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March 20, 2010

Those magnificent men and their flying machines

On the one hand: F-35 completes vertical landing.

The Pentagon's project to build the next generation of military fighter jets cleared a major hurdle Thursday when a test version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter successfully completed a vertical landing for the first time.

On the other hand: Russia's secret fighter jet with 'human intellect'.

In terms of appearance, the T-50, or as its still known the PAK FA (Perspective complex of front aircraft), is similar to the Raptor. But it may turn out to be much better and more economical. It is impossible to compare the features of the two aircraft, since everything to do with the T-50 is still classified information.

On the gripping hand: ACLU sues government over drones.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the federal government Tuesday to learn the use of unmanned drones for targeted killings by the military and CIA.

The good bit:

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 20, 2010 08:43 AM