Colorado Company Will Build Russian-Designed Firefighting Planes

The Beriev Be-200 Altair is a well-known tanker aircraft, used for firefighting. It may not be pretty, but the Russian-designed plane can drop 3,170 gallons of water on a blaze in one second. Now that Colorado is looking for a fleet of firefighting planes, an agreement has been made to build the Be-200 on U.S. soil. » 9/29/14 3:48pm Monday 3:48pm

Watch These Russian Missiles Completely Tear Through A Derelict Wreck

We talk a lot about naval shells, torpedoes, and missiles here on Foxtrot Alpha, but it's not very often we get to see the heavy hitting stuff in action on the water. So here's supersonic ramjet-powered cruise missiles absolutely tearing apart a floating target. » 9/17/14 6:10pm 9/17/14 6:10pm

Russia Threatens Closing Their Airspace To U.S. And European Flights

Prime Minister and Putin sidekick, Dmitry Medvedev, said yesterday that Russia may close its airspace to US and European commercial air traffic in response to the threat of harsh new sanctions. Meanwhile, Russian attack aircraft harassed a NATO Frigate in the Black Sea and all sorts of other fun. » 9/09/14 7:54am 9/09/14 7:54am

France Withholds Delivery Of Amphib Aircraft Carriers From Russia

The Mistral Class deal with Russia has been very controversial from the start, and in a major reversal today by the French Government, it looks like the delivery of Russia's new amphibious assault ships will be withheld due to that country's continued destabilizing involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. » 9/04/14 7:14pm 9/04/14 7:14pm

Why These Powerful French Assault Ships Might End Up In Putin's Hands


We have heard a lot about 'tough sanctions' on Russia following its invasion of Crimea, shoot down of an airliner full of Europeans, and the continued shadow war in Eastern Ukraine, yet apparently it's fine to sell him this 21k ton French-built amphibious assault ship. Bad move. » 8/31/14 3:11pm 8/31/14 3:11pm

Sad Russian Driver Can't Escape Kierkegaard's Parking Lot

This sad example of a driver in Russia just really tugs at the heartstrings. Try and try as they might, they just haven't got the foggiest clue how to exit an incredibly simple parking lot. And the entire time, the Benny Hill theme song mercilessly plays, over and over again, mocking their cruel parking fate. » 8/18/14 6:30pm 8/18/14 6:30pm