Russia Straps A Jet Engine To A Tractor To Clean Carrier Decks

Foreign Object Debris (or FOD) is a huge problem on aircraft carriers. A metallic button from a shirt or a single nut could destroy a million dollar engine and endanger the lives of an aircrew. America's solution? FOD walks and sweeper carts. Russia’s solution? Taking an old MiG-15's jet engine, slapping on a planar… » 4/15/15 8:30pm Wednesday 8:30pm

The US Just Held Long-Range Bomber Drills Over An Area Russia Wants

Two pairs of B-52H Stratofortress bombers, from Barksdale AFB and from Minot AFB, streaked north last week on a long-range exercise dubbed “Polar Growl.” One set of bombers would end up over the far reaches of the North Sea, while the other would cruise high above the Polar Icecap, both areas where Putin's Russia is… » 4/07/15 4:42pm 4/07/15 4:42pm

Russia Just Proved It's All Talk With Its Space Station Threats

It hasn’t even been a year since Russia threatened to take their ISS toys and go home, but now they seem strangely delighted by a space station-invitation from NASA that NASA doesn’t recall ever making. Why would they be so wildly eager to work with us on a new station if they were just talking about breaking up? » 4/02/15 6:55pm 4/02/15 6:55pm

Russia Threatens To Nuke Denmark, Of All Places

It's Monday, which means we've all woken up to yet another day on Planet Earth. And since this beautiful planet includes Russia, and Russia belongs to a bellicose and belligerent dictator named Vladimir Putin, we can all hear another lovely, bizarre threat. This time, Russia threatened to nuke the Danish Navy. » 3/23/15 3:47pm 3/23/15 3:47pm

Heavy Iron Heading To Crimea As Tu-22M3 Backfires Ready For Snap Drills

Once again, Russia has upped the air combat capability ante on the Crimean Peninsula with Tu-22M3 Backfires reportedly deploying there as part of widespread 'snap' readiness drills among Russian forces. This marks the first time a Russian strategic asset like the Tu-22 has operated from Crimea since the territory was… » 3/18/15 9:19am 3/18/15 9:19am

Is This The Shape Of Russia's Next Generation Long-Range Bomber?

While America's aerospace industry is hard at work creating the USAF's next generation bomber, Russia has a similar ongoing program known as the the PAK-DA. Now, after years of requirements changes, it appears that a blended wing, subsonic design, much like the one pictured above, will be the new jet's overall… » 3/02/15 3:32pm 3/02/15 3:32pm

Knife-Wielding Road Rager Slashes Truck Tire In Traffic, Is The Worst

This blade-toting Audi A5 driver gets to a whole new level of asshole when he slashes this trucker's tire, effectively disabling the rig in the middle of traffic. This is some of the most pathetic and childish behavior I've ever seen caught on a Russian dash cam... and that says a lot. » 2/20/15 4:50pm 2/20/15 4:50pm

This Is What It's Like To Get Intercepted By A Eurofighter Typhoon

We've already seen what it's like for a NATO jet to get intercepted by a Russian fighter, but Russian planes get intercepted by NATO just the same. Especially when you're in a looming Tu-95 Bear strategic bomber, and those intercepting planes are Royal Air Force Typhoons and French Mirages. » 2/19/15 7:55pm 2/19/15 7:55pm

This War Weary Ukrainian Soldier Takes A Nasty Spill Off A Moving BMP

A very shaky ceasefire is in place in some parts of Eastern Ukraine, while in others, Ukrainian troops are running for their lives under heavy shelling. The toll from prolonged fighting on Ukrainian troops is showing. Case in point: this soldier who slipped from clinging to a BMP-1 as it retreats at high speed from… » 2/18/15 9:10pm 2/18/15 9:10pm

No, Russia Did Not Detonate A Tactical Nuke In Ukraine 

The net (i.e. the Facebook newsfeed of your Uncle Louie) is abuzz with reports that a tactical nuclear weapon was detonated in war-torn Donetsk, Ukraine, with videos showing a bright flash followed by a rising mushroom cloud in the distant. The videos appear to be real, but they're not showing a nuclear reaction. » 2/09/15 2:53pm 2/09/15 2:53pm

What It's Like To Drive The Greatest Soviet Car Of All Time

Before I went to Iceland to review the Land Rover Discovery Sport, I had one goal in mind: drive a Lada. I've always been fascinated by the old Soviet-bloc cars, and I've hardly ever even seen one in person. I knew Iceland had some, and thanks to the good people at Geysir Car Rental, my inane dream was made an inane… » 2/02/15 3:55pm 2/02/15 3:55pm

The Oldest Active Navy Ship Is A Century Old Russian Submarine Tender

For what it lacks in beauty it sure makes up for it in character, Russia's 100 year old Kommuna is the world's oldest active naval vessel. Launched as a submarine tender back 1915, this pre-Bolshevik Revolution relic continues to serve as a salvage ship and midget sub tender as part of Russia's Black Sea Fleet. » 1/24/15 2:03pm 1/24/15 2:03pm

This Is What It's Like To Get Intercepted By A Russian Fighter Jet

Russian intercepts of Western signal intelligence aircraft isn't anything new. It's been happening going back to the Cold War, and there have even been minor diplomatic incidents over it. But this is a video of it actually happening with an Su-27 fighter jet and a Portuguese P-3 Orion, and it's incredibly tense. » 1/23/15 7:05pm 1/23/15 7:05pm

Putin Is Bored With His ATV-Riding Android Toy

Russia has been on a tear to get new robotic combat capabilities up and running, with big goals slated for its air forces and its ground forces, some of which are already online, including the tracked 'Platform-M.' Yet this gangly, ATV-riding patrol bot isn't exactly setting Russia's hunter-in-chief's heart on fire. » 1/21/15 8:30pm 1/21/15 8:30pm

Russia Just Banned Transgender People From Driving

When it comes to driving, Russia is like the physical embodiment of chaos, an insane and dangerous place where anything can and will happen on the roads. The nation is trying to cut down on its vehicular mayhem, but it's doing so in a deplorable but increasingly typical way: penalizing transgender people and other… » 1/09/15 1:40pm 1/09/15 1:40pm