The US Air Force had a tiny problem when 20,000 honey bees descended on an F-22 Raptor. At least they weren't Hornets – there's a Navy joke in there somewhere.
A whistleblower lawsuit is casting light on some questionable testing practices at defense contractor Northrop Grumman. According to Todd Donaldson, the Northrop employee filing the suit, the company sold GPS systems to the Department of Defense after faking a crucial part of testing.
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 against Syria and the Islamic State earlier this week.
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