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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.
The US military wants force fields that could stop nuclear missiles
Force fields are the stuff of science fiction, but directed energy systems to fry drones, or stop people, already exist. Here's what's real about the tech—and what's more fantastical.
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.
An Air Force artificial intelligence program flew a drone fighter for hours
It's called Skyborg, and it's an AI system that can pilot a robotic wingman.
The US military is testing a microwave anti-drone weapon called THOR
The defensive system is meant to zap swarms of aggressive drones.
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.
Refueling B-52s in the sky is hard, so the Air Force is trying VR simulators
A new project aims to accurately model some very complex aerodynamics.
The Air Force’s new guard dogs are robots
The bots, which can hit a top speed of 4.5 mph, will patrol a base in Florida.
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.