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The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a long-range, high subsonic unmanned air vehicle completed its inaugural flight March 5, 2019 at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona.

The US Air Force just tested a stealth combat drone for suicide missions against Russia and China

With a range of between 1,500 and 2,000 nautical miles, the Valkyrie far outranges US stealth fighters or fighters of any kind.
Turkey's first F-35.

Russia could destroy the F-35 from within with a missile-defense sale to Turkey

Russia has failed to field a new fighter to compete with the US's F-35, but if its missile defense systems can get an inside look, it may not need to.
Boeing's F-15X concept.

Senators are urging Trump to stick with F-35s as the US eyes buying new souped-up F-15 fighter jets

The senators cited a price of $100 million per new F-15, but that figure may be off.
An F-35B with an external weapons load begins a short takeoff from the amphibious assault ship USS America.

US stealth jets train for high-end combat in the Pacific, as a furious China flaunts ‘carrier killer’ missiles

F-22 fighters and B-2 bombers are the US's most high-end platforms, designed to work as "door kickers," or the opening punch in a war.
An F-35B Lightning II aircraft belonging to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the fixed wing component of 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Aviation Combat Element, takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp.

F-35s train in air-combat ‘beast mode’ in the Pacific after China deploys ‘carrier-killer’ missiles

The F-35 normally carries weapons internally to evade radars, but the Marines just showed it can pack a ton of firepower in 'Beast Mode.'
A rendering of what the new paint scheme will look like on the F-16.

A US Air Force F-16 painted like Russia’s Su-57 could give the US a major combat advantage

The jet with Russia's "digital shark" paint scheme will soon simulate air combat against US fighters like F-15s, F-22s, and F-35s.
J-20

China’s J-20 stealth fighter has no cannon — and it shows the jet can’t dogfight with the US

Today's F-22s, J-20s, Su-35s, and other highly maneuverable jets give the guns an "extremely limited use" in combat, a former Marine said.
An F-35 Lightning II flies over as part of the Heritage Flight, also comprising of the P-51 Mustang, A-10 Thunderbolt, and F-22 Raptor, during Luke Days at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 18, 2018.

The F-35 was once trounced by F-16s in dogfights, but it just proved it can out-turn older jets

New videos leaked from the US Air Force's F-35 demo or stunt flying team show the jet making head-spinning turns that older jets could never hit.
Will a stealth coating save the Su-57?

Russia upgrades the stealth on Su-57 fighter that’s meant as an F-35, F-22 killer

Russia's Sukhoi fighter/bombers have enviable maneuverability and serious dogfighting capability, but only the US and China have produced true stealth fighters.
President Donald Trump talks with Lockheed Martin president and CEO Marilyn Hewson, right, and director and chief test pilot Alan Norman in front of a F-35 as he participates in a "Made in America Product Showcase" at the White House, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Washington.

Trump’s new Pentagon chief reportedly hates the F-35 — here’s what the US could have made instead

Many defense experts believe a revamped fighter fleet with fifth-generation technology could have matched the F-35 at a fraction of the cost.