Skip to main content

air force

  • 0
    ETC: Best military photos of the week: November 14
    1415984520

    After a week off, we're back with our roundup of the week's best military photos. It's a smaller gallery this week, with only eight photos, but there are still some exciting shots, starting with the image above. Shot with a fisheye lens, the motion blur of the EA-18 Growler – the ...

  • 0
    Report: DoD delays delivery of Iraqi F-16, citing ISIS situation
    1415718840

    The situation with ISIS in Iraq is having a major impact on the Iraqi Air Force, and we aren't just talking about its battles with the militant group. See, Iraq has placed an order for 36 of the F-16 fighters, with deliveries to slated to start this year. The security threat posed by ISIS is ...

  • 0
    Report: China ready to target US drones with lasers
    1415635080

    America's use of drones in southeast Asia and the waters around China has been a bit of a contentious issue between the two countries, and now, it's starting to get really heated, as the People's Republic has successfully tested a drone-killing laser. According to Jane's, the system is called ...

  • 0
    Report: Israel completes testing of missile defenses for commercial airliners
    1415381520

    The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, allegedly at the hands of SAM-wielding Russian separatists, has brought to light a serious vulnerability in the world's airliners. The planes have no defense – not even a way of being notified – if a surface-to-air missile has been fired at ...

  • 0
    ETC: Best military photos of the week: October 31
    1414771320

    Happy Halloween! While we don't have any seasonally spooky shots in this week's crop of military photos, we do have more than a few cool shots. Up top, a member of the US Army's 82nd Airborne has some fun "testing" the new Lightweight Tactical All Terrain Vehicle. And yes, that's the military ...

  • 0
    ETC: Best military photos of the week: October 24
    1414167420

    So, you think traffic is bad where you live? This week's lead shot comes from Hohenfels, Germany. The tanks, from the US Army's 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are taking part in the multi-national Combined Resolve III ...

  • 0
    Report: Oklahoma ANG F-16s collide over Kansas, pilots escape harm
    1413927840

    An Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16 crashed outside Moline, KS after colliding with another OK ANG fighter. The pilot of the crashed fighter managed to eject while the other fighter landed in Tulsa. Neither pilot was injured in the incident. Speaking to Military.com, Oklahoma Air National Guard ...

  • 0
    Report: Why is the F-117 Nighthawk still flying?
    1413901740

    Considering its long and secretive history, we shouldn't be terribly surprised by any news on the US Air Force's F-117 Nighthawk. The iconic stealth fighter was officially retired in 2008, ending its service 25 years after its introduction. So, why is the black visage still streaking across the ...

  • 0
    Report: Mysterious Air Force X-37B completes 674-day mission [w/video]
    1413817380

    The US Air Force's mysterious X-37B completed its most recent mission over the weekend, landing at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base over the weekend after spending the last 674 days in space. What it was doing up there, though, remains a mystery. The X-37 originally launched from Cape ...

  • 0
    ETC: Best military photos of the week: October 17
    1413561720

    Aircraft and ships feature heavily in this week's shots, with our interesting lead image coming from aboard the USS Halsey, a US Navy guided-missile destroyer at sea in the Asia-Pacific region. This shot comes from the DDG's flight deck, at the aft of the ship. Scroll down for the rest of this ...

  • 0
    Report: RAF to deploy Reaper drones as part of anti-ISIS operations
    1413493260

    One of the most indelible marks left by US involvement in the war-torn Middle East is the use of drones. Specifically, we're talking about the notorious Predator and Reaper, two relatively small drones that are armed to the teeth with air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles. While America's use of ...

  • 0
    Report: USAF being investigated for scrapping 16 new planes, recouping just $32K
    1413212460

    Military waste isn't exactly new, but it's been making headlines on an increasingly regular basis. Just two weeks ago, we told you about the DOD's bungled MRAP shipping program, which resulted in roughly $100 million in wasted shipping expenses. Today, there's yet another headline-stealing case ...

  • 0
    ETC: The best military photos of the week: October 10
    1412967780

    After a week off to take part in 2014 Paris Motor Show festivities, we're back with the top military photos of the past seven days, kicking off with what might be the most "metal" military photo we've ever seen. What you see above are a pair of the Blue Angels' F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets in ...

  • 0
    ETC: The best military photos of the week: September 26
    1411758180

    This week's photos are big on night shots and dynamic lighting, and have been colored, in part, by the most recent bombing campaign in the Middle East. In our lead shot, two F-15E Strike Eagles are on full afterburner in the early morning following a strike in Syria. Take a look below for the ...

  • 0
    Report: F-22 Raptor makes combat debut nine years after entering service
    1411653780

    Nearly nine years after it entered service, the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor has finally seen its first combat duty. The troubled, expensive stealth plane, which was originally intended to be America's primary, next-gen fighter until its early cancellation in 2011, took part in the airstrikes ...

  • 0
    Report: Navy's Triton drone completes first cross-country flight [w/video]
    1411394580

    The US Navy's MQ-4C Triton drone has completed its first cross-country flight, traveling over 3,300 miles at altitudes up to 50,000 feet from Palmdale, CA along the southern border, towards Florida before turning north and heading up the Atlantic seaboard before landing at Naval Air Station ...

  • 0
    ETC: The best military photos of the week: September 19
    1411142520

    There were a number of exercises commencing this week that delivered quite a few great action shots of the armed forces in action. At the top of the page, we have the launch of the ship-killing Harpoon cruise missile from the USS Stethem on the opening day of Exercise Valiant Shield. Scroll down ...

  • 0
    Report: WW2 Army bomber pilots honored by Italian village
    1411136940

    The Italian village of Ronzo di Chienis will be honoring a pair of B-25 Mitchell (shown above) after they were killed in the line of duty, during the closing months of World War II. Earl Remmel and Leslie Speer's bomber was damaged before they could deliver their payload on a rail depot near ...

  • 0
    Report: Armor plating, forward-firing weapons coming to Air Force CV-22 Osprey
    1410973380

    Anyone that's seen one of our military photo roundups, which are posted every Friday afternoon, knows that we're pretty fond of the Osprey, the US military's tilt-rotor cargo plane. While its ability to transition from horizontal to vertical flight is plenty cool on its own, the US Air Force's ...

  • 0
    Report: Marine F-35Bs hit milestone as first squadron begins initial training
    1410790560

    The US Marine Corp's first F-35B jump-jet squadron, Fighter Attack Squadron 121, have officially kicked off their training on the new fighter, which will replace the aging (but still awesome) AV-8B Harrier. "We shifted into IOC [initial operational capability] training last week," squadron CO ...

Loading

Loading
Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle