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Russia wants to launch little drones off of other drones off of ships
The concept, from a Russian equivalent to DARPA, involves flying machines acting like airborne runways for other drones that can then conduct surveillance.
The Barracuda puts a wild spin on aircraft design
This fascinating tilt-rotor is one of many contenders to carry out missions such as rescuing downed Air Force pilots.
Fighter pilots, meet your AR adversaries
Air Force aviators could soon be training against synthetic enemies—aircraft generated by the augmented-reality display in front of them.
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.
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.
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.
This robotic stretcher could transport wounded Marines off future battlefields
The Marines have been testing the EMAV, or Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle. Each one is small enough to fit inside a V-22 Osprey.
Watch a fighter jet and drone make ‘wet contact’ for the first time
The F/A-18 Super Hornet received fuel from the Navy's Stingray drone in a key initial test.
Fire-resistant clothing is a hot choice. Here’s how it works.
PyroMan helps this company test the gear that soldiers wear to protect themselves from intense flames.
The stealth helicopters used in the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden are still cloaked in mystery
A decade since the mission, here's what we know about those helicopters—and stealth aircraft in general.