NATO Alliance sends WARSHIPS to Black Sea and plans aid to Ukraine CONFRONTS Russia

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IN A move which risks infuriating Russia, NATO is looking to increase support for Ukraine, currently in conflict with Russian-backed separatists, and will hold naval exercises in the Black Sea. The announcement was made by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenburg. He was speaking at a Brussels press conference, following the end of a NATO defence […]

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UK to Sand New Aircraft Carrier With F-35 Jets Into South China Sea

9 months ago2601 0

The United Kingdom will deploy its new aircraft carrier, loaded with two squadrons of F-35 aircraft into the politically-fraught South China Sea. British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson confirmed in a speech Monday morning that the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth will sail into waters that are the subject of dispute between China and other nations. […]

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These Video Show What F-35 Lightning II ‘Beast Mode’ Looks Like

9 months ago2401 0

F-35B Lightning II aircraft, attached to the F-35B detachment of the “Flying Tigers” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 (Reinforced), are currently in the Indo-Pacific region deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, flagship of Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is operating in the […]

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U.S. Navy Is Having a Hell of a Time Dismantling the USS Enterprise

1 year ago2351 0

Six years after decommissioning USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the U.S. Navy is still figuring out how to safely dismantle the ship. The General Accounting Office estimates the cost of taking apart the vessel and sending the reactors to a nuclear waste storage facility at up to $1.5 billion, or about one-eighth […]

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F-22 jets simulate dogfights with Norway’s F-35 warplanes

1 year ago2341 0

Two U.S. F-22 stealth fighter jets squared off in simulated dogfights with two of Norway’s expanding fleet of F-35 aircraft on Wednesday as part of an exercise aimed at strengthening the NATO alliance and increasing its deterrent power. The two U.S. F-22s are among 13 in Europe for a series of short-term deployments in places […]

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The Story Production Of The F-35

1 year ago2271 0

Construction of the F-35 Lightning II prototypes had hit a snag. Small-statured workers were having to squeeze into inlet ducts to drill hundreds of holes by hand to prepare ducts for attachment to the airframe. Not only was the inside-out drilling process unsustainable for workers, but in ultra-high-performance aircraft like the F-35, holes must be […]

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Step aboard the USS Zumwalt, the largest destroyer the US Navy has ever built

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The USS Zumwalt, the largest destroyer the US Navy has ever built, will fire its first missile in 2019, Warrior Maven reported in late April. The Zumwalt will fire an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile and SM-2 from its Mk 57 Vertical Launch Systems, as the Navy continues to explore a new range of weapons for […]

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US State Department Declines to Provide Denuclearization Timeline

1 year ago2411 0

The U.S. State Department has declined to specify a deadline for North Korea’s denuclearization ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to Pyongyang for nuclear talks. The announcement contrasts with comments from U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton that he expected Pompeo to discuss a denuclearization timetable with the North. Our Park Jong-hong has […]

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Laser Attacks Against U.S. Forces Spread to the Pacific

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Laser attacks against U.S. forces have spread out of Africa into the Pacific. U.S. personnel operating in the East China Sea area have been the victim of blinding laser attacks similar to those that took place earlier this year in Djibouti. The attacks, conducted with nonlethal lasers were reportedly carried out by Chinese nationals. Earlier […]

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Upgrades, Development to F-35 Jet Will Cost $1 Billion Per Year

1 year ago2291 0

During a House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee hearing Wednesday, lawmakers were apprehensive about the strategy known as continuous capability development and delivery, or C2D2. This strategy aims to do smaller, incremental updates instead of taking F-35s off the flightline to get months’ worth of larger, packaged software and modernization upgrades needed to “keep […]

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Why The US Doesn’t Export The F-22 Raptor

1 year ago2881 0

Lockheed Martin, the leading manufacturer of stealth aircraft in the world, proposed a new hybrid between the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning on April 22, 2018, for Japan to purchase, and it could easily outclass the US Air Force. Japan has, for decades, wanted in on the US Air Force’s F-22, a long-range, high-capacity […]

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The Air Force Flew This Awesome A-10 Over Normandy This D-Day

1 year ago2791 0

The Michigan Air National Guard’s 107th Fighter Squadron flew a specially painted A-10C Warthog over the beaches of Normandy on June 5, 2018, to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. D-Day is one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history, with 156,000 allied troops landing on five beaches and about 13,000 paratroopers […]

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China Responds to US B-52 Bombers Flying Over South China Sea with Anti-Aircraft Drill

1 year ago2541 0

Beijing has carried out anti-aircraft drills with missiles fired against drone targets over the South China Sea after the US challenged it by flying B-52 bombers across the region. China’s drills were intended to simulate fending off an aerial attack on unspecified islands within the waterway. Beijing lays unilateral claim to almost all of the […]

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America’s F-22 Raptor Is the Best Fighter In the World (But France ‘Shot’ One Down)

1 year ago2722 0

Eight times during a two-week war game in Alaska, individual German Typhoons flew against single F-22s in basic fighter maneuvers meant to simulate close-range dogfights. “We were evenly matched,” German Maj. Marc Gruene told Combat Aircraft.

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