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Soldiers On (Virtual) Patrol

This is not a drill. In fact, it’s a virtual drill. You’re looking at soldiers from the 35th Engineer Brigade of the Missouri National Guard as they use a VR training tool known as the Dismounted Soldier Training System.


For Sale: 1960s Missile Site, Bring Your Own Missiles

Looking for a new place to live? Have I got a deal for you: Single family home, good school district, 1760 square metres. Did I mention it’s a former military base that housed Nike missiles from 1960 until 1966?


Landing A Lockheed U-2 Isn't For The Faint-Hearted

Briefly: It’s easy to forget just how shallow some aeroplanes are. In this image, you’re looking at a US Air Force Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance aircraft as it flies above Royal Air Force Fairford in England earlier this month. As the Air Force points out, the long wings and shallow body mean U-2 pilots have a very small margin for error when it comes to landing without causing damage to the aircraft.


Even A B52 Looks Serene From This Height

Briefly: It’s not often that you could use a word like serene to describe a B-52H Stratofortress. But in this image, accompanied by Saab JAS 39 Gripen jets from the Swedish Armed Forces, that’s exactly how it looks. This image was captured over the Baltic Sea during training manoeuvres on June 11. [US Air Force]


The US Military Is Actually Prepping For War In Space

The space race never went away, and now the US is getting a new operations centre to prepare for conflict from above the Earth’s atmosphere.


The Military's Ranger Panties Are My New Favourite Clothes

People love Soffe Men’s Running Shorts, a.k.a. Ranger Panties. That is evidenced in their 1250 Amazon reviews, the vast majority of which are five stars. People even like to include images of themselves wearing the comically tiny shorts, bragging about how close to exposed your penis is while flopping around on a jog.


The Military Is Building A Hoverbike

Marty McFly’s hoverboard is a cool piece of scifi fantasy, but I’m more excited for this hoverbike to hit the skies. And there’s a good chance that will happen now the US military is getting involved.


The US Navy Wants To Buy Zero-Day Security Flaws From You

Identified a security hole in a piece of well-known software? You could alert the maker to keep everyone safe — or you could sell it to the US Navy, which will buy the information from you in order to build software to exploit the hole.


Fascinating Visualisation Breaks Down How The Roman Army Was Organised

Video: Legionary. Century. Centurions. Cohorts. Legions. These are all terms for a certain group or type of Roman soldier. This rather interesting break down of the Roman Army shows how the army was organised, how Roman citizens were Legionaries and non-Roman citizens were Auxiliaries, and how those soldiers were grouped together.


US Air Force Uses 'Moronic' Selfie To Bomb ISIS Headquarters

Many of us know feeling of posting a regrettable pic or two online. But while your thoughtless photos might be an embarrassment, they (typically) aren’t offensive enough to merit a US Air Force strike. If you’re an terrorist, on the other hand, a wee bit more discretion is probably advised.