Lockheed’s F-35 fighter program gets $34 billion contract, the biggest yet
The F-35 is making Lockheed Martin some serious cash- with a new contract raking in over $34 billion in taxpayer funds for fewer than 500 aircraft. In what is becoming a success story for an aircraft that seemed doomed to fail after nearly two decades of setbacks, cost overruns... Read more
This Naval aviator was a cowboy maverick of legendary fame
It takes an incredible amount of intestinal fortitude to take off from the deck of a ship, and a little more to land on a pitching deck. No matter how hard a Naval Aviator might be, trying to land on that same pitching deck in the middle of a... Read more
36 years ago the US Special Operations conducted its largest mission ever

In the pre-dawn hours of October 25, 1983, the US Military was mobilized to carry out combat operations.

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Chinese navy ship makes secretive visit to Five Eyes partner, New Zealand
A Chinese Navy vessel will soon dock in New Zealand on an unknown mission, once again stirring doubt amongst fellow partners of the Five Eyes anglophone intelligence network. The Qi Jiguang has been welcomed by the New Zealand Defence Force as it prepares to dock in the land of... Read more
Chinese knockoff: China debuts new helicopter that looks exactly like the Black Hawk
A new Chinese helicopter recently appeared at the 5th China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin earlier this month- and it looks suspiciously familiar. Adding fuel to the fiery stereotype that Chinese engineers excel at copying other nations’ products, the new Z-20 helicopter looks an awful lot like a UH-60 Black... Read more
Digital upgrade: Air Force has stopped using floppy disks to manage U.S. nuclear launch system
The US Air Force is stepping out of the past and into the present by ditching floppy disks, which have been used for nuclear weapons deployment since the 1970s. The US Strategic Command claims that the drives have been replaced with a “highly-secure solid-state digital storage solution,” which will... Read more
What’s in a name? Navy comes out with new ship naming guidelines
A new series of ship-naming conventions has come down the pipe for the U.S. Navy, setting a list of guidelines for what kind of vessels get their namesake from. The memorandum put out by the Navy and obtained by the U.S. Naval Institute, lists several naming convention rules, as... Read more
Failure to launch: U.S. Navy has a ship building problem and no real solutions
The U.S. Navy seems to have a recurring problem with newer ships coming off the assembly line: none of them work the way they were designed to. From the catapults of the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Zumwalt-class of futuristic guided-missile destroyers, the recurring theme seems to be... Read more
Slippery slope: Norwegian Air Force facing drag chute problem with its new F-35s
Winter is coming for Norwegian F-35s, as they are currently experiencing problems with drag chutes designed to help them stop on the nation’s icy runways. The Royal Norwegian Air Force, which previously relied on a fleet of 56 F-16s, is happy to welcome the 52 F-35s they have scheduled... Read more
Possible M4 replacement is causing gun enthusiasts to call bullpup
Eugene Stoner purists are no doubt crying in private after General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems showcased their take on the Next Generation Squad Weapon program at the 2019 AUSA conference, feeling the sting of seeing a bullpup rifle being considered as a replacement for the M4 carbine. Generally... Read more

Andy Wolf

Andy Wolf is a Kentuckessee native who has spent over 1/3 of his life overseas in search of combat, riches and adventure- accruing over a decade of experience in military, private security, language, small arms training, journalism and corporate communications fields. Mr. Wolf holds a Bachelor's of Science from Tennessee's Austin Peay State University- and is rarely seen without his canine companion, Savannah.

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