Bombs Away: Best photos of our military for March 29th, 2019
This week’s photos features Marines staying on alert out on the Pacific, some aerial aerobics from an ally, and a grueling walk out in space. On the USS Green Bay, a Marine Battalion Landing Team test fires an M240B medium machine gun. The Battalion is part of the 31st... Read more
Locked & loaded: Army testing out next generation of small arms
The U.S. Army is currently evaluating a new small arms systems that could give their warfighters a serious edge, including squad weapon and sniper rifle. The Army is rolling along on multiple fronts in the small arms department, ranging from area weapons to those with a little more precision-... Read more
The need for speed: New SB-1 Defiant helicopter leaves competition sucking wind
A new helicopter will give the U.S. Army a cutting edge on the battlefield- and put the “quick” in Quick Reaction Force. The Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant took its first official flight on March 21, creating quite a spectacle as it effortlessly took to the air. Sporting multiple, counter-rotating rotors... Read more
Moving into the future: Army shows off drone destroying mobile laser system
The future is now- at least when it comes to laser weapons on the battlefield. A prototype of a new high-energy laser platform was revealed at the Army’s Space & Missile Defense Center in Alabama last month, giving a glimpse of the future. The Stryker-mounted Mobile Experimental High Energy... Read more
Air Force spends more than it should to keep U.S. ‘king of the sky’
The U.S. Air Force has revealed what it thinks it needs to dominate the world’s skies in a potential conflict with Russia or China- and a new study claims the estimates might not be enough to win the day. In a rare move of underestimation by the notoriously money-hungry... Read more
New “Rapid Raptor” program makes the F-22 a global threat
The sun never sets on American airpower, which can project some form of force anywhere in the world in short order. Be it by strategic basing of Air Force assets, Marine Expeditionary Units or a Carrier Strike Group, America has ways of bringing fury from above- and isn’t afraid... Read more
China looks to the stars to steal more power away from the U.S.
There are around 1,957 satellites in orbit around our planet. 849 of them belong to the United States- and out of those, only one of them -launched late last year- is resistant to jamming by foreign powers. While this should be alarming to the United States of America, it... Read more
Iran Almost Invaded Afghanistan in 1998
In late 1998 Iran readied its armed forces for an invasion of Afghanistan. Last-ditch diplomacy defused tensions and prevented a potentially destructive conflict. On Aug. 8, 1998, the Taliban, which then ruled around 90 percent of Afghanistan, seized the city of Mazar-e-Sharif. During the invasion, Taliban forces murdered 10... Read more
In 1961, India Finally Kicked Portugal off the Subcontinent
At dawn on Dec. 18, 1961, squadrons of Indian Air Force bombers crossed a border, bombed an airfield and a communications site. Paratroopers, tanks and artillery crossed that same border on the ground, intent on seizing territory. But the ground they invaded wasn’t Pakistani or Chinese. Rather, it nominally... Read more
The Grim Rationale for U.S. Air Force ‘Elephant Walks’
On Nov. 19, 2018, two U.S. Air Force wings in Utah launched 35 F-35 stealth fighters in a short span of time. The Air Force lauded the display as evidence of America’s overwhelming military might. At least one critic dismissed it as a publicity stunt. In fact, there’s one... Read more
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