Russia’s Shotgun-Wielding Drone Is the Flying Nightmare You Didn’t Know You Had

One of Russia’s largest defense contractors has received a patent for, of all things, a shotgun-wielding flying drone. A video uploaded to YouTube shows the drone, which sounds like a chainsaw, blowing away flying targets before making a landing. Whatever bright days you thought lay ahead for humanity, the future is…

China Says It's Not the Reason Countries Are Buying the F-35 (It Totally Is)

Countries across the Asia-Pacific are not—repeat not—buying the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter because of China. That’s from China’s hawkish Global Times—an arm of the newspaper run by the Communist Party of China—which assured readers this week that, while they may read stories that Australia, Japan, South Korea, and now…

Here's How the U.S. Army Is Upgrading the Abrams Tank for Its Fifth Decade in Service

The U.S. Army is preparing the M1A2 Abrams, its long-serving main battle tank, to be able to fight through the 2020s with a some upgrades. The latest version of the tank, now designated M1A2C, could well be the last upgrade for the Abrams until a replacement vehicle is fielded sometime in the next decade. As relations…

Trump’s Space Force Isn’t the Only Military Space Program: Here’s What China and Russia Are Up To

The United States may or may not be getting a Space Force, but while President Trump is all-in on the creation of a new branch of the U.S. Military—and blowing up the military bureaucracy—it’s worth keeping in mind other countries have their military space programs. A recent DIA report shines a light on how the U.S.…

These Ancient Warships Built For World War II Are Still in Service 74 Years Later

The Second World War ended in 1945, but you wouldn’t know it from the look of some navies. At least eight countries still operate warships built for service in World War II—and in at least one case much earlier than that. Ships that served in the D-Day invasion, or even the Russian Czar’s Imperial Navy are still…

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