US Air Force could turn transport planes into bombers, and more

Last week, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Air Force Special Operations Command jointly revealed having carried out between January and February several tests of…

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Could the Libyan civil war redefine modern air combat? Part 2/2

This article is the second part of a reflection started in a previous article available here. In recent months, the Libyan civil war has intensified on several fronts, including in ...

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Could the Libyan civil war redefine modern air combat? Part 1/2

Since the Western intervention in Libya in 2011, and even more since 2014, the country has been plunged into a protean civil war based on real geopolitical chaos. Over the…

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USAF and US Navy use AC-130W gunship to counter new naval threats in the Persian Gulf

From March 8 to 9, the American armed forces demonstrated in the Persian Gulf the possibility of using a “gunship” aircraft for maritime support operations. The test…

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Chinese People's Liberation Army to equip suicide drones

The Chinese military authorities have announced the launch of a call for tenders, via the website weain.mil.cn dedicated to this, relating to the acquisition of two models of suicide drones, also called “Loitering…

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French armies prepare to test their first laser weapons from the Orleans-based SME CILAS

In the current battle in Idlib, in Syria, the Turkish forces seem to impose an unprecedented operational tempo and an implacable operational superiority largely linked to the use…

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Israeli Drone Dome laser device less revolutionary than it seems

In early January, the Israeli military authorities had published on social networks a video showing an anti-aircraft and anti-missile protection device based on laser energy which foreshadowed a…

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DARPA takes another step towards the flying aircraft carrier with the Gremlins X-61A

On January 17, the American defense research agency DARPA announced that the X-61A Gremlins drone designed by Dynetics made its first flight last November, dropped by a…

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