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These machines were supposed to help win the war in Afghanistan. What happened?
In 2002, PopSci explored the tech the US was deploying in the conflict's early days. Here's what to know about these airborne tools of war, past and present.
What it’s like to rescue someone at sea from a Coast Guard helicopter
Incidents tend to rise in the summer. We flew in a big MH-60T chopper and watched dramatic practice scenarios unfold first-hand.
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.
Everything to know about the bombers that flew over Super Bowl LV
The 2021 Super Bowl flyover was unlike any other.
The new Air Force One arrives in 2024. Here’s what we know so far.
Let’s take a look at the past, present, and future of the airborne White House.
Gallery: From hatch to dials, a look around and inside a B-52 bomber
The B-52 is big, old, and rugged. Here's what they look like up close.
Boeing’s new fighter jet trainer features stadium seating and touchscreens
Whether in World War II or the 21st century, elite pilots have honed their skills in training aircraft.
The thrill and physics of flying upside down
What does it actually mean to do a barrel roll in an aircraft?
The coolest planes at the Reno air races
From fast jets, to tiny jets, to home-built propeller aircraft, here’s what flew in the desert north of Reno.