Where have we seen the United States Space Force logo before?

by Jeremy Korzeniewski | Autoblog

The official United States Space Force logo has been unveiled, and we love it. The delta-shaped insignia “signifies defense and protection from all adversaries” and incorporates an internal star at its heart, “which symbolizes how the core values guide the Space Force mission.”… Continues

The price of the F-35 has been falling, but it could hit a wall soon

by Valerie Insinna | Defense News

(This article first appeared on July 23, 2020)

WASHINGTON — As defense spending flattens, it may be difficult for the Defense Department to further push down the unit cost of the F-35 joint strike fighter, the head of the Pentagon’s joint program office said Wednesday.… Continues

Explosive UFO Report In NYT Mentions ‘Off-World Vehicles Not Made On This Earth’

by Ed Mazza | HuffPost

The Pentagon’s secretive UFO unit is going to make some of its findings public, The New York Times reported.

And one consultant to the agency has briefed Defense Department officials of some highly unusual discoveries ― including items retrieved from “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth,” the newspaper said. … Continues

That Time the U.S. Tried to Sneak Stealth Fighters Across Austria

by Kyle Mizokami | Popular Mechanics

From Popular Mechanics

  • In 2002, the U.S. Air Force requested permission to fly a KC-10 tanker across Austrian airspace.
  • The Austrians granted it, but soon became suspicious of the request.
  • A fighter patrol sent by the Austrian Air Force to investigate revealed two F-117 stealth fighters tagging along with the tanker, hoping to remain unnoticed.
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US Military Eyes Changes to Troop Presence in South Korea

by Richard Sisk | Military.com

The U.S. has no immediate plans for troop withdrawals from South Korea, but all commands have been directed to rely more on rotational forces, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday.

“I’ve issued no orders to withdraw forces from Korea,” he said, “but we will continue to look at adjustments at every command we have in every theater to make sure we are optimizing our forces.”… Continues

Other nations interested in UK’s Tempest fighter jet project – Leonardo CEO

by Reuters

Britain’s defence minister, Gavin Wiliamson, unveiled a model of a new jet fighter, called ‘Tempest’ at the Farnborough Airshow, in Farnborough

LONDON (Reuters) – The chief executive of Italian defence firm Leonardo <LDOF.MI> said that other nations are interested in joining Tempest, the British-led project to build a new fighter jet with Italy and Sweden.… Continues

Stealth Death Match: Russia’s Su-57 vs. F-22 Raptor (Who Dies?)

If the two ever meet it will be a battle for the ages, but our world will be much worse for it.

by Kyle Mizokami | The National Interest

Here’s What You Need to Remember: Although both are fifth generation fighters, the Su-57 significantly differs in design philosophy from the F-22 Raptor.… Continues

Only 1 Thing Can ‘Sink’ a U.S. Navy Seawolf-Class Submarine

They were crazy expensive to build. 

by Peter Suciu | The National Interest

Key Point: The biggest threat to the Seawolf class wasn’t other submarines, but its enormous price tag.

Designed to address the threat of Soviet ballistic missile submarines, and to replace the aging Los Angeles-class of submarines, the Seawolf­-class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines (SSN) has been described as the best of the best.… Continues