Monster Machines: This 130km/h Badger Fits In The Belly Of An Osprey

US ground forces are about to get an awesome new whip from Boeing’s Phantom Works: a petite combat support vehicle combining power, speed and all-terrain traction to deliver soldiers to just about anywhere on Earth — without all the hiking.


Monster Machines: Every US Military Helicopter Could Soon Be A Drone

The MQ-8 Fire Scout might be the US military’s marquee pilotless helicopter, but it’s not the only one. A pair of R/C Kaman K-Max K-1200 choppers have proven their value resupplying forward operating bases in Afghanistan and, now, the DoD is developing a system to turn any helicopter into a remotely operated whirly bird.


An RC Plane That Flies On Seawater Fuel

It’s been almost a year and a half since we first reported on the US Navy’s plans to produce cheap liquid fuel from seawater. And, as a proof of concept, the unmodified two-stroke engine in this P-51 Mustang remote control model plane was recently powered using the new liquid fuel instead of traditional petrol.


Watch The US Navy Parachute Team Jump And Land Inside A Stadium

Because most of us will never take the literal leap of jumping off a damn plane, here’s POV footage from the Leap Frogs aka the US Navy’s parachute team. For the San Diego Padre’s home opener, the jumpers took off in a plane and landed right smack inside Petco Park. You can hear the roar of the crowd grow louder as they get closer.


I Wore The US Navy's Oculus Rift, And It Showed Me The Future Of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the US Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift.


Briefly: A Detailed Look At Russia's Formidable Arsenal In Crimea

You are looking at one of the reasons why Stalin-wannabe Vladimir Putin doesn’t want to let go of Crimea: Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. Foxtrot Alpha explains why and shows us the Black Sea Feet and its weapons in detail.


The US Navy's New Underwater Internet

You use Wi-Fi everyday, but have you heard of its cousin, Li-Fi? Devices that use blinking lights to transmit data could provide the wireless Internet of the future.


Monster Machines: US Navy Almost Built A 'Flying Dorito' It Couldn't Afford To Fly

While US military has had its fair share of bungled development programs — just look at the V-22 Osprey or the littoral combat ship — the ill-fated A-12 Avenger II is a strong candidate for the worst. It was so poorly managed that, if completed, the program could have sunk nearly all of the US Navy’s budget.


Oh, Look, The US Navy Has An Oculus Rift

The above is not bonus footage from Battleship. Nor is it promotional material for a fancy video game. What it is, though, is definitive proof that the US Navy will always have way cooler toys than you.


Monster Machines: This 'Mining' Barge Was Really Built To Steal Soviet Subs

When an advanced Soviet submarine sank in the Pacific in 1968, the CIA decided to risk World War III on a daring covert mission, using this massive barge to raise the sunken vessel and pry out its secrets.