Boeing has won a contract worth almost US$1.2 billion from the US Air Force to build the first tranche of eight F-15EX fighter jets. The most advanced version of the venerable F-15 that began production in the 1970s, the first two jets are already under construction at Boeing’s St Louis facility and are expected to be delivered in 2021.
by: Brent Smith
The York Times writes that President Trump plans to expand the use of “federal troops” from not just Portland, Or., but also other cities like Chicago, maybe Philadelphia, New York City and Detroit.
“Governors and other officials reacted angrily to the president’s move, calling it an election-year ploy as they squared off over crime, civil liberties and local control that has spread from Portland, Ore., across the country,” the Times bloviated.
An election year ploy? This whole Marxist driven mess is nothing more than an election year ploy.
Let me remind you who is driving this train. The bogus Black Lives Matter movement and their bankroll of $1.6 billion and counting.
You read that right.
- The U.S. Army is buying the first of what will eventually be a fleet of more than 2,000 Infantry Squad Vehicles (ISVs).
- The ISV is based on the Chevy Colorado pickup truck.
- Fast and light, the ISV can quickly transport an infantry squad across the battlefield.
- During World War II, spies needed a compact, disguised explosive to issue to resistance forces in occupied Europe.
- One solution was “explosive coal,” which could be infiltrated into enemy coal supplies.
- A similar program in Vietnam introduced defective, exploding bullets into enemy ammunition.
by: Brent Smith
Jared Kushner gets the boot?
Well praise the Lord, if true. Both him and his wife have to go. Obviously they’re part of the family… but no more advisory positions for either of them.
Ivanka is a liberal – always has been. So is Kushner. And both have given just pitiful advice to the President – undermining his stated agenda with every piece bad advice.
The movie, Eye in the Sky, was mildly entertaining, but of course these days, had a liberal message. And that message was inadvertently shown that the West has neither the stomach nor will to win a war, if even a single innocent is killed through collateral damage.
- The Type X drone is a new robotic combat vehicle (RCV) equipped with either an 25 or 30-millimeter auto cannon or anti-tank missiles.
- Inexpensive and semi-expendable, RCVs hold the key to the future of land warfare.
- In the future, Army ground forces will consist of human/RCV vehicles and even some unmanned RCV formations.
- A U.S. Navy Super Hornet successfully launched a Stormbreaker guided bomb, paving the way for service adoption.
- Stormbreaker is capable of homing in on both stationary and moving targets, even in bad weather.
- The Super Hornet is the second U.S. military warplane to carry Stormbreaker, after the F-15E Strike Eagle.
- A Russian oil company called in the army to fight an oil well fire it was unable to control.
- The Russian army sent a Rapira anti-tank gun and crew to shell the wellhead.
- An anti-aircraft gun isn’t the biggest weapon used to stop a fire. Think much bigger. Much, much bigger.
Russian troops called in to battle a Siberian oil well fire got the job done with an unusual firefighting tool: an anti-tank gun. The army troops were requested after the owners of an oil wellhead that had caught fire were unable to put out the blaze. The gun, designed to kill NATO tanks, successfully extinguished the fire.
- The Australian Navy is researching cold spray, a form of additive manufacturing, to repair submarines.
- The tech blasts surfaces with tiny bits of metal at high speed, binding it to a surface.
- The process could keep submarines out of shipyards and at sea where they’re needed.