| Dec 4, 2014
See what it’s like to ride in the cockpit of a F-5 fighter jet as the Swiss Air Force aerobatic team, Patrouille Suisse, flies in formation over the Alps in a series of 360° videos by panoramic photographer Dominik Baumann. Baumann flew with the...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Russia's air force commander on Tuesday accused the United States and its NATO allies of provoking confrontation over the Baltic Sea by sending spy planes near the Russian border "practically every day."
In apparent response to accusations from NATO...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Mike Stickney says his 27 years in the Air Force filled him with a sense of mission. So when he left the military in 2012, he sought a way to continue that purpose.
He says he found that at the defense giant Lockheed Martin, which has a heavy presence in...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:12 PM
A fighter jet owned by a Newport News-based company that provides training for the Navy crashed in Ventura County, Calif., on Wednesday and the pilot was killed, according to officials and media reports.
The Hawker Hunter MK-58 was approaching Naval...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Engine maker Pratt & Whitney on Thursday said it had won a contract to build an eighth batch of 48 engines for the F-35 fighter jet built by Lockheed Martin Corp, bringing the total value of the deal to $1.05 billion.
Pratt, a unit...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 1:32 PM
American warplanes have struck for a third time an Al Qaeda-linked extremist faction operating in Syria, the U.S. military's Central Command said Friday.
A single airstrike targeted the Khorasan group, Centcom said in a statement, referring to a network...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Each day, Mohammed Jemmo ventures to a barren, wind-swept hilltop overlooking his embattled hometown, where two of his sons and a daughter are fighting with the Kurdish militia resisting an offensive by Islamist extremists.
"I thought that if they...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 9:31 AM
U.S.-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday after the fiercest shelling in days by the insurgents shook the town's center and hit border areas within Turkey....
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:24 PM
The head of U.S. troops in the Middle East said on Friday Iraqi forces are "incrementally" recapturing ground from Islamic State militants who seized much of the country's northwest this year, but he added that major Iraq advances will take time....
| Oct 12, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Turkey has agreed to allow U.S. warplanes to use its air bases for missions in Syria, as well as provide rebels there with light arms and train them with infantry tactics for the ongoing battle against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said Sunday....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:38 PM
An employee of defense giant Northrop Grumman Inc. claims in a lawsuit that the company’s workers repeatedly took risky shortcuts and faked tests of navigational systems made for use in military fighter jets, drones and submarines.