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The Navy's Giant Electromagnetic Railgun Looks Terrifyingly Powerful

The Navy has been working on perfecting the nonconventional railgun for more than a decade now. These guns fire non-explosive projectiles through the use of electricity rather than chemical propellants—but what makes them so deadly is how damn fast the projectiles travel after being shot.

U.S. Allies 'Borrowing' Munitions To Drop On ISIS As U.S. Stockpiles Are Also In Question U.S. Allies 'Borrowing' Munitions To Drop On ISIS As U.S. Stockpiles Are Also In Question

There is a lot of political talk right now about the U.S. carrying the weight militarily for its allies, including NATO. One actual example of this is the recurring situation where, even in lower-intensity conflicts, our allies run out of guided air-to-ground munitions to drop on the enemy. Well, it has happening once…

Why Were Hellfire Missiles Shipped From Beirut Aboard A Passenger Jet? Why Were Hellfire Missiles Shipped From Beirut Aboard A Passenger Jet?

Something very strange is going on with a pair of Hellfire air-to-ground training missiles. Loaded onto a civilian airliner in Beirut, Lebanon, their paperwork said the final destination was Portland, Oregon. But before they could get there, the plane stopped in Belgrade, Serbia, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear…

Russia Launches Cruise Missiles At Syria From Submarine In The Mediterranean  Russia Launches Cruise Missiles At Syria From Submarine In The Mediterranean 

The Russian improved Kilo Class diesel electric submarine Rostov-on-Don (B-237) launched cruise missiles at targets in Syria today, from a submerged position in the eastern Mediterranean. This is the first time a Russian submarine has struck targets in Syrua since Russia began its aerial offensive around October and…

Russian Su-34 Fullbacks Fly First Syria Sorties Loaded With Air-To-Air Missiles  Russian Su-34 Fullbacks Fly First Syria Sorties Loaded With Air-To-Air Missiles 

Russia has publicized its first Syrian air campaign missions with their Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombers loaded with air-to-air missiles. This move is in direct response to Turkey shooting down its Su-24 Fencer attack jet along the Turkish-Syrian border a week ago.

New Video Of F-14 Tomcat Escorts And Cruise Missiles As Russia Steps Up Syria Offensive New Video Of F-14 Tomcat Escorts And Cruise Missiles As Russia Steps Up Syria Offensive

New video is emerging of Russia’s heavy bomber sorties and naval cruise missile strikes against targets in Syria. This includes some pretty amazing bomb and cruise missile drop sequences and footage showing the bombers’ fighter escorts, which included Iranian F-14A Tomcats and Russian Su-30SM Flankers.

This Russian Missile That Is Slung Out Of A Ship's Torpedo Tube Is Pretty Nuts This Russian Missile That Is Slung Out Of A Ship's Torpedo Tube Is Pretty Nuts

Russia’s love for anti-ship and anti-submarine missiles is no secret and a wide variety of weapons have been developed to service these missions. Yet the RPK-6 “Vodopad,” meaning “Waterfall” in English, also code named the SS-N-16 “Stallion” by NATO, has to be one of the most interesting to watch in action.

Why Green Is The New Tan At The Army Association's Big Conference And Arms Expo Why Green Is The New Tan At The Army Association's Big Conference And Arms Expo

The Association of The United States Army throws its big land warfare expo every year, and this one seems to have some interesting trends. Believe it or not, color tones are one of them, and it has a lot more to do with warfare settings changing than you might think.

Russia's New Fighter Uses Long-Range Weapons To Overcome Its Weaknesses  Russia's New Fighter Uses Long-Range Weapons To Overcome Its Weaknesses 

Russia’s fledgling Sukhoi T-50 fighter, also known as the PAK-FA, continues to waddle through development even though the demand for the aircraft may turn out to be less than stellar. Nonetheless, Sukhoi hopes to integrate a wide array of weapons onto their new jet, including everything from supersonic cruise missiles…

The Navy's Little Missiles Could Be Popping Up In Many More Places The Navy's Little Missiles Could Be Popping Up In Many More Places

This image shows the Cyclone Class coastal patrol boat USS Firebolt shooting off a $100,000 Griffin surface-to-surface missile during a training exercise in the Arabian Gulf. Different variants of the Griffin have been put to use aboard everything from ships to unmanned aircraft to Ospreys to AC-130 Gunships in recent…

This Is A Fully Armed F-15SA, The Most Advanced Production Eagle Ever This Is A Fully Armed F-15SA, The Most Advanced Production Eagle Ever

The F-15SA is the most advanced production F-15 Eagle ever built. Saudi Arabia ordered 84 new build F-15SAs and close to 70 kits to upgrade their existing F-15S fleet to the SA configuration. Just one part of this upgrade is the activation of Eagle’s outboard wing stores stations, which will expand the jet’s already…

Sweden Gets Invaded By Its Allies As B-52s Mine The Baltic Sea Sweden Gets Invaded By Its Allies As B-52s Mine The Baltic Sea

The military exercise BALTOPS 2015 is in full swing off and on the coast of Sweden, with a large-scale amphibious landing happening last weekend. Finnish, Swedish, British and American Marines all stormed the Swedish coastline in a joint manner, with multiple landing craft and air support assets bringing the fight to…

Pentagon Replacing Cluster Bombs With Something Far Less Controversial Pentagon Replacing Cluster Bombs With Something Far Less Controversial

Cluster bombs are good at destroying lots of things spread over a huge area. What they’re not so good at is always exploding, with the sub-munitions falling to the ground and failing to detonate. It’s a horrific reality that people around the globe have to live with, where a curious child or a wrong step can mean the…

Is That A Missile In Your Volvo Or.... Is That A Missile In Your Volvo Or....

A man drove down Florida’s U.S. 1 with what looks like an Israeli-built Shafrir-2 air-to-air missile in the passenger seat of his Volvo convertible and nobody really seemed to care enough to call anyone. Oh, and it was the same day that the President was visiting nearby.

Was A Saudi Arabian Fighter Jet Shot Down Over Sana'a Yemen? Was A Saudi Arabian Fighter Jet Shot Down Over Sana'a Yemen?

Various reports began surfacing yesterday evening that a Saudi Arabian fighter jet, said to be an F-16, was shot down by Houthi rebels near Sana’a Yemen. Pictures on Twitter showed what looked like mangled wreckage from such an incident. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has not admitted to losing a jet. So what happened?

This Stealth Missile Will Use EMPs To Cripple Enemy Electronics  This Stealth Missile Will Use EMPs To Cripple Enemy Electronics 

The Pentagon’s Counter-Electronics High-Power Advanced Microwave Project (CHAMP) has been one of the sci-fi like weapons programs that has the ability to change warfare as we know forever. Now it looks like the CHAMP has found an ideal delivery vehicle, the stealthy Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range.

Japan Plans To Deploy Missiles To Strategic Island Near Taiwan Japan Plans To Deploy Missiles To Strategic Island Near Taiwan

Reports state that Japan is looking to further militarize Ishigaki-Jima with both surface-to-air and anti-ship missiles. Ishigaki Island is just 100 miles east of Taiwan and about 100 miles south of the highly disputed Senkaku Islands, putting it in a volatile yet strategic geographic position.

Watch The Navy's Hyper Velocity Projectile Rip Through These Plates

The Office of Naval Research is getting ready to deploy their electromagnetic Railgun for testing for the first time next year. But what is a gun without ammo? The Hyper Velocity Projectile is being built for not the just the Railgun alone, but also for existing 5 inch deck guns as well. And yes, it is very, very…

Why It's Sad That The F-22 Just Fired Its First Guided AIM-9X Sidewinder Why It's Sad That The F-22 Just Fired Its First Guided AIM-9X Sidewinder

34 years ago, the USAF set out to build a fighter that could guarantee American air superiority for decades to come. $75B, 563 less aircraft than planned, and a decade after being declared operational later, the F-22 still doesn’t have what some MiG-21s have, a Helmet Mounted Sight and a missile to go with it.

A C-130 Is Happy To Deliver A Huge Rocket Launcher Just About Anywhere A C-130 Is Happy To Deliver A Huge Rocket Launcher Just About Anywhere

This USAF Special Operations C-130 lands at an austere airstrip and a huge HIMARS Rocket Launcher rolls off its ramp. The C-130 takes back off and the rockets start flying. The way America’s air mobility capability can move big things to pretty much anywhere in the world on short notice is just mesmerizing.

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