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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CIA-backed Afghan forces committed war crimes during operations
Afghan forces backed by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) committed war crimes and other atrocities during operations, Human Rights Watch charged in a report on Thursday. The 50-page report, which studied 14 cases from late 2017 to mid-2019, found that paramilitary forces had killed civilians during night-time operations,... Read more
Lockheed’s F-35 fighter program gets $34 billion contract, the biggest yet
The F-35 is making Lockheed Martin some serious cash- with a new contract raking in over $34 billion in taxpayer funds for fewer than 500 aircraft. In what is becoming a success story for an aircraft that seemed doomed to fail after nearly two decades of setbacks, cost overruns... Read more
Sound & direction: New A-10 audio system alerts pilots of where incoming threats are coming from
Christopher Dennis Stars and Stripes A Danish company has been awarded a contract to provide an improved audio system that warns A-10 pilots about incoming threats. The North American branch of Terma Inc., in Warner Robins, Ga., has been awarded a $60 million contract to provide a 3D sound... Read more
Airmen stationed in South Korea getting F-35 training through a simulator
Matthew Keeler Stars and Stripes Airmen in South Korea recently got a chance to learn about the tactical capabilities of the F-35 Lightning II and operate the stealth fighter in a full-size cockpit simulator provided by engineers from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. A simulator demonstration team from Lockheed Martin attended... Read more
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