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A militia member with a banner reading "No More Trump Venezuela" at an anti-Trump demonstration in Caracas, August 10, 2019.

The US and Russia, and their fighter jets, are looming over Venezuela’s latest dispute

The US and Russia both want influence in Latin America, and they've put military hardware on offer to bolster their relationships there.
US Air Force Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, an F-35 pilot, the Melbourne Air and Space Show in Florida, March 30, 2019.

The Air Force blasted missiles out of the sky with a laser that could one day arm fighter jets

The Air Force says this weapon could be a game-changer — one that could defend US aircraft from incoming missiles with an endless amount of firepower.
Elon Musk at a SpaceX competition for Hyperloop pods in August 2017.

Elon Musk used to fly ‘a Russian fighter jet’ while founding SpaceX and Tesla and raising his kids

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, used to fly a high-performance military jet the early days of SpaceX and Tesla. He flew his Aero L-39 Albatros, which Russian military fighter jet pilots train in, upside-down and at "tree top level" over mountains.
An F-22 Raptor from the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 199th Fighter Squadron over the Pacific Ocean, March 27, 2012.

These are all the fighter jets in the US Air Force

The US Air Force boasts some of the most sophisticated air-to-air and ground-attack aircraft on the planet.
An Su-24 taking off from Hmeimim air base in 2015.

These are the 11 types of Russian military jets and planes known to be stationed in Syria

They're all stationed in the Russian-operated Hmeimim air base.
A F-15 Eagle passing through the "Mach Loop" in Wales, February 8, 2018.

Watch F-15 fighter jets rip though the UK’s ‘Mach Loop’ while making ultra low-level passes

The remote mountainous area in northwest Wales regularly sees fighters and other aircraft zip through at low altitude for training flights.
F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing fly an air-to-air training mission against student pilots April 8, 2015.

The Air Force has appointed a general to investigate why pilots keep having trouble breathing in the cockpit

A series of physiological incidents involving pilots' ability to breath in the cockpit has led the Air Force to take a force-wide look at the problem.
The Sukhoi Su-34.

Russia just received a new batch of Su-34 fighter jets — here’s what they can do

Dubbed "Fullback" by NATO, the Su-34 is one of Russia's most capable fighter jets.
A Russian Bear bomber escorted by a Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter during an intercept in September 2014.

A Russian fighter buzzed a US spy plane in a ‘safe’ but ‘unprofessional’ intercept over the Baltic Sea

Russian aircraft and their NATO counterparts have had numerous close encounters in the skies over Europe in the past year. One official said a Russian Su-27 fighter came within about 20 feet of a US plane on Tuesday.