Apr 8, 2021
The 2nd Cuban Missile Crisis You Didn’t Know About
Today, we remember 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis as a short-lived standoff between the United States and its superpower rival Soviet Union. The international staring contest...
Apr 6, 2021
Why the Navy Never Put the F-22 on Aircraft Carriers
America’s F-22 Raptor is widely touted as the most capable air superiority fighter on the planet, thanks to a combination of stealth, speed, and maneuverability. It makes...
Mar 31, 2021
Navy’s Plan To Replace the Super Hornet by the 2030s
The Navy needs a new fighter to replace the Super Hornet by the 2030s, and that means moving a whole lot faster than the F-35’s development. The U.S. Navy joined the Air Force...
Mar 25, 2021
F-16XL: The F-16 With Hardpoints for 27 Weapons
For more than forty years, the F-16 Fighting Falcon has served as the backbone of the U.S. Air Force’s fighter fleet, but one year before the first F-16 entered service, the...
Mar 23, 2021
Carrier Woes: The Navy’s Fighters Can’t Reach China
After nearly two decades of counter-terror operations around the world, the United States military has recently begun shifting its focus away from this form of asymmetric warfare and...
Mar 17, 2021
F-35 Pilot Responds to Claims That the Jet Is a Failure
News outlets the world over may be claiming the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is a failure–or even a dead program–but these sensational headlines aren’t all...
Mar 16, 2021
Sikorsky’s H-60 series of Black Hawk helicopters have become legendary for their prowess on the battlefield, but almost a decade before the first UH-60 entered service,...
Mar 11, 2021
The Air Force’s F-15E ‘Bomb Truck’ Can Now Carry 15 JDAMs
The U.S. Air Force has successfully tested a new loadout for the F-15E Strike Eagle that allows the highly capable multirole fighter to carry a whopping 15 JDAMs at once, though it...
Mar 10, 2021
‘Bazooka Charlie’ Turned His WWII Recon Plane Into a Tank Killer
Charles Carpenter, or “Bazooka Charlie” as he’s now remembered, served as an Army pilot in the Second World War, tasked with locating enemy positions from the...
Mar 2, 2021
Why Super Soldiers May Soon Be a Nightmare Turned Reality
While Captain America was first introduced to audiences way back in March of 1941, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s depiction of the scrawny kid turned brawny hero...
Feb 24, 2021
The Air Force Wants a New Fighter To Fill In for the F-35
The U.S. Air Force is thinking about starting from scratch on a new, lightweight fighter that could ease the financial burden brought on by the troubled but capable F-35. The F-35...
Feb 23, 2021
Vought 1600: F-16s on Aircraft Carriers?
The F-16 Fighting Falcon has been the U.S. Air Force’s workhorse fighter for more than forty years, and at one point, it looked like a carrier-capable version would do the same...
Feb 18, 2021
How Colombia’s Drug Cartels Almost Bought a Soviet Submarine
In 2019, footage of a U.S. Coast Guard interdiction of a homemade drug smuggling submarine took the world by storm, and for good reason. As we watched one of the baddest...
Feb 6, 2021
Russia’s Massively Powerful Nukes Are Strategic Duds
Although economic sanctions have all but neutered much of the nation’s military modernization efforts, Russia has managed to keep itself relevant in the 21st century by...
Jan 28, 2021
Navy Team Floats Idea for a ‘Spacetime Modification Weapon’
In 2019, the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) filed a number of seemingly out of this world patents that could, in theory, revolutionize not only...
Jan 26, 2021
The A-12 Avenger II - America’s First Real ‘Stealth Fighter’
In October of 1983, the world’s first operational stealth aircraft took to the skies under cover of both physical and metaphorical darkness. This new jet, dubbed the F-117...
Jan 22, 2021
What The U.S.-U.K. Carrier Strike Group Will Look Like
Earlier this week, defense officials from the United States and the United Kingdom signed an agreement that will allow the two nations to merge forces into a joint U.S./U.K. carrier...
Jan 21, 2021
Comanche: Stealth Helicopter That Could Have Been
The U.S. has long led the world in stealth technologies, and for a time, it looked as though America’s love for all things low-observable would extend all the way into...
Jan 14, 2021
J-20 Fighter Bomber: World’s First 2-Seat Stealth Fighter
China has announced plans to begin production of a new two-seat variant of the Chengdu J-20 fifth-generation fighter that would, according to Chinese officials, dramatically increase...
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