Two Air National Guard F-16s Collide Over Kansas

A pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 125th FS of the Oklahoma Air National Guard reportedly collided while in a training exercise somewhere over Moline, Kansas. Both pilots are fine but one of the them had to eject and their jet appears to have been destroyed on impact. The other aircraft landed safely back in… » 10/20/14 10:46pm Yesterday 10:46pm

This Video Will Make You Join The Polish AF In Hopes Of Flying MiG-29s

Poland's MiG-29 are some of the most charismatic fighters in Europe. 'Fulcrum Drivers' One and Two are both videos that have made their rounds, but this video really makes you want to take to the air in a Polish MiG-29 for all the right reasons, and now that these jets have been upgraded they have never been more… » 10/20/14 6:29pm Yesterday 6:29pm

Hunt For The What October: Sweden Widens Search For Mystery Submarine

Yesterday, Foxtrot Alpha posted an in-depth report on what appears to be an all-hands search operation for a possible Russian submarine that penetrated Swedish waters and may have come under distress. Now that search is widening 44 miles south, into open sea and is intensifying, including a six mile quarantine around… » 10/20/14 2:50pm Yesterday 2:50pm

Is Sweden Hunting For A Russian Submarine In Distress Near Stockholm?

Details remain sketchy, but something is clearly afoot off the coast of Stockholm Sweden, where a large search and intelligence operation is underway involving ships, from small riverine craft to stealthy Visby Class Corvettes, aircraft and over 200 operators. Something of great interest is under the water, and it… » 10/19/14 10:45am Sunday 10:45am

This P-51 Mustang Restoration Includes Operational .50cal Machine Guns

There are few crafts that demand such attention to detail as high-end aircraft restoration. Millions of dollars are plowed into aircraft in horrible shape, some even pulled from glaciers or the sea, and they are meticulously rebuilt by hand. One P-51 owner in particular wanted his Mustang to go a step further than all… » 10/18/14 5:00pm Saturday 5:00pm

The Air Force's Shadowy Space Drone Comes Back Down To Earth

The X-37B has become a blank canvas for which scientific and paranoid minds alike have painted their technological dreams and nightmares. With its long awaited return from space this morning, we're still left wondering: What the hell has this thing been doing up in orbit for almost two years? » 10/17/14 8:38pm Friday 8:38pm

ISIS Reportedly Has Fighter Pilots Flying MiGs Over Syria

ISIS has reportedly taken to the air in captured Syrian Air Force fighter jets over Al-Jarrah Airport just outside Aleppo and ex-Iraqi Air Force fighter pilots are said to be at the controls. Not only have these pilots christened ISIS's entry into the air combat arena, but these Iraqi turned ISIS jet jocks are said to… » 10/17/14 8:51am Friday 8:51am

Training To Hit Moving Targets In A Tank Looks Like The Most Fun Ever

Remember Super Battletank? I spent hours trying to master the SNES game when I was a kid, and at the time the prevailing wisdom was that tank warfare was dead following Desert Storm. But over two decades later these ground crushing leviathans continue to prove themselves during the Thunder Runs of Iraqi Freedom, and… » 10/17/14 7:12am Friday 7:12am

Amazingly thrilling video of F-18 fighters with ambient sound

This spectacular footage of F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets is how all aviation videos should be: Just amazingly crispy shots with no stupid musical soundtrack. It makes you feel like you are sitting right there in the cockpit with the pilots. An incredibly detailed look into the F-18s of the USS Enterprise. » 10/17/14 1:35am Friday 1:35am

The U.S. Special Forces' New Kick Ass Battle Wagon Fits In An Osprey

So Special Operations Command needs a new compact off road fighting vehicle that can transform into different configurations depending on the mission, oh and it has to be transportable by V-22 Ospreys, H-47 Chinooks and H-53 Super Stallions. No problem, the General Dynamics Flyer is ready for flight and for a fight. » 10/16/14 3:30am Thursday 3:30am

Gasp! Lockheed Skunk Works Says It Has A Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Billionaire superheroes Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne's defense companies both had one, and now real-world defense giant Lockheed Martin says they have one too. It is the holy grail of cheap and stable energy, yet it has eluded the scientific community for a century. Well, that may finally be about to change once and for… » 10/15/14 7:32pm Wednesday 7:32pm

You'll Swear You Are On Endor When You See These Drones Forest Racing

So apparently drone racing is a thing, and there is no better place to challenge a racer's skills than a forest. Trees and branches abound, there is danger at every turn. This is why such a setting was used for one of the most beloved scenes of the Star Wars trilogy, and watching the video below you will swear you are… » 10/15/14 10:30am 10/15/14 10:30am

NYT: U.S. Troops Got Untreated Illnesses From Iraqi Chemical Weapons

In bunkers now held by ISIS militants, and sometimes in streets emptied by bomb threats, scores of American service members secretly helped find and dispose of Saddam Hussein's aging chemical weapons. Now stateside, many troops are sick with mystery ailments the military has at times tried to conceal. » 10/15/14 9:24am 10/15/14 9:24am

What Would Happen If the 20 Biggest US Cities Were Wiped Out With Nukes

Wiping out an American city, much less the largest ones, requires either blast yields well beyond the capability of any terrorist organization, or numbers of nuclear weapons that would make the terrorist organization one of the largest nuclear powers on the planet. This is particularly true of major cities such as… » 10/15/14 1:23am 10/15/14 1:23am