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Weapon Wednesday – Space Cargo Drops – The Ultimate Quick Response

spacex rocket cargo
SpaceX/Flickr
  • The U.S. Air Force wants $47.9 million to support its Rocket Cargo concept.
  • Rocket Cargo calls for a 100-ton rocket capable of airdropping cargo virtually anywhere in the world within minutes.
  • This system would use an existing space rocket, modified to suit the service’s needs.

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Memorial Day Remembrance

Memorial Day is a very important time to show solemn respect to all those Americans who died in wars, across the globe and in our own fields and forests. Pay special honor to their families who sacrificed so much – so we may live in freedom. Because of these heroes, we enjoy the blessings of liberty, protected from ruthless tyrants who still roam the earth, desperately seeking to enslave humanity.

But don’t forget to celebrate. Celebrate and raise a glass to the men and women who volunteered to fight on our behalf and made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Israel’s Iron Dome

iron dome hamas
MENAHEM KAHANAGetty Images
  • Israel’s Iron Dome weapon has reportedly shot down most of the rockets that Hamas militants have fired at Israeli neighborhoods during the Israel-Gaza conflict this week.
  • The Iron Dome is designed to selectively deal with rocket attacks, intercepting only those headed toward populated areas.
  • Israel claims the Iron Dome is around 90 percent effective, but even a high probability intercept rate can fall victim to sheer numbers. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Don’t to wash behind Your Drop Tanks

afwerx jet washing robot
Texas Air National Guard
  • The Air Force built a robot that can wash an F-16 fighter jet in just 1 hour.
  • It typically takes a crew of four airmen up to 6 hours to do the same job.
  • The Jet Washing Robot could also save airmen from possible chemical agent exposure.

 

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Video Podcast – Feds Say no help for Colonial – Corporal has Two Mommies

by: Brent Smith

The Biden administration was asked whether they would help Colonial Pipeline with their ransomware issue. The spokesperson said NO, they would not. She explained that since Colonial was a “private” company, it really was not up to them to help.

I test the absurdity of this claim by flipping it around, using the Trump administration and Planned Parenthood.

The Army has a new “Woke” recruiting campaign cartoon. It’s not exactly the tough ombre campaign we’re used to seeing from the U.S. military. Rather than concentrating on “all you can be,” they went full woke. It’s disappointing to say the least. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Royal Marine Gravity Jet Suit

The UK's Royal Marines put the Gravity jet suit to "very successful" use in ship boarding demo exercises
The UK’s Royal Marines put the Gravity jet suit to “very successful” use in ship boarding demo exercises
Gravity Industries

Jet suits, jetpacks, jetboards … The new range of crazy personal flight devices all share some things in common: plenty of people would love to fly one, very few have the cash to own one, and even fewer can probably be trusted to fly them safely and legally. read more

Weapon Wednesday – ENVG-B Advanced Night Vision

envg army night vision
U.S. Army/DVIDS
  • The U.S. Army’s Lancer Brigade showed off a video from its new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binoculars.
  • The ENVG-B displays a higher-resolution image than previous night vision devices.
  • The goggles also include augmented reality capabilities and allow soldiers to see wirelessly through weapon sights. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Going back to the Sextant?

 

The U.S. Navy’s New Unhackable GPS Alternative: The Stars

GPS is a world-changing technology. It’s also incredibly fragile, easily spoofable, and consistently hackable. That’s why the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are looking to the stars for a navigational Plan B.

senior chief petty officer mike rosati uses a sextant while conducting celestial navigation training while sailing on the atlantic ocean aboard the coast guard cutter eagle, aug 3, 2015 celestial navigation is taught to the coast guard academy cadets while they spend time underway on the eagle us coast guard photo by petty officer 2nd class matthew s masaschi
Matthew S. Masaschi

Twenty-five years ago, in 1995, the U.S. Air Force reached a milestone: Its satellite Global Positioning System became fully operational. Today, GPS directs our world, from supertankers to pizza deliveries. But before the creation of this modern navigational marvel, humans looked to the heavens to find their way. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Russia’s Nuclear Powered Torpedo

russian defence ministry testing new strategic weapon systems
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  • Russia’s giant nuclear-tipped Poseidon torpedo will undergo more tests this year.
  • With almost an unlimited range, the Poseidon would speed toward targets on America’s coastline, exploding a 2-megaton warhead next to them.
  • The Poseidon will be launched from a class of specialized submarines.

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