The A-10 Thunderbolt is unlike any “fighter” before or since, with survivability features designed to keep it flying during an attack run and make it back to base. The plane featured redundant engineering features designed to keep the plane flying though parts of it were shot away. The two General Electric TF-34 non-afterburning turbofans were …
In February, the U.S. Defense Department issued a call for information in support of the aptly titled High Energy Laser Weapon Subsystem Technologies. According to a new request for information (RFI) published on 6 February, the Pentagon asked the defense industry to pitch a more compact and militarized laser weapon system for use on the …
In an era when NATO gets slammed on a regular basis by President Trump, there’s one key alliance success — the ability of 30 countries to work together on the battlefield.
To take out Russian and Chinese targets from a thousand miles away, the US Army wants two very different weapons: a hypersonic missile and a giant cannon.
The Air Force is once again accepting deliveries of the troubled tankers — but the service’s acquisition chief warned Boeing must get its act in order ASAP.
As the Pentagon rushes to implement defenses against advanced hypersonic weapons, it’s battling the old way of doing acquisition and requirements.
Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan took it on the chin from a series of lawmakers Thursday, leaving the Capitol with a direct order to produce border wall details by the end of the day.
All told, the Army’s investing $57 billion in modernization over five years — but it wants to take time to test new technologies before it commits to them.
As the Pentagon starts pumping cash into shipyards and small weapons manufacturers, is it enough to save some ailing production lines?
The Air Force is too small for what it is being asked to do. Here’s what it needs to do to grow.