Weapon Wednesday – New ENVision Slimmed-Down Night Vision

DARPA is launching a program to slim down night-vision eyewear from the bulky goggles in use today (pictured above)
DARPA is launching a program to slim down night-vision eyewear from the bulky goggles in use today (pictured above)

DARPA is starting a program to develop a new multispectral Enhanced Night Vision (ENVision) system for the military that replaces today’s heavy night-vision goggles with ones that are as light and compact as a pair of eyeglasses.

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Weapon Wednesday – Finally a Realistic Flight Simulator

The T-7A Red Hawk simulation trainer can link digitally with an actual aircraft
The T-7A Red Hawk simulation trainer can link digitally with an actual aircraft
Boeing

Boeing has begun production of the “real-as-it-gets” ground-based training system (GBTS) flight simulator of the US Air Force’s new T-7A Red Hawk training jet. For immersive realism, each unit features dynamic motion seats and the Boeing Constant Resolution Visual System’s 8K native projectors, which have 16 times the resolution of a 1080p high-definition video screen. read more

Weapon Wednesday – F/A-18 Ski Jump Take Off

A F/A-18 Super Hornet taking off from ski-jump ramp for the first time
A F/A-18 Super Hornet taking off from ski-jump ramp for the first time
Boeing

Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet has made its first launch from a “ski jump” ramp. No, it’s not a dare or some weird new winter sport but a demonstration conducted with the US Navy to show the Indian Navy that the Super Hornet can safely operate from its ski-jump-ramp-equipped aircraft carriers. read more

Video Podcast – That’s not the COVID Vaccine – Liking Ron DeSantis

by: Brent Smith

Being former military myself, you know I have great respect for those who serve, in whatever capacity.

Drone pilot, office clerk, door kicker, whatever. You joined to serve.

But there are some things the military shouldn’t be doing and is best left to civilians.

This is one of them – administering the COVID vaccine to civilians, or not, as it were.

I’m becoming a fan of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. And what he said about getting the COVID vaccine certainly doesn’t hurt his standing among conservatives, or frankly anyone with a head and a heart. read more

Weapon Wednesday – New Howitzer breaks old Distance Record

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U.S. Army

The U.S. Army has dramatically increased the range of its howitzer guns, setting a new distance record. read more

Weapon Wednesday – A Machine Gun Snow Sled? I Want One!

Is this not the coolest winter toy ever?!!

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  • The Royal Netherlands Marine Corps (RNLMC) showed off a new snow sled system on Facebook.
  • The system is designed to be towed behind a tracked all-terrain vehicle.
  • The sled can carry Marines, cargo, or even an M240 machine gun. read more

New M1 Abrams Tank-Bridge

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  • The Joint Assault Bridge (JAB) is designed to lay bridges over water and other obstacles.
  • The JAB ensures that Army units always have a portable bridge handy capable of handling the weight of tanks.
  • The new bridge layer replaces an older model that’s more than 50 years old. read more

Weapon Wednesday – The Rheinmetall Mission Master

The Mission Master – Armed Reconnaissance robot
The Mission Master – Armed Reconnaissance robot
Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall has unveiled its latest armed battlefield robot designed for tactical intelligence gathering and combat support. Part of the company’s Mission Master Autonomous – Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV) family, the Mission Master – Armed Reconnaissance system is capable of not only carrying out recon missions, but also providing fire support for troops.

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Weapon Wednesday – Tracking Invisible Subs

search for missing flight mh370 shifts to underwater mission
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  • The U.S. Navy is testing a new radar pod that can detect submarines.
  • The pod would be mounted on the service’s new P-8 Poseidon aircraft.
  • The system uses radar to spot otherwise untraceable wakes left by subs underwater. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Air Force Death Ray Jet Fighters

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  • The U.S. Air Force is working with Lockheed Martin to deploy lasers on fighter jets by 2025.
  • The SHiELD program will allow fighter jets to shoot down incoming missiles.
  • Unlike guns, lasers have an almost infinite ammunition supply. read more