Singapore-based Kelley Aerospace is taking the combat drone industry to the next level with their supersonic Arrow. Featuring a carbon fiber monocoque it’s capable of flying over 2,982-miles with a maximum payload of 37,038-pounds. It’s estimated to cost less than $16 million, and as production ramps, as low as $9-million per unit.
GM Defense LLC celebrated the first delivery of their Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) to the U.S. Army earlier this year, and now, Jay Leno gets a chance to take it off-road. This light and agile all-terrain troop carrier is designed transport a nine-Soldier infantry squad and their equipment.
Top Aces debuted the first privately owned F-16 fighter jet successfully completed its maiden flight at the company’s new F-16 Center of Excellence at Mesa Gateway Airport. Under the U.S. Air Force IDIQ contract, the firm will begin to provide its highly touted adversary training for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and DoD later this year.
Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor is a sight to behold in the skies, and what better way to see some of its capabilities than in a 4K video. This single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF), powered by dual Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 augmented turbofan engines, with each producing a maximum thrust in the 35,000 lbf class. It can achieve Mach 1.8 at maximum speed without external stores and greater than Mach 2 with afterburners.
The U.S. Space Force officially revealed its logo this week, and the military announced that its motto is “semper supra,” or “always above.” This represents the Air Foce service branch’s role in establishing, maintaining and preserving U.S. freedom of operations in the space domain. Sure, it may look like the Star Trek logo, but in reality, the delta was first used in space organizations as early as 1961 and inspired generations of industry professionals.