Despite the critical importance of Bab al-Mandeb to its maritime trade, China lacks the ability to force Iran's cooperation.

Weapon Systems 2024-06-07

Rapid testing of B-21 Raider set to usher in new era of capabilities

The B-21, the world's first sixth-generation aircraft, will enter service in the mid-2020s, allowing the US and allies to evade even the most sophisticated air defense systems.

Despite the critical importance of Bab al-Mandeb to its maritime trade, China lacks the ability to force Iran's cooperation.

Weapon Systems 2024-06-03

B-2s equipped with 14,000kg bomb enable stealthy destruction of hardened bunkers

Massive Ordnance Penetrators are designed to reach and destroy weapons of mass destruction in well-protected facilities.

Despite the critical importance of Bab al-Mandeb to its maritime trade, China lacks the ability to force Iran's cooperation.

Weapon Systems 2024-05-28

STRATCOM serves as backbone of US military's rapid global response

US Strategic Command, which provides a host of capabilities, stands ready for any threat, anywhere in the world.

Despite the critical importance of Bab al-Mandeb to its maritime trade, China lacks the ability to force Iran's cooperation.

Weapon Systems 2024-05-28

US Air Force strategic bombers stand watch with varied capabilities

The B-2 Spirit, B-52H Stratofortress and B-1B Lancer are capable of rapidly delivering firepower anywhere in the world.

Despite the critical importance of Bab al-Mandeb to its maritime trade, China lacks the ability to force Iran's cooperation.

Weapon Systems 2024-05-23

MQ-9 Reaper's fearsome capabilities enable variety of missions

The MQ-9 Reaper is capable of remotely controlled surveillance, strike and reconnaissance operations against high-value and mobile targets.

Despite the critical importance of Bab al-Mandeb to its maritime trade, China lacks the ability to force Iran's cooperation.

Weapon Systems 2024-05-20

The EA-18G Growler: a multifaceted powerhouse in modern warfare

The Growler's advanced electronic warfare systems can neutralize enemy defenses and protect forces from electronic threats.

Despite the critical importance of Bab al-Mandeb to its maritime trade, China lacks the ability to force Iran's cooperation.

Weapon Systems 2024-05-17

Super Hornet, GBU-31 combination means high-altitude bunker busting

The Super Hornet can carry multiple precision-guided GBU-31 bunker buster bombs, which are designed to blast through more than 3 meters of concrete and to destroy underground command centers.

Despite the critical importance of Bab al-Mandeb to its maritime trade, China lacks the ability to force Iran's cooperation.

Weapon Systems 2024-05-15

F-15E Strike Eagle set to carry GBU-72 bunker busters

The GBU-72 is designed to penetrate concrete-insulated bunkers hidden deep underground and other reinforced structures.

Despite the critical importance of Bab al-Mandeb to its maritime trade, China lacks the ability to force Iran's cooperation.

Weapon Systems 2024-05-13

Russia's Pantsir air defense system vulnerable to drone strikes

The Russian military touts the system as top tier, but evidence from the battlefield and studies prove it cannot defeat long-range drones or small aircraft.

Despite the critical importance of Bab al-Mandeb to its maritime trade, China lacks the ability to force Iran's cooperation.

Weapon Systems 2024-04-08

B-1B Lancer's massive payload enables anti-ship warfare capabilities

With the heaviest payload in the US Air Force inventory, the B-1B stands out with its ability to overwhelm adversaries at sea.