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The 'stealth fighter' that wasn't: Why the F-117 Nighthawk is still misunderstood

An F-117 painted with the American flag takes off from Palmdale Airport, home to Lockheed Martin Corps Skunk Works, April 22, 2008. Al Seib/LA Times via Getty Images The US Air Force's F-117 Nighthawk, often referred to as a "stealth fighter," was the world's first operational stealth aircraft. Because of the secrecy around its development and capabilities, and some intentional breaches of naming conventions, the F-117 still draws interest and causes confusion. Visit Business Insider's hom...
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US Air Force deploys robot security dogs to guard base but doesn't go full Terminator

Do they byte? In Brief Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida is now guarded by robotic canines that will patrol the area before popping back to their kennels for a recharge.…
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US Air Force deploys robot security dogs to guard base

Do they byte? In Brief Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida is now guarded by robotic canines that will patrol the area before popping back to their kennels for a recharge.…
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These are the 6 military bases that could host US Space Command

President Donald Trump with incoming commander of US Space Command Air Force Gen. John W. Raymond, at the White House, August 29, 2019. Defense Department/Lisa Ferdinando The US Air Force has selected six candidate locations to host the US Space Command headquarters. The Air Force anticipates making a final decision in early 2021, and the command location is expected to host about 1,400 personnel. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. At the Defense Department's direction, th...
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The Air Force is sending 60 healthcare workers to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis as the state has just 13 ICU beds open

Gov. Doug Burgum announced in a statement Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. Reuters The US Air Force is sending 60 medical personnel to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. The state has 13 staffed intensive care unit beds available across all of its hospitals, and 211 standard inpatient beds, according to the ...
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China's first stealth jet looks an awful lot like the US's first stealth fighter — here's how the J-20 and the F-22 stack up

Chinese J-20s, left, and an F-22 Raptor. AP Photo/Kin Cheung, REUTERS/Peter Nicholls A high-profile part of China's ongoing military modernization is the J-20, the country's first stealth fighter jet. The J-20, likely based on stolen US designs, looks a lot like the US Air Force's F-22, but appearance isn't the only similarity between the two fifth-generation fighters. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Aside from China's aircraft carriers and ballistic-missile programs, n...
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As the Air Force struggles with a shortages of fliers, it's now opening a new path to pilot training

Aircrews head to Civil Air Patrol aircraft at the West Houston Airport, September 26, 2005. US Air Force/Master Sgt. Lance Cheung The US Air Force is giving enlisted airmen a chance to earn their wings through a program for aspiring pilots and crew. The program, in partnership with the Civil Air Patrol, is a stepping-stone to get participants the necessary flight training to become a student pilot and supplements Air Force efforts to fix its years-long pilot shortage. Visit Business Inside...
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Airmen in Japan spent 10 days training to keep the Air Force's biggest plane flying

An Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy taking off. Lockheed Martin Maintainers from the 730th Air Mobility Squadron at Yokota Air Base in Japan spent 10 days at the beginning of November training on a C-5M Super Galaxy, the largest aircraft in the Air Force fleet. Many bases in the Pacific have no dedicated C-5M maintenance crew, which means the maintainers based at Yokota need to be able to perform repairs if necessary. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Yokota Air Base, Japan — ...
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An F-22 pilot in a real jet just took on China's J-20 in an augmented-reality dogfight

A US Air Force F-22 prepares to refuel from a KC-10 out of Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates, September 4, 2019. Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski / US Air Force / DVIDS US companies Red 6 and EpiSci announced the successful test of their augmented-reality training program earlier this week. In the test, a veteran F-22 pilot in an experimental aircraft squared off against an augmented-reality display that projected the image of his opponent, China's J-20 fighter, into his field of ...
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SpaceX can't wait even 1 second for bad weather to pass for a rocket launch with people because it could endanger their entire mission

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for the launch of Crew-1 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, November 13, 2020. SpaceX via Elon Musk/Twitter SpaceX and NASA are attempting to launch their Crew-1 mission on Sunday: the longest and most ambitious US human spaceflight to date. Poor weather near the launchpad, or any other delays, at the moment of planned launch will cause mission managers to call off an attempt; SpaceX's Falcon...
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China's military advances have pushed Japan to develop its own stealth fighter, analysts say

China's J-20 stealth fighter jet. Reuters The Japanese defence ministry has chosen a contractor to develop the new F-X warplane as part of a programme to upgrade Japan's ageing fleet. The award comes amid heightened tensions with China, and Beijing's aggressive behavior is seen as the "primary catalyst" for Tokyo's move, according to one analyst. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. China's military advances have pushed rival Japan to build its first domestically designe...
Tags: Japan, Washington, North Korea, China, Singapore, US, Trends, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Tokyo, Stealth Fighter, Mitsubishi, US Air Force, Nanyang Technological University, Reuters, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies


A short history of US fighter aircraft — from biplanes to stealth jets

F-15C Eagles fly over Okinawa during a solar eclipse. USAF/Airman 1st Class Chad Warren For the better part of a century, US pilots have fought to control the sky over battlefields all around the world. Fighter aircraft have always been at the leading edge of those battles, and the US has fielded some of the most advanced fighters ever built. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The surest way to secure the skies over a battlefield is with fighter aircraft, and nobody knows ...
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How to let your wingman know you're peeing at 30,000 feet, and other advice from an F-35 pilot

US Air Force The F-35 is a marvel of engineering, but like other fighter jets, it's only as good as the pilot flying it. But pilots are human too, and sometimes flying a fighter jet is less like a video game and more like a long road trip at 30,000 feet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Everybody knows fighter pilots are pretty cool: They fly supersonic jets, drop explosive ordnance, and wear awesome sunglasses. But pilots are human too, and sometimes flying a fighter j...
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Super Hornet vs. Su-22: How a fighter jet got the first US air-to-air win 20 years

An F/A-18 takes off from an aircraft carrier. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won In June 2017, a US fighter jet shot down another manned aircraft for the first time since 1999. On paper, the Syrian Su-22 fighter-bomber wasn't much of a match for the US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet, but the encounter over Syria revealed why air-to-air combat is never a certain thing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Prior to June 2017, a US aircraft hasn't been forced to shoot down a manned enemy aircraft ...
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The Air Force's first 2 operational 'Jolly Green' helicopters just arrived

Two HH-60W Jolly Green IIs prepare to land at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, November 5, 2020. US Air Force/Andrea Jenkins Two HH-60W Jolly Green II helicopters arrived at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia on November 5.  The helicopters are specialized for combat search-and-rescue and personnel-recovery missions, and their arrival starts the service's transition from the HH-60G Pave Hawk. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US Air Force received the first two operational...
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Trump's biggest accomplishments and failures from his 1-term presidency

President Trump speaks to members of the media following a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the military, at his Mar-a-Lago estate, in Palm Beach, Florida. Associated Press President Donald Trump has been among the most controversial presidents in US history. He's just the third commander-in-chief to be impeached, one of 11 incumbent presidents to fail to win reelection. Though his accomplishments are not popular with his critics, Trump, for better or for worse, has been ...
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5 bizarre airplanes that the US Air Force has almost used

A Lockheed YF-12. US Air Force US Air Force history is filled with unusual and striking aircraft designs. But the service's decades-long pursuit of air superiority has led it to consider some truly bizarre planes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With groundbreaking and seemingly crazy airplanes like the SR-71 Blackbird and the F-117 Nighthawk finding their way into service for the US Air Force over the years, it's hard to imagine how crazy the planes were that Uncle Sam...
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Air Force A-10 pilot earns prestigious award for pulling off an 'extraordinary' belly landing with no cockpit canopy and damaged landing gear

Then-Capt. Brett DeVries, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot of the 107th Fighter Squadron from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, next to the aircraft he safely landed after a malfunction forced him to make an emergency landing July 20, 2017. US Air Force/Terry Atwell Maj. Brett DeVries, an A-10 pilot with the Michigan Air National Guard, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on Friday for an "extraordinary" emergency landing. During a routine training flight, a gun failure caused an explo...
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The legendary SR-71 spy plane had a missile-packing sibling that never made it into battle

An SR-71B taking off in 1992. NASA In the early 1960s, the US Air Force was on the hunt for a new interceptor aircraft, and it wanted the fastest one it could get. By the time the YF-12A prototype took flight in the mid-1960s it already held records for speed and altitude, but the demands of the Vietnam War and rapid advancements in missile technology meant the  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The SR-71 Blackbird may be among the most iconic airframes of the Cold War, b...
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The Space Force unit dedicated to orbital warfare is now in charge of the secretive X-37B space plane

The US Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle 4 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida, May 7, 2017. US Air Force Members of the newly established Space Force unit known as Delta 9 are now in charge of the X-37B unmanned spacecraft. Delta 9's Detachment 1 oversees operations of the X-37B, which is "designed to demonstrate technologies for a reliable, reusable, unmanned space test platform," according to the unit. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
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The F-22 Raptor almost had a stealth bomber sibling

USAF After the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter was successfully introduced, Lockheed Martin conducted a study to determine the feasibility of developing a bomber platform from it. An FB-22 Strike Raptor looked promising, but after the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review, the project was cancelled, in part because the Pentagon wanted a bomber with greater range. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The night sky is an inky black and the soldiers on the ground barely give it a passin...
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Tony Gonzales is projected to defeat Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones to represent Texas' 23rd Congressional District

  Republican Tony Gonzales is projected to win against Gina Ortiz Jones in Texas' 23rd Congressional District. Gonzales received an endorsement from President Donald Trump in July. The district is one of six House districts in the US to vote for Hillary Clinton while represented by a Republican. See the live coverage and full results from all US House elections. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Tony Gonzales is projected to defeat Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones for an o...
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What it looks like when an A-10 Warthog uses a Humvee for target practice

An A-10 Warthog at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, April 17, 2002. Reuters The A-10 Thunderbolt, known as the Warthog, and the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, known as the Humvee, have become two of the US military's best-known vehicles. What would happen if you sent an Air Force A-10 after a general-purpose Humvees? Well, you end up with one very holy Humvee. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Over the past two decades of counter-terror combat operations the w...
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Meet the first Air Force pilot to fly 1,000 hours in the F-35A

Lt. Col. Jared Santos, became the first Air Force pilot to reach 1,000 flying hours in the F-35A after a training sortie at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, October 22, 2020. US Air Force/R. Nial Bradshaw In October, Lt. Col. Jared "Vic" Santos of the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base in Utah became the first Air Force pilot to hit 1,000 flying hours in the F-35A. Santos flew the F-15C Eagle before transitioning to the F-35, and has accrued 2,000 combined hours in fourth-generation jets,...
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50 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men

Stocking stuffers often get overlooked in the rush to see the bigger gifts Santa’s left. But they’re one of my favorite parts of Christmas. There’s something so fun about little gifts small enough to be stuffed in a giant sock. Yet once a man ages out of the novelty toys of his youth, it can be hard to know how to fill his stocking with things that are both neat and useful. For that reason, we’ve created this guide that includes 50 stocking stuffers a father, husband, or brother will find both ...
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LIVE RESULTS: GOP Rep. Bob Good and Democrat Cameron Webb face off for Virginia's 5th Congressional District

  Republican Bob Good and Democrat Dr. Cameron Webb are competing in the open race for Virginia's 5th Congressional District. Earlier this summer, Republicans in the district ousted current GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman and replaced him with Good.  Webb is both a lawyer and a physician who serves as Director of Health Policy and Equity at the University of Virginia's School of Medicine, and was a White House fellow from 2016 to 2017.  Polls began closing in the district at 7 p.m. local time. See th...
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The only surviving XB-70 Valkyrie, the Cold War's most ambitious super-bomber, just got a rare day in the sun

The North American XB-70 Valkyrie bomber was pushed outside for a day during redesign work at the National Museum of the US Air Force, October 2020. National Museum of the US Air Force The only surviving XB-70 Valkyrie bomber was rolled out of its building at the National Museum of the US Air Force as the building underwent redesign. The XB-70 once flew at Mach 3 and was the most ambitious super-bomber project of the Cold War, but it was plagued by issues and was eventually relegated to us...
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GOP Rep. Bob Good and Democrat Cameron Webb face off for Virginia's 5th Congressional District

Republican Bob Good and Democrat Dr. Cameron Webb are competing in the open race for Virginia's 5th Congressional District. Earlier this summer, Republicans in the district ousted current GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman and replaced him with Good.  Webb is both a lawyer and a physician who serves as Director of Health Policy and Equity at the University of Virginia's School of Medicine, and was a White House fellow from 2016 to 2017.  See the live coverage and full results from all US House elections...
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The Air Force is giving Lockheed Martin $25 million to transform large cargo planes into bomb trucks

A high-altitude airdrop of palletized munitions (JASSM simulants) from a C-17 using standard operational airdrop procedures conducted during the Air Force's Advanced Battle Management Family of Systems Onramp #2 activities. US Air Force The US Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin $25 million to transform large cargo aircraft into bomb trucks, The new capability would allow those aircraft to complement traditional fighters and bombers with enhanced long-range standoff weapons, and the ...
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COVID-19 means US Air Force bombers flying around the world are operating in a 'degraded' environment

A US Air Force B-52 after aerial refueling over the North Sea during a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, September 25, 2020. US Air Force/Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte Even with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Air Force's bombers are still flying around the world to reassure allies and caution rivals. For six B-52s and their aircrews who recently deployed to Europe, pandemic-related restrictions meant they faced a "contested, degraded environment," the mission's commander told Insider...
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