Sneaky Drones for U.S. Navy Jamming Planes


Northrop Grumman is trying to convince the U.S. Navy to transform the branch’s EA-18G Growler electronic-warfare planes into motherships for small, slow-flying unmanned aerial vehicles that could extend the distance at which Growler crews can pinpoint enemy radars. The... Read more

Russian Tanks Can Roll Toward Battle on an ‘Iron Carpet’


The Eastern Front during World War II brought the enduring image of tanks bogged... Read more

The U.S. Navy Is Turning Its Stealth Destroyers Into Ship-Killers


The U.S. Navy is transforming its Zumwalt-class land-attack destroyers into surface-warfare ships whose main... Read more

Say Goodbye to Russia’s Nuclear-Armed Doomsday Train


In 2013, the Russian military announced it would bring back rail-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles.... Read more

A Spanish Chicken Farmer, a Peruvian Gambler and Serbian Playboy Fooled Adolf Hitler


No one really expects spies to live glamorous James Bond-lifestyles full of tailored suits,... Read more
The Death of the Spanish Blue Division
On the frigid morning of Feb. 10, 1943, the 5,900 soldiers of the 250th “Blue” Infantry Division — Spanish...
The UAE Is Getting Ready to Deploy Jets to the Libya War

The UAE Is Getting Ready to Deploy Jets to the Libya War

New satellite imagery from Terra Server — dated Sept. 24 and Nov. 10, 2017 — show accelerating construction on...

U.S. Special Operations Forces Deployed to 149 Countries in 2017

U.S. Special Operations Forces Deployed to 149 Countries in 2017

“We don’t know exactly where we’re at in the world, militarily, and what we’re doing,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, a...

The Cheetah Was South Africa’s ‘Good Enough’ Fighter

The Cheetah Was South Africa’s ‘Good Enough’ Fighter

Draken International, a Florida-based company which bills itself as the world’s largest private air force, will buy 12 Atlas...

In a Second Korean War, U.S. Troops Will Fight Underground

In a Second Korean War, U.S. Troops Will Fight Underground

U.S. Army war planners and weapons developers have been increasing efforts to fast-track networking technologies for soldiers operating underground...

In 1964, the U.S. Treasury Seized a Virtual Museum of Machine Guns

In 1964, the U.S. Treasury Seized a Virtual Museum of Machine Guns

In June 1964, agents of the U.S. Treasury Department staged a seven-day sting targeting what news reports described as...

Russia’s Sniper Rifles Have Gotten Better at Punching Through Body Armor

Russia’s Sniper Rifles Have Gotten Better at Punching Through Body Armor

The Russian involvement in Syria and Ukraine has provided a wealth of experience to the Russian military. One of...

After the AK-47, Mikhail Kalashnikov Pushed an Automatic Pistol

After the AK-47, Mikhail Kalashnikov Pushed an Automatic Pistol

In the late 1940s, Mikhail Kalashnikov — the Russian gun-designer behind the then-new AK-47 assault rifle — produced an...

Zapping North Korean Nukes With Microwave Weapons Is a Terrible Idea

Zapping North Korean Nukes With Microwave Weapons Is a Terrible Idea

One of the options that the United States is looking at to counter North Korea’s nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles is an experimental...

The PPsH-41 Submachine Gun Makes Me Want to Shout ‘Uraah!’

The PPsH-41 Submachine Gun Makes Me Want to Shout ‘Uraah!’

The PPsH-41 submachine gun undoubtedly reigns as an icon of the Soviet war machine in World War II, immortalized...

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