The need for a new British fighter jet program arose after the UK was excluded from a European aerospace project.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to pledge at the opening of the Farnborough International Airshow later on Monday that the country will retain its status as a leading aerospace nation after Brexit, with the government unveiling new investments in the industry, The Telegraph reported.
The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2018 is the highest in any six-month period since they began being counted systemically in 2009, according to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
Last week, the US Army signed a $500,000 contract with Cole Engineering Services for the Florida-based company to develop a prototype physical device simulating shoulder-fired missiles. The device is to be used to help the Army improve how soldiers respond to such threats.
The program of America’s warplane of the future, the F-35, the most expensive in its class around, has been dogged by delays and huge cost overruns, inviting harsh criticism from far and wide.
Rather than inviting the media to cover its deployment of F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighters, the US Navy made the decision to break from tradition and keep things on the down-low. *Gasp*
China was caught playing detective this week after officials participating in the Rim of the Pacific maritime (RIMPAC) exercises noticed a certain Chinese surveillance vessel watching on from a distance.
Russia has been developing a hypersonic missile the United States is currently unable to defend against, according to sources with direct knowledge of US intelligence reports.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States has been trying to "get into the head" of Mexico’s president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for years prior to his election this July, secret cables published by WikiLeaks have showed.
The US Navy took a step toward integrating unmanned aircraft into its naval aviation operations in late June as the MQ-8C Fire Scout successfully completed its initial round of testing.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - NATO is an atavism of the Cold War mentality and Russia doesn't believe that what NATO is doing by trying to expand, is the way to resolve the problems of today, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Larry King in an interview.
The root cause of hypoxia among US Air Force pilots has yet to be clearly identified, but at least one cause can be ruled out: pilots are certainly not faking symptoms.
Officials with the US Army and the Japanese Defense Force teamed up on Thursday to test Japan’s Type 12 surface-to-ship missile (SSM-12) by launching it at a ship located some 60 miles off the coast of Hawaii’s Kauai.
The US Navy’s second $7.5 billion Zumwalt-class destroyer arrived in Maine from at-sea testing in need of another $20 million engine to replace one that sustained damage during the tests, the Portland Press Herald reported Thursday.
India and Russia have reached the final stage in negotiations on the delivery of S-400 Triumf air defense systems, Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Friday, adding that the United States is not the United Nations in its attempt to apply its laws internationally.
The US Air Force’s F-35s and A-10s engaged in a flyoff recently to determine which airframe is superior in providing close air support – and there is a growing anxiety that the competition has been distorted to make the F-35 look better at this type of mission than it really is.
Mexican President-elect Andres Mannuel Lopez Obrador plans to cancel a $1.36 billion order for 8 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the country's Navy. The gunships, intended for use to counter the drug trade, are just too expensive, Obrador says. But are there more affordable alternatives with similar capabilities out there? Sputnik explores.
The US and its allies are apparently running low on military hardware to throw at conflicts simmering around the globe, but Lockheed Martin is coming to the rescue, preparing to more than double production of the latest version of its Patriot missile as worldwide demand soars.
It has been revealed a hacker compromized a computer belonging to a US Air Force officer, stole sensitive files related to the maintenance and operation of US MQ-9 Reaper military drones and attempted to sell them via a dark-web forum - only to find no one was interested in purchasing the ill-gotten intel.
Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Prokhorovka. The battle, which commenced a Soviet counteroffensive in the wider Battle of Kursk, was a key episode in that titanic clash, and one of the decisive battles of the Second World War. Sputnik presents the battle's key facts, figures, and dates.
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