Olvídate del nombre, el M1A2SEPV3 es un carro de combate totalmente nuevo
El Ejército de Tierra estadounidense acaba de hacerse con un carro de combate nuevo. Pero no podrías saberlo por la forma en la que la componente de combate terrestre llama al vehículo. El 4 de octubre de 2017 el departamento de programas para vehículos terrestres del Ejército de Tierra... Read more
The U.S. Congress Could Save the Navy’s Oldest Cruisers
The U.S. Congress is beginning to write the Defense Department’s budget for 2018. For the Navy, that means yet another heated debate over the future of the branch’s 22 Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers. The Navy wants to decommission 11 of the 567-foot-long cruisers at a rate of two per year... Read more
All the Times the Iranian Navy Got Its Ass Kicked
This story originally appeared on Feb. 9, 2014. In February 2014, the Iranian navy announced it was sending two warships toward the U.S. East Coast. “This move has a message,” Adm. Afshin Rezayee Haddad said, adding that the deployment is “Iran’s response to Washington’s beefed up naval presence in... Read more
Soon U.S. Warplanes Could See Through Clouds
Despite big advancements in sensor technology in recent years, clouds can still block a warplane crew’s view — and make it impossible to support troops on the grounds. Synthetic aperture radars can peer through weather, but these sensors generally are too big and unwieldy to help in a fast-evolving... Read more
Ignore the Name, the M-1A2SEPV3 Is a New Tank
The U.S. Army just got a new tank. But you wouldn’t know it from the way the ground-combat branch describes the vehicle. On Oct. 4, 2017, the Army’s program office for ground vehicles announced that the service had accepted the first M-1A2SEPV3 “on schedule and on budget.” General Dynamics... Read more
China’s Giant New Cruiser Matches America’s Naval Firepower
Chinese state television has broadcast the first clear, overhead view of the Chinese navy’s first Type 055 cruiser. The image confirms what foreign analysts have expected since the new cruiser began taking shape in 2014. The Type 055 carries no fewer than 122 missiles in vertical cells — any... Read more
How Do America and China’s Huge New Warships Stack Up?
This story originally appeared on Oct. 15, 2016. On Oct. 15, 2016 in Baltimore on the U.S. East Coast, the U.S. Navy commissioned the guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt into service following a protracted and costly development. Six hundred feet long and displacing 14,500 tons, Zumwalt — the first of three stealthy... Read more
This Weird Drone Feeds on Hurricanes
This story originally appeared on Aug. 14, 2013. Most boats need to avoid storms. But a new line of swimming drones coming out of a California start-up actually works better as the waves get higher. The Wave Glider, designed by Liquid Robotics, is powered by water. More specifically, by... Read more
Donald Trump Flew to Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico to Heap Praise on … the F-35
U.S. president Donald Trump flew to Luis Muñiz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3, 2017 to survey the damage from Hurricane Maria, which struck the island territory in late September 2017. Mid-way through a rambling, incoherent speech downplaying the disaster — which killed at... Read more
The Air Force Can’t Quit NASCAR
This story originally appeared on Feb. 29, 2016. America’s most famous auto raceway looms large between a beach and a mall not far from the airport in Daytona Beach, eastern Florida’s self-styled “Spring Break Capital of the World.” From a distance, the Daytona International Speedway’s 10,000 red, white and... Read more

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