Why These Powerful French Assault Ships Might End Up In Putin's Hands


We have heard a lot about 'tough sanctions' on Russia following its invasion of Crimea, shoot down of an airliner full of Europeans, and the continued shadow war in Eastern Ukraine, yet apparently it's fine to sell him this 21k ton French-built amphibious assault ship. Bad move. » 8/31/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

New Panoramic Images Show Area 51’s New Mystery Hangar Is Gigantic

Earlier this month, Foxtrot Alpha brought you an exclusive analysis of new satellite images that show the construction of a massive new hangar in a remote part of Area 51 . Now, high resolution panoramic photos have emerged of the base confirming just how monstrous this new hangar truly is. » 8/30/14 2:38pm Saturday 2:38pm

Meet The Hell Cannon, The Free Syrian Army's Homemade Howitzer

In a place where heavy weaponry is scarce, yet war against a fairly well armed government has raged for years, there are bound to be some ingenious improvised arms. As is the case when it comes to the Hell Cannon, the Free Syrian Army's artillery piece not of choice, but of necessity. » 8/29/14 3:12pm Friday 3:12pm

Our space program is a disaster, the Shuttle could have been kept flying by United Space Alliance for a fraction of what it cost under NASA, I believe $1.5B per year for two space station visits, the rest of the time they would be used for commercial applications. Instead we spent many billions building a stripped… » 8/28/14 7:52pm Thursday 7:52pm

Time To Call The Ukrainian Crisis For What It Is: An Invasion

Within the last 24 hours, Russia invaded the city of Novoazovsk on the Sea of Azov with a pair of armored columns, sending Ukrainian forces fleeing, in what is the most outright display of Russia's involvement in what has been deemed a Ukrainian civil war. » 8/28/14 4:37pm Thursday 4:37pm

Celebratory Gunfire May Be A Tradition, But This Is Terrifying

In some places around the globe, including the Middle East, Afghanistan, some parts of the Balkans, India and Latin America, and probably Texas, firing into the air may be a celebratory tradition, but it can also be deadly. For instance, after the Gulf War, there were 20 deaths from falling bullets fired in… » 8/26/14 3:09pm Tuesday 3:09pm

Watch This Paratrooper Become A Flailing Ragdoll Attached To A Plane

This Mexican paratrooper jumped into a mess of used static lines and is seen being towed by the jump aircraft mercilessly. There is little information about how this ended, hopefully the guy was pulled back in the cabin, or was cut free to depend on his reserve parachute, that is if he was conscious. » 8/25/14 12:54pm 8/25/14 12:54pm

Phew! The F-35B Can Operate From Wet Runways & In Crosswinds

The F-35B recently completed wet runway and crosswind landing tests, which is good, considering that we've already bought 47 of the $252M fighters. Hopefully this isn't the first time the good folks at Lockheed Martin have tested the F-35B's that ability, since weather is still a thing that happens. » 8/23/14 8:30pm 8/23/14 8:30pm

Russian Proton-M Rocket Explodes Resulting In Massive Shock Wave

This video, said to be filmed in Kazakhstan on July 2nd, 2013, depicts a Proton-M rocket carrying a GLONASS satellite exploding just after leaving the launch pad. The shock wave from the blast is made incredibly clear some ten seconds after the flailing rocket detonates in a huge fireball. » 8/23/14 2:55pm 8/23/14 2:55pm

Chinese Su-27 Fighter Jet Did A Barrel Roll Over A USN P-8

The intercept news just keeps coming. This time the encounter happened about 135 miles east of Hainan Island, and involved the Navy's new P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol aircraft and a pair of Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force Su-27 Flankers. » 8/22/14 5:29pm 8/22/14 5:29pm

Are 'Pain Ray' Cannons The Next Must Have Toy For Commando Cops?

A decade ago, the Active Denial System was lauded as America's less-than-lethal 'holy grail' that could control hoards of unruly Iraqis and Afghans at great distances. Well, that never happened. Now, America's experimental 'pain ray' has become smaller and cheaper, and it may be coming to a police force near you. » 8/22/14 2:00pm 8/22/14 2:00pm

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 8/21/14 12:00pm