Watch Europe's Borders Change Rapidly Over 1,000 Years In This Awesome Animation

Sometimes we forget just how chaotic Europe’s geopolitical past was. Long before the Nazis or the Soviet Union caused great shifts in the balance of power, endless conflicts shifted the continent’s borders time and time again. When put in perspective, empires rose and fell in the blink of an eye. This awesome… »Yesterday 5:29pm11/29/15 5:29pm


The Tale Of When A Marine Mechanic Stole An A-4 Skyhawk For A Joyride Over California

In the early morning hours on July 4th, 1986, 21-year-old Lance Corporal Howard A. Foote Jr. climbed a ladder leading into the cockpit of an A-4M Skyhawk. He started the jet up, taxied to one of Marine Corps Air Station El Toro’s runways—which was unlit at the time—and pushed the throttles forward. Moments later, the… »Saturday 5:25pm11/28/15 5:25pm

Rhetoric Heats Up As Russian S-400 Missiles Arrive In Syria; Germany Joins The Fight Against ISIS

It has been a wild 36 hours when it comes to the increasingly complex tapestry of major international players taking part in combat operations in Syria. On one hand, Russia may be warming to integrating its forces into a single air campaign with the U.S., France and other nations. Yet at the same time, Russian-Turkish… »Friday 6:31pm11/27/15 6:31pm

What It Takes To Provide Thanksgiving Dinner For The U.S. Military: By The Numbers

As we sit and enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner with family and friends today, there will be empty place settings at thousands of dinner tables across the country belonging to our men and women in the U.S. military who are deployed abroad or sitting alert to protect us here at home. So the Pentagon tries to make those troops… »Thursday 2:45pm11/26/15 2:45pm

One Of The Downed Su-24 Pilots Is Alive And Talking As Russia Beefs Up Defenses In Syria

It has been more than 24 hours since Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 Fencer that briefly passed into its territory. Now we are seeing the clear steps Russia is taking in response to this event, and we’ve learned that one of the jet’s pilots has survived the attack, contrary to earlier reports. »Wednesday 2:38pm11/25/15 2:38pm

Russia Loses Attack Jet And Helicopter In Syria In One Day: Here's What We Know

Hours after a Russian Su-24 fighter jet was shot down by a Turkish F-16 over Syria after Turkey claimed the jet invaded its airspace, killing two pilots, tensions remain high between both nations as the U.S. and France urged caution and de-escalation. In addition, a Russian soldier was apparently killed today by Free… »Tuesday 6:57pm11/24/15 6:57pm

Keep Track of All the World's Territorial Disputes With This Amazing Interactive Map

All over the world, there are people who could live in one country or another. Some of these territorial disputes are relatively minor, while others could be the flashpoints that lead to all-out war. There are a lot of these, and they’re hard to keep track of. »Tuesday 5:22pm11/24/15 5:22pm

The Perfect Gifts For A Pentagon Planner

Planning for America’s next armed conflict is not an easy gig. Ideally, if you want to do it right, it takes a great knowledge of history and an uncanny ability to predict the future, which most war-planners seem to fail at. »Tuesday 12:55pm11/24/15 12:55pm

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Su-24 Fencer It Says Invaded Its Airspace (Updated)

A Russian Su-24 Fencer attack jet, one of about a dozen based at Russia’s forward operating base in Syria south of the port city of Latakia, was shot down after Turkey claims the aircraft had passed into its airspace and did not respond to 10 separate warnings spaced over five minutes. »11/24/15 4:55am11/24/15 4:55am

British Prime Minister Will Hitch Rides On Flying Gas Station To Save Money

The British government is tightening their belts by giving up Prime Minister David Cameron’s private jet charters and shuttling him around in a Voyager A330 mid-air refueling aircraft. The British “Air Force One” equivalent will still be used to fuel up fighters when it’s not transporting VIPs. »11/23/15 9:00pm11/23/15 9:00pm

Syrians Are Paying A High Price For Russia’s Cheap Bombs

Helicopters are not known for being the most useful bombing platforms, but some of Russia’s combat helicopters, namely the Mi-24 Hind series, are still capable of hauling these weapons. Russia and the Assad regime are putting this capability to use in Syria, as you can see in the videos below, with horrific results.
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Watch This Night Stalker MH-6 Little Bird Land On A Tiny Concrete Barrier

The MH-6 Little Bird proves that incredible things can come in small packages. These super maneuverable and highly adaptable single engine spec ops choppers have been known to fly down tight streets and to land where normal helicopter landings just aren’t possible. This ability is showcased in the rare video below. »11/23/15 1:59pm11/23/15 1:59pm

These Graphics Reveal All The Submarines Based In Europe And Asia

Our friends over at Naval Graphics came up with a pair of charts showing all the submarines based in Europe and Asia, including the type and quantity for each country. These are truly outstanding charts that can help us understand each country’s capabilities and the potential threats they face. »11/23/15 9:20am11/23/15 9:20am

Check Out What Led To This Gorgeous Photo Of The USS Ronald Reagan Sailing Off Japan

America’s super carriers are the largest weapons ever built. They are overwhelmingly massive when viewed up close, yet when viewed from afar they are just tiny specks on a vast ocean, as you can see in this amazing photo. »11/22/15 2:11pm11/22/15 2:11pm

SAAB's Gripen NG Fighter Has An Awesome Way To Make Its Radar More Capable

AESA radars have changed aerial combat, offering a quantum leap in range, resolution, fast scanning capabilities, stealthiness and reliability among many other advantages. But, an AESA’s somewhat narrow field of view can still be an issue. SAAB has come up with a ingenious solution to this problem—spin an angled AESA… »11/21/15 3:01pm11/21/15 3:01pm

Navy Aircraft Carrier Makes Awesome Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Spoof!

The force is strong with the crew of the super carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and Carrier Air Wing Seven, as you can tell by the fantastic spoof on the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII trailer below, named Sea Wars. The mop bucket steals the show!
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New Video Of F-14 Tomcat Escorts And Cruise Missiles As Russia Steps Up Syria Offensive

New video is emerging of Russia’s heavy bomber sorties and naval cruise missile strikes against targets in Syria. This includes some pretty amazing bomb and cruise missile drop sequences and footage showing the bombers’ fighter escorts, which included Iranian F-14A Tomcats and Russian Su-30SM Flankers.
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