Saturday, March 18, 2023

How Powerful is America's MIM-104 Patriot Missile

The Patriot missile itself is a surface-to-air missile that is designed to intercept and destroy incoming missiles. It is equipped with a high-explosive warhead that can destroy a target on impact. The radar system is responsible for detecting incoming missiles, while the control center tracks them and decides which missiles to intercept. The Patriot missile system is capable of detecting and tracking multiple targets simultaneously. It can also engage both aircraft and missiles at the same time.

The MIM-104 Patriot missile system is its advanced radar system, which is capable of detecting and tracking incoming missiles from long distances. This gives the system ample time to react and engage the incoming threat, increasing its effectiveness and overall power.

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Friday, February 10, 2023

M1 Abrams Vs. T-14 Armata Tank: Who Wins?

Both the M1 Abram and T-14 Armata are highly capable tanks, but they possess different strengths and weaknesses. The M1 Abrams has proven technical superiority in mobility and cross-country performance and has been in service for over 40 years. The T-14 Armata, on the other hand, has superiority in crew protection and survivability, better armor protection with unmanned turret, larger main gun, advanced electronics suite,and more futuristic design compared to M1 Abrams. However, the T-14 is a relatively new design with several issues and had not yet been adopted by the Russian army as of 2022, with its future uncertain due to technical difficulties and funding constraints.

Eventually, the true performance of the two tanks will depend on many factors and can only be determined through real-world testing and comparison.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

24 Largest Cargo Aircraft Launch From a Single Base - C-17 Globemaster III

U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III pilots from the 437th Airlift Wing take off during a mission generation exercise at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. 

This exercise marked the largest C-17 launch ever from a single base and demonstrated the wing’s ability to rapidly generate and project overwhelming airpower alongside joint partners.

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Tomahawk VS Kalibr: Which Cruise Missile is the Most Powerful?

The Kalibr suite was designed to compare favorably with Washington’s prolific but aging Tomahawk cruise missiles. Whereas the original Kalibr 3M14 traded performance blows with the Tomahawk’s Block IV revision in what amounts to an approximate draw tilted slightly in Kalibr’s favor, Kalibr-M drastically outranges its US counterpart at 4,500 against 1,700 kilometers. 

The most significant advantage of the 3M14T and its family is that they can be fired from a wider variety of smaller ships than the American ones that usually carry the Tomahawk, making it easier to deploy. It is also being developed to fire from fixed land bases, vehicles, and aircraft.Kalibr may not have some of the advanced loitering and interactive data link capabilities of the current Tomahawk, but that might well make it cheaper to mass-produce (in addition to parts commonality with family variants).

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

US Air Force Unveils the New B-21 Raider

 The B-21 Raider was unveiled to the public at a ceremony December 2, 2022 in Palmdale, California. Designed to operate in tomorrow's high-end threat environment, the B-21 will play a critical role in ensuring America's enduring airpower capability.

The Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider is an American strategic bomber under development for the United States Air Force (USAF) by Northrop Grumman. As part of the Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) program, it is to be a long-range, stealth intercontinental strategic bomber for the USAF, able to deliver conventional and thermonuclear weapons.

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Sunday, October 23, 2022

MH-60 Seahawk: The World's Most Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter

The MH-60 Seahawk is a multi-mission helicopter operated by the US Navy and also known as Romeo. It is the most capable naval helicopter available today, designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers, and aircraft carriers.

The primary tasks of the MH-60R Seahawk are anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare. This helicopter has torpedoes and missiles for assault, as well as the ability to track and locate submarines and surface vessels. The other missions are search and rescue, combat search and rescue, vertical resupply, medical evacuation, and the insertion and removal of special troops.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

KC-130J Harvest HAWK in Action - Firing Hellfire and Griffin Missiles

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252 fly a KC-130J Hercules and fire AGM-114 Hellfire missiles near Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Aug. 31, 2022. VMGR-252 trained in close-air support by using the Harvest Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit. VMGR-252 is a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, the aviation combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force.

This video contains the following: 

  • U.S. Marines equipping AGM-114 Hellfire missiles to a KC-130J Hercules
  • U.S. Marines flying a KC-130J Hercules
  • U.S. Marines firing AGM-114 hellfire missiles and AGM-176 Griffin missiles
  • U.S. Marines arming AGM-176 Griffin missiles in a KC-130J Hercules
  • U.S. Marines operating the AN/AAQ-30 target sight system in a KC-130J Hercules
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