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SOURCE: THE AVIATIONIST

The U.S. Air Force has officially confirmed to TheAviationist.com that the Chengdu J-20 Mighty Dragon photographed at a military facility inside Savannah-Hilton Head Airport, Georgia, US, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, is a training mock-up for use by the United States Marine Corps.

“It is a full scale replica and remained at the Air Dominance Center for a short period during the week of 4-6 Dec. The USMC is funding and directing the training objectives of this device […] Col. Emmanuel Haldopoulos, Commander of the Savannah Air Dominance Center, wrote us. Continue reading

SOURCE: SPUTNIK

The highly-secretive program to develop the B-21 Raider, a futuristic bomber aircraft, passed a review this week.

“Our most recent review was last week, and the B-21 is on schedule and performance,” US Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California, over the weekend, Military.com reported. We are pleased with how that program is moving forward,” said Wilson, noting that “it’s a good example of how to run a major acquisition program well and why delegation of authority back to the services… works to get high quality and to do so quickly.” Continue reading

SOURCE: INDIA TIMES

In 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the surface of the moon and three men became the first-ever humans to walk on the lunar surface. Neil Armstrong’s “One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind,” was met with a lot of cheering and whistling and clapping – most of all in the US. The US had outraced Russia in the space race. If you thought, that was that, you couldn’t be more wrong.

Soon after the moon landing, conspiracy theories started pouring in, claiming that the moon landing was actually fake.The pictures of the landing were microscopically scrutinized and full-fledged documentaries were made to convince the world that USA’s moon landing was nothing but a hoax.

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SOURCE: SPUTNIK

The US Navy is developing a hypersonic weapon able to launch from underwater to be used in a Prompt Global Strike program, according to US Navy Vice Admiral Johnny Wolfe.

The weapon is being developed within US Navy’s Strategic Systems Program (SSP), which is normally tasked with developing nuclear weapons. Speaking at the annual Naval Submarine League symposium earlier this month, Wolfe explained that the US seeks the goal of being able to hit any target around the globe at any given moment within a time span of one hour. To do so, they need a hypersonic weapon with a booster that can be launched from any platform. Continue reading