An MV-22 Osprey Fills The Night Sky Over The USS Boxer With Psychedelic Slinkies

This amazing shot depicting night operations aboard the USS Boxer showcases the MV-22’s unique “proprotor” configuration in spectacular fashion. The long exposure time allows us to see the Osprey transfer from near vertical to forward flight, with giant slinky-like tubes of light tracing its departure.

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USS New Orleans Returns To Port With MV-22 Osprey Hanging Precariously Off Its Deck

The U.S. Marines announced that an incident involving an MV-22 Osprey landing aboard the USS New Orleans occurred on Wednesday, thankfully with no injuries reported. But now we are seeing just how close this incident came to total disaster as the ship arrived back in San Diego with the Osprey in question hanging at an…

Forward Air Controller Uses Android Tablet To Rapidly Order Air Strike

DARPA is working hard on making it easier for Forward Air Controllers to order fast precision air strikes under chaotic and stressful conditions. Under a new initiative, a revolutionary new way of calling in crucial air support includes migrating away from clumsy radios and hardbook laptops to Android tablets and…

How The Marines Could Evacuate The U.S. Embassy In Libya

Libya appears on the verge of all-out civil war once again as opposing factions are squaring off in the streets of Tripoli. In the wake of the Benghazi attack, the Obama Administration and the DoD are ready and waiting to pull our diplomats and their support staff out at a moments notice. Here's how they'll probably…