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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Friday, September 2, 2022

Top 10 Most Feared Helicopters On The Battlefield

The militaries around the world have experimented with the development of attack helicopters since the 1940s. These helicopters are purpose-built military aircraft that have the ability to decimate the enemy’s fighting capabilities by going after troop concentrations, armored vehicles, and even maritime vessels. Most of them also carry air-to-air weapons that can be fired at airborne threats. If deployed effectively, attack helicopters can turn the tide of war and help secure victory on the battlefield.

Here are, you have to know, the top 10 most feared helicopters on the battlefield.

  1. Kamov Ka-52 Alligator
  2. Boeing AH-64 Apache
  3. OH-58 Kiowa
  4. Mil Mi-24 Hind
  5. AH-2 Rooivalk
  6. Agusta AW129 Mangusta
  7. CAIC Z-10
  8. Eurocopter Tiger
  9. Mi-28 Havoc
  10. Bell AH-1Z Viper
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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Aggressive F-16 Viper Demo at ATOH 22 [4K]

The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of one of the Air Force's premier multi-role fighters — the F-16 Fighting Falcon. 

The Pacific Air Force's F-16 Viper Demonstration Team Preforms over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, during Arctic Thunder Open House.

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Monday, August 1, 2022

U-2 Dragon Lady: The Super Mysterious Spy Plane in the World

The Lockheed U-2 first took to the skies in 1955, nicknamed the “Dragon Lady,” was like nothing that had flown before it and still flown today, due to extensive modifications. The USAF indicated that the U-2 was scheduled for retirement from service sometime after 2015, with many of its functions to be adopted by high-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles.

The U-2 Spy Plane, one of the United States’ most important reconnaissance assets during the Cold War. It operated from Beale Air Force Base for over half a century, beginning in 1974. The U-2’s super mysterious moment came not from photography but from an accident that sparked a crisis.

The U-2 is a single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft providing signals, imagery, and electronic measurements and signature intelligence, or MASINT. 

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Sinking Exercise - RIMPAC 2022

 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 military forces from Australia, Canada, Malaysia and the U.S., fired upon and sunk the decommissioned ex-USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60), July 12, during a sinking exercise (SINKEX) to gain proficiency in tactics, targeting and live firing against a surface target at sea. Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, four submarines, more than 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

E-2 Hawkeye: The Hummer You Don’t Mess With

The Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye is the Navy's all-weather, carrier-based tactical battle management airborne early warning, command and control aircraft. The E-2 is a twin engine, five crewmember, high-wing turboprop aircraft with a 24-foot diameter radar rotodome attached to the upper fuselage. Designed in the 1950s, the E-2 first flew in 1960 before entering service in 1964. The E-2 has been in production, in one variant or another, continuously since 1960 – giving the E-2 the longest production run of any carrier-based aircraft ever.

The E-2, which uses twin turbo-prop engines, also has earned the nickname “Hummer”, due to the distinct humming sound the prop engines make – which is easily discernible from the roar of a carrier’s jet engine fleet. 

In addition, the sequel of new movie “Top Gun: Maverick”, featuring E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, even for a brief moment, makes a strong impression. 

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Deadly Firepower: M777A2 Howitzer in Action

B-roll of M777A2 Howitzers from 2-17 FA firing screen right, firing screen left, POV shots, etc. from firing ranges at JBLM, YTC & NTC.

The M777A2 is an improved version of the standard M777 lightweight 155mm towed howitzer (referred to as LW155 in the U.S. army) designed and manufactured by the Company BAE Systems. The M777A2 is a towed 155 mm Howitzer jointly developed by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps to replace the M198 155mm towed howitzer.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

EA-6B Prowler: The Sky Pig Aircraft That You Have Never Seen

The EA-6B Prowler is the primary tactical jamming aircraft of the US Navy, US Air Force and the US Marine Corps. Outfitted with advanced avionics and jamming equipment, the Prowler was designed to protect aerial strike forces by jamming enemy radar and communications. It also performed electronic surveillance and gathered electronic intelligence.

The Prowler is armed with the Raytheon HARM high-speed anti-radiation missile, AGM-88. The HARM missile is used against land-based and seaborne radar-directed air defence artillery systems and surface-to-air missile systems.

The aircraft has two Pratt & Whitney J-52 -P-408 turbojet engines each rated at 50kN. The aircraft carries a maximum internal fuel supply of 7,000kg and can also carry an extra 4,500kg externally in fuel pods.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Exclusive: Inside F-22 Raptor Cockpit View

 Maj. Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson, F-22 Demo Team pilot and commander, preforms a F-22 Raptor demonstration at the Space Coast Int. Air Show, May 22, 2022. The F-22 Demo Team preforms at air shows across the world highlighting the Raptor’s capabilities.

The Team’s mission is to recruit, retain and inspire the next generation of aviators. The F-22 Demo Team also preforms regularly with pilots from the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation to showcase the history of American aviation. During this flight Maj. Gunderson flew alongside The Brat III, a P-51 Mustang flown by Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation pilot Stuart Milson.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

MH-6 Little Bird: The Killer Egg That You Never Know

 Boeing MH-6M Little Bird or known as the Killer Egg and its attack variant, the AH-6, are light helicopters deployed by the United States Army for special operations. Originally based on a modified OH-6A, it was later based on the MD 500E, with a single five-bladed main rotor. The newest version of the MH-6M is based on the MD 530F with features a single six-bladed main rotor and four-bladed tail rotor.

The AH-6 Little Bird can carry a limitation number of weapons, including the 30mm M230 Chain Gun, .50 cal GAU-19 Gatling gun, 7.62mm M134 minigun, LAU-68D/A rocker pods for Hydra 70 rockets, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, and even FIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles. 

The MH-6 Little Bird is very greatly to maneuver. It has a maximum cruising speed of 126 knots and a maximum range of 205 miles or about two hours of straight flight. The aircraft has a ceiling of 20,000 feet but is at its best when flying close to the ground. 

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Friday, May 13, 2022

US Military Sends M113 APC to Support Ukrainian Defense

 US Military prepared M113 Armored Personnel Carriers for transport, as part of a U.S. initiative to support Ukrainians in the defense of their nation.

The 3rd ID divested the armored vehicles to support the Presidential Response requirements for the European Theater of Operations for the purpose of providing immediate military assistance to Ukraine.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Super Delta!!! Thunderbirds & Blue Angels Fly Together at El Centro

 The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds” and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, debut a F-16 Fighting Falcon and F/A-18 Super Hornet flight formation known as the “Super Delta” during a joint training evolution over Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro.

The formation grew out of a series of joint training opportunities held in 2020 and 2021, and serves as a symbol of the teamwork, discipline, and skill of the men and women of our United States military forces deployed around the globe.

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Saturday, April 9, 2022

Watch This Insane Video: F-22 Raptor Aerial Maneuvers

The U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team preform at the FIDAE 2022 Air & Trade Show in Santiago, Chile, April 5-10, 2022. The team is led by pilot and commander Maj. Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson, and the team is stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Hampton, VA. 

The F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team performs precision aerial maneuvers at airshows across the world to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the world's premier 5th generation fighter aircraft. The team consists of the pilot, safety officer, superintendent, team chief, multiple crew chiefs, and avionics specialists, public affairs and aircrew flight equipment technicians.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Amazing Video of F-35 Shows Its Insane Maneuverability

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Robert Guyette, a pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242, conducts an aerial demonstration of an F-35B Lighting II aircraft during the Singapore Airshow 2022 near Changi Exhibition Center, Republic of Singapore, Feb. 17, 2022. 

Singapore Airshow is the largest defense exhibition and biennial international tradeshow in the Pacific.

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Friday, March 25, 2022

NLAW Anti Tank Weapon in Action | The Missiles Destroyed Russian Tanks

The Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon (NLAW), also known as the Main Battle Tank and Light Anti-tank Weapon (MBT LAW), and in Sweden known as the Robot 57 (RB-57), is a fire-and-forget, lightweight shoulder-fired, and disposable (single-use) missile system, designed for use by infantry. It was developed in Sweden by Saab Bofors Dynamics, and manufactured in the United Kingdom, primarily by Thales Air Defence.

NLAW eliminates even the most advanced tanks. It is best-in-class for dismounted light forces that operate in all environments, including built-up areas.

The NLAW is a short-range anti-tank missile whose characteristics make it sort of a hybrid. It’s armed with a powerful 150 mm High-Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead designed to knock out Russian main battle tanks at short ranges.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

FIM-92 Stinger in Action | This Missile Destroyed Russian Su-25

The FIM-92 Stinger missile is a MANPAD (man-portable air-defense system shoulder-fired) that specializes in taking out helicopters. Stingers have been around in numbers since the late 1970s. They were originally developed by General Dynamics and are now made by Raytheon Missile Systems. The Stinger can also target low-flying airplanes and drones, even enemy cruise missiles.

The Stingers can go after what is believed to be a force of over 500 Russian helicopters. Modernized Stingers have a proximity fuse that explodes the rocket near a target.

Stingers allow for versatile tactics, techniques, and procedures. They will come in handy during urban combat in which a crew can hide in a bunker or building and blast helicopters and low-flying fighters out of the sky.

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

10 Most Fearsome Fighter Jets Currently In Service

The first fighter jet is widely regarded to be the Messerschmitt Me 262, a heavily armed and advanced military aircraft that was ahead of anything the Allied forces had to offer during WWII. It ushered in a new age of aerial warfare, one that's now gone through various stages of evolution with the aircrafts becoming more advanced and deadlier.

Here are 10 most feared and so formidable aircraft that are in active service today.

  1. Saab JAS 39 Gripen
  2. F-22 Raptor
  3. F-16 Fighting Falcon
  4. Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E
  5. Dassault Rafale
  6. Eurofighter Typhoon
  7. F-15 Fighting Eagle
  8. Chengdu J-20
  9. Sukhoi Su-57
  10. F-35 Lightning II
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Friday, February 25, 2022

The America's Last Gunfighter - Vought F-8 Crusader

 The Vought F-8 Crusader feels like one of those aircraft. First flying in March 1955, the F-8 Crusader was one of the finest carried-based fighter jets to ever emerge from the United States. It earned the nickname “The Last of the Gunfighters” as it was the final American fighter built with guns as its primary weapon.

The Crusader was powered by a Pratt and Whitney J57 turbojet, with an afterburner, and it became the first jet fighter in United States service to reach 1,000 mph, which was an achievement in itself. Its top speed was an impressive 1,227 mph, or Mach 1.8.

It's amazing in itself that the F-8 was the last fighter built to have a gun as its primary armament. But it shows just how far weapons had evolved since the Second World War. The F-8, though, was one of the most recognizable aircraft of its era, and was effectively a poster boy for the US Navy aircraft fleet for the best part of 20 years. It proved its worth in combat on multiple occasions, and would go down in history as one of the most successful fighters ever built in America.

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Monday, February 14, 2022

US Gigantic $45 Million Helicopter Lifting JLTV - CH-53E Super Stallion

 A U.S Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 463, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, performs an external lift at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. HMH-463 conducted this training with Combat Logistics Squadron 3 and Marine Wing Support Squadron 174 to become familiar with the lifting capabilities of the helicopter and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle while gaining the knowledge of how to perform the lift efficiently and safely. 

The CH-53E Super Stallion is the Marine Corps’ primary heavy lift helicopter and has been in service for over 30 years. There are currently 152 CH-53E aircraft in operation. The Super Stallion incorporates GPS, doppler radar, FLIR, and ANVIS-HUD sensors, and carries 7.62mm and 50 caliber guns (as a mission kit). 

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Monday, February 7, 2022

B-58 Hustler: America's Cold War Nuclear Bomber Blunder

In an era of fantastic aircraft, the B-58 Hustler was one of the most visually striking warplanes ever to fly. Its delta wing, giant engines, and remarkable performance gave rise to the myth that pilots could literally tear the wings off the bomber if they flew it too fast.

The Hustler was a direct successor to the B-47 Stratojet in the medium bomber role. Medium bombers were expected to attack the Soviet Union from overseas bases. By the time the Hustler entered service, however, the distinction between the medium and the heavy bomber had narrowed, however. The advent of aerial refueling, combined with Air Force concerns about the security of forward airbases and the concerns of U.S. allies over the deployment of strategic nuclear weapons on their territory, meant that the B-58 would operate strictly from U.S. bases.

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Friday, February 4, 2022

U.S. Navy Releases Incredible Video of USS Gerald R. Ford Conduct High-Speed Turns

Aerial footage of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) conducting high-speed turns in the Atlantic Ocean during Sea Trials.

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is the lead ship of her class of United States Navy aircraft carriers. The ship is named after the 38th President of the United States, Gerald Ford, whose World War II naval service included combat duty aboard the light aircraft carrier Monterey in the Pacific Theater.

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Sunday, January 30, 2022

US Army Firing Deadly M777 155mm Howitzer

U.S. Soldiers, assigned to Cobra Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, fire M777 howitzers during live fire training at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

The M777 howitzer is a towed 155 mm artillery piece. It is used by the ground forces of Australia, Canada, India, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. It made its combat debut in the War in Afghanistan.

The M777 is manufactured by BAE Systems' Global Combat Systems division. Prime contract management is based in Barrow-in-Furness in the United Kingdom as well as manufacture and assembly of the titanium structures and associated recoil components.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Watch This Insane Video: Blue Angels Cockpit View

The Blue Angels is a flight demonstration squadron of the United States Navy. Formed in 1946, the unit is the second oldest formal aerobatic team in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931.

The mission of the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.

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This is Why The F-35 Are Three Variants

The F-35 jet has three variants: the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, the F-35B short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant, and the F-35C carrier variant (CV).

The three variants perform similarly and are mainly distinguished by their different basing requirements. As a result, the F-35B and F-35C have unique ways to take off and land - due to their requirements for short take-off and landing or landing on carriers.

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Monday, January 24, 2022

Here's Comes the US Army's New Super Robo-Dog With Sniper Rifle

Science fiction has seeped into science reality this week, as a robotics company showed off its sniper rifle-equipped robo-dog at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual convention in Washington, D.C.

This robo-dog, known as "Vision 60," comes from Philadelphia-based Ghost Robotics, a startup focused on legged robots. Previously, we've spotted Vision 60 robots in U.S. military service during a 2020 U.S. Air Force exercise at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

This new, armed version of the Vision 60 is equipped with the Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle (SPUR). It's a ten-shot rifle chambered in a 6.5-millimeter Creedmoor—a new, medium-caliber, high-velocity, long-range precision round.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Here's Comes the America's New Assault Ship Armed With F-35

Firing deck-mounted guns, intercepting enemy cruise missiles, launching F-35B Joint Strike Fighters and using Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to attack behind enemy lines -- are all mission possibilities envisioned for the Navy’s fast-progressing second big-deck America-class amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli. 

The new ship just completed its acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, a series of exercises intended to prepare the amphib for deployment by assessing its propulsion, communication, navigation, weapons systems and aviation platforms.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Incredible Video: USAF Thunderbirds Shows its Insane Ability

The USAF Air Demonstration Squadron ("Thunderbirds") is the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force (USAF). The Thunderbirds are assigned to the 57th Wing, and are based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Created 66 years ago in 1953, the USAF Thunderbirds are the third-oldest formal flying aerobatic team in the world.

The Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform for people all around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen. In every hour-long demonstration, the team combines years of training and experience with an attitude of excellence to showcase what the Air Force is all about.

Monday, January 17, 2022

For The 1st Time Ever F-35B Launches and Recovery Aboard LHA 7 USS Tripoli

F-35B Lightning IIs attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122 conduct flight operations for the first time aboard amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7), Jan. 11. 

This is the first time F-35s have operated on Tripoli. Tripoli is underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. 3rd Fleet.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Amazing Footage Inside the US Air Force Thunderbirds Cockpit

The Thunderbirds perform for people all around the world to display the pride, precision and professionalism the U.S. Air Force represents. Through air shows and flyovers, they aim to excite and inspire. In addition to showcasing the elite skills all pilots must possess, the Thunderbirds demonstrate the incredible capabilities of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

The pilots perform approximately 30 maneuvers in a demonstration. The entire show, including ground and air, runs about an hour and fifteen minutes. The season lasts from March to November, with the winter months used to train new members.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

This Plane Is Critical to the Air Force, But Not F-22 or F-35

The Air Force relies on a small but diverse fleet of tricked out Boeing 707 airliners with specialized sensors and communications links to perform vital reconnaissance and command-and-control missions across the globe.

There are the last three types potential targets of despite having seen extensive use in the last 40 years. In part, it’s because of their size, age and large crews results in hefty operating costs. 

The U.S. Air Force still operates nearly 400 707-based KC-135 tankers and over 70 RC-135, E-3 and E-8 aircraft.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Why Russia and China Fear America's Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carriers

 The most successful U.S. Navy carriers of the postwar era all belong to a class named in honor of World-War II’s most successful admiral, Chester W. Nimitz. The class’s lead ship, commissioned in 1975, bears the fleet admiral’s name. The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers were, at the time, the largest warships ever constructed. Although superseded by the new Ford class, the ten Nimitz carriers will continue to form the bulk of the Navy’s carrier force for the next twenty to thirty years. Many project a half a century or more.

The story of the Nimitz carriers goes back to the mid-1960s. The U.S. Navy was in the process of spreading nuclear propulsion across the fleet, from submarines to cruisers, and had just commissioned the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Enterprise, in 1961.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

How ICBM Works

An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is a guided ballistic missile with a minimum range of 5,500 kilometres (3,400 mi) primarily designed for nuclear weapons delivery (delivering one or more thermonuclear warheads). Similarly, conventional, chemical, and biological weapons can also be delivered with varying effectiveness, but have never been deployed on ICBMs.

ICBMs are differentiated by having greater range and speed than other ballistic missiles: intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs), medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs), short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) and tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs). Short and medium-range ballistic missiles are known collectively as theatre ballistic missiles.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Extremely Powerful F-22 Raptor Shows Its Crazy Ability

 The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force (USAF). The result of the USAF's Advanced Tactical Fighter program, the aircraft was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but also has ground attack, electronic warfare, and signal intelligence capabilities. The prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, built most of the F-22's airframe and weapons systems and did its final assembly, while Boeing provided the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems.

The aircraft was variously designated F-22 and F/A-22 before it formally entered service in December 2005 as the F-22A. After a protracted development and despite operational issues, the USAF considers the F-22 critical to its tactical air power, and says that the aircraft is unmatched by any known or projected fighter. The Raptor's combination of stealth, aerodynamic performance, and situational awareness gives the aircraft unprecedented air combat capabilities.

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Here Comes the US Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Helicopter

Bell 360 Invictus is a new attack and reconnaissance helicopter being developed by Bell Textron to deliver improved lethality, survivability, and extended range for army aviation.

The advanced helicopter is being offered for the US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme, which mainly aims to replace the army’s AH-64 Apache and OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters.

Bell 360 Invictus will be powered by General Electric’s T901 turbo-shaft engine, which will serve as the main power unit. The Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207D1 engine aboard the rotorcraft will act as a supplemental power unit delivering power for ground maintenance and system checks. It will also enhance cruise airspeed, dash speed, hover payload and autorotative performance.

U.S. Marine Paratroopers Jump from C-130 - Female Airborne Operations

 U.S. Marine Corps parachute riggers with 3d Landing Support Battalion’s Air Delivery Platoon and Marines from 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, conduct regular jump and cargo drop training on surrounding islands, Okinawa, Japan. This training keeps the parachute riggers ready to deliver supplies and personnel to remote locations in the Pacific.

The Paramarines (also known as Marine paratroopers) was a short-lived specialized combat unit of the United States Marine Corps, trained to be dropped from planes by parachute.

The US Army’s New Super Helicopter is Coming

The Bell V-280 revolutionizes Army overmatch with over twice the range and speed than the current fleet. The only long-range assault solution with the ability to maneuver ground forces at ranges and speeds required for multi-domain operations.

Companion to the Bell V-280 Valor, the Bell 360 Invictus is the attack reconnaissance leader for the U.S. Army's Future Vertical Lift program. Together, these weapon systems deliver mission-critical lethality, reach and sustainability.

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