The nuclear tests took place right after World War II, but the craters remain to this day. For the first time, scientists have mapped the environmental toll of underwater nuclear tests conducted in the
All of Russia’s new and upcoming warships will carry a new hypersonic missile capable of traveling nearly 7,000 miles per hour. According to the head of Russia’s main warship manufacturer, all modern serving
The 80s-era bomber may need to cut low-altitude flying due to old age. The U.S. Air Force may soon have to restrict one of its bombers from a key mission profile: flying low. The B-1B Lancer bomber fleet
After more than 60 years, the U.S. military adds another member to the family. It’s really happening. A bipartisan budget agreement for 2020 will see the creation of a new branch of the military specifically
The missile kills its targets using pop-out steel blades instead of explosives. A new unique new missile designed by the CIA in targeted killings was reportedly used again, this time in Syria. The Hellfire
It’s the second aircraft carrier named after the 35th President of the United States. On Saturday, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy presided over the christening ceremony for America’s
The Pentagon’s research arm wants a better suit for those responding to chemical and biological warfare attacks. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, says it wants a less clumsy suit
The incident was one of a handful of “Broken Arrow” incidents reported by the U.S. Military. On December 5, 1964, one of the most potentially dangerous incidents involving nuclear weapons in the U.S. place.
In 1953, American physicist John Wheeler lost the document detailing the hydrogen bomb, just a couple of months after the first successful test in the far-outlying Marshall Islands. Wheeler left the plans
The Distributed Mission Training simulator connects F-35 fighter pilots from around the world. F-35 pilots around the world will someday be able to team up with one another in virtual missions, using system
Military dogs are prized for their hearing—but loud noises can be a problem. Military working dogs (MWDs) have become a major part of the U.S. Military. From base security to dogs that accompany special
These nine submarines, eight of which will be new Block V Virginia-class submarine, is the Navy's largest warship building deal ever. The U.S. Navy has just signed the largest warship building deal ever.
The plan could turn civilian satellite constellations into targets, a plan satellite owners might not like. The Pentagon’s Space Development Agency is concerned that America’s GPS satellite network could
The capture confirms suspicions that “narcosubs” are making the dangerous crossing from South America to Europe. Spanish authorities have confiscated the first transatlantic “narcosubmarine” ever discovered
Golden Horde is designed to incorporate to the Air Force’s three most urgent technologies: precision guided weapons, artificial intelligence, and communications networking. Precision guided weapons, united
New “supercavitating” bullets could allow SEALs, others to shoot targets underwater. A new line of specialized bullets could allow U.S. special forces personnel to shoot their weapons submerged, engaging
The Avenger missile system protects the White House from air attack. A mysterious radar return prompted yesterday that an unauthorized aircraft was flying over the restricted airspace of Washington D.C.
The Navy’s sea commando force has its own unique insignia for decades. The U.S. Navy’s SEAL commando force is arguably the most famous elite force on the planet. Trained in warfare on land and sea, SEALs
Soldiers with super sight and telepathy could rule the battlefield in 30 years. The U.S. Army believes that a range of technologies could be available by 2050 that would effectively turn the average soldier
In the future, soldiers could have baseball practice to thank for getting drones quickly airborne. A team of researchers from Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab have settled on a novel way to launch
The Army can adapt all kinds of ground vehicles to an unmanned configuration. The U.S. Army has developed a standard set of hardware and software that, once installed in a human-vehicle, allows the vehicle
A testing malfunction accidentally subjected airmen to -65 degrees Fahrenheit. Luckily, the survival kits worked regardless. A survival kit designed to keep F-35 pilots alive in freezing conditions has
It's all about trying to make large aircraft as lightweight as possible. An article at The Aviationist addresses one of the least well known but apparently common facts about large airplanes—the skin not
Unsurprisingly, it’s relatively easy to turn a computer-controlled fighter into a drone. The F-16 Fighting Falcon has had a distinguished history, and the U.S. Air Force is capping it off with a bang.
Materials engineered at the atomic level will enable hypersonic weapons to survive punishing heat and stress. The U.S. government is pushing into hypersonic weapons in a big way, with at least five different