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

Weapon Systems 2024-02-12

US Air Force's Joint Air-To-Surface Standoff Missile goes extreme on range

The JASSM-XR will be able to reach heavily defended targets 1,900km away and be deployed by a wide range of bombers and fighter jets, and even cargo transport aircraft.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-02-09

Rapid Dragon missile system weaponizes US Air Force cargo aircraft

The system allows the US Air Force to deploy long-range, precision-guided missiles from its vast fleet of cargo aircraft.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-02-08

Capabilities of MQ-9 Reaper see full effect under key combat concept

The US Air Force's Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept is a vision of using agile tactics to respond to modern contested environments. The MQ-9 is distinctly suited for this doctrine.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-02-07

The MC-130J Commando II: Special operations transport and strategic bomber

The deployment of the Rapid Dragon system on the MC-130J Commando II takes it beyond its initial role as a transport aircraft and makes it a truly multi-mission powerhouse.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-02-05

Beyond combat: the C-17 Globemaster III offers unparalleled transport capabilities

Able to hold 10 armored Humvees or a single Abrams tank, the C-17 is uniquely capable of delivering manpower, firepower and equipment to forward deployed bases 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 2024-02-05

The B-1B Lancer: delivering high speed, heavy payload anywhere in the world

The supersonic bomber is capable of carrying up to 75,000 pounds (34,000kg) of ordnance and is designed to fly at extremely low altitudes with reduced radar visibility.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-01-31

Data links, threat detection enable more than just refueling for the KC-46A Pegasus

The next-generation KC-46A Pegasus is capable of refueling military aircraft more efficiently than its predecessors, but additional capabilities also position it to play a key combat role during hostilities.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-01-26

C-130J Super Hercules flies high with upgrades that enhance US Air Force agility

The versatility of the Super Hercules enables it to integrate into the US Air Force's Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-01-24

Versatile F-16 fighter jet is a worldwide alliance builder

There are currently more than 3,100 F-16s operating in 25 countries. The updated Block 70/72 F-16s will be easier to fly and better capable of intercepting drones and ballistic missiles.

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

Weapon Systems 2024-01-22

Self-defense ground strikes showcase capabilities of versatile F-15E Strike Eagle

The dual-role F-15E Strike Eagle expands on the mission of legacy F-15 fighter models by incorporating both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.