Miniguns In HD At Dusk Look Like Lead Laser Cannons

The Minigun was originally designed by General Electric (you will never look at your microwave the same again will you?) in 1962 and has been in continuous use since then. M134 is all about volume of fire, as it spews streams of 7.62X51 ammo at up to 6,000 rounds per minute. » 8/21/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

US Special Forces Were Sent Into Syria To Find American Captives

The AP is reporting that a US Special Forces team was sent into Syria this summer to find American being held there, presumably including freelance Journalist James Foley who was recently seen being beheaded on an ISIS released video tape, but did not find them. » 8/20/14 6:37pm Yesterday 6:37pm

You Can Buy This Ex-Royal Air Force TriStar Tanker For $1.75M

Over the last decade, the Royal Air Force has made some very deep budget cuts while also trying to modernize its much smaller aircraft fleet. Part of this plan saw its Lockheed L-1011 based TriStars being retired. Not to worry, because you can now buy one for $1.75M! » 8/19/14 2:38pm Tuesday 2:38pm

Video Of X-47B & F/A-18 Carrier Ops Shows The Future Of Naval Aviation

As we reported yesterday, VX-23 'Salty Dogs' made history with the first seamless carrier operations between an unmanned combat drone and a F/A-18 Hornet. The video below gives us a glimpse of what the Navy's air combat capability of the future will look like. » 8/18/14 5:40pm Monday 5:40pm

How One New Drone Tech Finally Allows All-Seeing Surveillance

The omnipresent watching aircraft of dystopian science fiction has quietly become science fact. Meet Wide Area Aerial Surveillance, the all-seeing eye in the sky that will change our lives forever. » 8/18/14 12:45pm Monday 12:45pm

Watch Syrian Troops Fire Massive Scud Missiles At Their Own People

The thing about Scud missiles is that they're not a precision weapon. Their accuracy is measured in the thousands of feet. So just by firing it at civilians, you show you don't really care where it lands. And in a war with more than 170,000 dead already, that's not surprising. » 8/17/14 10:00am Sunday 10:00am

Russia's Massive Mystery Convoy & A Phantom Battle Inside Ukraine

Putin's power game in Ukraine has featured one set-piece after another, many of which seem to be used as decoys. This can also be said about the mysterious armada of 262 white Russian semi trucks, said to be hauling 'aid' intended for Russian speaking people living in the embattled rebel-held city of Donetsk. » 8/16/14 11:00am Saturday 11:00am

Watch These F-5 Freedom Fighter Demo Team Jets Almost Collide

The Turkish Air Force's jet demonstration team, the Turkish Stars, has been wowing crowds for over 20 years, and although their NF-5A Freedom Fighters may be old they are still capable of putting on a hell of a show. The team's pilots are some of the best in the world and their aircraft are kept in top condition, but… » 8/15/14 12:15pm 8/15/14 12:15pm

The Prettiest B-17 Flying Fortress Was The XB-38

Boeing's B-17 has been likened to a flying work of industrial art and there is no doubt that it remains a symbol of American ingenuity and the bravery of those who fought in WWII. Still, sometimes something thought of as visually close to perfection can be improved upon, and the XB-38 variant of the Flying Fortress… » 8/13/14 2:15pm 8/13/14 2:15pm

Watch This Air Tanker Yaw Like Mad While Dropping Fire Retardant

There have been some fantastic air tanker drop videos this year, including the DC-10 Very Large Air Tanker (VLAT) laying down miles of fire retardant under horrible visibility, but this P-3 Orion (or L-188 Electra?) yawing all over the place while spewing slurry takes the cake! » 8/13/14 10:55am 8/13/14 10:55am

Heroic Iraqi Helo Crew Saves Stranded Yazidis From Hell On Mt. Sinjar

In what continues to be a very desperate situation atop a mountain in NW Iraq, where close to 50k Yazidis are under siege by ISIS fighters, Iraq's small fleet of Mi-8 "Hips" has been at work trying to make an impact. A CNN crew flew along to see the crisis for themselves, and that they did, with the chopper saving… » 8/12/14 4:16am 8/12/14 4:16am

Russia Reportedly Chases Sub, Sends Bombers Flying Toward US Border

Russian bombers have penetrated US airspace 16 times in the last TEN days. At the same time, Russia's Navy says it chased a submarine out of its 'boundary waters' in the Barents Sea, near the home of its powerful Northern Fleet. » 8/10/14 5:30pm 8/10/14 5:30pm