Last night, the U.S. Air Force test-launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM from the Vandenberg Air Force Base. It’s not an event that happens every day, but it’s done to verify the reliability and accuracy of the weapons system. While it could be seen as a message to a belligerent North Korea, it’s still a test of a…
Ukraine concluded its final day of missile tests near Crimea, despite Russia threatening to shoot them out of the sky. The two-day S-300 surface-to-air missile exercises came and went without incident, but did nothing to calm fears of a possible full-scale war between the two nations.
Back in January, the U.S. accidentally ended up shipping a Hellfire ground attack missile, full of sensitive missile technology, to Cuba. Oops! Cuba just gave it back, after a month of holding onto it.
A Hellfire missile that the US shipped to Europe for NATO training purposes last year somehow wound up in Cuba. As far as straight up losing sensitive military technology goes, this is one of the biggest screw-ups of its kind.
Here is footage showing a Russian Navy submarine attacking ISIS positions in Raqqa, Syria by launching missiles from the submarine itself. The Kalibr cruise missiles were launched from the Rostov-on-Don submarine, a Kilo-class diesel electric submarine, in the Mediterranean. It’s the first time Russia had launched…
The Russian Air Force’s Tupolev TU-160 is a gorgeous-looking plane with sweeping wings and the capability to reach supersonic speeds. It’s also a scary powerful bomber aircraft with the ability to launch the frightening KH-555 cruise missile, an air-launched missile that can be equipped with a nuclear warhead and has…
Russia’s love for anti-ship and anti-submarine missiles is no secret and a wide variety of weapons have been developed to service these missions. Yet the RPK-6 “Vodopad,” meaning “Waterfall” in English, also code named the SS-N-16 “Stallion” by NATO, has to be one of the most interesting to watch in action.
This image shows the Cyclone Class coastal patrol boat USS Firebolt shooting off a $100,000 Griffin surface-to-surface missile during a training exercise in the Arabian Gulf. Different variants of the Griffin have been put to use aboard everything from ships to unmanned aircraft to Ospreys to AC-130 Gunships in recent…
A few months back the United States formally notified Russia that it had carried out missile tests in violation of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and it may exert military and economic pressure as a result. Russia's Foreign Ministry responded today, and it's pretty much exactly what you would expect.
A missile car is what happens when you build a drift car too nice to thrash with willful abandon on a track. You get the beater-iest beater that will spin a wheel and go to town. This is how Europe gets that done.
Often times small arms, missiles and even combat vehicles function at such high-speeds that we really can't see exactly how their intricate parts work, or what their projectiles even look like. This is why slowing everything down really gives us an idea of how these systems operate mechanically, and watching them do…
When we go out and blow some insurgent/terrorist/threat to freedom bastard to kingdom come, here's exactly what that kind of missile-on-truck explosion looks like, in slo-mo.
The primary technology that a military aircraft uses to lock and track an enemy aircraft is its onboard radar. Aircraft radars typically have two modes: search and track. In search mode, the radar sweeps a radio beam across the sky in a zig-zag pattern. When the radio beam is reflected by a target aircraft, an…
From an AH-64 Apache busting a T-72 tank of Saddam's Republican Guard, to a CIA Predator drone sniping one of Al Qaeda's top lieutenants, the AGM-114 Hellfire missile has become the weapon of choice for the Global War On Terror. Here's it and its replacement in super slow motion.
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.
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.
The giant TOPOL-M road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile is one frightening creation of mankind. It can hide in cities, forests, or even nuclear-attack hardened bunkers. It'll travel at over 15,000 MPH while taking evasive action and pumping out decoys on the way to its target.
This is the first underwater launch of the BrahMos, the world's fastest cruise missile in operation capable of flying at Mach 3.0. I just like to see it pausing and changing direction in mid-air, like a scene from Robotech. The BrahMos is one of the reasons why aircraft carriers are obsolete.
Last week's downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over the disputed territory of Eastern Ukraine has set off worldwide outcries against the conflict, and calls to better defend commercial airlines from missile attack. But is it even possible to defend civilian jets against military-grade weapons?