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Russian Planes Just Came Really, Really Close To Hitting A US Navy Destroyer 

The United States Navy just reported “multiple, aggressive flight maneuvers by Russian aircraft” on two separate occasions while in international waters. While conducting deck landing drills yesterday “two Russian SU-24 jets made numerous close-range and low altitude passes” near the USS Donald Cook.



Cool Angle Of A Helicopter Aerial Refuelling Makes It Seem As If The Blades Are Gonna Chop The Line

Video: This rear angle capturing a MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter aerial refuelling from a KC-130 tanker makes it look like aerial helicopter refuelling is the most dangerous thing. The helicopter blades look like they would tangle up with the fuel line and send both aircraft tumbling down. Luckily, it’s not like that!


Battle Ship Bridges Look Even Better Than In The Movies

Looking like some kind of delectable mash-up of Tron and The Hunt for Red October, this is actually a view inside the bridge of the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt.


The US Government Blew $US86 Million On A Would-Be Drug-Spy Plane That Never Flew

When the DEA bought a spy plane in 2008, it was supposed to be a way to catch and transport dealers in Afghanistan. Instead, it turned into a corroding rust bucket in the desert, and a reminder of how dumb the government can be.


Flying Drone Can Hide Underwater For Months Like A Nuclear Submarine

A submarine’s periscope is a useful reconnaissance tool, but it puts the vessel at risk since it can only be used when the sub surfaces. As an alternative, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created a waterproof drone that can float up from the murky depths and then take to the skies to provide an aerial view.


US Marines Will Soon Need To Know How To Shoot A Moving Target, Because That Wasn't A Thing Before

If you’re shooting at someone, it is highly likely that they will try to avoid getting hit. Ergo, for people who sometimes shoot at other people as part of their job — like the US Marines, for instance — one might expect a certain level of training involving moving targets. Not so fast!


Military Drones Have Been Used For Non-Military Surveillance Above The US

The Pentagon has admitted that the US military has used its drones for domestic surveillance missions. But, it also points out, the occurrences have been rare and always within the letter of the law.


Cool Photo Of A F-18 Flyby Of An Aircraft Carrier

Image Cache: It’s like the F/A-18E Super Hornet is splitting the horizon as it flies through the line between ocean and sky. It’s actually just zipping through a flyby during an aerial change of command ceremony above the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier. Either way, it’s such a perfect picture of a giant mothership and aircraft.


The F-35 Has Big Radar Problems, The Fix Is Hilarious

Now, more than $US1 trillion into its development, the F-35 aircraft is experiencing glitches with its radar systems. US Air Force major general Jeffrey Harrigian explained the problem in an IHS Jane report: “What would happen is they’d get a signal that says either a radar degrade or a radar fail — something that would force us to restart the radar.”


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