Helicopter-maker Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. unveiled its next-generation light-attack helicopter, the S-97 Raider, during a ceremony Thursday in Florida. The coaxial design features counter-rotating rotor blades and a push propeller, among other innovations, that will allow it to fly much faster and farther than today’s choppers.
The U.S. Navy has released two new videos showing the service launching Tomahawk cruise missiles against Islamic State targets in Syria. The first shows Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles, or TLAMs as they’re known in military parlance, being fired from the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51).
U.S. Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets were part of the opening wave of American-led airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State, according to a news report. Julian Barnes of The Wall Street Journal included that dramatic bit of information in his story about the rapidly evolving military mission against the al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist group:
The man who brought you the book on the V-22 Osprey helicopter-plane is out with another on the MQ-1 Predator drone. Richard Whittle, a fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and the author of “The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey,” recently published his latest book, “Predator: The Secret […]
Jeff Bezos, founder of the online retailing giant Amazon.com, has unveiled a new commercial engine design for legacy military rockets. Bezos, who also heads up the private spaceflight company Blue Origin LLC, was on hand with Tony Bruno, the new chief executive officer of the Lockheed Martin Corp.-Boeing Co. joint venture, United Launch Alliance LLC, on Wednesday […]