This Is The Army's New Pocket Drone

The Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program, known also as CP-ISR, is a new nano-drone concept dreamed up by the folks at the Army's Natick Soldier Research Center. Where as most unmanned aircraft look to provide info as to what is going on over the next hill, or far over horizon, CP-ISR is… » 11/25/14 5:35pm Today 5:35pm

I Can't Stop Watching Aircraft Turning & Burning Through 'Mach Loop'

Machynlleth Loop, more popularly, and relevantly for that matter, known as "Mach Loop," is a series of grass covered valleys in central Wales that is known the world over by photographers and aviation enthusiast alike for some of the best military aviation action viewable from terra-firma. » 11/24/14 5:06pm Yesterday 5:06pm

Those Photos Of Superflankers And Advanced SAMs In Crimea Are Bogus

The buildup of Russian air combat capability in Crimea has been announced but only seen in glimpses. Yesterday, Twitter posts showed this militarization in vibrant color. The most stunning being a shot of Belbek AB. Once the home to mostly broken down Ukrainian MiG-29s, it now appears to bristle with Su-30 and Su-35… » 11/23/14 11:26am Sunday 11:26am

Pakistan Looking To Buy China's J-31 Stealth Fighter

As I predicted since the very first blurry images of J-31 hit the internet, China's youngest stealth project was meant for export as much as for PLAAF use. Pakistan is now said to be beyond the initial discussion phase for buying the stealth jet. This comes during a time of increasing tension with India, whose air… » 11/22/14 4:35pm Saturday 4:35pm

Loading An AH-64 Apache's 30MM Cannon Can Be A Pain In The Ass!

Arming and Refueling Points are places where combat aircraft can get gassed up and reloaded with weaponry, without shutting down. This allows them to get back into the fight fast with a low chance of breaking during restart. Like a pit crew but with high explosives. Here we see that rapidly loading the Apache's M230… » 11/22/14 4:30pm Saturday 4:30pm

That's No Moon! Did Russia Deploy An Experimental Killer Satellite?

Russia launched the Kosmos 2499 rocket mission back in May as part of what seemed like just another mission to further develop its constellations of 'Rodnik' communications satellites. Usually three satellites are released during these missions, but this one had a fourth object. » 11/21/14 12:45pm Friday 12:45pm

China And Russia Team Up To Build World's Largest, Most Powerful Chopper

Currently, the largest and most powerful helicopter to have ever entered production is the gargantuan Mi-26 'Halo' of Russian origin, of which many still serve in governmental and commercial roles around the globe. After decades of the 'Halo' being on top, a new record holder is now said to be on the way, with Russia… » 11/21/14 11:52am Friday 11:52am

Green Shirts On The Deck Of A Carrier Have A Terrifying And Greasy Job

Green Shirts, those who deal with carrier deck ops, such as tending to the catapults and arresting gear, have one of the most dangerous jobs on earth. Their working environment consists of 25 ton pterodactyls waltzing around trying to suck them in, shop or cook them, a greasy deck that moves, and steel arresting wires… » 11/20/14 7:45pm Thursday 7:45pm

This Nuclear Sub Was Part Of History's Most Unlikely Beer Run

Setting out on a nuclear submarine patrol is just about the closest thing there is to interstellar travel. Life is monotonous, there is nothing to look at, work is demanding and both sleep and space are in short supply. Navy ships can execute Steel Beach events and even the rare 'Beer Day' to give overworked crews a… » 11/20/14 8:23am Thursday 8:23am