Russia Launches New Media Outlet, Gets Off To Horrible Flying Start

Russia launched a new media brand earlier this week, entitled Sputnik, to counter what it calls "aggressive propaganda promoting a unipolar world." And it started off with a bang, publishing an article on November 10, 2014, entitled "US Lacks Proof of Military Convoys in Donetsk Belonging to Russia." » 11/12/14 1:19pm 11/12/14 1:19pm

Training To Hit Moving Targets In A Tank Looks Like The Most Fun Ever

Remember Super Battletank? I spent hours trying to master the SNES game when I was a kid, and at the time the prevailing wisdom was that tank warfare was dead following Desert Storm. But over two decades later these ground crushing leviathans continue to prove themselves during the Thunder Runs of Iraqi Freedom, and… » 10/17/14 7:45pm 10/17/14 7:45pm

The Kurdish Homemade Tanks May Look Funny But They're No Joke

There's been a lot of attention on the internet recently to the funny-looking home-made tanks Kurdish forces have been building to help with their fight against ISIS, or ISIL, or whatever we call that pack of assholes. Most of that attention has been, frankly, ridicule. I'm not so sure that ridicule is warranted here. » 9/29/14 5:07pm 9/29/14 5:07pm

DARPA's Experimental Tank May One Day Dodge Incoming Threats

Last month, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency introduced what a next-generation tank might look like. Known as the Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program, this experimental vehicle is less like the traditional heavily armored brutes typically on the battlefield. These are built for speed. » 9/07/14 10:21am 9/07/14 10:21am

The World's Best Military Collection Is For Sale, Here's How To Buy It

There are only two privately owned SCUD missile launchers in North America. Both of them are nestled in the hills above Silicon Valley and you can own one for a cool $300,000. But if you've got the cash, over 100 other pieces of historic military machinery is going on sale next month, and this is your crib sheet. » 6/27/14 4:30pm 6/27/14 4:30pm

Here Are A Bunch Of Russian Tanks Straight-Up Driving Into Ukraine

As we've continued our coverage of the vehicles being sent in to fight the Ukrainian government and aid the glorious Russian soldiers of Novorossiya Ukrainian rebels, some commenters have cast doubt on that narrative. Today, that narrative was proven right. By the US government, of all people. » 6/13/14 6:01pm 6/13/14 6:01pm

The Norwegian Army is Using the Oculus Rift to See Through Its Tanks

When it comes to protection, a hulking vehicle made of armor is probably one of the safer places you can be. The downside of hanging out in a metallic womb, though, is that it's kind of tough to see out. That is, until you strap on an Oculus Rift and turn the tank invisible. » 5/05/14 10:55am 5/05/14 10:55am

Terrifying GoPro video from tanks in Syria's war zone

Need a quick reminder as to why war should be avoided at all costs? Spend an hour in the driver's seat of a Syrian Army T-72 tank column as it spews destruction through Syria's Darayya warzone. Then watch the rebels destroying the tanks. Warning: Although you can't see the bodies, fighters on both sides are dying.… » 3/20/14 2:28pm 3/20/14 2:28pm

What America Can Learn From Russia's Cheap But Deadly T90 Tank

The Russian T-90, a hybrid evolution of the T-72 and T-80, weighs in at almost 48 tons, and would lead Russia into battle if a major land conflict erupted today — not a crazy idea anymore. Here's what the Pentagon should learn something from the thrifty, simple and dangerously effective tank? » 3/13/14 10:07am 3/13/14 10:07am