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A Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter, part of Russia's resurgent defence capability. Click to enlarge

DEADLY FAST Russian military Ka 52 Alligator Attack Helicopter

A look at Russia’s Ka-52, new generation scout-attack helicopter

China's military gets boost with huge new transport plane

China’s military gets boost with huge new transport plane

Capable of flying 8,000 kilometres when carrying 40 tons of freight, the Y-20 will give China the ability to project its military power far beyond its shores

A Skylon in flight with a cutaway of the SABRE engine. Click to enlarge

European Space Agency backs ‘revolutionary’ Sabre engine

4,000mph hypersonic plane that could take passengers from London to Sydney in FOUR HOURS moves closer to takeoff

The F-35s Fatal Flaw: It Might Need to Win a Dogfight (But Can’t)

The F-35 has been touted as the mainstay for Western air power for decades to come. Trouble is it has one major deficiency: it cannot dogfight

Russian Su-24 conducts simulated strike on USS Donald Cook. Click to enlarge

How Russia’s Edge in Electronic Warfare Could ‘Ground’ the U.S. Air Force

Encounters in the Black Sea seem to confirm that Russia has the ability to completely disable U.S. radars and electronic defence systems. Includes video

Retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee, in a flight simulator, takes part in simulated air combat versus artificial intelligence technology developed by a team comprised of industry, US Air Force and University of Cincinnati representatives. Click to enlarge

The US Air Force’s and Navy’s New ‘Top Gun’ is an AI

Veteran fighter pilots hail ‘aggressive and dynamic’ software after losing to it repeatedly in simulated dogfights

Russia Defense Report: PAK-FA Nearing Service Entry

Russia’s fifth-generation multi-role fighter due to enter service in little more than a year

Watch the futuristic Rolls-Royce ‘roboship’ that will be sailing the seas by 2020 – without a crew

Vessel would be controlled by one man in a remote onshore operations centre

US Navy trains its sights on electromagnetic cannon that could change face of ground warfare

Railgun represents a paradigm shift in ballistic weapons technology

Russia’s MiG-35 Fulcrum-F: Ready for Battle against America’s F-22 or F-35?

Russia’s answer to the F-22 and F-35 set for final tests next year

World’s Fastest Supercomputer: China Surpasses US With Homegrown Chips

In 2001, China had no presence on the list of the top 500 supercomputers in the world. Today it tops the list with the world’s fastest supercomputer

UFO escorted by Jet Fighters over US military base in TURKEY June 2016

UFO escorted by Jet Fighters over US military base in TURKEY June 2016

Probably not a UFO but more likely an advanced aircraft that is being kept secret. In much the same way as the F-117 was operational for years but kept secret

Mi-35M Best Combat Helicopter

Mi-35M Best Combat Helicopter

Profile of Russia’s multi-role Mi-35M combat helicopter, an updated version of the Mi-24

Reusable International Space Station rocket could be used to build first permanent human settlement on Moon

Russian company announces plans to build a “human village” on the moon — possibly as early as 2029

Artists conception of a PLA anti-ship ballistic missile attack-on-three-USN-CVNs-operating-in-ridiculously-close-proximity

China’s missile swarms vs. America’s lasers, drones and railguns: Who wins?

U.S. Navy ships may not survive if they come under attack by sufficiently large numbers of missiles of the kind now fielded by China. Robert Beckhusen explains

Lockheed F-35 Production Delayed Until at Least 2018

Further delays in the troubled F-35 program mean that joint strike fighter will not be ready for final testing until 2018, at the earliest

Russian Su-24 conducts simulated strike on USS Donald Cook. Click to enlarge

SHOCKING! United States Navy has NO defence against Russian jets!

Russian jets electronically disable US Navy radars and defence systems leaving ships like ‘ducks in the water’ for Russian missiles

A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft conduct a simulated  attack on the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic in April. Click to enlarge

Russia’s New ECM System Can Shut Down US Military Electronic Systems

More on Russia’s potentially devastating Electronic Countermeasures weapon that can entirely shutdown Western radars and electronic defence systems

A joint US Aussie military research team conducted tests at Woomera South Australia. Click to enlarge

London to New York in 35 minutes: Hypersonic engine test brings high-speed air travel a step closer to reality

Successful tests by joint U.S.-Australian military research team could result in aerospace revolution

US Navy poised to take ownership of its largest destroyer, the futuristic and stealthy Zumwalt

US Navy poised to take ownership of its largest destroyer, the futuristic and stealthy Zumwalt

Sailors’ personal effects are being moved aboard as the crew prepares to take charge of America’s most advanced warship