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 Today 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 Yesterday 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 Yesterday 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

Behold The Humble Glory That Is The Grumman C-2 Greyhound

The Navy's venerable C-2 Greyhound carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft turned 50 this year. In celebration of this monumental occasion, VRC-30, the west coast C-2 squadron, put together this incredible video. So strap on your life vest and definitely wear ear protection – you're about to take an awesome flight on… » 11/19/14 4:14pm Wednesday 4:14pm

50 Totally Stunning Combat Aircraft Photos Taken Around Alaska

Wildlife is not the only thing that enjoys the vast empty expanses of America's northern-most state. There is so much room to train over Alaska's fully outfitted air combat ranges that there is really no other place in the world quite like it for military aircrews and weapons and tactics testers to push their hardware… » 11/19/14 3:30pm Wednesday 3:30pm

Watch Mighty Russian Artillery In Slow-Motion Glory, Comrade!

Russia's artillery capability is seriously one big, heavy and blunt hammer and here we get to see that hammer swing in amazing slow motion. This wonderfully shot video shows everything from Grad rockets to the mighty MSTA-S self propelled howitzer in action, and will leave you marveling at how something can be so… » 11/17/14 12:59pm Monday 12:59pm

This Is The Most Awe Inspiring USAF Thunderbirds Video Ever

Ride right inside the cockpit with Thunderbird #5, the lead solo, and see the incredible visuals they see out of their F-16C's bubble canopy. With the use of multiple in-cockpit angles from multiple locations during the a Thunderbirds season, and showing a wide variety of formations and tasks, this is quite possibly… » 11/17/14 12:44pm Monday 12:44pm

Steel Beach- When US Navy Ships Throw Giant Beach Picnic Parties

As almost half the country watches their thermometers drop well below freezing this week, we can all take a look at how the Navy gets some warm rays without having any land in sight. 'Steel Beach,' as these events are called, evolved from your great grandfather's swim-calls. Since then they have come a long way and… » 11/16/14 2:00pm 11/16/14 2:00pm

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