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The Hummer-Replacing Oshkosh JLTV Will Run A GM Duramax Diesel V8

The Oshkosh Corporation was just awarded a huge contract by the U.S. military to build the truck that will replace the Hummer, dubbed Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). Now we’ve heard JLTV will be powered by Duramax diesel V8 engine and an Allison transmission, just like a Chevy truck. »8/28/15 8:31pm8/28/15 8:31pm

Cool time-lapse of a US aircraft carrier crossing the new Suez Canal for the first time

Watch the USS Theodore Roosevelt navigate through the new Suez Canal with all of its fighter jets on deck. It’s super cool because the aircraft carrier is so big and the water of the canal is so calm that it feels like the Earth is moving around the land formation that is the USS Theodore Roosevelt. »8/13/15 3:54pm8/13/15 3:54pm

Being a combat engineer in the army is really bad ass

Being an engineer isn’t usually associated with being a bad ass. In fact, it’s probably one of the gigs furthest from badassery! But here’s a job description that’s totally bad ass: you and your team go into combat zones and build or demolish things while people are shooting at you and looking to kill you. That’s a… »8/01/15 10:16am8/01/15 10:16am

The Air Force Just Dropped an Expensive (and Useless) Nuke in Nevada

In the face of mounting criticism, the Air Force just completed the first test flight of the B61 Mod 12 mock up nuclear bomb in the Nevada desert. This marks the next step in updating a cold war-era weapon that many experts consider to be completely useless today. The military might as well drop a nuke on a pile of… »7/08/15 3:17pm7/08/15 3:17pm

What It Feels Like to Shoot With the Military’s Experimental Smart Scope

You’ve probably never fired an M4 carbine. Until a couple weeks ago, I hadn’t either. But at a recent DARPA demo day, I loaded a magazine (also a first for me), snuggled up to the deadly assault rifle, and looked through one of the most technologically advanced smart scopes ever built. Then I pulled the trigger. »4/28/15 2:29pm4/28/15 2:29pm

Spying on the U.S. Submarine That Spies For the NSA and CIA

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Everyone saw the USS Annapolis come home last year. It returned, poignantly, on Sept. 11, and there was a seriousness amid the usual dockside fanfare—sailors meeting newborn children for the first time, a school band playing "Anchors Aweigh." But there was no mention of the boat's secret missions. »4/12/15 1:47pm4/12/15 1:47pm