| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The radar-evading B-2 stealth bomber has been called one of the greatest achievements in military technology.
With its distinctive “flying wing” design, the B-2 has a wingspan nearly as long as the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and yet it on radar it...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was cruising just 1,000 feet above restricted airspace when it was struck by a missile in Ukraine's Donetsk region, according to aviation and intelligence officials.
Despite ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, including...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday put the finishing touch on a deal crafted with lawmakers to give aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. a $420-million tax break if it helps build new stealth bombers in California.
Brown signed into law a bill by two...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:07 PM
The Air Force has temporarily grounded 82 of its aging F-16 fighter jets after structural cracks were found near the cockpits.
The first cracks were discovered July 31 during post-flight inspections of a F-16D model, which is a two-seat variant...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 1:23 PM
A Chinese businessman has been indicted in California on charges he hacked the computer systems of Boeing Co and other U.S. defense contractors and stole confidential plans for military aircraft, federal prosecutors said on Friday. According to the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:05 PM
U.S. warplanes and drones struck artillery and military vehicles of a militant Islamist group Friday in an effort to halt its advance toward this booming northern Iraqi oil center, now clogged with displaced people sheltering at churches, factories and...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:26 PM
U.S. warplanes and drones stepped up attacks against Islamist militants in northern Iraq on Saturday, as President Obama warned that the effort to help Iraqi forces deny a safe haven to “barbaric terrorists” and help rescue thousands of...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Russia launched massive air-force exercises in territory along its border with Ukraine on Monday that will include air-to-ground firing practices and missile tests, the Defense Ministry announced in Moscow.
The war games, coinciding with another buildup...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:59 AM
French fighter jets carried out their first airstrikes in Iraq early Friday, joining the U.S. air campaign against the extremist group Islamic State.
Less than 24 hours after President Francois Hollande announced that he had approved a request from...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:48 PM
WASHINGTON — Pratt & Whitney says the "root cause" of the June 23 engine failure on a Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet should be clear by the end of September, which would pave the way for over $1 billion in contracts for an additional 84...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Two Navy F/A-18 fighter jets crashed after taking off from the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean.
One of the pilots was quickly located and brought aboard the carrier for medical attention. Search efforts...