The USAF Can't Find A Downed Pilot And The Quiet Zone Might Be Why

An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country. But communications are silent in the National Radio Quiet Zone on purpose. » 8/27/14 5:00pm Wednesday 5:00pm

Watch Syrian Troops Fire Massive Scud Missiles At Their Own People

From Foxtrot Alpha: The thing about Scud missiles is that they're not a precision weapon. Their accuracy is measured in the thousands of feet. So just by firing it at civilians, you show you don't really care where it lands. And in a war with more than 170,000 dead already, that's not surprising. » 8/17/14 10:15am 8/17/14 10:15am

Russia's Massive Mystery Convoy & A Phantom Battle Inside Ukraine

From Foxtrot Alpha: Putin's game in Ukraine has featured one set-piece after another, many of which seem to be used as decoys. This can also be said about the strange armada of white Russian trucks, said to be hauling 'aid' intended for Russian-speaking people living in the rebel-held city of Donetsk. » 8/16/14 11:11am 8/16/14 11:11am

Self-Guided Bullets That Change Course Midair Are Now Terrifyingly Real

The military masterminds at DARPA have just changed everything you think you know about bullets. Meet the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, or EXACTO, a .50 caliber bullet that maneuvers itself midair to stay locked on target. Here's footage of the first live test: it sure as hell looks like the technology works. » 7/12/14 11:34am 7/12/14 11:34am

The World's Best Military Collection Is For Sale, Here's How To Buy It

There are only two privately owned SCUD missile launchers in North America. Both of them are nestled in the hills above Silicon Valley and you can own one for a cool $300,000. But if you've got the cash, over 100 other pieces of historic military machinery is going on sale next month, and this is your crib sheet. » 6/27/14 4:30pm 6/27/14 4:30pm

Buy The Land Rover That Defended England In Two Riots & Earned TV Fame

An armored 1979 Land Rover Series III is on eBay right now, which supposedly enforced order in the siege of London's Iranian embassy in 1980 and the London Poll Tax Riots ten years later. Seller also claims the Rover retired to TV stardom on "Juliet Bravo." Pedigree or no, it's a beautiful beast. » 5/16/14 10:44am 5/16/14 10:44am

Should America Force Mexico To Free A US Marine They Busted With Guns?

Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmorressi has been locked up in Mexican jails since March, when Federales arrested him for possessing firearms on their side of the border. Tahmorressi maintains he's incarcerated over a misunderstanding, and some members of Congress want to suspend US aid to Mexico until charges are dropped. » 5/14/14 10:56am 5/14/14 10:56am

Oshkosh M-ATV Is The Next War Machine Going To Battle Without A Driver

Oshkosh's freshly-updated M-ATV, a giant off-road war machine they consider "medium," is now being fitted with the company's TerraMax technology. This allows the M-ATV to drive itself, with the purpose of clearing paths for larger, clumsier cargo-transporting trucks that are more vulnerable to attack. » 5/13/14 3:09pm 5/13/14 3:09pm

The Army's New Helmet Design Comes with Built-In A/C

It's starting to look like the soldiers of the future could almost fight in space. The Army's latest helmet concept, specifically designed for chemical-biological protection, includes a respirator that keeps the air clean and cool, like a mini air conditioner built right into the mask. It also looks very badass. » 5/13/14 12:42pm 5/13/14 12:42pm

The Norwegian Army is Using the Oculus Rift to See Through Its Tanks

When it comes to protection, a hulking vehicle made of armor is probably one of the safer places you can be. The downside of hanging out in a metallic womb, though, is that it's kind of tough to see out. That is, until you strap on an Oculus Rift and turn the tank invisible. » 5/05/14 10:55am 5/05/14 10:55am