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The Lockheed U-2, a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft.

The US government is testing surveillance balloons that could track multiple vehicles from 65,000 feet

In a newly discovered FCC filing, it was revealed that the US government is testing surveillance balloons in the US this summer.

Trump’s response to North Korea’s latest missile test suggests ‘fire and fury’ may still be coming

President Donald Trump's response to the launches suggests that with more missiles flying, the US and North Korea could resume their hostile stance.

Iran’s best weapon in the new tanker wars against the US and UK is looking more and more like a dud

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Iran couldn't raise oil prices that much, even if it was able to shut down a key passage for oil tankers.

Companies are dodging Trump’s tariffs by sneaking Chinese goods through Vietnam, but their strategy could backfire

The duty dodging, combined with Vietnam's hefty trade surplus, could spur Trump to slap tariffs on the Southeast Asian nation.
A F-35C Lightning II

China says it has developed a new radar system that can spot US stealth fighters at incredible distances

China says it has a powerful radar that can see through US stealth, but certain limitations prevent it from being the death of the fifth-gen fighter.
China may have stolen US technology from the F-35 fighter jet program to build its own, similar-looking J-31.

Trump said Xi Jinping abandoned a signature economic initiative because he told him it was insulting

It's extremely unlikely that President Xi would have abandoned Made in China 2025, a central economic and military ambition, to avoid insulting Trump.

Raytheon and United Technologies are planning a merger that would create a $120 billion American aerospace and defense juggernaut

If approved, the deal would make a one-stop shop for Patriot and Tomahawk missiles and Pratt & Whitney F-35 fighter-jet engines.

The US just quietly challenged China on something Beijing promised to go to war over

No US president for decades has been so supportive of Taiwan, and the US and China now find themselves in uncharted territory.

These haunting photo overlays capture the horrors of D-Day, which happened exactly 75 years ago

The D-Day invasion of France, code named Operation Overlord, was the largest seaborne invasion in history.
An F-35A joint strike fighter crew chief, Tech. Sgt. Brian West, watches his aircraft approach for the first time at Eglin Air Force Base on July 14, 2011.

China’s next move in the trade war could cripple US F-35 stealth fighter production

A number of different US defense products, including its stealth fighters, rely on rare earth elements, and China is threatening to pull the plug.