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

Weapon Systems 2024-04-05

MC-130J's night capabilities make it 1st pick for cruise missile delivery

The MC-130J Commando II with Rapid Dragon capability could greatly enhance a strike against a well-protected air defense battlespace.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-04-01

From the Cold War to today, stealthy B-1B Lancer meets evolving missions

Designed during the Cold War to penetrate Soviet air defenses, the low-flying and stealthy B-1B Lancer can carry over 30,000kg of payload.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-03-27

JDAM converts B-1B's free-fall bombs into lethal, precision guided munitions

Modifying 'dumb' bombs with lethal precision guidance, the JDAM guidance kit has been the B1-B's ordnance of choice for more than two decades.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-02-23

UK's customizable Paveway IV bomb proves effective across array of target scenarios

Innovative guidance helps the Paveway IV hit targets, including hardened bunkers buried deep in the ground, with extreme accuracy and effectiveness.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-02-22

F-15E Strike Eagle's air-to-air capabilities enhance US Air Force's agility concept

The F-15E is distinctly suited for the US Air Force's Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept -- a vision of using agile tactics to respond to modern contested environments.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-02-22

F-16's agility, versatility enable US Air Force's ACE concept

The Air Force's Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept emphasizes the speed, ruggedness and adaptability of its platforms.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-02-22

In service for decades, KC-135 Stratotankers embody strategic refueling versatility

The large inventory of KC-135s enables the US Air Force to extend the range and endurance of US and allied fighters and bombers 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 2024-02-21

AGM-88 HARM plays key role in deterring Houthi attacks in Red Sea

The AGM-88 high-speed anti-radiation missile is designed to home in on enemy radar systems. It can travel 150km in two and a half minutes.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-02-19

Tomahawk cruise missiles play key role in US self-defense strikes against Houthis

The United States and United Kingdom are leveraging the versatility and reliability of the Tomahawk to conduct strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen and protect Red Sea shipping.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-02-14

Upgrades will bring B-52 Stratofortress into 'whole new type of fight'

The US Air Force's planned upgrades to the legacy B-52H bomber are so substantial that the overhauled aircraft will be re-designated the B-52J.