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Ukraine's heavily armored Abrams tanks have jammers to keep drones away, but they need more protection, commander says

A Ukrainian commander praised the US-made Abrams for being better than Soviet-era tanks but said th…

Jake Epstein   


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A Southwest pilot nearly crashed his flight into the ocean: report

A Southwest Airlines flight near Hawaii plunged to within 400 feet above the ocean when a pilot mis…

Grace Eliza Goodwin   


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US commander appeared to suggest UK special forces were operating in Ukraine

A UK Ministry of Defence spokesperson told BI: "It is the longstanding policy of successive governm…

Nathan Rennolds   


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The US Air Force says the military's new dogfighting AI fighter jet pilot is making 'dramatic' advances from one test to the next

The development of autonomous pilots is moving faster than the Air Force had expected, as a flight …

Chris Panella   


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Ukraine's pilots are flying high-risk 'wild weasel' missions first developed in the Vietnam War by the USAF, says defense analyst

Ukrainian pilots fly 'wild weasel' missions using US-made AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missiles…

Cameron Manley   


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Close calls around the world show that Russian and Chinese pilots want 'batting practice' against the US, top commanders say

Russian and Chinese pilots "feel pretty confident they can compete in this arena," US Air Force Gen…

Christopher Woody   


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Indian aviation regulator asks airlines to frame deplaning guidelines in case of emergency

A circular has been issued to all airlines that specifically mentioned that emergency exits and sli…

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Russian assault to capture Ukraine's 2nd-largest city can't be ruled out, commander says

Russian forces renewed bomb strikes on the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for the first tim…

Nathan Rennolds   


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A Russian commander used military helicopters to transport his pet cat, says pilot who defected to Ukraine

A Russian commander burned through a "lot of fuel" when he used two military helicopters to transpo…

Rebecca Rommen   


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Russian drone pilots tried to figure out who was on their side by dropping grenades and seeing which way soldiers ran, Ukrainian commander says

Whether the soldiers ran toward Russian or Ukraine's lines revealed which side they were on, a Ukra…

Sinéad Baker   


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The US military is keeping it secret who won the real-world dogfight between a human pilot and an AI flying an F-16 fighter jet

In a simulated dogfight a few years ago, the AI smoked the human pilot with a flawless 5-0 victory.

Chris Panella   


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An Air Force pilot has been crowned Miss America 2024

Madison Marsh, the Air Force pilot and Harvard student who became Miss America, points out similari…

Amanda Goh   


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F-22 stealth fighter jets are back in the Middle East as a US commander warns of 'buffoonery' by Russian pilots

Russia's "generally more aggressive approach" to the US in Syria "should be expected to be a persis…

Paul Iddon   


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US Army attack helicopters are making 150-mile deep strike runs in the Arctic, where pilots grapple with frozen equipment and whiteout landings

Attack helicopter pilots face enormous challenges in the harsh Arctic conditions, but the Army has …

Chris Panella   


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Drones in Ukraine have the same problem cell phones do in cold winter weather, giving pilots less time to hunt

Cold and dark conditions are limiting what Russia and Ukraine can do with drones as they exhaust ba…

Sinéad Baker   


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In a major war, the US may run out of pilots before it runs out of jets, a top Air Force general says

"In a peer fight, air forces normally lose because they run out of pilots before they run out of pl…

Benjamin Brimelow   


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US Air Force announces retention bonuses of up to $600,000 in desperate bid to fix pilot shortage

The USAF said in September that it had missed its annual target of around 1,500 new pilots for the …

Rebecca Rommen   


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HIMARS strike by Ukraine targets Russian drone pilots at training school in Donetsk, say reports

Recent social media footage showed the aftermath of an alleged Ukrainian missile attack on a Russia…

Rebecca Rommen   


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Russian soldiers are most vulnerable when moving about during the long winter nights, but Ukraine's drone pilots often don't have the gear to hit them

Russian soldiers make themselves vulnerable when they move at night, but Ukraine doesn't always hav…

Sinéad Baker