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*+-The U.S. Air Force wants to use another word to describe the expensive, high-tech helmet that can “see through” windowless parts of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. When asked about the price tag for the pilot gear — which has ranged from $400,000 to $800,000 apiece — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh […]

*+-Check out this video of the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter cannon spitting almost a couple of hundred rounds in seconds. This is the GAU-22/A, a four-barrel version of the five-barrel 25mm GAU-12/U Equalizer rotary cannon found on the Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier II jump set. Both guns are made by General Dynamics Corp.

*+-Thanks in part to the Iran nuclear deal, Russia now plans to deliver as many as four S-300 missile systems to the country, according to a news report. Here’s what Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said about the long-delayed plan to send three or four of the advanced surface-to-air missile systems to the Islamic […]

*+-Can Soviet-era fighter jets like the one above, the twin-engine MiG-29 Fulcrum, or the bigger one below, the Su-27 Flanker, outperform the newest American design, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter?

*+-The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has gulped down thousands of pounds of jet fuel from an Italian air force tanker in another milestone for the weapons program, the Pentagon announced. During the mission last week at Edwards Air Force Base in California, an Italian KC-767 tanker inserted its refueling boom into a U.S. Air Force F-35A more than two dozen times and […]