Volvo making an electric powered attack truck for France
It may be called a “Beetle,” but it doesn’t look like one. A French subsidiary company of Volvo has introduced a new light armored vehicle known as the Scarabee, or “beetle,” and it’s a nimble little attack truck. Designed by Arquus, the dual electric-diesel engine is capable of driving... Read more
New hypersonic missiles will have 3-D printed engines
Two giants of the American defense industry have joined forces to improve a hypersonic weapons platform design. Raytheon and Northrop Grumman have been working jointly to produce an air-breathing hypersonic weapon made entirely of 3-D printed parts. Part of the Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) program, the missile is... Read more
The battleship that wouldn’t sink: How the USS Nevada became a symbol of the American fighter during WWII
Two attributes often come to mind when attempting to describe the American mindset: stubbornness and perseverance. If ever there was a physical embodiment of those qualities it would be the USS Nevada.  A battleship that rose from her watery grave after the attack on Pearl Harbor to exact vengeance... Read more
Cleared for takeoff: Aging A-10 gets another decade to support ground troops
The A-10 will continue to fly in support of America’s ground forces, thanks to the quick passing of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. The aircraft, which has not been manufactured since the early 1980s, is useful to the U.S. but is showing its age. Just two years ago,... Read more
244 years strong: How the Army went from rough rebellion to finely tuned war machine
On June 14th the oldest branch of the U.S. Military turns 244, sparking rather subdued celebrations around the globe. America’s first fighting force, the U.S. Army has humble beginnings- despite this, the branch is now recognized as the most powerful fighting force in the world. Founded in June of... Read more
Dept. of Defense strikes record $34 billion deal for new F-35s
A new lot of F-35s have been ordered for the Air Force and it’s thanks to a record $34 billion deal between Lockheed Martin and the Department of Defense. The multi-year contract covers multiple production lots, with the first set giving the Air Force 157 new jets. The layout... Read more
Climate change forcing the Navy north to defend the Arctic ocean
As the landscape of the Arctic circle changes, the U.S. Navy is adapting its force projection capabilities to the cold North. While the Arctic has primarily been the turf of the U.S. Army and Air Force, the Navy is once again training for sea dominance in the frigid waters.... Read more
Army testing out new tamper-resistant GPS system this fall
The U.S. Army is set to deploy for combat exercises this fall with a new tamper-resistant GPS system, following previous incidents that point to Russian interference. GPS is particularly vulnerable to jamming, and multiple documented cases in 2018 -ranging from training exercises in Norway to operations in Syria- have... Read more
Less than 20% of B-1 Lancers are operational due to neglect from the Air Force
The U.S. Air Force is slacking when it comes to the B-1 Lancer fleet, with less than ten operational units out of a total number of 62. The fast-moving, low-level bomber was once the pride of the USAF but now problems are beginning to manifest as the Air Force... Read more
China willing to do whatever it can to surpass the U.S. military
The Chinese military is reportedly close to achieving technological parity with the United States, just one step in China’s plan to achieve global dominance. According to a report by former deputy defense secretary Robert Work, the Chinese are looking to surpass the United States and keep them trailing behind... 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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