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

Weapon Systems 2023-11-10

Versatile AV-8B Harrier provides close air support to 26th MEU

The multi-mission capable aircraft can take off from smaller carriers and amphibious ships and can rapidly attack targets on land, air and sea.

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

Weapon Systems 2023-11-09

JASSM air-launched cruise missiles showcase lethality, reach while keeping aircrews safe

The Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile can be integrated with bombers, fighters and even cargo aircraft to strike a wide range of targets.

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

Weapon Systems 2023-11-09

B-1B bombers: the 'backbone' of the US long-range bomber force

The Lancer is capable of carrying a massive 75,000 pounds (34,000kg) of ordnance and of delivering a wide variety of both guided and non-guided weapons to enemy targets.

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

Weapon Systems 2023-11-09

The F-15E Strike Eagle: A multirole work horse

The F-15E Strike Eagle is a multirole fighter capable of conducting low altitude, all-weather strike missions, day or night.

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

Weapon Systems 2023-11-09

'Quarterback' F-35 aircraft acts as a crucial communication node for joint forces

The aircraft can use its data-sharing technology to support military action with fighter jets, ground-based missile launchers, drones, ships, satellites and more.

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

Weapon Systems 2023-10-25

'Hunter-Killer' MQ-9 Reaper offers critical strike capabilities

The MQ-9 Reaper is the first 'Hunter-Killer' unmanned aerial vehicle deployed in long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance missions.

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

Weapon Systems 2023-10-25

US precision-guided munitions enable targeted strikes with minimal collateral damage

Such weapons typically use the global positioning system, laser guidance or inertial navigation systems to improve a weapon's accuracy to reportedly less than 3 meters.

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

Weapon Systems 2023-10-20

USS Gerald R. Ford provides lethal combat force for US, allies

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is one of two US carriers operating in the eastern Mediterranean to deter malign actors from sparking a regional conflict.

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

Weapon Systems 2023-10-20

Directed energy weapons provide new protection against evolving drone threat

Leonidas, a portable counter-electronics system, is capable of grounding a single UAV or a swarm of drones by using high-powered microwave energy.

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

Weapon Systems 2023-10-18

LIDS: countering adversarial unmanned aerial systems

The LIDS family of systems is designed to detect, track, identify and defeat hostile unmanned aircraft systems.