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The Stealth Fighter that Never Was: How the Secret Development of the F-117 led to the Birth of the Misleading F-19

The Stealth Fighter that Never Was: How the Secret Development of the F-117 led to the Birth of the Misleading F-19

Models of the F-19 Stealth Fighter started to appear in the eighties and were available from four manufacturers: Revell, Monogram,… Read More

1 year ago

Artificial intelligence agents piloted X-62A VISTA to perform advanced fighter maneuvers mimicking flight characteristics of a standard F-16

These tests are built upon the X-62A VISTA upgrade, which allows the X-62 to be controlled by AI-driven autonomy algorithms… Read More

1 year ago

Black Hawk Helicopter Flies Logistics And Rescue Missions Without Pilots On Board for the first time

These Black Hawk flights show how existing and future piloted utility helicopters could one day fly complex missions in reduced… Read More

2 years ago

NF-16 VISTA upgraded to accelerate the development of tactical autonomy for uncrewed aircraft

AFRL’s Autonomous Aircraft Experimentation team is using a highly modified Air Force Test Pilot School NF-16, an aircraft recently designated… Read More

2 years ago

DARPA looks to leverage laser-equipped KC-46 and KC-135 tankers to recharge drones wirelessly

The benefits of having drones recharge their batteries in mid-air include extended range and having small energy storage capacities. The… Read More

2 years ago

The story of NASA F-8 Crusader Oblique Wing Test Aircraft that never was

Fortunately, the program was dropped before it got to the stage of actually configuring one of NASA's F-8s with an… Read More

3 years ago

The Story behind the Photo of the HAVE Blue model that Lockheed placed on a pole to test the RCS of the stealth demonstrator that led to the F-117

Ben Rich was in the radar room with the technician when the technician turned to Rich and said that he… Read More

4 years ago

USAF investigates hypersonic test mishap after B-52 inadvertently dropped scramjet-powered missile

The mishap, which is currently under investigation, is thought to have involved a B-52 from the 419th Flight Test Squadron… Read More

4 years ago

THIS CLIP FEATURES ONE OF THE LARGEST OBJECT EVER DROPPED FROM A C-17 AIRLIFTER

The Falcon SLV program was aimed to explore a less expensive and more flexible method of launching a satellite, into… Read More

7 years ago