Reload: U.S. Army names Winchester new supplier of 9mm ammo
New ammunition has been selected for the U.S. Army’s 9mm Modular Handgun System- and the winning company appears to be Winchester. While the original MHS Request for Proposal did not specify a specific caliber (leading many to believe that .45 would be making a comeback), the 9mm cartridge is... Read more
CIA: China is giving Huawei money to spy on U.S. tech companies
Chinese tech company Huawei has been on America’s radar for some time, and not in a good way. Now, the Central Intelligence Agency has found proof that the company is funded in part by Chinese military and intelligence assets. Huawei, which has tried to elbow its way into Europe... Read more
Bombs Away: Best images of our military for April 19th, 2019
This week’s images feature plenty of training, a test of strength and will, and a view of one of nature’s most spectacular phenomenons from a vantage point we will never see. In Kuwait, a Marine marksman goes through his embassy compound training. The group is part of the U.S.... Read more
Final flight: How a Russian stole a MIG and defected to the U.S. during the Cold War
How far would you go for freedom? Would you betray your own countrymen? Risk life and limb? Bake a cake? Although it’s going to be hard to believe, a Soviet fighter pilot checked “all of the above” on his list of things to do before defecting to the United... Read more
Iran shows off newest fighter jet, which came out 50 years ago
Amidst policy woes with the United States, Iran showcased its new fighter during the Thursday National Army Day Parade in Tehran, hoping to strike fear into the West with the country’s first indigenous fighter aircraft. There’s just one problem- not only is it not particularly terrifying, the United States... Read more
Forgotten fighter in the sky: Remembering some historic moments of the F-82 Twin Mustang
To many fans of World War II aviation, there is nothing greater than the North American P-51 Mustang, the silvery, iconic warbird that dominated the air in every theatre it flew in. But what could be better than a P-51 Mustang? Well, at least according to one North American... Read more
Defense Department warns troops about risks of using CBD products
Seth Robson Stars and Stripes Defense Department warns troops about risks of using CBD products The Department of Defense is warning servicemembers about the risk of being exposed to illegal drugs when using products containing cannabidiol, popularly known as CBD. The warning follows passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act... Read more
Army contractor shows off new FARA ‘winged’ helicopter that could replace the Apache
When the U.S. Army retired their fleets of OH-58 Kiowa scout helicopters, they ran into a rather sticky predicament as a result of their short-sighted haste: they had no adequate replacement for the venerable scout. In the aftermath of the 2017 retirement of the Kiowa Warrior series, AH-64 Apache... Read more
‘Blue Angels’ undergoing major changes now, in the near future
The world’s most famous military aerobatic display team undergoing big changes since their return to their home base in Pensacola, Florida, including a new airplane and new commander. Two former pilots with the Blue Angels have been working to get the Blues flying the newer F/A-18 Super Hornet by... Read more
Bombs Away: Best images of our military for April 12th, 2019
From the ‘Far East’ to the Middle East and to the ‘Space Coast’ this week’s images feature marksmanship training, teaching the next generation, and another historic launch to space. At the Royal Jordanian Naval base, Marine Lance Cpl. David Shook worked on his marksmanship with the M500 shotgun. The... Read more
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