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I Wore the US Navy's Oculus Rift, and it Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of 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. Read More >>

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Real Military Images Feel Like Lost Frames From The Empire Strikes Back

I came across some winter time military photographs that looked like lost frames from the Battle of Hoth, in The Empire Strikes Back. So much, in fact, that I couldn't resist adding some laser gun turrets and AT-ATs. Read More >>

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You Must Read This Test Pilot's Story of an SR-71 Disintegrating During Flight

This story has been around the internet for awhile, but man is it worth a read. Test pilot Bill Weaver was flying an SR-71 Blackbird on an experimental evaluation flight when a malfunction at Mach 3.18 caused the plane to literally tear apart. Yet somehow, Weaver survived. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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This Battlefield Heads-Up Display Turns Troops into Cyborg Soldiers

From self-aiming sniper rifles to bionic power suits, troops are rapidly gaining access to tools and technology that were the realm of science fiction just a few years ago. While PDA's and tablets currently connect our warfighters, this Heads-Up Display (HUD) from BAE Systems is the future of wearable battlefield computing. Read More >>

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What Military Ration Packs Look Like Around the World

Different armies, same soul evaporating packaged foods for army rations. Okay, that's not exactly fair. Some countries obviously have it better than others (I'm looking at you France) but at the end of the day, most armies around the world are eating out of pouches and cans and what looks like condom wrappings. Read More >>

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Rare Photo of Two F-16 Jets Landing Simultaneously

This is something you don't see every day: Two fighter jets landing simultaneously in perfect synchronisation on the same runway. Read More >>

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The Incredible Flying Tanks of WWII

Given how devastatingly effective both newly-invented tank and airplane technologies proved during World War I, it was only a matter of time before enterprising military designers on both sides of the Atlantic thought to combine them into a flying machine of armoured mayhem. And they almost succeeded. Well, at least the Soviets did. Read More >>

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The Amazing Antonov A-40: A Flying Tank

When it comes to war, innovation is key and WWII saw more insane ideas and weapons of war developed than perhaps any before it. One of the more surreal was the Antonov A-40, colloquially known as the tank that could fly! Read More >>

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Military Drones are Looking More and More Like Star Wars Characters

When you think about military drones, chances are your mind conjures up the image of a grey airplane-shaped object with a windowless cockpit. But actually, combat drones come in all shapes and sizes—including some very futuristic ones. Read More >>

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Watch as a 226kg US Bomb is Accidentally Launched at US Army Soldiers

Shocking video of a US Army infantry outpost hit the web yesterday, showing an airstrike gone awry. The soldiers are waiting for the strike to take out a group of Taliban soldiers, when a 226kg bomb explodes just a few feet from their outpost. A 226kg American bomb. Read More >>

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Training for Underground Warfare at a Nuclear Weapons Complex

In the early, angst-filled days of the Cold War, miners started carving the insides out of a hill between Dallas and Austin, Texas. The workers didn't know what they were building, but—at 7,000 acres—it was huge. At that point in time, it was only known as "Project 76." Read More >>

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The US Army's Perfecting a Pizza That Lasts for Years and Years

Life is hard for soldiers in the battlefield, so when the troops want something that might make things a little more bearable—say, a particular food item in their meal rations—the military listens. And right now, US soldiers want pizza. They want it bad. And it looks like they're finally going to get it. Read More >>

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What Happens When Your Olympic Site Turns Into a War Zone

The second life of Olympic structures is a challenge to manage for any host city. None, perhaps, offer as stark an image as Sarajevo's battle-scarred Olympic buildings. Eight years after the 1984 winter games, the Bosnian War left the city with buildings full of bullet holes, ski slopes dotted with land mines, and a graveyard just outside the very stadium that held the opening ceremony. Read More >>

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TALOS "Iron Man" Exoskeleton Army Armour Ready for Trials

Remember the "Iron Man" exoskeleton that the US Army was looking into providing its troops in the near future? It's taken a step towards becoming a common sight on the battlefield, as the sci-fi armour is now said to be about to enter field testing. Read More >>

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