fighter jets

Top Fun

This 1997 Flight Sim Let You Fly the F-35 Years Before It Was Ready

I first flew the F-35 as a nine-year-old.
Ben Sullivan
2.1.17
robots

Swarms of Tiny Drones Could Accompany US Fighter Jets

The propeller-driven, winged robots, each the size of a beer can and weighing just one pound, could fly ahead of human pilots, scouting for targets, distracting enemy forces, or even attacking targets on their own.
David Axe
1.13.17
planes

The Military's Hornet Fighters Are Falling Out of the Sky

Six months. Eight accidents. Eight destroyed Hornets and one damaged one. Five dead aviators.
David Axe
12.15.16
Donald Trump

How Trump Could Actually Make the US Air Force Great Again

In the absence of a more specific official policy, Motherboard asked US air power experts what they think the president-elect should do to improve the military's flying branch.
David Axe
12.1.16
china

Watch China's Very Familiar-Looking Next Generation Fighter Jet

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Ben Richmond
11.9.14
videos

Watch the F-35 Finally Land On an Aircraft Carrier

Watch it $400 billion worth of times.
Ben Richmond
11.5.14
machines

Here Is a Big Ol' Boeing Dreamliner Flying Like a Fighter Jet

Look at it go.
Brian Anderson
7.16.14
Motherboard Blog

The Pentagon Wants Fighter Jets with Lasers in Just 17 Years

Wait, why will we need fighter jets in 2030?
Ben Richmond
11.26.13
Motherboard Blog

The Potentially-Alien F-22 Raptor Wasn't Designed for Oxygen-Breathers

Notice a pattern? The weak link in the next gen of manned military aircraft is invariably the man (or nowadays, woman). Pilots need oxygen. They need information fed to eyes that never stay in one place, in heads that come in a maddening array of...
JONATHAN LIU
5.10.12