- 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.
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.
- The U.S. Air Force has named its brand new F-15EX Eagle “Eagle II.”
- “Eagle II” is yet another disappointing sequel name, following on the heels of the “Lightning II.”
- The name is uninspiring in a time when the U.S. military could use some inspiration.
The U.S. Air Force has officially announced the name of its next-generation F-15 Eagle fighter … and it’s about what you’d expect.
- Over the course of four nights in 2019, several unidentified drones visited U.S. Navy destroyers off the coast of California.
- The drones, although seemingly harmless, displayed an obvious interest in the destroyers.
- The Tic Tac-shaped objects were reportedly similar to the UFOs that Navy pilots observed in 2004.
- The U.S. Air Force has expressed interest in a new, non-stealthy fighter jet to replace the F-16.
- Several aviation experts have banded together and invented a new jet out of thin air.
- The result, the F-36 Kingsnake, would use the F-22’s engines, place less of an emphasis on stealth, and use digital engineering.
- Several countries have tried to make flying tanks, which can self-deploy over long distances.
- The appeal is obvious: A flying tank would eliminate the need for a large cargo transport to carry it.
- While the flying tank concept is theoretically possible, it requires too many design compromises to make an effective tank.
- The U.S. Marines are experimenting with ways to kill tanks at very long distances.
- The Marines got rid of their tanks in 2020, saying they were too large and heavy to transport to remote islands.
- New weapon systems that can kill tanks at much greater distances will replace tanks as anti-tank weapons.