All articles by Liam Stoker

  1. May’s top stories: WaveRider and X-47B successes

    USAF’s fourth X-51A WaveRider jet completes successful test flight The US Air Force’s fourth and final experimental X-51A WaveRider hypersonic…
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    3 Jun
  2. Video feature: nano-air vehicles – small eyes in the skies

    With modern threats such as terrorists and insurgents keen to blend into densely populated areas, a need for more covert…
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    15 May
  3. Video feature: A400M finally on the runway

    video id from bright cove. Concluding a programme that was first initiated in 1982, Airbus’s A400M is edging ever closer…
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    9 May
  4. April’s top stories: US inks Israeli arms deal, UK commences drone ops

    USAF’s F-22 Raptor fleet returns to normal flight operations The US Air Force’s fleet of F-22 supersonic fighter jets was…
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    30 Apr
  5. Video feature: quadrotor claws, or grasping at straws?

    Emerging technology has often taken inspiration from nature. Having previously sought bird-like UAVs with flappable wings, could the US Air…
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    7 Apr
  6. March’s top stories: F-35 flights cleared as Iraq weapons due

    US DoD clears F-35 JSF fleet to resume flight operations The US Department of Defence cleared its fleet of Lockheed…
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    1 Apr
  7. An appetite for surveillance creates enthusiasm for HALE UAVs

    The US Air Force’s penchant for UAVs has attracted steadfast support and raucous condemnation in equal measure. While their ability…
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    19 Mar
  8. February’s top stories: North Korea nuclear tests and F-22 upgrades

    USAF prepares for upgraded B-1B Lancer bomber tests Personnel from the US Air Force’s 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron will…
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    28 Feb
  9. January’s top stories: Iron Dome upgraded as USAF CRH programme advances

    USAF contracts Lockheed for fifth and sixth AEHF satellites Lockheed Martin Space Systems received a contract modification from the US…
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    31 Jan
  10. Video feature: X-37 – space weapon or spy?

    Shaped almost exactly like Nasa’s former Space Shuttle and approximately a quarter of the size, the US Air Force’s Boeing-built…
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    9 Jan