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.
This Is What Happened When Mexico Slapped a Big Tax on Soda
Just a few months ago, Mexico looked like the poster country for soda tax advocates.
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).
Russia's Deadly S-500 Air-Defense System: Ready for War at 660,000 Feet
The Russian military expects to receive the first examples of the new Almaz Antey S-500 air and missile defense systems in the near future. Meanwhile, tests are continuing on the advanced S-350 Vityaz system, which will eventually replace the existing S-300PS air defense batteries.
Why Japan Lost Australia's $40 Billion Submarine Deal: Fear of China?
With the outcome of the long-awaited SEA 1000 Competitive Evaluation Process seeing France’s DCNS announced as the international design partner for the future submarines, Australia must now manage the diplomatic fallout with the two failed bidders: Germany and, especially, Japan.
Revealed: The U.S. Navy's New $1 Billion Electronic War Attack Technology
The Navy is engineering a new, more powerful, high-tech electronic warfare jamming technology designed to allow strike aircraft to destroy enemy targets without being detected by modern surface-to-air missile defenses.