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US Marines Helicopter Looks Like Its Powered By The Stars

Here’s a really neat photo that shows a US Marines CH-53E helicopter during a training exercise at night that makes it look like the blades of the military chopper have been replaced with star-powered flight. It’s like a helicopter of the cosmos that has the ability to create portals into another universe.


USS Ross Guided-Missile Destroyer Looks Like It Has Its Own Force Field

Briefly: Here’s a really cool photo of guided-missile destroyer USS Ross ripping through the Mediterranean while under high wind conditions. To me, it looks like the warship has activated a force field around it and is impenetrable to everything. In reality, however, the destroyer is drenched.


A Badass Way To Kickstart A Hawaiian Weekend

Dayshot: This soldier is running off the back of a CH-47F Chinook helicopter during a simulated combat dive mission on the Hawaiian shoreline. Even if it’s hard work, I’d like to be him — and leave behind these screens, and keyboards and Interwebz.


To Join The US Military Police, You Must Get Pepper Sprayed In The Face

So you want to join the military police? Well then, get ready to get blasted with a a level-one contamination of oleoresin capsicum. In plain English: You’ll be pepper sprayed in a very painful way. And then you’ll have to work out!


What Lockheed's New Laser Can Do

Briefly: Lockheed Martin recently tested its new Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) laser — not to be confused with the Navy’s laser — on the Ford F-150 pictured above. The weapons system hit the truck’s running engine from a mile away. The engine doesn’t run any more.


What Is The Best Thing To Do When A Grenade Is Thrown At You?

Ideally you’ll never be in the situation in the first place, but let’s say a grenade is being lobbed at your face — what should you do? An anonymous US Infantry veteran schools us. Hint: unless you’re Captain America, don’t try to throw it back.


A Crucial F-35 Fighter Component Is Being Built On Sydney's North Shore

The Lane Cove West Business Park on Sydney’s north shore is a sleepy little place, but inside one of its buildings, behind these doors, something very high-tech is being created. Rockwell Collins Australia, a subsidiary of its American parent, is hard at work building an integral part of the world-class sensor suite that goes into the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.


Meet The 'Real-Life Q' Who Built Secret Spy Gadgets For A Living

I grew up watching James Bond films. My favourite part was always the same: the part where “Q” would outfit our hero with the latest in spy technology. Ralph Osterhout also grew up loving Bond movies too — but he took it to the next level. He spent his life building real spy gadgets, for secret agents in the field.


The US Is Starting To Sell Armed Drones To Allies

The unmanned strike aircraft of the US are much sought after by other nations — which means there’s a massive export opportunity. Now, the country has decided is to permit the widespread sale of armed drones to allied countries.


Three Generations Of US Air Force Power In One Photo

Image Cache: A United States Air Force (USAF) B-2A Spirit stealth bomber (background) comes into land following a mission during Exercise RED FLAG 15-1, with a USAF F-22A Raptor (foreground left) and F-15E Strike Eagle (foreground right) on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base.