Satellite-killer test puts India in elite space club
Shishir Gupta and Sudhi Ranjan Sen Hindustan Times, New Delhi At a little over 11.10am Wednesday, a 13 metre-long, 19-ton missile took off from the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island launch complex off the coast of Odisha. Three minutes and 10 seconds later, it struck the 6,900mm-wide heart of... Read more
The need for speed: New SB-1 Defiant helicopter leaves competition sucking wind
A new helicopter will give the U.S. Army a cutting edge on the battlefield- and put the “quick” in Quick Reaction Force. The Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant took its first official flight on March 21, creating quite a spectacle as it effortlessly took to the air. Sporting multiple, counter-rotating rotors... Read more
Go For Launch: Pence orders NASA to return astronauts to the moon in 2024 ‘by any means necessary’
Chabeli Herrera Orlando Sentinel Speaking before the National Space Council in Huntsville, Alabama, Tuesday afternoon, Pence did not mince words when laying out NASA’s new, quicker timeline for returning to the lunar surface “by any means necessary.” “The National Space Council will send recommendations to the president that will... Read more
Bombs Away: Best photos of our military for March 22nd, 2019
This week’s collection of photos gives us a breathtaking view of the B-52 Stratofortress and a gorgeous sunset in California. But it starts in the Pacific Ocean as a Super Stallion helicopter lands on the USS Harpers Ferry as part of USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group. In Germany, the... Read more
Air Force spends more than it should to keep U.S. ‘king of the sky’
The U.S. Air Force has revealed what it thinks it needs to dominate the world’s skies in a potential conflict with Russia or China- and a new study claims the estimates might not be enough to win the day. In a rare move of underestimation by the notoriously money-hungry... Read more
New “Rapid Raptor” program makes the F-22 a global threat
The sun never sets on American airpower, which can project some form of force anywhere in the world in short order. Be it by strategic basing of Air Force assets, Marine Expeditionary Units or a Carrier Strike Group, America has ways of bringing fury from above- and isn’t afraid... Read more
Taiwain is buying jets from the U.S. in exchange for strategic help against China
The island nation of Taiwan has requested a new batch of fighters from the USA- and the United States gets to advise on the type and number of aircraft they believe could best serve Taiwan. Constantly under threat of invasion by the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan has long... Read more
Remembering James Howell Howard: Only P-51 Mustang pilot awarded Medal of Honor
World War II was a special time for combat aviation, a pivotal point in history when pilots and aircraft technology were forced into incredible transformations in order to keep up with the rapidly changing times. During this time, new plane designs made their way into the history books under... Read more
Boeing replacing outdated F-15C fleet with newer and cheaper models
Boeing’s new incarnation of the venerable F-15 will be padding the ranks of high-dollar aircraft such as the F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor- and they won’t cost the US Air Force and arm and a leg to do so. New reports reveal that the new Boeing F-15X will... Read more
First Pakistan-India dog fight in nearly 50 years puts countries on brink of war
By David Pierson and Aoun Sahi Los Angeles Times Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called for talks with India and warned of miscalculations that could lead to war in a national television address Wednesday, hours after his nation’s air force claimed to have shot down two Indian warplanes and... Read more
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