Curious Timing for Lockheed’s Hypersonic Spy Plane Unveiling
Curious Timing for Lockheed’s Hypersonic Spy Plane Unveiling SR-72 concept lands just as bomber contest heats up It’s not every day one of America’s top airplane-makers announces, in the pages of Aviation Week & Space Technology, a design for a new hypersonic strike plane. The SR-72, a concept from... Read more
Lockheed Has Plans For a Mach-6 Spy Plane
It looks like Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, the famed workshop that designed cutting-edge Cold War airplanes including the F-104, the U-2, the SR-71 and the F-117, has revealed to Aviation Week & Space Technology’s Guy Norris the existence of a project for a hypersonic strike aircraft— the SR-72. After... Read more
America’s Biggest Bomb
America’s Biggest Bomb And the stealth bomber that carries it The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is the only aircraft in the U.S. Air Force currently able to carry and release the heaviest U.S. bomb, the 30,000-pound GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator. MOP was tested on a B-52, but the older... Read more
This Man Is Trying to Find Joseph Kony—And He Needs Your Help
Robert Young Pelton with Colombian rebels. Via Robert Young Pelton This Man Is Trying to Find Joseph Kony — And He Needs Your Help Filmmaker Robert Young Pelton is convinced he can do what the U.S. government can’t: find infamous warlord Joseph Kony and bring him to justice Robert... Read more
Let’s Kick the Air Force Out of Space
So if we abolished the U.S. Air Force, as we’ve argued we should, what would that process look like, and what would it leave behind? The Air Force is the lead agency for U.S. military operations in space. So who should talk over in orbit? The Navy should. And... Read more
Ex-Marine Freed, U.S. Contractors Killed During Colombia’s ‘Black October’
National Army of Colombia Photo Ex-Marine Freed, U.S. Contractors Killed During Colombia’s ‘Black October’ Violence continues amid peace talks On Oct. 27, the Colombian rebel group FARC released a prisoner they’d held captive for four months: ex-Marine Kevin Scott Sutay. The Afghanistan veteran reportedly ignored police warnings and proceeded... Read more
Half of What the Soviets Knew About U.S. Stealth Tech, They Got From One Reporter
Bill Sweetman. Via Hush Kit Half of What the Soviets Knew About U.S. Stealth Tech, They Got From One Reporter Bill Sweetman’s articles were a Cold War intel bonanza The Americans were up to something, and the Soviets knew it. In the late 1970s and early ‘80s, the U.S.... Read more
This South Korean Jet Is a Bargain Dogfighter
KAI photo This South Korean Jet Is a Bargain Dogfighter But is anyone going to buy the FA-50? Korean Aerospace Industries officials have said that their goal is to sell more than 500 copies of the company’s FA-50 fighter over the next three decades. That’s in addition to the... Read more
Britney Spears Songs Repel Somali Pirates
Britney Spears. wikipedia photo Britney Spears Songs Repel Somali Pirates Because of course they do Those who bemoan Britney Spears’ war on good music will be heartened to know that she has found a new target. Merchant ships sailing the pirate-infested waters off Somalia are using her music to... Read more
Staggering Odds, Brutal Tank Battles in New War Game
ISRAELI CENTURION tANK ON THE sINAI FRONT. wIKIPEDIA pHOTO Staggering Odds, Brutal Tank Battles in New War Game It’s Israel versus Syria in board game ‘Days of Battle: Golan Heights’ The odds were staggering. Just 177 Israeli tanks facing horde of 1,400 tanks of the Syrian army. Just 200... Read more
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