In the frenzied game of musical chairs that is the Trump administration, CIA Director Mike Pompeo is set to become the next Secretary of State. It’s an ideal time, then, to clarify details of his biography, including a rather major one: did Pompeo, as numerous profiles have stated, fight in the Gulf War? We asked the…
It was the worst military aircraft of all time. Developed by a man described as “the greatest charlatan ever to see his name associated with an airplane,” the Christmas Bullet was the rare kind of fighter which had a perfect kill ratio: it killed everyone who ever tried to fly it.
Tammie Jo Shults, reportedly one of the pilots responsible for landing the Southwest Airlines flight 1380 that experienced an engine explosion earlier today, was also one of the first women pilots in the Navy and one of the first women to fly the F/A 18 fighter jet.
Every couple of years the U.S. Navy conducts a submarine exercise high above the Arctic Circle, known as ICEX. It doesn’t just feature submarines lurking underneath the polar ice caps, as creepy as that sounds. The submarines themselves also punch straight through the frozen landscape. This is what it looks like on…
A U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilot is dead after the pilot’s F-16 crashed during a routine training flight on Wednesday morning at the Nevada Test and Training Range, the Air Force said on Thursday. The crash was the third for the Thunderbirds in two years, following an incident in June 2016, in which the pilot ejected
Sandia National Labs is involved in some pretty intense science. Researchers there mainly focus on developing and researching non-nuclear components for America’s arsenal and have been, in some fashion, since Truman was president. They are experts in the delicate art of things that blow up.
Since the summer of 2014, one of America’s most prized battlefield weapons, the M1 Abrams tank, has been used by those it was meant to fight. Captured M1 tanks have fought with ISIS and have recently been used by Iranian-backed Shia militias to put down a Kurdish movement for independence.
If you’re going to work on your car, it helps a hell of a lot to have a Haynes Manual. They can be a bible for any shade tree mechanic, and will help you get going again. And now that’s true, even if you’ve got an F-14 Tomcat and you’re idea of “getting going” is smashing through the sound barrier.
Remember when we found out the government spent millions of dollars on a program that discovered mysterious inexplicable metal alloys and concluded that aliens were probably real back in a New York Times report from December? If you need a reminder, here’s another UFO intercept video from the Navy.
I live about five miles down the road from the oldest U.S. Army proving ground, Aberdeen Proving Ground. Located in Harford County, Maryland, the base is where the Army developed quite a few of the vehicles and weapons deployed in every war of the 20th and 21st centuries. It’s the U.S. Army’s Nürburgring for tanks and…
After seeing the celebration of France’s military at last year’s a Bastille Day celebration, President Donald Trump decided that he wanted a big parade for America’s armed forces. While the move was panned as being logistically difficult and expensive, we now know there’s one thing this parade won’t have: tanks.
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 25th Infantry Division was out practicing how to drop supplies from the air yesterday in Hawaii, when one of their drops missed its target, falling on the campus of an elementary school. It’s safe to say they might need more practice.
Last week Vladimir Putin, a frequently shirtless equestrian ghoul who also happens to run the Country Formerly Known As The Soviet Union, gave a long, mildly unhinged state-of-Russia speech that made reference to a number of new Russian weapons systems, including an anti-Mar-A-Lago missile system and a nuclear-powered…
Fully topped up, the F-22 Raptor can carry a lot of fuel. Even saying it can carry “a ton” of fuel is incorrect, because technically, it can carry nine tons of fuel, or 18,000 pounds, according to builder Lockheed Martin. That means it can take a bit of time to fill up in the sky, so the pilots and the aircrew that…
Ben Cohen, the “Ben” part of Ben & Jerry’s, was arrested on Saturday after he and two other activists drove a truck through downtown Burlington, Vermont, blasting jet noises in protest of a plan to host 18 F-35s at Burlington International Airport. According to NBC5, they blasted the simulated jet noises 13 times…
An unexploded bomb from WWII was discovered in the River Thames early last Sunday, which led authorities to cancel all flights Monday out of neighboring London City Airport. Because bombs are not only bad, they are also highly inconvenient.
Hey, wanna feel old? The B-2 bomber, that sleek paragon of stealth smoothness that still looks like it’s from the future, is getting ready for retirement.
The Russian Tu-95 ‘Bear’ isn’t just a relic of the Cold War, with the potential for a nuclear payload capable of untold devastation. It’s eight contra-rotating propellers also enable to it hold the reputation of the current Loudest Plane In The World. This is what it’s like inside.
Navigation systems including those found in commercial flights may be disrupted or jammed completely across the southwest U.S. over the next couple of weeks. That sounds pretty bad but do not be too alarmed, it’s not Red Dawn. It’s just the U.S. Air Force and its massive annual Red Flag war exercises based out of…
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