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Navy asks industry for large unmanned submarines - image

The US Navy is asking industry to develop a large unmanned submarine able to operate in the open ocean and in coastal waters and harbors on missions lasting more than 70 days to gather intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ISR information The US Office of Naval Research ONR released a broad agency announcement ONRBAA11-025 last week for the Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Innovative Naval Prototype Technology LDUUV INP program to develop UUV autonomy and

F14 aircraft explodes in mid air - video

F14 aircraft explodes in mid air after reaching the sound barrier The crash occurred when the pilot Lt Cmdr John Stacy Bates exceeded the performance specs of the F-14 he was flying An engine failed when he attempted a high-speed high-angle maneuver after the flyby, causing the explosion that destroyed the aircraft Both the pilot and the RIO were able to eject with only minor burns to their upper body [flash=640x510]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/kAjoSWraCyc[/flash] Bates' squadron ha

F-22 Raptor fleet grounded since May owing to pilots getting poisoned by their air supply

The Air Force’s fleet of F-22 Raptor fighters has been grounded since May 3 due to toxins entering the cockpit via the aircraft’s life support systems, sources with extensive F-22 experience said Service leaders grounded the stealthy twin-engine fighter after pilots suffered “hypoxialike symptoms” on 14 occasions The incidents affected Raptor pilots at six of seven F-22 bases; the exception is Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla But despite an investigation that has spanned nearly three months

A B-52 Stratofortress being destroyed by a guillotine - sad to see - video

A crane operated guillotine relentlessly decapitates a B-52 Stratofortress into its parts Its amazing that such majestic aircraft are not kept in museums [flash=640x510]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/7GPsOuXImL0[/flash]

Remote controlled mine destroying machine - video

This mine destroying machine faintly resembles WW2 vehicles of the same design, instead of the WW2's rotating drum with flailing chains, this one uses something akin to hammers An operator commands the machine from a safe distance using a remote control unit The hull of the robot is made up of hardened steel plates in a "V" shape to help limit any damage from antitank mines and unexploded shells of sizes up to 3 inches, and the D-3 has been able to successfully ingest mines containing

Modern camouflague is easily beaten by using ultraviolet sensors - video

A simple way to negate the ability of modern camouflage to hide its wearers is to place a UV bypass filter over the lenses The problem is not new What has changed is that digital technology permits everyone to see under the curtain The US Army has been instructing their soldiers for many years about the dangers of UV sensors and to camouflage against such sensors Since the US Army FM is online, and otherwise readily available, as are relevant training manuals, it should be assumed t

US Navy $2 billion ship has had only 1 deployment since 2005 - now back in shop after all 4 engines fail

Less than two months after the USS San Antonio was finally declared fit for duty all four of its engines are experiencing problems forcing it to be once again pulled from service The $2 billion San Antonio has been plagued by problems since being commissioned and has been out of fleet rotation for years A first-in-its-class, 700-foot amphibious transport, the vessel was built by Northrop Grumman and delivered to the Navy in 2005 According to the Hampton Pilot, the ship's first and

Lost battlefield found in Papa New Guinea - untouched since WW2

An Australian trekker has uncovered the site of a World War II battle in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, with the bodies of at least three Japanese soldiers still lying where they fell in 1942 Former army captain Brian Freeman, an expert on the arduous Kokoda Trail, said Monday that local villagers led him to the Eora Creek site where he found the remains of the soldiers, along with their weapons and equipment [quote]I never anticipated that we would find war dead As soon as we realis

Australian military badges mispell Australia - image

AUSTRALIAN Defence uniforms have been issued with a badge misspelling the name of the country Navy officers serving in the Middle East were kitted out with the uniforms with the badge carrying an extra "L" in the word Australian, Seven News reported The blunder has shocked the RSL and raised the issue of Defence gear being produced offshore Seven reported a Tasmanian firm had outsourced the badge production to a Hong Kong factory "Serving in the defence force, one thing you're ext

US tests Smart Phones for its soldiers - finds the same problems everyone else has as well

The US Army is wrapping up a six-week testing program for smartphones, and they're reporting some familiar problems CNN reports that the Army has tested over 300 different Android, iPhone and Windows phones in addition to some models by Hewlett-Packard and Dell at training areas in New Mexico and Texas The off-the-shelf devices are popular with soldiers who've used similar devices outside of the battle, but they also carry the same bugs that frustrate customers: A few devices have

Military weapons depot explodes in Turkmenistan - video

You would think that at the distance of the video that you were safe, but the last explosion takes out the windows At least four people are known to have lost their lives - with many more injured - after the blast in Abadan in the secretive former Soviet state "An eyewitness said he saw four male corpses, covered with handkerchiefs," reported Chronicles of Turkmenistan, an opposition website "There are many unexploded shells scattered around Some of them are detonating, causing n

3 weeks 100 firefights the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines in Afghanistan

These Marines’ tour was one of the most brutal of the entire war In its first three weeks in Afghanistan’s Sangin district, the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines got into more than 100 firefights, and sustained 62 casualties The insurgents managed to negate the Marines’ night-vision gear, and rendered their traditional close-combat tactics useless Things got so bad, the 3/5’s superior officers even suggested pulling their troops back That didn’t happen Instead, the 3/5 went after the militants

WW2 dogfights - Lt. Richard Candelaria in a P-51 Mustang vrs BE-109 and Me-262 jets - true story - video

Video simulation of Lt Richard Candelaria flying a P-51 Mustang against attacking German fighters Great story I HAVE A BUNCH OF GERMANS CORNERED! This statement is reportedly what Lt Candelaria radioed to his squadron mates on that particular day as noted in the book: “The Last flight of the Luftwaffe” by Adrian Weir: “…one of the 435th FS pilots searched the sky around him for signs of contrails Already feeling alone 1st Lieutenant Richard G Candelaria had lost contact with th

Canadian Forces Get Ambushed in Afghanistan - video

Afghanistan - Canadian soldiers from 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on patrol with the Afghan National Army come under attack from Taliban RPG and small arms fire No Casualties [flash=640x510]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/jPgb3no0KaQ[/flash]

What on earth is this strange little tank? - images

This picture is of a strange little tank of presumably German origin Is this a tank for trainees Any idea what it is / was From http://wwwmilitaryphotosnet/forums/showpostphpp=2851761&postcount=1951
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