Check Out This New Rendering Of Boeing's Hypersonic Aircraft Design

Boeing Boeing has provided additional artwork of its latest hypersonic aircraft concept, seen at the top of this story and below, and additional information about the design itself has emerged. The company unveiled a model of this design, which ...

Kazakhstan’s President Issues Shoot-To-Kill Order As Unrest Continues

RU-RTR Russian Television via AP Kazakhstan’s president, Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev, has significantly raised the stakes in the country’s ongoing unrest, giving his security forces and troops permission to “open fire with lethal force,” and without warning, during an address today. ...

Russia Sent Electronic Warfare Systems And Armored Vehicles To Kazakhstan For Peacekeeping Mission

Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP Russian forces have brought an electronic warfare system that includes small drones equipped with jammers, as well as tracked and wheeled light armored vehicles, with them to Kazakhstan where they are now ...

Scaled Composites Unveils New Encore High-Altitude Optionally Manned Aircraft Concept

SCALED COMPOSITES A new design from Scaled Composites, the Model 412 Encore, has appeared for the first time in 3D-printed model form. The company has told us that the Model 412 Encore is currently a white paper concept in ...

Cyber Command Task Force Conducted Its First Offensive Operation As Defense Secretary Watched

USAF/Joseph Eddins A U.S. Cyber Command task force executed what is being described as its “first offensive cyber effect operation” against real-world cyber threats. While the exact nature of the operation and its target remains unknown, the event was ...

British Frigate HMS Northumberland Hit A Russian Submarine With Its Towed Sonar In 2020

Crown Copyright The U.K. Ministry of Defense has confirmed that a towed sonar array trailing behind the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland collided with a Russian Navy submarine in the North Atlantic Ocean two years ago. Both ...

Here's The Story Behind That Viral Video Of Napoleonic Armor Smashed Through By A Cannonball

Napoleon.org A video went viral this week depicting a cuirass in a museum with a massive hole ripped directly through its chest. Based on the condition of the armor, the massive wound that resulted is hard to fathom in ...

The Secretive U-2 Spy Plane Missions Flown Out Of Norway’s Bodø Airbase

USAF As the historic Norwegian airbase at Bodø, located within the Arctic Circle, closes down today as a fighter jet station, it’s a good time to look back at one of the more secretive aspects of the base. It ...

Marine F-35Cs Begin First Carrier Deployment, Type Could Take On Larger Role In The Service

U.S. Marine Corps / 1st Lt. Charles Allen The carrier variant of the stealthy Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C, has deployed onboard an aircraft carrier for the first time in U.S. Marine Corps hands. While the Marines also operate ...

Russian-Led 'Peacekeeping Force' To Deploy To Kazakhstan In Response To Unrest

TASS Nikol Pashinyan, the Prime Minister of Armenia and the chairman of the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s Collective Security Council, has announced that this bloc, in which Russia is the most powerful player, is preparing to send a “peacekeeping” ...

Air Force's Small Telescope Tech Will Help Detect Enemy Satellites Sneaking Up On Friendly Ones

US Army/David Vergun Previously classified adaptive optics technologies enabled the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to capture an image of an asteroid’s moon using a telescope measuring just 1.5 meters across. The ability to detect and capture images ...

North Korea Claims It Successfully Tested A New 'Hypersonic Gliding Warhead'

KCNA North Korea has posted an image of what it says was a test of a hypersonic boost-glide vehicle that occurred yesterday. North Korea had claimed to have first tested a hypersonic boost-glide vehicle last September, and it showed ...

Boeing Reveals New Hypersonic Aircraft Concept Evolved From One It Unveiled Four Years Ago

Boeing Boeing has unveiled a new model of a proposed reusable hypersonic aircraft at a conference this week. The design is an evolution of concepts that were first displayed publicly four years ago and could potentially have military and ...

Korean F-35 Fighters Grounded After ‘Major Systems Malfunction‘ Leads To Belly Landing

U.S. Air Force / Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr. South Korea has grounded its fleet of F-35A stealth fighters, pending a full investigation into an accident yesterday, in which one of the jets was forced to make a belly ...

A Falcon 7X Business Jet Just Flew Through Star Wars Canyon Like A Fighter

Christopher McGreevy Star Wars Canyon, also known as Rainbow Canyon and figuratively by its official route name within the R-2508 aerial range complex that spans much of the Mojave Desert, the Jedi Transition, was once a Mecca for aviation ...

Army Green Berets Brought Out Their Newest Sniper Rifle For A Celebrity Shoot-Off

U.S. Army One of Barrett’s Mk 22 Mod 0 Advanced Sniper Rifles, the U.S. special operations community’s newest sniper rifle, has made one of its first public appearances at a recent Celebrity Tactical Challenge held at Fort Bragg in ...

Marine F/A-18 Hornets Bolster U.S. Presence In Saudi Arabia

U.S. Air Force / Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, or VMFA-115, the “Silver Eagles,” has deployed its F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter jets to Prince Sultan Air Base in central Saudi Arabia to bolster U.S. Central ...

Air Force Releases List Of What's In Its Famous 'Petting Zoo' Threat Training Facility

USAF The Air Force has issued a request for information, or RFI, pertaining to its plans to move the Nellis Threat Training Facility — or “Petting Zoo” — at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev., to a ...

Video Emerges Of Centurion Cannon And Missile Repelling Drone Attack In Iraq

Via Twitter/DOD Footage has surfaced online reportedly showing the moments at which two ‘suicide drones’ were shot down in Iraq. A burst of 20mm cannon fire from a Centurion Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar, or C-RAM, system brings down one ...

Watch These Russian Su-30 Fighter Jets Fire Eight Air-To-Air Missiles Simultaneously

Telegram Screencap The launch of an air-to-air missile from a fighter jet is normally a pretty impressive sight, especially when we have the chance to watch from the cockpit as the weapon streaks off its pylon and races toward ...

750 F-35s Now Delivered, Navy To Put Some Of Its Oldest Test Models Into Storage

Lockheed Martin The U.S. Navy is looking for a contractor to help put three early F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, two B models and C variant, which are no longer needed for flight testing purposes, into storage. This decision reflects ...

Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin Rescue Helicopter Can Fit Inside A C-130

USCG When it comes to photos of aircraft inside aircraft, no one is really surprised to see a helicopter or even a bunch of helos inside a C-17 Globemaster or a C-5 Galaxy. Those aircraft are pretty large — ...

Biden Briefly Stuck On Air Force One After Making Snow Storm Landing At Andrews AFB

ABC News capture A snowstorm in the Washington, D.C., area left U.S. President Joe Biden, as well as other members of his entourage, briefly stuck on a U.S. Air Force C-32A jet at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland ...

French Rafale Naval Fighters Are Headed To India For Ski Jump Carrier Launch Tests

Sebastien Rande / Dassault Aviation This week the Rafale M fighter jet is due to begin tests at India’s naval flight test facility as it goes head-to-head with the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in the competition to provide the Indian ...

Suicide Drones Shot Downed Over Baghdad Airport On Anniversary Of Soleimani Killing

International Coalition via AP A pair of armed drones have been shot down today by the U.S. military during an attempted attack on Baghdad’s international airport. The unmanned aerial vehicles, described by officials as “suicide drones,” were destroyed by ...

Iranian Backed Houthi Rebels Show Off Captured Saudi Weapons After Seizing Cargo Ship

Houthis via Al Masirah TV Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have released pictures and video footage of weapons, vehicles, small boats, and other military cargo onboard the landing craft-type cargo vessel Rwabee, which the group seized in the Red ...

Bunker Talk: Welcome To 2022 Edition

Photo by Interim Archives/Getty Images Welcome to the final Bunker Talk of 2021 — or, for those in time zones far eastward, welcome to the first Bunker Talk of 2022! We want to wish all our readers and their ...

Watch This C-130 Run For Its Life At Low Level From A Mock Enemy Missile Crew

YouTube capture When talking about Red Flag, the U.S. Air Force’s premier large-scale air combat exercise series, the focus is generally on air-to-air engagements. However, simulated ground-based anti-aircraft threats are also key to replicating as realistic an experience for ...

American F-15C Eagles Based In Japan Are Now Flying With Infrared Search And Track Pods

U.S. Air Force U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighters based at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, have been spotted carrying the Lockheed Martin Legion Pod apparently for the first time. This system has an infrared search and track ...

Behold The Naked Warplanes Of Tinker Air Force Base

B1 B52 Stripped Tinker Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma is something of a Mecca for many of the Air Force’s large aircraft. Beyond being home plate for the service’s E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control (AWACS) community, as ...

China Releases Image Of Japanese Carrier Sailing Right Alongside Its Own Carrier

Chinese internet The Chinese government has released video footage and pictures, seen at the top of this story and below, showing Japan’s aircraft carrier Izumo sailing remarkably close to the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s own flattop Liaoning and its ...

Aftermath Of Israel's Bombardment Of Syrian Port Seen In Satellite Imagery

PHOTO © 2021 PLANET LABS INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. REPRINTED BY PERMISSION Satellite imagery The War Zone obtained from Planet Labs shows the aftermath of yesterday’s Israeli airstrike on the Syrian port of Latakia, which reportedly targeted a shipment ...

No, Russia's S-550 Missile Defense System Hasn't Been Fielded

Vitaly Kuzmin Two Russian state media outlets, both citing unnamed sources, have offered wildly different claims about the status of the development of the country’s S-550 missile defense system, which could also have anti-satellite capabilities. RIA Novosti reported today ...

Anonymous F-35 Customer Is Getting A New Variant Of The Stealth Jet

USAF Screencap Work is due to begin on a mysterious new variant of the F-35 stealth fighter for an as-yet-unnamed foreign customer. A contract announcement posted recently confirms that Lockheed Martin has received just over $49 million of Foreign ...

Israel Bombards Syrian Port Of Latakia In Nighttime Strike

@Twitter via ELINT NEWS An Israeli airstrike on the Syrian port of Latakia early this morning targeted a cargo of “arms and munitions,” according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a U.K.-based, pro-opposition group focusing on monitoring ...

Congress Wants Answers About The Railgun It Just Funded Even Though The Navy No Longer Wants It

Office of Naval Research—Public Domain After the Navy made the move to defund its over-hyped, under-delivering electromagnetic railgun (EM railgun) in its 2022 budget request, Congress has provided an unsolicited lifeline to the program as part of the 2022 ...

U.S. Air Force E-8 JSTARS Radar Jet Flies Rare Sortie Directly Over Eastern Ukraine

U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis Even as the U.S. Air Force gears up to start disposing of its fleet of E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft, the reconnaissance asset is still providing critical intelligence, most ...

Enlisted SEAL Team Six Operators Piloted Leased Aircraft According To Founder Richard Marcinko

U.S. Navy The death of Richard Marcinko — the “Rogue Warrior” — on Christmas Day has sparked a lot of interest in his life. Marcinko was the controversial, larger-than-life, highly decorated Navy SEAL who founded the elite counterterrorism-focused SEAL ...

Venezuela’s 'The Thing' Six-Barrelled Fighting Vehicle Is One Seriously Bizarre Franken-Weapon

Venezuelan Ministry of Defense In what has to be one of the most likely comebacks in the field of military hardware, Venezuela has developed a spiritual successor to the U.S. Cold War-era M50 Ontos tank destroyer. The M50 was ...

SEAL Team Six Founder Richard Marcinko Has Died

Facebook Richard Marcinko, the decorated but controversial founder and first commanding officer of SEAL Team Six, died December 25 at the age of 81. The New York Times reports that Marcinko’s son, Matthew, attributed his father’s death on Christmas ...

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