bunker Talk: Let’s Talk About All The Things We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week
Relax over some good conversation among friends.
Tank-Killing German Tripwire Mines Are In Use With Ukrainian Forces
The relatively rare ‘off-route’ mines were supplied by Germany and further diversify Ukraine’s anti-tank arsenal.
Ukraine Situation Report: Russia Controls Fifth Of Country After 100 Days
The 100th day of the conflict in Ukraine sees Russia making advances in the east, but on the defensive everywhere else.
Marines Handoff Loitering Munition Control Between Air, Sea, Land Platforms
Sharing control of loitering munitions among Marine Corps air, ground, and sea units means major operational flexibility for littoral operations.
Rocket Sled Track Sets Mach 5.8 Recoverable Test Speed Record
The reusable rocket sled, which traveled at around Mach 5.8, will provide critical data for hypersonic weapons development.
The World’s Most Secretive 737 Just Migrated To Oklahoma
The shyest and most heavily modified 737 on the planet just left its usual test airspace confines and flew to Oklahoma.
Sweden Is Sending ‘Robot 17’ Coastal Defense Missiles To Ukraine
The Robot 17 system will provide Ukraine with a survivable short-range coastal defense capability.
Skunk Works On How They Brought Top Gun: Maverick’s Darkstar To Life
Skunk Works says Darkstar isn’t necessarily real, but that the capabilities depicted are not necessarily “mere fiction.”
Ex-Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Helicopters Are Now Flying For Ukraine
Some of the 20 Mi-17 helicopters the U.S. has promised Ukraine could have already seen action on daring resupply missions into Mariupol.
Chinese Aircraft Carrier Seen With A Fleet Of Drones On Its Deck
Imagery shows the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong working as a deployment platform for vertical takeoff and landing drones.
Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance ‘Fighter’ Program Enters New Stage
The goal now is to turn the Next Generation Air Dominance program into a real capability by the end of the decade.
U.S. Plans To Sell Ukraine Armed MQ-1C Gray Eagle Drones: Report
MQ-1C gives Ukraine a major leap in capability over its TB-2 drones for missions like electronic warfare support, strike, and surveillance.
Germany Picks Chinook Over King Stallion For New Heavy-Lift Helicopter
Choosing Chinook aligns Germany’s heavy lift capabilities with eight other NATO nations.
Germany To Give IRIS-T Air Defense System To Ukraine
Chancellor Olaf Scholz has officially promised to deliver Germany’s highly advanced IRIS-T SLM air defense system to Ukraine.
Estonian-Russian Citizen Tried To Smuggle Commercial Drones To The Russian Army
The attempted cross-border delivery could indicate dwindling Russian stockpiles of low-end drones as sanctions strangle supply chains.
Ukraine Situation Report: Battle Over Critical Eastern City Becomes Brutal Street Fight (Updated)
Russian forces are pressing their advantage in the east, while Ukrainian forces are counterattacking in the south.