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The USS Tripoli was first commissioned in 1966 and proudly served as an integral member of America’s “Gator Navy” for three decades. Amongst her many accomplishments were three tours off the coast of Vietnam, acting as a test carrier for the Marine’s new (at … Read the rest of this entry
The testers at Chengdu are making some progress on their mammoth J-20 fighter. It looks like the … Read the rest of this entry
If I could dub some Berry White over this video it would be perfect!
I cannot tell if what is playing out the skies above Gaza and Southern Israel right now seems more like it is out of a dystopian science fiction novel or the Bible. Regardless, these videos of Hamas and affiliated militia … Read the rest of this entry
First off, news came today that the American flagged cargo ship Maersk Texas was rescued by Iranian naval combatants from a swarm of marauding pirates. This happened in the Gulf of Oman, a familiar hunting ground of pirates operating out … Read the rest of this entry
Alert5.com posted a nice comparison of the two aircraft. It’s a bit of a “Where’s Waldo” type of exercise but if you look closely you can see some slight changes between the two prototypes, and thanks goodness they finally got … Read the rest of this entry
The soundtrack and the editing are a little cheesy but the montage of detail shots is useful. Of particular note, the J-20 is a beast of a jet, just look at the shot of the guy standing in the wheel … Read the rest of this entry
After a some discussion in the comments section and a few emails from my uber-intelligent readers it seems we have come to a bit of a conundrum. A single strap-on Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) GPS guided bomb kit, a … Read the rest of this entry
ISRAEL’S IRON DOME ROCKET DEFENSE SYSTEM IS A MASSIVE OPERATIONAL SUCCESS BUT IS IT ALSO A FISCAL NIGHTMARE?
The truly amazing defense capability that a system like Iron dome offers, the ability to neuter 80-90% of rockets fired at Israel’s citizens from standoff range, may be a game changer, but it is necessarily a game finisher? Each Iron … Read the rest of this entry
UAE has purchased THAAD missile defense interceptors. This would be the first export sale of the system if I am not mistaken. The whole region is now on alert after Iran’s threats to close the Straits Of Hormuz, an action … Read the rest of this entry
One of the most fascinating aircraft ever created, the A-12/SR-71 Blackbird, could have also become a blistering fast interceptor and nuclear attack super jet. As the A-12 was being developed by the now notorious Lockheed Skunkworks, under legendary aircraft designer Kelly Johnson, as project “Oxcart,” those in the … Read the rest of this entry