The “B” variant of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet is supposed to be able to take off close to vertically and hover. Getting it to work has been problematic since the jet blast is hot enough to melt the concrete it’d be parked on, but it sure does show up spectacularly to this heavy-duty thermal imaging camera.
The F-22 Raptor is one of the military’s most powerful weapons, but everything—man, woman, sentient rotted orange—has a weakness. For the fighter jet, that weakness is BEEEEEEEEEES!
The F-35 fighter jet can be fitted with a variety of armaments, including this GAU-22 four-barrel gun pod capable of rattling off 50 25mm rounds per second. The destructive bore is impressive, the sound is downright terrifying.
After a stunning 15 years of development and countless delays, the US Air Force just declared the first squadron of F-35A fighter jets ready for combat. The 34th Fighter Squadron at Utah’s Hill Air Force Base can now go fight bad guys anywhere in the world.
The U.S. Air Force Inspector General tracks all their investigations on fraud, abuse, and everything else down to office disputes in a database maintained by Lockheed Martin. Now it looks like somebody broke it, destroying data collected since 2004.
The U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II AKA “Warthog” has become one of the most-recognized and beloved warplanes since it started flying in the 1970s. We’ve been hearing about its impending retirement—and the reason many in the armed services community are against that—for ages, but proposed legislation could keep it…
A brand-new camera stabilizing rig was created solely to capture the majesty of the Saab Gripen fighter jet cutting open the ice cold air above Sweden. Worth it? Take a look for yourself!
The Department of Defense is pulling out all the stops during this year’s Emerald Warrior irregular warfare exercise. The most recent training mission involves a late night aerial refueling with an Air Force tilt-rotor CV-22 Osprey caught on a night vision camera.
The B-52 has only been able to carry smart weapons on its external pylons, with its internal weapons bay being relegated to nuclear and dumb bombs, as well as some older cruise missiles. Now, the iconic 60 year old Stratofortress is finally getting a new 'smart' rotary weapons rack and other upgrades that will more…
This week, an Ethiopian Airlines flight was hijacked by its own copilot who was seeking asylum in Switzerland. Italian and French fighter jets responded, but the Swiss didn't. And that's because the Swiss Air Force was closed.
Wanna make an extra $225,000 just to fly planes and kick ass for America? Then the government has got a deal for you! The Air Force is so short on pilots at the moment that they're offering sweet incentive deals for fighter jocks.
An Air Force QF-4 unmanned drone has crashed at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, the second drone crash to occur there in the last week. Nobody was injured but the status of its onboard explosive device is currently "unknown." That's reassuring.
The US Air Force has spent over $60 billion on the F-22, a fighter that doesn't really work and sometimes chokes people. How much is it spending on Twitter? Judging by the output, negative $50,000.
I hope you're not as easily fooled as I am because I totally missed the two F-16s in this picture. I have an excuse! I was totally looking at the left hand side of the picture. And the picture I saw was really small! Like thumbnail-sized!
These F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft are demonstrating what the U.S. Air Force "propaganda artists" (Hat tip to Jalopnik photographer and former U.S. Air Force "propaganda artist" "Special K" for the term!) call an "Elephant Walk" as they taxi down a runway during an exercise at Kunsan Air Base, in the Republic…
The F-22 may have not been a resounding success, but this video gives a good idea of the power of the US Air Force, complete with some pseudo-Wagner(ish) music that makes me want to invade Poland
General Atomics' Avenger—the newest iteration of the classic Predator—is headed to war for the first time, Danger Room's David Axe reports. It's got F-35 sensors, loads of stealth weapons bays, and terrain-sweeping radar. Iran: start licking your lips.
How a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet carrier fighter aircraft managed to get stranded in Afghanistan isn't clear, but the U.S. Air Force had a unique solution for getting it back to home base in San Diego: A ride in a cargo plane.