Jets

NATO Scrambled Jets 350 Times To Intercept Russian Military Airplanes In 2020

Authored by Tom Ozimek via The Epoch Times, The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) scrambled its fighter jets over 400 times in Europe in 2020, chiefly to intercept approaching Russian military planes, the defense alliance said Monday. Around 350 of these missions were in response to Russian military aircraft, NATO said in a statement. While this represents a…

Taiwan Scrambles Jets & Warships As China Aircraft Carrier Shandong Sails Through Strait

Just a day after the Chinese PLA Navy trailed a US warship through the contested waters of the Taiwan Strait, alarms have been further raised in the region given China just sent its newest domestic-built aircraft carrier, the Shandong, through the strait on Sunday.  While it’s ostensibly for the purpose of “routine drills” in the…

Air Force Wants To Arm Stealth Jets With Laser Cannons By 2025

National Defense reports Lockheed Martin is developing a directed energy weapon for stealth fighter jets with deployment expected around the mid-2020s. “We’re committing to putting a laser pod equipped with a high-energy laser in the air within five years,” said Mark Stephen, business development lead for strategic technology development at Lockheed Martin’s missiles and fire control…