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Russian Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft Spied on US Submarines
March 12, 2020

Russian Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft Spied on US Submarines

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The two Tu-142MZ aircraft intercepted by U.S. and Canadian fighters on March 9 were loitering around a U.S. submarine exercise, the commander of U.S. Northern Command said this week.

A First Look at the B-21, the Modernized American Stealth Bomber
February 04, 2020

A First Look at the B-21, the Modernized American Stealth Bomber

By Ankit Panda
The B-21 inherits the B-2’s design philosophy, with important changes.
US Air Force Releases Images of B-21 Stealth Bomber
February 04, 2020

US Air Force Releases Images of B-21 Stealth Bomber

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The renderings show the B-21 in hangars at three locations in the United States.

Senior US Defense Official: Development of B-21 Stealth Bomber ‘on Schedule’
September 17, 2019

Senior US Defense Official: Development of B-21 Stealth Bomber ‘on Schedule’

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first test aircraft is already under production and expected to make its maiden flight in December 2021.

Only 6 of 61 US Air Force B-1B Strategic Bombers Are Fully Combat-Ready
August 07, 2019

Only 6 of 61 US Air Force B-1B Strategic Bombers Are Fully Combat-Ready

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Merely six of the U.S. Air Force’s 61 B-1B bombers are fully mission-capable, according to a senior military officer.

US Air Force’s New B-21 Stealth Bomber to Make Maiden Flight in December 2021
July 25, 2019

US Air Force’s New B-21 Stealth Bomber to Make Maiden Flight in December 2021

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new B-21 bomber will take to the sky for the first time in December 2021, according to a senior U.S. Air Force officer.

US Air Force Is Building First B-21 Stealth Bomber
July 17, 2019

US Air Force Is Building First B-21 Stealth Bomber

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The service has reportedly begun work on the first B-21 prototype.
How Does China’s Air Force Learn and Adapt to New Circumstances?
January 11, 2019

How Does China’s Air Force Learn and Adapt to New Circumstances?

By Robert Farley
The PLAAF has made close study of U.S. military institutions.

Trump's Space Force Misses the Mark on Chinese and Russian Space Threats
August 28, 2018

Trump's Space Force Misses the Mark on Chinese and Russian Space Threats

By Ankit Panda
The United States should avoid launching an arms race in space.

US B-52H Bombers and P-8A Sub-Hunting Aircraft Train Over East China Sea
August 06, 2018

US B-52H Bombers and P-8A Sub-Hunting Aircraft Train Over East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Two U.S. bombers and two maritime patrol aircraft conducted a joint training mission over the East China Sea last week.

What’s at Stake for the US Air Force with an ‘Independent’ Space Force
July 14, 2018

What’s at Stake for the US Air Force with an ‘Independent’ Space Force

By Namrata Goswami
The idea of a Space Force versus a Space Corps or Space Guard means very different things for the USAF institutionally.
US Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters to Japan Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit
June 06, 2018

US Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters to Japan Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. has deployed over a dozen F-22 fighter jets to Okinawa for the first time in more than three years.

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