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Into the Sun

By Attila Nagy on at

This amazing shot may look like a perfectly-photographed and staged action movie–but it was actually taken this morning as pilots prepare for the largest NATO exercise in 13 years. Read More >>

Why Does the UK Need Armed Drones?

By Rich Wordsworth on at

Drones offer the capabilities of a regular military aircraft without risk to the people controlling them – but they often aren’t simple trade-offs between effectiveness and safety. To learn more, we speak to an expert in the field.

This Warship Looks Like a Scene From Tron

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Looking like a scene from Tron, this is the the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely as it sails through the Atlantic Ocean on training operations. The MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter sits atop the ship as it refuels, while sailors take part in a training exercise with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. [U.S. Navy]

This is How Marines Learn to Overcome Obstacles

By Jamie Condliffe on at

You’re looking at a Critical Skills Operator with U.S. Marine Corps as he learns how to uses a torch to cut through a metal door. That’s just part of a list of techniques including “mechanical, ballistic, thermal and explosive” methods that the soldiers uses to overcome walls, fences and anything else that gets in their way. They don’t take “no” for an answer at the door. [Marines]