Would you like to go wherever the hell you want? Using its self-inflated tires, Russia’s SHERP ATV can give you that pleasure. It will climb over obstacles as tall as 27.5 inches, swim with ease, turn like a tank and look awesome in any situation for only $49,000 worth of Rubles.
Watching this video, I really don’t know how this tow could have gone worse. Then I read the backstory.
Russia has moved its most capable operational fighter aircraft, the Su-35S derivative of the Flanker family of combat aircraft, to its airfield outpost in Syria. Now, video has been released showing these aircraft operating from the base while loaded with air-to-air missiles.
Russia’s economy might be completely imploding, but good strongmen always find new and potentially terrifying ways of distracting from all that. One of those ways is, of course, ramping up military activity that freaks everyone out.
Russia has big designs on the Arctic. Its forces have been very active in the inhospitable region over the last few years, showing off their high-tech gear and ability to deploy rapidly to the harsh environment. Now it appears they are also preparing to operate on the other end of the spectrum, taking up local nomadic…
Turkey claims that one of Russia’s most advanced fighter-bombers, an Su-34 Fullback, entered into Turkish airspace at 11:46 a.m. local time on Friday. The event occurred after Turkey broadcasted multiple warnings for the jet to turn away. Russia says the incursion never happened, and that it is just “baseless…
This junior varsity photoshop of a “Trump fighter jet” shooting down a “Fox News passenger plane” picked up speed in today’s social media churn. Supporters sharing this seem to be ready for an America that uses Russian war machines to kill newspeople Something something free trade, I guess?
Russia continues to use heavy bombers to fight anti-Assad regime insurgents and ISIS fighters in Syria. Today, the government posted this video of the imposing Tu-22M flying thousands of miles to drop the same 250 kg dumb bombs that their aircraft based in Syria may have dropped. Their target was supposedly Assad’s…
I guess this is a pretty good example of what you’d call a Pyrrhic victory; sure, you won, but at what cost? Here, the victor is Moscow-based Flying Spaghetti Monster adherent Andrey Filin, and the victory was the right to wear a knitted colander in his driver’s license photo. The Pyrrhic part is this: if he’s stopped…
Russian jet crews in Syria are getting more creative with placing Gopro cameras on their aircraft during sorties. This video in particular of an Su-24, identical to the one that Turkey shot down last November, is pretty stunning.
The same air defense system that has seemingly kept coalition fighters out of western Syria is now being installed in the heart of Europe, at Russia’s Baltic Sea enclave of Kaliningrad. Russia’s setting up surface-to-air missile systems in their territory is nothing new, but the S-400's long-range and effectiveness is.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has released as series of pictures depicting a counter-sabotage “exercise” where terrorist frogmen attack one of their North Fleet submarines’ support infrastructure. Some of which are right out of your favorite over-the-top ‘80s action movie.
Russia has come out and said that their Strategic Missile Troops plan on testing no less than 16 intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2016, double that of last year. Some of which will be road-mobile TOPOL missiles like the one shown blasting off in the video below.
A 60 Minutes segment uploaded yesterday claims that Russia’s air campaign in Syria is really a propaganda fueled, dumb-bomb slinging adventure that has had questionable results, with goals that reach well beyond Syria itself — the same conclusions that Foxtrot Alpha has made for quite some time now.
Russia has created a highly modified variant of its venerable Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter dubbed the “Prospective Speedy Helicopter” Demonstrator, or Demonstrator PSV. This testbed aircraft aims to take Russian helicopter technology to the next level when it comes to both kinetic performance and avionics.
Idiot or crazy? It’s so hard to decide. When you see a person take their lighter out at a gas station, and deliberately hold it right up to the pump, and then act surprised at the ensuing fireball, the question of crazy or idiot is sublimely difficult. Maybe both?
More telling evidence that the airspace over Syria remains a conflicted and dangerous mess emerged this week in the form of a video of French Rafales carrying SCALP EG cruise missiles for strikes. And make no mistake – it’s a mess seemingly dictated by Russian action and coalition reaction.
Lose weight in America, and your friends will give you a nice pat on the back and make corny jokes about how thin you are. Lose weight in Siberia, though, and a giant truck will come by your house and dump 3,000 pounds of coal on your lawn. Wait, what?
When it comes to news, anything related to the Russian military is hot right now—there are even many headlines claiming how the U.S. should fear the Russian Navy. These pieces often take “brochure” capabilities as fact without looking at the bigger picture. This infographic gives us an idea of just how tiny the…
Russia fired shots at a Turkish fishing vessel in the Aegean Sea today, and the Kremlin claims the rounds were fired because the vessel was on a “collision course” with the Kashin class destroyer Smetlivy that was sailing through the area. The fishing vessel turned away at about 1,800 feet after the shots were fired,…