America’s adversaries are gearing up for robotic battle in the skies.
In the absence of a more specific official policy, Motherboard asked US air power experts what they think the president-elect should do to improve the military's flying branch.
“How do we crack this nut?”
The Pentagon stopped production of the F-22 fighter jet in 2012. Now, facing new threats from China and Russia, the US wants more F-22s — but they're going to cost more than ever.
For decades, military planners have touted the age of the stealth airplane. But an order for new jets from the Israeli Air Force tells us it may all be coming to an end.
The war in Afghanistan proved that we can't just rely on new technology, but the Pentagon wouldn't listen—and troops paid the price.