The A-10 Warthog Will Soon Be Chasing Tornados And Attacking Storms

Soon, there will be more to the A-10's original "Thunderbolt" moniker than just a name. Everyone's favorite down and dirty chariot of destruction is going geek and soon will be receiving thunderbolts instead of throwing them. A single surplus Warthog is currently undergoing transformation into the ultimate storm… » 7/30/14 4:53pm Yesterday 4:53pm

James Bond's Micro-Jet Lives On As A Pretend Cruise Missile

You probably remember it from the Bond classic Octopussy, where the Roger Moore piloted the tiny BD-5J microjet through a hangar to dodge a missile. It was one of the Bond Franchise's most memorable moments. Some 30 years later, the tiny BD-5J has found a new purpose in life, not dodging missiles on screen, but… » 7/30/14 2:50pm Yesterday 2:50pm

Grumman Hellcat Or SRT Hellcat: Which Is Truly The Greatest Hellcat?

One was the premier US carrier-borne fighter of WWII that epitomized the term "Grumman Iron," the other is the massively powerful pinnacle of Dodge's muscle car heritage. So let's compare the raw data, Hellcat vs Hellcat, and see how close these heavy hitting American icons truly are to one another. » 7/29/14 3:13pm Tuesday 3:13pm

Behold: The Mother Of All Flotillas At The Mother Of All Naval War Games

Exercise Rim Of The Pacific, commonly known as RIMPAC, is the largest multinational naval training event in the world. Based out of Honolulu, Hawaii, RIMPAC brings together a multitude of Navies with far ranging capabilities to train together cooperatively under intricate battle scenarios similar to the ones they may… » 7/28/14 3:38pm Monday 3:38pm

U.S. Officials: Images Prove Russia Fired Into Ukraine

In the wake of the MH17 crash, U.S. intelligence officials have been building their case that Russia and the pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have been working together during the Ukrainian conflict. On Sunday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released overhead images taken last week as evidence that… » 7/28/14 11:47am Monday 11:47am

Is This Giant Soviet Era Hovercraft China's New Access Weapon Of Choice?

Whether it be the massive Typhoon Class ballistic submarines, or the menacing Kirov Class Battle Cruisers, the USSR of the 1980s tended to prefer their military hardware massive. When it comes to hovercraft, the Zubr Class landing craft air cushion (LCAC) is no different, and it is now being reborn as China's ultimate… » 7/27/14 4:15pm Sunday 4:15pm

U.S. Quietly Evacuates Libyan Embassy With Surprise Convoy Escape

With Tripoli's major airport coming under fire and a civil war raging in the streets, it's been clear for a while that the fighting in Libya was getting out of control and the evacuation of U.S. staff and troops would be necessary. How'd they do it? With a sneaky early morning convoy. » 7/26/14 9:02am Saturday 9:02am

Watch These Canadian Commandos Storm An Airliner Full Of Passengers

Sunwing Airliners Flight 772, a 737 with 183 passengers on-board, was only about 45 minutes into its trip from Toronto to Panama when a bomb threat was made by a passenger. What followed was an F-16 escort and a Royal Canadian Mounted Police special tactics team storming the aircraft upon landing, screaming 'heads… » 7/26/14 1:47am Saturday 1:47am

Seattle Police Investigate "Drone Strike" On Space Needle

'Drone' really is such a stupid term for what was reported to be a hobbyist quadcopter with a small camera attached. None-the-less, earlier today, visitors to the Seattle Space Needle said such a craft was hovering up around the observation deck when it supposedly impacted the iconic structure. It then flew back to… » 7/24/14 7:25pm 7/24/14 7:25pm

The fastest cruise missile in the world launching underwater

This is the first underwater launch of the BrahMos, the world's fastest cruise missile in operation capable of flying at Mach 3.0. I just like to see it pausing and changing direction in mid-air, like a scene from Robotech. The BrahMos is one of the reasons why aircraft carriers are obsolete. » 7/24/14 7:22pm 7/24/14 7:22pm

Why Can't We Protect Commercial Planes From Attacks?

Last week's downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over the disputed territory of Eastern Ukraine has set off worldwide outcries against the conflict, and calls to better defend commercial airlines from missile attack. But is it even possible to defend civilian jets against military-grade weapons? » 7/24/14 12:52pm 7/24/14 12:52pm

Elite F-14 Flight Officer Explains Why The Tomcat Was So Influential

We sat at the end of the runway, our F-14's GE-110 motors humming, awaiting our clearance to begin what would be the last F-14 Demonstration ever. The Air Boss's voice crackled over the radio: "Tomcat Demo, you're cleared to five miles and 15k feet. The air show box is yours" At that very moment, I distinctly remember… » 7/24/14 12:00pm 7/24/14 12:00pm

Check Out This Shotgun Silencer That Actually Works

The Cohen Brothers hit No Country For Old Men featured one of the best villains in modern times played by bowl cut wearing Javier Berdem. As a hitman, his weapons of choice were a cattle killing air compressor and a shotgun with a suppressor. After much internet debate as to such a suppressor's size and effectiveness,… » 7/23/14 5:26pm 7/23/14 5:26pm

Watch An Active Protection System Destroy An RPG Fired At Israeli Tank

We have discussed Active Protection Systems many times before, but it is another thing seeing one work operationally. The video below depicts a Merkava IV tank being fired on in Gaza by an RPG, with Trophy intercepting and destroying the explosive projectile before it could plow through the tank's side armor. » 7/23/14 1:15pm 7/23/14 1:15pm

Two Ukrainian Attack Jets Reportedly Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area

Two Ukrainian Su-25 attack jets were reportedly shot down over a rebel-controlled area in Eastern Ukraine early today, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. The jets were returning from a mission near the town of Dmytrivka when they were struck by anti-aircraft missiles. » 7/23/14 10:08am 7/23/14 10:08am

Seeing real US Navy SEALs moving underwater is way cooler than any movie

This isn't a trailer for the next Tom Clancy movie. These are real U.S. Navy SEALs showing how they get into enemy territory from the sea. They get deployed in a mini-sub launched from a nuclear submarine. Then they get out as they approach the shore at night, ready to complete their mission. » 7/23/14 12:26am 7/23/14 12:26am