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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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U.S. Tests Missile Seeker System That Won't Let Go of Its Target No Matter What
U.S. Tests Missile Seeker System That Won't Let Go of Its Target No Matter What

7 Dec 2023, 12:02 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Lockheed Martin said it tested the MR variant of the JAGM missile that can lock onto a target even when there's multiple choices in the field

 
Twin-Fuselage Airplane Makes First Flight With a Fueled Hypersonic Drone Strapped to It
Twin-Fuselage Airplane Makes First Flight With a Fueled Hypersonic Drone Strapped to It

6 Dec 2023, 14:44 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / American aerospace company Stratolaunch announced it has flown the Talon-A hypersonic demonstrator for the first time with fuel in it

 
Sea Tiger Anti-Submarine Helicopter Flies for the First Time, Major Navy to Use It
Sea Tiger Anti-Submarine Helicopter Flies for the First Time, Major Navy to Use It

5 Dec 2023, 12:07 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / European aerospace company Airbus announced it conducted the first flight of the NH90 Sea Tiger military helicopter meant for the Deutsche Marine

 
Eurofighter EK Is the Ultimate Tech Update for the World's Most Advanced Combat Aircraft
Eurofighter EK Is the Ultimate Tech Update for the World's Most Advanced Combat Aircraft

4 Dec 2023, 11:27 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / European defense contractor Airbus announced it will upgrade 15 Eurofighter jets operated by the German Air Force with new electronic warfare gear.

 
Stratolaunch Hypersonic Vehicle to Fly Test Missions for U.S. Navy's MACH-TB
Stratolaunch Hypersonic Vehicle to Fly Test Missions for U.S. Navy's MACH-TB

29 Nov 2023, 12:28 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / American aerospace company Stratolaunch announced it has joined the Multi-Service Advanced Capability Hypersonic Test Bed program with the Talon-A

 
M1A1 Abrams Tanks Spotted Near Ukranian Front Lines, Is the Jig Up For Russia?
M1A1 Abrams Tanks Spotted Near Ukranian Front Lines, Is the Jig Up For Russia?

28 Nov 2023, 21:09 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The road that led to M1 Abrams tanks arriving in Ukraine is one paved in perpetual controversy and explosive U.S. Congressional politics.

 
Fortnite Game Engine Powers New Image Generator for Fighter Jet Training
Fortnite Game Engine Powers New Image Generator for Fighter Jet Training

28 Nov 2023, 11:04 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Collins Aerospace announced the launch of Arcus, a new image generator meant to enhance simulator training for pilots.

 
DARPA's SPRINT X-Plane Will Be the Mother of All Vertical Lift Aircraft
DARPA's SPRINT X-Plane Will Be the Mother of All Vertical Lift Aircraft

28 Nov 2023, 09:02 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Research agency DARPA announced the four companies that will take part in the Speed and Runway Independent Technologies X-plane (SPRINT) program

 
Navy Takes Out Ballistic and Anti-Ship Missiles at the Same Time Using Aegis System
Navy Takes Out Ballistic and Anti-Ship Missiles at the Same Time Using Aegis System

27 Nov 2023, 15:16 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Kratos shared more details about the tests of the Aegis Weapon System which took place in the Pacific Ocean

 
World's Most Advanced Air and Missile Defense Radar Tracks and Kills Live-Fire Test Target
World's Most Advanced Air and Missile Defense Radar Tracks and Kills Live-Fire Test Target

21 Nov 2023, 11:40 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Raytheon announced the first radar of the new GhostEye family, the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, passed a live fire test

 
Boeing MH-139A Grey Wolf Lines Ready to Roll, ICBMs Should Now Feel Safe
Boeing MH-139A Grey Wolf Lines Ready to Roll, ICBMs Should Now Feel Safe

21 Nov 2023, 10:49 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Boeing announced this week it is ready to start low-rate initial production of the Bell UH-1N Huey replacement MH-139A Grey Wolf

 
Bell 360 Invictus Attack Helo Gets Fitted with a New Engine, Closer to 2024 Test Flight
Bell 360 Invictus Attack Helo Gets Fitted with a New Engine, Closer to 2024 Test Flight

21 Nov 2023, 07:53 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Bell announced this week it has installed the new General Electric T901 engine in the 360 Invictus helicopter

 
Newest Predator Drone Drone Plays With UK's Most Powerful Warship
Newest Predator Drone Drone Plays With UK's Most Powerful Warship

20 Nov 2023, 10:48 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / American defense contractor General Atomics conducted the first short takeoff and landing (STOL) demo of the Mojave unmanned aircraft system (UAV) on a warship

 
Before the B-52 Stratofortress Gets New Engines, $870 Million Will Go Into the Old Ones
Before the B-52 Stratofortress Gets New Engines, $870 Million Will Go Into the Old Ones

17 Nov 2023, 07:29 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Engine maker Pratt & Whitney got a $870 million contract to keep the engine on the B-52 Stratofortress running before the new ones get here a few years from now

 
MQ-4C Triton ISR Drone Is No Longer Used by the U.S. Navy Alone
MQ-4C Triton ISR Drone Is No Longer Used by the U.S. Navy Alone

14 Nov 2023, 12:24 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / American defense contractor Northrop Grumman announced the completion of the first flight test of the Australian version of the MQ-4C Triton drone

 
We'll Soon Have Quarterhorses Flying Overhead at Hypersonic Speeds
We'll Soon Have Quarterhorses Flying Overhead at Hypersonic Speeds

14 Nov 2023, 09:23 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Aviation startup Hermeus announced it is now part of the Hypersonic and High-Cadence Airborne Testing Capabilities program

 
MQ-9B SkyGuardian Drone Will Use Smart Weapons Made in the United Arab Emirates
MQ-9B SkyGuardian Drone Will Use Smart Weapons Made in the United Arab Emirates

14 Nov 2023, 07:45 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / American defense contractor General Atomics announced it is working to integrate Edge UAE-made smart weapons onto the MQ-9B SkyGuardian drone

 
T-7A Red Hawk Flies 1,400 Miles Across the U.S. to Reach New Testing Grounds
T-7A Red Hawk Flies 1,400 Miles Across the U.S. to Reach New Testing Grounds

14 Nov 2023, 07:16 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Boeing announced it delivered the first T-7A Red Hawk trainer to the Edwards Air Force base in California for next stage of testing

 
Airplane-Shaped Drone Can Land Like a Helo on Navy Ships Moving at 20 Knots
Airplane-Shaped Drone Can Land Like a Helo on Navy Ships Moving at 20 Knots

13 Nov 2023, 09:08 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor AeroVironment and the U.S. Navy tested the Jump 20 drone on a ship moving at 20 knots, aircraft proved it can handle it.

 
RAF Helps Name Modular Test Aircraft, Enter the Aeralis Phoenix
RAF Helps Name Modular Test Aircraft, Enter the Aeralis Phoenix

10 Nov 2023, 12:36 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The Royal Air Force cadets and higher ups had a hand in naming the first modular test aircraft of a company called Aeralis