A flight of F-35 stealth fighters conduct a training mission in this undated photo. PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK PAGE OF SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE DEBORAH LEE JAMES

F-35 stealth fighter data stolen in Australia defense hack

SYDNEY, Australia — Sensitive data about Australia’s F-35 stealth fighter and P-8 surveillance aircraft programs were stolen when a defense subcontractor was hacked using a tool widely used by Chinese cyber criminals, officials said Thursday. The 50-person aerospace engineering firm was compromised in July last year but the national cyber security agency, the Australian Signals…

Vice President Mike Pence

Pence: Russia, China Seeking to Reduce US Military Effectiveness Through Anti-Satellite Technology

Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech at the meeting of the National Space Council on Thursday that Russia and China are seeking anti-satellite technology to reduce the effectiveness of the U.S. military. “According to the U.S. intelligence community, Russia and China are pursuing a full-range of anti-satellite technology to reduce U.S. military effectiveness,…

Would America Have Been Able to Shoot down North Korea's Missile?

Would America Have Been Able to Shoot down North Korea’s Missile?

North Korea tested an intermediate range ballistic missile on August 28 during Pyongyang’s latest provocation against the United States and its allies. During this latest missile test, the weapon overflew Japan. But did the United States or Tokyo have the option to shoot down the North Korean missile? Analysts are not certain, but the answer…

This photo taken on May 5, 2016 shows crew members of China's South Sea Fleet taking part in a drill in the Xisha Islands, or the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.

A New Chinese Drone Could Help Beijing Assert Its Claims In The South China Sea

China commands an undisputed upper hand in Asia’s biggest maritime sovereignty dispute. It has used at least 3,200 acres of landfill to create artificial islands, some for military hardware, in the South China Sea’s Paracel and Spratly archipelagos. It declares annual fishing moratoriums and passes ships through waters claimed by four wary yet militarily weaker…