The tale of how the Yugoslav Air Defense Forces managed to shoot down a US F-117 Nighthawk in 1999 is the stuff of legend, but a US Air Force pilot who flew F-117s in the war has now come forward with a story about a second stealth fighter that Serbian forces struck.
One Iranian media outlet previously reported, citing an anonymous source, that the assailants used a remote-controlled machine gun to kill the scientist and that no actual enemy fighters were present at the scene of the attack, in contrast to the initial reporting of the incident.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US guided-missile destroyer Donald Cook is on its way to the Mediterranean Sea after completing a maritime security patrol mission in the Black Sea, the US Navy's 6th Fleet said on Wednesday.
US Ambassador to Denmark Carla Sands has once again slammed the Danish defence budget as insufficient. Danish Defence Minister Trine Bramsen countered that Denmark's contribution to NATO cannot be calculated in percentages.
This is the second time an investigative journalist with the same hard-hitting outlet appears to have earned the silent treatment from a UK public body following detailed exposés of alleged wrongdoing by the state.
Recent conflicts in the Middle East and Caucasus have proven just how potent a threat unmanned aerial vehicles can be on the battlefield, prompting European nations and the United States to rush for technology to defend against them.
The total loss of the Pacific-based amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard could put a serious dent in Washington’s plans to base stealthy F-35 aircraft on its carriers in the Indo-Pacific region, experts have warned.
Earlier, media outlets reported that the Trump administration is set to include Chinese chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) and China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) in its list of companies which it alleges have ties to the military.
The report comes amid rumours that US President Donald Trump might toughen his policies on China in what is presumed to be his latest days in office before the next US president occupies the White House.
Traditional helicopters and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) tilt-rotor designs such as the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey provide considerable mobility to troops operating on the land or at sea, but have one major vulnerability – the tremendous amounts of noise they generate.
The Russian military aircraft operating near the British border did not violate the UK's airspace but the Royal Air Force (RAF) said that they could create a "hazard" by causing civilian airlines to change routes in order to avoid flying to close to the aircraft.
The intercept is the latest incident involving NATO and Russian aircraft flying near Russia's maritime borders, with similar occurrences taking place regularly from the Barents and Baltic seas in the north and west to the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia's Far East.
The military operation was reportedly launched in February 2020, five months after the September 2019 attack on two major Saudi oil facilities by Yemen’s Houthi militia, which temporarily wiped out about half of the kingdom’s oil output.
The Undercover Policing Inquiry was set up to investigate claims of police had infiltrated more than 1,000 trade unions, environmental and anti-war groups, and leftist movements, all operating legally within England and Wales. But the judge in charge refuses to permit the public to watch the hearings, a participant tells Sputnik.
The Air Force announced on Wednesday that the Savannah Air National Guard Base was one of its favored locations to house new C-130J military transport planes, along with three other bases located in West Virginia, Texas and Kentucky.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Projected President-elect Joe Biden's administration is likely to involve the United States in more Middle East conflicts under a Department of State led by Antony Blinken, who has openly regretted Washington's failure to topple the government in Damascus, former UK ambassador to Syria Peter Ford told Sputnik.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Projected President-elect Joe Biden's top cabinet selections, deeply tied to the defence industry, will likely ensure US troops get stuck in more intractable military conflicts, analysts told Sputnik.
In August 2019, then-US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) chief Gen. John Hyten revealed to congressional lawmakers that only a small fraction of the US Air Force’s 62 B-1B bombers were mission ready; however, over the past several months more of the Lancer aircraft have been improved as officials also seek to bolster the bomber’s weapons capabilities.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer has died from an injury sustained during a mission in Somalia last weekend, The New York Times reported, citing a former senior US administration official familiar with the matter.
In mid-October, the US Department of Defence announced that they had designated the Naval Surface Warfare Centre (NSWC) in Indiana as the primary base for developing hypersonic weapons.