Kyle Mizokami

Writer on Defense and Security issues, lives in San Francisco.

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Why a Chinese Spy Ship Is Hanging Out Next to Hawaii

The international fleet gathered for U.S. Navy-led exercises is being watched by an uninvited visitor.

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U.K. Introduces New Fighter Jet: The Tempest

The fighter exists only in mockup for now, and is expected to enter service in 2035.

The Air Force Valkyrie Drone, a Sidekick for Human-Piloted Planes, Will Fly This Year

The X-58A is planned as a “loyal wingman” to manned combat aircraft.

How the U.S. Military Helped Support the Thai Cave Rescue

U.S. special operations forces helped rescue the trapped boys’ soccer team.

The Long Awaited A-10 vs. F-35 Flyoff Is Off to a Sketchy Start
The Pentagon wants to know which is the better close air support aircraft, but a government watchdog claims the testing schedule is too…
The U.S. Navy Once Shot Down One of its Own Planes on Purpose

The unmanned Hawkeye aircraft was destroyed before it could become a safety threat.

Russian Combat Drone Reportedly Set to Fly This Year

The “Hunter” drone is a “sixth generation” advanced strike aircraft.

Now Northrop Grumman Wants to Build Japan's New Fighter Jet

Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin could be headed for a showdown in Tokyo.

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Navy Testing Superhydrophobic Hull Coatings For Submarines

The water-repellent coating should make submarines and other ships more fuel efficient, faster, and quieter.

Watch A-10 Warthogs Landing on the German Autobahn During the Cold War

The alliance prepared for a future war when real air bases were smashed into bits.

Russia’s Aging Bomber Could Sling Mach 10 Missiles

The 1970s Backfire bomber could get a new lease on life by carrying hypersonic weaponry.

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China Claims to Have a Laser Assault Rifle That Can Set Clothes on Fire

It's probably best to be skeptical about this alleged wonder weapon.

70 Years and Counting, the UFO Phenomenon Is as Mysterious As Ever

Seventy years after the sighting that started it all, what are unidentified flying objects and where do they come from?

The Army’s Next Fighting Vehicle Will Be a Troop Carrier

A replacement for the M2 Bradley is next on the Army’s list of priorities

China's Not Coming to America's Big Pacific War Games This Time

But 52 ships, 18 armies, and 26 countries are participating in this year’s RIMPAC.

Hellfire Tank Killer Replacement Enters Production

The Joint Air Ground Missile will launch from helicopters, smash tanks, boats, virtually anything worth smashing.

A German Warship Was Scorched By Its Own Missile

The American-made SM-2 air defense missile failed to clear its own silo.

Air Force Light Attack Plane Crash Kills One Pilot, Injures Another

The A-29 was part of a Pentagon project to field a fleet of light attack planes.

You Can Buy This Missile-Shooting Tank Killer for $36,000

It can’t kill tanks anymore, but it still looks like it can.

China Is Planning a Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker

The move could be a precursor to a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

B-52 Bombers Could Quadruple Their Wing Bomb Loads

A new wing mount would mean the B-52 could carry the Mother of All Bombs, or a lot of smaller ones.

DARPA Invents Wheels That Instantly Morph Into Triangular Tank Tracks

The tires transform is just two seconds and the vehicles doesn't have to stop.

France, Germany Teaming Up to Build Superfighter

One has experience building modern fighters, the other does not.

The Marines Finally Pick a New Amphibious Vehicle To Replace Their Aging Ride

BAE Systems has won a contract to provide a swimming ground combat vehicle.

Here Is the Advanced Attack Submarine the U.S. Navy Never Built

The submarine, never built, would have been smaller than other subs and a mothership to drones.

Laser Attacks Against U.S. Forces Spread to the Pacific

The laser strikes follow reported incidents in Djibouti by Chinese military personnel.

The U.S. and Russia Are Shrinking Their Nuclear Arsenals—But China Isn't

And then, of course, there’s North Korea to think about.

The U.S. Army is Buying Pepper Spray Paintball Guns

The paintballs are filled with a military-grade irritant, making them a non-lethal weapon.