The Navy's Next Gen Fighter Jets Will Heal Themselves

The F-35 Lightning and F-22 Raptor fifth generation fighters are among the most technologically advanced aircraft in history but the fact that they're barely out of testing (more than can be said about their Russian and Chinese counterparts) doesn't mean the US military isn't already designing an even better sixth… » 4/09/13 11:30am 4/09/13 11:30am

Western Digital Researching 20,000RPM Hard Disk to Fight Solid State…

According to blog Bit-Tech.net, sources in the hard drive industry say that Western Digital (maker of the old world's fastest hard drive) "is working on a 20,000RPM Raptor hard drive to combat" Solid State Drives, since these are going to "be affordable in the next 12 or 18 months." The new Raptor will be a 2.5-inch… » 6/06/08 7:59am 6/06/08 7:59am

U.S to Deploy an Entire Squadron of Unmanned Aerial Drones in Iraqistan

The U.S. has commissioned an squadron of General Atomics' MQ-9 Reaper drones like the one above, shown at Creech Air Force Base. The Reaper will do more than surveillance, carrying up to 14 satellite-guided Hellfire missiles that can cause some serious damage. Click for a super-high resolution version of the Reaper… » 7/18/07 5:15pm 7/18/07 5:15pm

Dumb Jet: F-22 Raptor Listens But Can't Talk

The Lockheed Martin F-22a Raptor is fast, has a long range, and is more maneuverable than any other jet in the sky, but it's crazy dumb when it comes to sending out its data to other jets and ground control. Pilots of the speedy aircraft are required to talk fast, telling other pilots in the area what targets they've… » 1/29/07 12:30pm 1/29/07 12:30pm