Chinese magazine ‘accidentally’ reveals new top secret weapon

A state-run publication of the Chinese Communist Party’s People’s Liberation Army Navy has revealed a weapon that China likely did not want the world to see.

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Air Force employing old F-16 “Viper” aircraft as remote-operated drones

Older legacy variants of the F-16 “Viper” are getting a grand send-off without an end to their service- by being converted into high-end target drones that can attempt to outfly the human pilots whose skills they are designed to hone.

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UN investigating possible war crime after 10 killed, 35 wounded during airstrike in Libya
Tripoli (dpa) – Ten people were killed and 35 wounded when an airstrike hit a factory in southern Tripoli on Monday, the Libyan capital’s emergency services spokesman said. Those injured were transferred to two hospitals nearby, Osama Ali, spokesman for the emergency and ambulance services in Tripoli, told dpa.... Read more
North Korea’s Kim oversees military drills after U.S. and South cancel joint air exercises
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen air force drills “under the simulated conditions of real war,” state-run media reported Monday, a day after the U.S. and South Korea said they were postponing their joint air exercises in a bid to boost stalled nuclear talks with Pyongyang. The... Read more
Ahead of meeting with Trump, Erdogan threatened to buy Russian jets
As Turkish President Erdogan meets with US President Donald Trump today, he brings with him some aggravating news- the Turkish military might be flying Sukhois and MiGs in the near future. In what has already become a contentious relationship between the US and Turkey, the Turkish government has now... Read more
Islamic Jihad leader killed in Israeli strike as conflict escalates
Tel Aviv/Gaza (dpa) – Two senior Islamic Jihad leaders were targeted in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza and Syria on Tuesday, sparking one of the worst rounds of violence in the region in five years. Baha Abu Al Ata – the 42-year-old leader of the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing... Read more
Air Force want to beam solar power from outer space to earth
“Wireless charging” has taken on a whole new meaning, thanks to an experimental program that would allow the US Air Force to beam solar power to friendly units- from space. Sounding like something out of Halo, the Space Solar Power Incremental Demonstration and Research project aims to use solar... Read more
USAF officer says China brags about stealing US military tech, they call it “picking flowers in the US to make honey in China”

The Chinese are known for reverse-engineering, but the amount of theft of US technology has become such a problem that the DoD is openly denouncing the Middle Kingdom for its copycat ways.

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Dutch admit killing civilians during airstrike targeting ISIS in 2015
The Dutch government said Monday that civilians were also killed in a 2015 airstrike on the Islamic State extremist militia in northern Iraq. Seventy people were killed by a bomb dropped by a Dutch F-16 fighter in al-Hawija, including an unknown number of Islamic State fighters. The target of... Read more
F-22 engine designed so well it can be repaired with a handful of basic tools

While currently the world’s premiere fighter aircraft, the F-22 is basic where it counts- and that means something in a future potentially littered with near-peer threats and the possibility of austere logistical conditions.

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