Category Archives: Military

The Ronin Ballistic Helmet

All of the science fiction cops are starting to become reality. Scary shit if you think about it. Ballistic tests

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US Military’s most feared weapon

The TOW Missile, Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided anti-tank missile is the most widely used weapon. Raytheon has developed a wireless TOW.

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Installing armor plates on M1A1 Abrams tanks in Germany

Armor plating an already armor plated tank? Explosive Reactive Armor tiles are fitted as part of the Tank Urban Survival Kit II. (Tusk II) They are filled with an explosive sandwiched between two metal plates. When penetrated, the explosive detonates … Continue reading

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Vietnamese tactical training

Hostage rescue training with a long pole.

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Apache demo team

The RNLAF AH-64D Apache Demo Team puts the chopper through a series of loop and other maneuvers.

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North Korea in 60 seconds

I can’t seem to spot the microwave antenna farms in this video. I know they have them. They must be where all the cars are parked (there are certainly none on the streets.)

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The Navy’s indoor ocean

It’s 240 feet wide, 360 feet long, and holds over twelve million gallon of water. This is the MASK, the maneuvering and seakeeping basin at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Carderock (Bethesda, Maryland.) It’s one of the largest indoor … Continue reading

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The knife and finger song

A singing jarhead with a knife is a wonder to behold.

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FA-18 vs. Mig-29

Long Saturday This training episode pits pilots flying American FA-18 fighter jets against Russian Mig-29s flown by German pilots. [20:59] YouTube link.

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December 7th

Our parents’ and grandparents’ day of infamy 75 years ago.

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British Guards Divisions

The Sergeant Majors bear a mysterious link to Monty Python. And vice versa.

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Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day. Whether you served or not, fly the flag.

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How to build an aircraft carrier

Some of this stuff we know. More of this stuff we didn’t know.

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The Raytheon M982 Excalibur

The Excalibur is a 155mm satellite-guided artillery shell. Excalibur was first fielded in Iraq in 2007 for urban or complex-terrain engagements in which collateral damage must be kept to a minimum. Excalibur has a ruggedized Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite … Continue reading

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Chasing a cruise missile

Video of an Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet chasing a Nirbhay cruise missile. Coordinating the launch of the missile and the fighter must be a headache.

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US military plans surprise for enemy tanks

A new concept for the US Military to target T-90 and Armata tanks has been unveiled that will provide an element of surprise. Looks like animated science fiction and imaginative thinking.

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