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Military Bits & Pieces

It’s in the nature of the business for the world’s military forces to be at the forefront of technological advancements. And by that, we don’t mean only weaponry but also technologies developed for military use that eventually come to revolutionize the civilian world – a number of them allow you to read this on your gadget right now. So, for all you people with a passion for hardware that goes bang or wears camo for purposes other than tricking spy photographers, here’s a new section on our website dedicated to all things military.

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USAF Tells Pilots Who Fly at the Speed of Sound to Slow Down While on a Motorcycle
USAF Tells Pilots Who Fly at the Speed of Sound to Slow Down While on a Motorcycle

19 Mar 2024, 13:01 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The Department of the Air Force plans to contact and register 100 percent of the riders within its ranks in the coming months for safety reasons

 
U.S. Navy's Sub-Sonic Aerial Target to Get Really Smart After AI Brain Transplant
U.S. Navy's Sub-Sonic Aerial Target to Get Really Smart After AI Brain Transplant

13 Mar 2024, 13:52 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Shield AI announced its Hivemind AI system will be integrated with the Kratos BQM-177A sub-sonic aerial target for the U.S. Navy

 
Mach 9 Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine Survives Its First Long-Duration Test
Mach 9 Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine Survives Its First Long-Duration Test

13 Mar 2024, 08:27 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / America aerospace startup Venus announced it conducted its first long-duration test of the Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine (RDRE) it is working on

 
U.S. Army Fires HIMARS-Loaded Extended-Range Rocket at Target in New Mexico
U.S. Army Fires HIMARS-Loaded Extended-Range Rocket at Target in New Mexico

12 Mar 2024, 10:54 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin conducted yet another test of the Extended-Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System.

 
This Is the Stage Three Solid Rocket Motor for America's Next Ballistic Missile Hunter
This Is the Stage Three Solid Rocket Motor for America's Next Ballistic Missile Hunter

11 Mar 2024, 11:21 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Northrop Grumman says it is ready to test fire the the first stage three solid rocket motor for the new missile interceptor.

 
This Combat Vehicle Can Strike Five Targets Simultaneously With Mortar Rounds While Moving
This Combat Vehicle Can Strike Five Targets Simultaneously With Mortar Rounds While Moving

11 Mar 2024, 09:57 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor BAE System said it delivered to the U.S. Army for testing the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Turreted Mortar prototype

 
America's First Private Hypersonic Aircraft Takes Flight, Speed and Altitude Are Secret
America's First Private Hypersonic Aircraft Takes Flight, Speed and Altitude Are Secret

11 Mar 2024, 08:59 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Aerospace company Stratolaunch announced the completion of the first test flight of the Talon-A (TA-1) hypersonic aircraft

 
Infantry Squad Vehicle Goes Into the Desert of the Middle East, Comes Out in One Piece
Infantry Squad Vehicle Goes Into the Desert of the Middle East, Comes Out in One Piece

6 Mar 2024, 22:05 UTC · By: Elena Luchian / GM Defense sent an Infantry Squad Vehicle to the Middle East to take part in the Summer Trials. The vehicle came out "alive"

 
The U.S. Just Flew a Drone That May Become the Skeleton of Many Future Aircraft
The U.S. Just Flew a Drone That May Become the Skeleton of Many Future Aircraft

5 Mar 2024, 15:15 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / General Atomics and the Air Force Research Laboratory just flew a variant of the Valkyrie drone built on the same chassis but as an Off-Board Sensing Station

 
USAF Cooks and Freezes T-7A Red Hawk Aircraft In Extreme Weather Lab to See What Happens
USAF Cooks and Freezes T-7A Red Hawk Aircraft In Extreme Weather Lab to See What Happens

28 Feb 2024, 10:43 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The U.S. Air Force has recently subjected the T-7A Red Hawk trainer aircraft to extreme weather testing inside the McKinley Climatic Laboratory in Florida

 
NASAMS Fires Extended Range AMRAAM Missile for the First Time, Weapon Does Things Right
NASAMS Fires Extended Range AMRAAM Missile for the First Time, Weapon Does Things Right

28 Feb 2024, 10:06 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / American defense contractor Raytheon fires a new version of the AMRAAM missile from a National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System

 
MQ-9 Reaper Lands at Shaw Air Force Base for the First Time While Under Satellite Control
MQ-9 Reaper Lands at Shaw Air Force Base for the First Time While Under Satellite Control

27 Feb 2024, 08:58 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The U.S. Air Force said an MQ-9 Reaper under complete satellite control landed at the Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina in historic first

 
F-35A Lightning Looks Like It's Off to Fight Aliens in Another Dimension
F-35A Lightning Looks Like It's Off to Fight Aliens in Another Dimension

26 Feb 2024, 11:46 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / This image shows a USAF F-35A Lightning flying over the Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Alabama in early February as part of a 187th Fighter Wing event

 
World's Largest Operational Aircraft Takes Off With Powered Drone Attached to It. Again
World's Largest Operational Aircraft Takes Off With Powered Drone Attached to It. Again

26 Feb 2024, 08:33 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Stratolaunch tests the TA-1 hypersonic vehicle a second time in powered form and attached to the Roc carrier plane.

 
91 Years Ago, America’s First Purpose Built Aircraft Carrier Hit the High Seas
91 Years Ago, America’s First Purpose Built Aircraft Carrier Hit the High Seas

25 Feb 2024, 20:44 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / On the anniversary of this historic warship's operational birth, we owe our thanks to the crew who served onboard our deepest thanks.

 
U.S. Performs More Tests on Sentinel ICBM, Missile Shaping Up to Be a True Detterent
U.S. Performs More Tests on Sentinel ICBM, Missile Shaping Up to Be a True Detterent

21 Feb 2024, 09:24 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Northrop Grumman announced the completion of a new series of tests on the upcoming Sentinel intercontinental ballistic missiles

 
The All-Electric Alia cTOL Proves Its Worth During Live USAF Exercises
The All-Electric Alia cTOL Proves Its Worth During Live USAF Exercises

14 Feb 2024, 06:36 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / Alia became the first electric aircraft to participate in a live Agile Combat Employment scenario during a five-day exercise with the Air National Guard

 
Armored Vehicle Turns Into Drone Killer With One Switch of the Turret
Armored Vehicle Turns Into Drone Killer With One Switch of the Turret

6 Feb 2024, 12:08 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / A variant of the BAE Systems Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle called Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System was equipped with the tools it needs to take out drones

 
U.S. Marine Corps Gets First Taste of Armed Troop Transport That Can Drive in the Ocean
U.S. Marine Corps Gets First Taste of Armed Troop Transport That Can Drive in the Ocean

2 Feb 2024, 13:31 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor BAE Systems announced the delivery of the first test variant of the cannon-armed Amphibious Combat Vehicle to the Marine Corps

 
American Microwave Weapon Can Shoot Down Targets at the Speed of Light
American Microwave Weapon Can Shoot Down Targets at the Speed of Light

30 Jan 2024, 10:28 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / American defense contractor Raytheon announced the completion of a three-week test run of the CHIMERA microwave weapon system