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In the War on Terror, Information is Power

Recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, Paris and San Bernardino have accelerated the need for governments to use all effective tools to deter additional plots. The European Union (EU) has taken a wise step toward keeping nations and citizens—their own and ours—safe and secure by approving the use of aviation Passenger Name Records (PNR) as part of increased information collection and sharing.

Could MV-22 Ospreys Really Refuel the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter?

The United States Marine Corps is testing the ability of its Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to refuel the Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.

Demonstrating that the Osprey is able refuel the stealthy new jump-jet is crucial to ensuring that the Marines will be able to execute their distributed operations concept for the F-35B. While initial tests are being conducted on the ground, future tests will see the MV-22 refuel the F-35B in the air.

The U.S. Army’s Lethal High-Speed Helicopters of the Future

The Army is preparing for the first official flights of two high-tech, next-generation aircraft now being designed with a wide range of abilities to include flying faster, flying farther without needing to refuel, operating in high-hot conditions and having an ability to both reach high speeds and hover like a helicopter.

The new aircraft are part of an Army-led effort, called Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator, aimed at paving the way toward ultimately engineering a new fleet of aircraft for all the services to take flight by 2030.

A Smarter Way to Price Climate into Oil

When it comes to fossil fuels, oil has had the hardest time shedding its excess weight in greenhouse gas emissions. Oil maintains its monopoly in the transport sector, with alternatives that are not yet mainstream. But what if the transport sector went on a successful diet that then led to renewed oil market stability?

The Ultimate Guide to China's Hypersonic Weapons Program

China’s military is reorganizing itself to be a more modern, effective force. On January 1, 2016, the Second Artillery Force (第二炮兵部队) (responsible for China’s nuclear and conventional ballistic missile arsenals) was reorganized into the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF; 火箭部队), elevating it to a service (军种) fully on-par with the Navy, Army and Air Force (Sina, January 1).