air force

space force

Mike Pence Says America's Space Force Will Seek Peace Through Strength

The Space Force is turning out to be the orbital version of the Border Wall.
Becky Ferreira
hands on

New Drone 'Cockpits' Aim to Make Remote Warfare Feel More Real

Improved ergonomics alone can’t lift the moral burden on drone operators far removed from the battlefield, for whom life-or-death decisions are all in a day's work.
David Axe
Over Exposures

Republicans Are Trying to Pull America Out of Another Global Treaty

Experts say depriving Air Force funding for four-engine OC-135 surveillance planes is part of a GOP effort to force the US to withdraw from Open Skies, a 1992 arms-verification treaty.
David Axe
All Fronts

Why Is the Air Force Using Stealth Fighters to Blow Up Crude Drug Labs?

"The reality is we are fighting two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the F-22 has not performed a single mission in either theater."
David Axe
what on earth

This Strange Sensor Russia Sent to the ISS Is Baffling US Military Experts

"I think the appropriate reaction is 'mild curiosity' rather than 'worry.'"
David Axe

Why the Piloted Flight Speed Record Hasn’t Been Broken in 50 Years

It all goes back to the history of the X-15 A-2, an unmistakable rocket-powered product of its moment.
Caroline Haskins
air force

The Dragons In ‘Game of Thrones’ Aren’t Nukes, They’re an Air Force

This post contains spoilers for 'Game of Thrones' season 7, episode 4.
Matthew Gault
Unfriendly Skies

Human vs. Drone Combat Is the New Normal

US human pilots have shot down two enemy drones this month alone. But according to one expert, one day soon—within the next two decades—the drones will outmatch the best human pilots.
David Axe
Star Wars

The Air Force Is Getting a Space General

“We must organize and train forces to be able to prevail in any future conflict which could extend into space.”
Rollin Bishop
Unfriendly Skies

The US Shot Down a Mysterious Enemy Drone Over Syria

America’s adversaries are gearing up for robotic battle in the skies.
David Axe
keep it simple

The US Air Force Wants Cheap, Disposable Killer Drones

The LCAA would be a fraction of the cost of current military drones and be able to go on more dangerous missions than manned aircraft.
David Axe
They're Watching You

The First Spy Satellites Had to Drop Gigantic Buckets of Film Back to Earth

The CIA and the Air Force went to great lengths to capture surveillance footage in the analog era of the 1950s and 60s.
Daniel Oberhaus