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How software saved a stealth fighter jet—and its pilot—from crashing in Alaska
The 2020 incident occurred in an F-22 and involved software called Auto GCAS. Plus, what to know about two additional incidents in the same aircraft type.
How AI could help new Air Force pilots avoid costly mistakes
Flying a fighter jet can be challenging, so one training squadron is exploring how artificial intelligence could help craft better aviators.
The Air Force wants to modernize air refueling, but it’s been a bumpy ride
An inside look at how these old planes work—and how the tech underpinning the fleet is slowly evolving.
The Rafale fighter jet is a warplane with a ‘French touch’
Indonesia is buying 42 of the multi-role aircraft. Here's everything to know about a plane from France that's been flying in different forms for decades.
The most compelling military tech stories from the land, air, and sea this year
Robot dogs, new fighter jets, ocean explorers, and much more.
Bell wants to soup up tilt-rotor aircraft by adding jet engines
The newest concepts from Bell are machines that can take off and land like helicopters—and then zoom at jet-like speeds.
Heavy-lifting Russian drones could resupply soldiers on future battlefields
The new Checkmate fighter jet may have been the star of a recent arms show, but drones that can carry 2,200 pounds could be crucial parts of war logistics.
Russia’s new stealth fighter is a bargain worthy of a Bond villain
That's Checkmate, Mr. Bond: What to know about a mysterious new fighter jet out of Russia—and its superficial similarities to the F-35.
Skyborg’s latest AI drone test is a preview of the future of air combat
The Air Force's experiment in June involved a big MQ-20 drone, and is part of a promising yet challenging military aviation program.
Everything to know about the Air Force’s new fighter jet, the F-15EX Eagle II
It's a complex flying machine with a long history of air-to-air combat.