Shadowy XRQ-73 Hybrid-Electric Stealthy Flying Wing Drone Emerges Air

Shadowy XRQ-73 Hybrid-Electric Stealthy Flying Wing Drone Emerges

The XRQ-73 is a direct evolution of a ultra-quiet, high-efficiency recon drone the U.S. Intelligence Community developed with the Air Force.

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Ukraine Used Prized ATACMS Missiles To Strike Unique Cold War-Era Space Communications Station

Ukraine Used Prized ATACMS Missiles To Strike Unique Cold War-Era Space Communications Station

The NIP-16 space communications and tracking facility is an intriguing target for a Ukrainian ATACMS strike that may point to its new purpose.

Army’s New PRsM Ballistic Missile Hits Moving Ship For The First Time In Pacific Test

Army’s New PRsM Ballistic Missile Hits Moving Ship For The First Time In Pacific Test

During the Valiant Shield exercise, the missile was fired from an unmanned launcher against a ship with the help of a high-endurance balloon and drone.

Humvee-Mounted Low-Recoil 105mm Howitzer To Make Combat Debut In Ukraine

Humvee-Mounted Low-Recoil 105mm Howitzer To Make Combat Debut In Ukraine

The Hawkeye howitzer offers Ukraine a new shoot-and-scoot artillery option, but this real-world combat testing could have impacts elsewhere.

Ukraine Situation Report: Russia Now Launching Kalibr Cruise Missiles From The Sea Of Azov

Ukraine Situation Report: Russia Now Launching Kalibr Cruise Missiles From The Sea Of Azov

Russia moved cruise missile-firing warships from the Black Sea into the confines of the Sea of Azov in an effort to protect them against Ukrainian attacks.

Bunker Talk: Let’s Talk About All The Things We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week

Bunker Talk: Let’s Talk About All The Things We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week

Get out of the fallout!

What Is This Mystery Row Of Spheres In A Ukrainian Field?

What Is This Mystery Row Of Spheres In A Ukrainian Field?

Help us solve the mystery of this curious array that could be a military system or something else entirely, like an agricultural apparatus.

Small, Agile Houthi Drone Boat Shown Obliterating Ship During Test

Small, Agile Houthi Drone Boat Shown Obliterating Ship During Test

Video comes just days after the Houthis scored their first hit of the current crisis on a commercial ship with an explosive-packed uncrewed surface vessel.

Huge Manta Ray Underwater Drone Looks Like A Docked Star Wars Spaceship

Huge Manta Ray Underwater Drone Looks Like A Docked Star Wars Spaceship

We are finally getting an idea of the size of the sci-fi-looking Manta Ray drone thanks to satellite imagery.

Russian Navy Ka-29 Assault Helicopter Downed Amid Massive Ukrainian Drone Attack

Russian Navy Ka-29 Assault Helicopter Downed Amid Massive Ukrainian Drone Attack

The helicopter was shot down as Ukraine sent scores of drones to strike Crimea and Russia's Krasnodar region on targets ranging from oil facilities to an airfield.

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South Korean Arms For Ukraine Would Be A Huge Deal And Putin Knows It

South Korean Arms For Ukraine Would Be A Huge Deal And Putin Knows It

There are signs that South Korea might overturn its ban on weapons deliveries to Ukraine, which has prompted a dark warning from Putin.

Ukraine Situation Report: Drone-On-Drone Aerial Engagements Ramp-Up

Ukraine Situation Report: Drone-On-Drone Aerial Engagements Ramp-Up

Aerial drone air-to-air combat is heating up with Ukraine pivoting to using its first person-view drones to swat Russian drones out of the sky.

Sweden’s Unique Little Saab 105 Jet Retired After 57 Years

Sweden’s Unique Little Saab 105 Jet Retired After 57 Years

Best known as a trainer, the T-tailed twinjet was also used for light attack, reconnaissance, liaison, and as a staff transport, among other roles.

Ditching Older F-22s Risks Creating Capability Gaps, New Costs

Ditching Older F-22s Risks Creating Capability Gaps, New Costs

A new report raises serious questions about the Air Force's push to retire 32 Block 20 F-22s, which the service says will aid its modernization plans.

How USAF Testers Are Working To Field The F-15EX Fast

How USAF Testers Are Working To Field The F-15EX Fast

Leveraging foreign military sales and using a uniquely accelerated test plan has enabled a slick path to service for the F-15EX Eagle II.

NH90 Special Operations Helicopter Begins Flight Testing

NH90 Special Operations Helicopter Begins Flight Testing

The troubled NH90 family of helicopters has a new addition that is meant to operate in the most challenging of combat environments during special operations missions.

Australian F/A-18F Super Hornets To Test Launch U.S. Air Force’s Hypersonic Cruise Missiles

Australian F/A-18F Super Hornets To Test Launch U.S. Air Force’s Hypersonic Cruise Missiles

Expansive ranges needed to test hypersonic weapons are in limited supply and high demand in the U.S., and the Australian outback offers better security.

B-52s With New Rolls Royce Engines Won’t Fly Operational Missions Until 2033

B-52s With New Rolls Royce Engines Won’t Fly Operational Missions Until 2033

Re-engined B-52s initial operational capability date slips three years, 12 years after contract award, and radar upgrades are also delayed.

Old Leopard Tanks Can Be Reborn As Air Defense Systems With Skyranger 35 Turret

Old Leopard Tanks Can Be Reborn As Air Defense Systems With Skyranger 35 Turret

Integrating the Skyranger automatic cannon system on old Leopard 1 tanks could speed critical drone-busting air defenses to Ukraine.

Bunker Talk: Let’s Talk About All The Things We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week

Bunker Talk: Let’s Talk About All The Things We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week

You know the drill.

Ukraine Situation Report: Dueling Peace Plans That Are Worlds Apart

Ukraine Situation Report: Dueling Peace Plans That Are Worlds Apart

Putin demanded forfeiture of four Ukrainian regions while Zelensky says Russians must leave his country and face punishment.

Inside The First F-15EX Wing Commander’s Plans To Speed The Newest Eagle Into Service

Inside The First F-15EX Wing Commander’s Plans To Speed The Newest Eagle Into Service

We talked in-depth with the 142nd Wing's commanding officer about leading the F-15EX charge and everything the new jet brings to the fight.

Top Air Force Officer Doubles Down On Aerial Combat Drones With Short Life Spans

Top Air Force Officer Doubles Down On Aerial Combat Drones With Short Life Spans

It is becoming critical for the USAF to overcome familiar procurement practices in order to realize its collaborative combat aircraft ambitions.

Medieval Flame Throwing Trebuchet Is Israel’s Latest Weapon

Medieval Flame Throwing Trebuchet Is Israel’s Latest Weapon

Israeli troops are using ancient weapons to set fires across the border with Lebanon in order to give Hezbollah fewer places to hide.

New Leopard 2 Tank Packs A Big Cannon, Uncrewed Turret, Anti-Drone Defenses

New Leopard 2 Tank Packs A Big Cannon, Uncrewed Turret, Anti-Drone Defenses

The Leopard 2 A-RC 3.0, which also has a pop-up missile launcher, is a step toward a next-gen Franco-German tank.

S-500 Prometheus Air Defense System Now Protecting Russia’s Kerch Bridge: Ukraine’s Spy Boss

S-500 Prometheus Air Defense System Now Protecting Russia’s Kerch Bridge: Ukraine’s Spy Boss

Russia’s most advanced air defense system would add a major anti-ballistic missile defense bubble around the Crimean Peninsula.

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