Confessions Of A US Navy EA-18G Growler Electronic Warfare Officer

Electronic warfare is one of the most important yet misunderstood components of modern air combat. Today, US Navy and Marine electronic attack squadrons are the masters of this shadowy domain. One of their most experienced Electronic Warfare Officers is here to tell you about this critical mission, their new EA-18G… » 4/01/15 2:40pm Yesterday 2:40pm

Saudis Fear Iranian Control Of Yemen Due To This Strategic Choke Point

There is no doubt that the idea of Iran controlling Yemen via their Houthi Rebel proxies is a nightmare for Saudi Arabia. A large part of this nightmare is the possibility that Iran could deny access to the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf simultaneously, cutting off Saudi Arabia's main avenues for energy exports and… » 3/31/15 4:10pm Tuesday 4:10pm

Take A Leap Into The US Army Golden Knight Jump Team's Surreal World

Hollywood Gives Drone Crews The American Sniper Treatment With Good Kill

The trailer for Good Kill, a movie featuring Ethan Hawke and January Jones that dives into the peculiar existence of USAF drone pilots, particularity the shooting kind, dropped today and it looks... interesting. This will be first of a whole slew of films coming out post-American Sniper that will deal with soldier's… » 3/30/15 5:30pm Monday 5:30pm

This T-33 Named "Ace Maker" Almost Gave Me A Buzz Cut 

One of the hottest air show acts in the country is Greg "Wired" Colyer's T-33 Shooting Star, nicknamed "Ace Maker." Throughout the show season, I do some photo work with Greg and the resulting shots never seems to disappoint. Credit to my friend Julie for the video below of Greg giving us a very close look at Ace… » 3/29/15 3:24pm Sunday 3:24pm

USS Fitzgerald Races Through The Water During Underway Replenishment

This amazing photograph, posted by the US Mission to NATO, shows the Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) pulling alongside the oiler USNS Pecos during an underway replenishment operation. A good tripod, some awesome timing, and a long shutter lag, and we are transported right into the high-seas… » 3/29/15 1:38am Sunday 1:38am

Second Air War Erupts In Middle East With Wide Ranging Implications

The Middle East got even more complicated this week as Saudi Arabia launched air strikes across Yemen as parts of that country fall into the hands of a Shiite militia group known as the Houthi. The implications of this new campaign go far beyond Yemen's borders and it could be just a preview of a regional standoff… » 3/28/15 5:05pm Saturday 5:05pm

The EA-6B Prowler's Last Cruise Is Showcased In These Exclusive Photos

Last November, VAQ-134 'Garudas' flew off the USS George H.W. Bush for their home base at NAS Whidbey Island, marking the historic end of what was the EA-6B Prowler's final carrier cruise. Months earlier, globe trotting aviation photographer Ivan Voukadinov was aboard the Bush as the Prowler was busy jamming ISIS… » 3/28/15 10:00am Saturday 10:00am

Florida Air Guard F-15C Eagles To Deploy To Russia's Doorstep

As part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the ballooning "theater security package" aimed at bolstering NATO strength and deterring Russian aggression, 12 F-15C Eagles and about 200 airmen from the Florida Air National Guard will be deploying to the Netherlands and Bulgaria. » 3/27/15 5:38pm Friday 5:38pm

The Touch-Roll-Touch Was One Of The Craziest Maneuvers Done In A Fighter

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, also known as the "Missile With A Man In It," is known for many things. It was the first operational mach two capable fighter, it was designed by the legendary Kelly Johnson and served with 15 nations for almost 50 years. One thing it is not known for is its slow-speed handling. » 3/27/15 2:20pm Friday 2:20pm

Japan's Latest Destroyer Sure Looks Like An Aircraft Carrier!

Japan has inducted into service its largest warship since WWII, the 814 foot long Izumo. The activation of such a large ship, dubbed a 'Helicopter Destroyer,' has regional powers and academics alike questioning the limits of Article 9 in Japan's Constitution. » 3/26/15 7:00pm 3/26/15 7:00pm

Infrared Search And Track Systems And The Future Of The US Fighter Force

Lockheed has a new modular sensor system for combat aircraft dubbed the "Legion Pod" that aims at plugging a major hole in US air warfare capability. It provides a bolt-on Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system for optically hunting down enemy aircraft, especially stealthy ones, that our radars have trouble detecting. » 3/26/15 3:10pm 3/26/15 3:10pm

Check Out This Award Winning Pic Of OH-58Ds Skirting The Hawaiian Coast 

This hyperreal picture, taken by Wesley Prirchett, titled simply "Wingman," won the US Army Aviation Photo Of The Year award. It depicts a super wide-angel view of a pair of recently retired OH-58D Kiowa Warriors skirting the colorful Hawaiian coastline, and it's nothing short of gorgeous. » 3/26/15 8:39am 3/26/15 8:39am

Paratrooper Is Dropped Into Tall Trees, Pulls Off Incredible Landing

Getting dropped into a forest during a static-line jump can end up in pretty horrific injuries, and even death. Mostly because you're basically coming down on a bunch of hundred-foot-plus spears. This Canadian Paratrooper, who jumped out of a C-130 during Exercise Maple Flag, quickly put his training to use, and with… » 3/25/15 6:00pm 3/25/15 6:00pm

Watch VP-5 "Mad Foxes" Put Their New P-8A Poseidons To Work

The Navy is settling into its new maritime patrol aircraft and increased deployments abroad are part of getting the P-8A Poseidon up to snuff. Last July, VP-5 'Mad Foxes' took on their seven-month mission to Japan with gusto, with the P-8's fresh capabilities continuing to be a big hit in the region. Here's an awesome… » 3/24/15 5:35pm 3/24/15 5:35pm