What outcome would there be today if the President would give the order to unleash nuclear weapons? PBS was granted rare access to America’s nuclear war fighters with veteran correspondent Jamie McIntyre on special assignment for the PBS NewsHour. McIntyre profiles the people and the fleet that would carry out such a mission, then joins John Yang to discuss what he’s learned about America’s nuclear weapons arsenal.
The United States Air Force is upgrading the historic, 1960s-era bomber with new radios, avionics and weapons capability. The B-52 Weapons Upgrade is planned to add more Payload and greater Range of Weapons.
The development of laser weapons could be a major deterrent against ballistic missile defense. Laser technology maturation is critical for the U.S. military which includes U.S. Naval operations as well.
Holloman AFB is the premier training base for remotely piloted aircraft crew members members. It is the main responsibility for sensor operator instructors at Holloman Air Force Base to ensure that tomorrow’s war fighters are mission ready.
The Long Range Strike-Bomber will be designed to achieve global reach, in one part by incorporating a large arsenal of long-range weapons. The LSR-B is being engineered to carry existing weapons as well as nuclear bombs and emerging and future weapons, as stated by Air Force officials.
It was announced by the manufacturers of the F-35’s engine that it can provide an engine that uses less fuel to create more thrust, improving the performance of the multinational jet fighter. The company, Pratt and Whitney, claims it can deliver the engine by the early 2020s if the Pentagon and participating countries pay for its development.
The U.S. military successfully shot down a mock nuclear warhead simulating the speed and range of a potential North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile, the Pentagon;s Missile Defense Agency said Tuesday.
Executive Producer Hans Halberstadt presents US Navy SEALS action – training, beach operations, small boats, desert training. This program uses photography made by special authorization from SPECWARCOM and features personnel from SEAL Teams 3,5, and 10 at Coronado, California, Little Creek, Virginia, and a secret location in the California desert.
The U.S. Air Force plan is to keep the historic B-52 Bomber relevant and functional for decades well into the 2040s.