It's obvious the new F-35 needs all the help it can get. So Lockheed Martin has just unveiled an updated version of its F-16, the F-16V, which will make the proven fighter interoperate better with the F-35 and F-22.
It's time to talk about the second letter in NASA: Aeronautics. Yes, NASA does mind-blowing things in outer space, but they also want you to get to your family reunion in one piece. NASA is making planes smarter. Smart enough to be flyable even when they're falling apart.
If you're anything like me, you like to keep your fleet of private jets up to date. But selling an old Airbus on Craigslist can be a pain, so artist Paul Coudamy hacks them apart and turns them into hanging lamps.
Everyone who drives a car eventually comes into a close encounter with a lamp post. Backing up, trying to parallel park, hey, it happens to all of us. And that's totally okay. What's NOT okay is if you're a pilot and you crash your freaking plane into a lamp post. How does that even happen?
The Lockheed U-2 was designed to keep tabs on the Soviet Union over half a century ago. The RQ-4 Global Hawk drone was designed to replace this 50s antique. But how strange you are, fate! The U-2's replacing its successor.
The F-35 may be a lot of dubious things (overpriced, underused, occasionally broken)—but it sure is beautiful. Enjoy the eye candy American tax dollars bought in all its splendor—the F-35 just took its first flight into darkness.
This looks like it should be airbrushed onto the side of a really tacky t-shirt, but it's actually quite real! An Air Force F-15E near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, illuminated by apocalyptic lightning.
After seeing long-range surveillance's effectiveness during the first Gulf War, the UK acquired Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR) technology and integrated it into its all-seeing Sentinel surveillance system.
The extensive use of composite materials makes the Boeing 787 one of the most advanced commercial aircraft ever built. And while it's already been approved for flight, safety officials are concerned about the long term viability of those materials, which are now being used in the aircraft's wings and fuselage.
Boeing's latest and greatest, the £120 million 787 Dreamliner, is expected to change long-haul air travel just as much as the 707 and A380 Airbus models that preceded it. Here are just a few of the new systems and conveniences on board.