First New-Build MH-47G Spec Ops Chinook Takes Flight

Boeing delivered the first of eight new-built MH-47G today, a full month ahead of schedule. This new heavy hauling chopper is the first purpose-built special operations Chinook ever, although it will be fitted with the same cutting edge avionics and countermeasures as the existing and quite geriatric MH-47s force,… » 10/01/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

The Kurdish Homemade Tanks May Look Funny But They're No Joke

There's been a lot of attention on the internet recently to the funny-looking home-made tanks Kurdish forces have been building to help with their fight against ISIS, or ISIL, or whatever we call that pack of assholes. Most of that attention has been, frankly, ridicule. I'm not so sure that ridicule is warranted here. » 9/29/14 4:52pm Monday 4:52pm

John Oliver Takes On The Absurdities Related To US Drone Strikes

John Oliver's fiery diatribes have been pretty damn awesome since his weekly news show aired on HBO earlier this year. His take on unmanned aircraft air strikes conducted by the US is no different. Whether you agree with him or not, he argues his side well and gets some chuckles along the way. » 9/29/14 12:02pm Monday 12:02pm

Watch This GBU-12 Laser Guided Bomb Obliterate An ISIS Cannon

ISIS has gotten their hands on many types of artillery pieces as they have seized Syrian and Iraqi weapons caches. Denying them this standoff capability is a top priority for the growing anti-ISIS air power coalition. In this case, a GBU-12 Paveway II 500lb laser guided bomb absolutely obliterates what looks like a » 9/28/14 4:58pm Sunday 4:58pm

Formation Of C-17s Light Up The Night Sky Like You've Never Seen

Just because low-flying C-17s can drop their cargo under the cover of night does not mean they won't come under attack from heat-seeking missiles. Being one of most highly defended aircraft in the world, its defenses can include popping flares and clouds of infrared energy. It can even shoot lasers directly at the… » 9/27/14 2:40am Saturday 2:40am

How Many Military Policemen Can You Pile Into A Portable Shitter?

The desert is one boring place. From remaking shot-for-shot scenes from the 70s smash musical hit Grease, to seeing how many M9 toting MPs can fit in a port-a-potty, something has to be done to pass the time. So enemies of a America, beware of your next trip to the can as Uncle Sam is well trained and ready to … » 9/26/14 4:49pm Friday 4:49pm

Britain, Denmark & Belgium To Join The Air War Against ISIS

British Parliament voted overwhelmingly today to join the coalition of US, France and Arab states that are flying attack missions over Iraq to combat ISIS. In addition, Belgium and Denmark will be sending F-16MLUs to the fight. All are said to be fully aware that the mission to shatter ISIS may take months or even… » 9/26/14 3:13pm Friday 3:13pm

The Coast Guard Bids A Sad Farewell To Their Last HU-25 Guardian Jet

For the last 32 years, the most glamorous front-line aircraft in the USCG has been sleek HU-25 Guardian. Based on the French built Dassault Falcon 20 airframe, the Guardian evolved greatly over the years and its capabilities will only be partially replaced by the turboprop powered CASA-235 derived HC-144 Ocean Sentry… » 9/26/14 2:36pm Friday 2:36pm

Wait, The B-36 Peacemaker Flew With Tank Tracks For Landing Gear?

The Convair B-36 Peacemaker was a massive flying machine that bridged the gap between the prop and jet ages for the Strategic Air Command. It was extremely complex but it could fly far while carrying a lot of payload. Apparently that was not enough for SAC as it wanted to see if the big bomber could operate from rough… » 9/25/14 1:46pm 9/25/14 1:46pm

The F-22 Raptor Bloodies Its Talons In First Attack Over Syria

The world's only operational 5th generation stealth fighter has waded into combat for the first time in its almost decade old career with the USAF. Ironically, an aircraft that was built to be the ultimate air-to-air fighter went to war for the first time slinging bombs. Regardless of its mission, the first combat use… » 9/24/14 10:28am 9/24/14 10:28am

The U.S. once considered using 23 nuclear bombs to blast out a highway

Rising out of California's Mojave Desert are the Bristol Mountains, nearly 4,000 feet of rock blocking easy passage through the scorching desert. For decades, Route 66 and the Santa Fe Railway have had to bend south, acquiescing to the mountains' height. But in the 1960s, at the peak of atomic age, we had a plan to… » 9/23/14 11:01pm 9/23/14 11:01pm

Here's Everything We Know About The Airstrikes Against ISIS Inside Syria

Last night, the US and numerous coalition partners launched airstrikes against ISIS targets within Syria itself for the first time. It marked a major escalation in the crisis not only militarily, but also diplomatically, and now everything's a lot more complicated. Here's what we know. » 9/23/14 11:56am 9/23/14 11:56am