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How does this helicopter fly?

The rotors don't seem to be turning Is there a strobe effect happening with the rotors actually moving but being seen stopped Do the other engines in the helicopter provide lift Is it photoshopped [flash=450x370]http://wwwliveleakcom/e/d21_1240700855[/flash]

Airforce to train more UAV operaters than real pilots

The movement to a cheaper more automated airforce has begun The growing ranks of drone operators mark a turning point for the Air Force as it looks to a future that relies increasingly on unmanned aircraft Over the next few decades, the Air Force plans to develop drones that would serve as fighters, bombers and tankers, the heart of its manned fleet, according to its Unmanned System Update The document says piloted aircraft will be used in concert with drones… The Air Force will train

The battle for Midway video in color - amazing

This video features some amazing footage from World War II The Battle for Midway is considered the most important Pacific engagement It turned the tide against the Japanese The Hollywood director John Ford happened to be on Midway He was serving as photographic and intelligence officer He was merely in transit to another location But when the Japanese struck, he started filming The Navy had broken the Japanese code So, American commanders knew the Japanese were planning to attack

Damaged B-1 returned to service after handcrafting a new backbone

A USAF B-1B bomber returned to flight last week after a Boeing team replaced its catastrophically damaged upper-center boron longeron – the aircraft's "backbone" Who would have thought that each B-1 had individually crafted parts in today's computer manufactured world The B-1, Swift Justice, was damaged during a routine training mission in December 2007 An engine-bleed air duct rupture triggered a temperature warning light, forcing the crew to land the aircraft at Ellsworth Air F

Anti tank attack dogs used in WW2

One of the most bizzare military weapons I have ever read of, and it was successful! However it seems they might have had trouble recognising the enemy tanks from the friendlies : Anti-tank dogs, also known as dog bombs or dog mines, were hungry dogs with explosives harnessed to their backs and trained to seek food under tanks and armoured vehicles By doing so, a detonator usually a small wooden lever would go off, triggering the explosives and damaging or destroying the military veh

The new XM-25 Individual Air Burst Weapon drops grenades just where you need them

The US Army is set to start testing a computerized, high-tech projectile launcher that can take out bad guys hiding around corners and in caves or trenches, even if they're out of the soldier's line of sight The XM-25 Individual Air Burst Weapon uses a laser rangefinder to precisely measure the distance to a target, then primes a fuse on a timed grenade so that the projectile explodes exactly where it should [quote]The way a soldier operates this is you basically find your target, then

B1-R bomber - missile platform and bomber - video

the B1-R is a proposed upgrade for the current B1-B fleet It would be equipped with advanced radars & four F-22 engines, thus being able to achieve a estimated top speed of mach 22 at a 20 percent reduction of the B1-B's combat range Additional enhancements include network centric capabilities,AESA active-electronicically-scanned radar, improved defensive system's as well asa opening up existing hardpoints for conventional munitions The B1-R is not the only proposed repla

Hundreds of WW1 photos found of soldiers going to the Somme

Hundreds of First World War photographs were discovered recently in France showing British soldiers on their way to the Somme The pictures were taken in a village called Warloy-Baillon in the département of the Somme The time is the winter of 1915 and the spring and summer of 1916 Hundreds of thousands of British and Empire soldiers, are preparing for The Big Push, the biggest British offensive of the 1914-18 war to date A local French photographer, almost certainly an amateur, poss

29 Helicopters from assault returning from mission in Mosul

Heaps of helicopters all passing by the cameraman on their way back from a mission in Mosul Interesting video from Iraq, possibly May 2003 29 choppers = 10 black hawks 19 Chinooks [flash=450x370]http://wwwliveleakcom/e/970_1242527130[/flash]

Stalemate in Korangal Valley video - Afghanistan

The American counter insurgency in this Taliban stronghold in Kunar Province has been at a bloody draw for years now This video follows one team out on patrol as it comes under attack [flash=450x370]http://wwwliveleakcom/e/32c_1242335350[/flash] The helicopters landed in blackness before the moon rose The infantry company rushed out and through waist-high vegetation and into forests on an Afghan ridge Over the next 40 hours, more than 100 soldiers from the First Battalion, 26th In

Unmanned patrol vehicle enters service in Israel

An unmanned autonomous patrol vehicle has entered service and is now patrolling the Gaza and Lebanon borders It drives and avoids obstacles autonomously, and allows the control unit to take over it, if something happens It also multiple sensors and can send real time information to controllers as well unmanned drone and helicopters It can have various equipment mounted on it, such as weapons as well The Genius' purpose is to give the IDF a good situation awareness through its man

Javelin vrs T72 tank and M1A1 video

The T72 is Russia’s main battle tank about 45 tons with a 125mm main gun, and the light sandy colored M1A1 is Americas main tank The “Javelin” however is a small, man-carried, shoulder fired anti-tank weapon Now THIS is a serious anti-tank weapon [flash=480x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/5ZAnYYj9orQ&hl=en&fs=1[/flash]

Military aircraft videos

Very good video of contemporary military aircraft Some nice footage of flight and bombing runs Pity about the soundtrack [flash=450x370]http://wwwliveleakcom/e/594_1225321641[/flash]

WW2 Douglas Dauntless plane recovered from lake Michigan

A dive bomber that had ditched in Lake Michigan on a training run in 1944 was brought to land Friday for restoration in Florida for the National World War II Museum in New Orleans The Douglas SBD Dauntless lifted from the water Friday to a pier in Waukegan, Ill, is among 130 to 300 or more planes estimated to have sunk in the lake during training late in World War II The Naval Historical Center NHC, in cooperation with the National Museum of Naval Aviation and the Institute of Nauti

Report calls $819 million Non-lethal Weapons Program a waste of money

Over the years there have been many gee wizz articles on the Joint Non-lethal Weapons Program and its potential weapons that stop but don't kill people But a new report from the Government Accountability Office comprehensively demolishes the Program, finding fault with almost every aspect of its work Over 12 years were spent developing useless systems, weapons were fielded without proper testing or adequate supplies of ammunition, and over $817 million dollars were wasted Established
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