| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Making the first major push to choke off financing for Islamic State, U.S. and allied Arab warplanes bombed a dozen small oil refineries in eastern Syria on Wednesday that U.S. officials said were part of a $2 million-a-day revenue stream for the Sunni...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Two wars simultaneously target Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria. One war involves fighters, warplanes and bombs. The other is the Green War. Green, as in money.
Both wars are on full display this week. In Syria, American and Arab warplanes...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The family members stood shivering on a balcony in Aleppo's Anadan suburb as midnight approached, their sleep interrupted by the nightly duty of a government helicopter pilot somewhere above them.
They followed the sound of the helicopter's whirring...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:50 PM
J.F. "Skeets" Coleman, who was the test pilot on one of the oddest military airplanes ever produced, died Tuesday of natural causes at an assisted-living facility in Oceanside, said his daughter, Nancy.
He was 95, a life span especially notable given...
| May 18, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Now that the dust has settled after Northrop Grumman Corp.'s announcement of yet another big expansion on the Space Coast, it might be time for a reality check.
Although it's possible the company might build the next-generation B-2 stealth bomber in...
| May 4, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Central Florida's largest high-tech players — Lockheed Martin Corp. and Harris Corp. — have a big chunk of their revenue prospects hitched to the often controversial, sometimes uneven flight path of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
| May 8, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Northrop Grumman Corp. revealed Thursday its second major Space Coast expansion in as many years, a move that could potentially create 1,800 high-paying jobs and provide a $500 million lift for an area still hard-hit from the end of the space-shuttle...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"At the same time, values and ideas which were considered universal, such as cooperation, mutual aid, international social justice and peace as an encompassing paradigm are also becoming irrelevant."
Maybe this piercing observation by Roberto Savio,...
| 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...