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XSR - 100 mph military interceptor vessel

This British-designed vessel travels at almost 100mph, carries a retractable heavy machine gun and would not look out of place in a 007 film With a maximum speed of 85 knots 97mph and carrying a 50 calibre machine gun hidden under the deck, the boat will be able to overhaul “go-fast” drug smuggling boats in the Caribbean and pirate ships off the coast of Somalia Hailed as the world’s “most advanced performance and pursuit” vessel the XSR will allow navies to deploy special forces on

1/3 of Indian hand grenades are duds

Thats beyond useless, when 1 in 3 of the hand grenades are duds, soldiers lives are at risk Especially when grenades are mostly used as last defense and close fighting A recent official survey of weaponry being used by soldiers guarding Indian borders reveals that about 30% of hand-grenades used by soldiers don't explode — which means an alarming one in three is a dud The survey, carried out by weapons experts from the Army and defense organizations, is based on interviews with soldiers

How to shoot down an F-117 - lessons from the Serbian war

A fascinating article on the low tech way that the Serbs managed to survive and even shoot down a plane Tricks such as using kitchen microwaves as decoys The Serbian battery commander, whose missiles downed an American F-16, and, most impressively, an F-117, in 1999, has retired, as a colonel, and revealed many of the techniques he used to achieve all this Colonel Dani Zoltan, in 1999, commanded the 3rd battery of the 250th Missile Brigade He had search and control radars, as well as

SU 27 crash at Poland airshow - RADOM 2009 - video

Sadly an SU-27 crashed at a Polish airshow The fighter crashed at 13:17 Both pilots died The presentation was scheduled for 15 minutes, the plane crashed after 2 According to experts, the probable cause of the crash was a collision with a bird or pilot's fault [flash=640x505]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/oCGVu6Y8y4w&hl=en&fs=1&[/flash] From http://wwwmilitaryphotosnet/forums/showthreadphpt=164066&page=3 [img]http://img255imageshackus/img255/4724/beztytuu3xjpg[

Helmet cams of Viper Company patrols in firefight in Afghanistan

Interesting video from a helmet cam of a Viper company patrol that comes under fire in Afghanistan, one man seems to slide down the bank into a tree and is mistaken for being shot boy that must be embarrassing for him As typical for these types of videos you never actually see the enemy, yet the soldiers always seem to be immediately engaged [flash=450x370]http://wwwliveleakcom/e/7f2_1250903026[/flash] Apparently the same guy with the same cam in another video also including a news

WW2 Horsa glider pilot flies again

AN 84-year-old veteran of the second world war returned to the skies again Johnny Wetherall was a pilot with the British Army Air Corps Glider Regiment and the last time he flew was in September 1944 when he piloted a seven-tonne Horsa troop-carrying glider into Arnhem, the Netherlands This historic mission was part of Operation Market Garden in which troops attempted to take control of the bridge spanning the Rhine This event went down in military history and was the subject of Cornel

Biggest bunker buster bomb developed and rushed into production

The Pentagon is trying to speed up the deployment of an ultra-large bunker-busting bomb, which would constitute the largest non-nuclear bomb the US has ever used The Massive Ordnance Penetrator, or MOP, is a 30,000-pound bomb that would dive deeper than any previous bomb, and could be strapped to B-2 or B-52 bombers by July of 2010 The MOP is 20 feet long and can penetrate bunkers up to 200 feet before exploding At 15 tons, the MOP is a third heavier than the previous "mother of all bo

Russian Tango-class diesel-powered attack submarine B-307 on display

Like a giant beached whale, or inflatable toy this Russian Tango-class diesel-powered attack submarine B-307 is on display at the Auto VAZ technical museum in Togliatti, Samara region, Russia, 07 August 2009 The submarine was towed from StPetersburg to Togliatti technical museum in 2005 after being on duty for 22 years From http://enwikipediaorg/wiki/Tango_class_submarine and http://wwwmilitaryphotosnet/forums/showthreadphpt=162660 [img]http://uploadwikimediaorg/wikipedia/commo

US navy plane bombed Vietnam with a toilet - image

No kidding In October 1965, a A-1H Skyraider, aboard USS Midway carried a special bomb to the North Vietnamese in commemoration of the 6-millionth pound of ordnance dropped This bomb was unique because of the type it was a toilet! The flight was a Dixie Station strike South Vietnam going to the Delta When they arrived in the target area and CDR Stoddard was reading the ordnance list to the FAC, he ended with "and one code name Sani-Flush" It was dropped in a dive with LCDR

30,000 Man-Portable Air Defense Systems destroyed since 2003

Thats a huge amount of equipment! The United States in close cooperation with 29 countries has destroyed over 30,000 foreign, at-risk Man-Portable Air Defense Systems MANPADS since 2003, thus potentially preventing these weapons – commonly referred to as shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles – from falling into the hands of arms traffickers, criminals, and terrorists who could threaten civil aviation The threat posed by MANPADS to civil aviation is real Forty civilian aircraft have be

Early Aircraft Carrier landing crashes videos mostly WW2?

What looks like corsairs and similar planes crashing on landing The last one is obviously more recent, a Phantom [flash=450x370]http://wwwliveleakcom/e/87f_1183367101[/flash] Here is a second video, much longer [flash=450x370]http://wwwliveleakcom/e/a7a_1235415619[/flash]

New British vehicles for Afghanistan - video

Video of some interesting and diverse British military vehicles used or bound for Afghanistan Some, such as the quad bikes seem a little exposed [flash=640x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/fBu94MriptU&hl=en&fs=1&[/flash]

US to give Israel amazing x-band FBX-T radar system

Capable of detecting a baseball in flight 2900 miles away the new radar is set to protect Israel from Iran's threats Just goes to show that Iran's threats only serve to make Israel more powerful and work against their stated aim of destroying Israel WASHINGTON Reuters - The Bush administration appears set to offer Israel a powerful radar system that could greatly boost Israeli defenses against enemy ballistic missiles while tying them directly into a growing US missile shield The

Americas last Draft soldier - still going strong 27 years later

Drafter back in 1972 Jeffrey Mellinger is the last of the Vietnam era draftees The very last person who's serial number starts with US ### instead of RA ### America's generals love to brag about their all-volunteer Army That's because they tend to overlook Jeffrey Mellinger He donned his Army uniform for the first time on April 18, 1972, about the time the Nixon Administration was seeking "peace with honor" in Vietnam and The Godfather was opening on the silver screen Nearly 37 yea

Scientists forget how to make Trident nuclear weapons

Plans to refurbish Trident nuclear weapons had to be put on hold because scientists forgot how to manufacture a component of the warhead So much for plans and designs, thats a $69 million mistake The US National Nuclear Security Administration NNSA "lost knowledge" of how to make a mysterious but very hazardous material codenamed Fogbank As a result, the warhead refurbishment programme was put back by at least a year, and racked up an extra $69 million The US and the UK are tryin
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