Russian Typhoon-Class Submarine Size: The Biggest Subs Ever. Georges DeKeerleGetty Images Russia’s Typhoon-class submarines were true Cold War leviathans.The missile-firing submarines were designed to operate in the Arctic under pack ice.A typical Typhoon was more than 1.5 times longer than a football field and three times as tall as the average American house.
If you’ve ever seen The Hunt for Red October, you’re probably familiar with Russia’s truly massive Typhoon-class submarines. These Cold War giants still stand as the largest subs ever built. Just how big are we talking? Each u-boat stretched to nearly 600 feet long and was wider than the average American house—and almost three times as tall, to boot. In the 1970s, the Soviet Union embarked upon a new nuclear weapons program (code name: Typhoon) to develop a new missile-firing submarine and nuclear missiles. H.I. The Typhoon-class submarines displaced 23,200 tons in order to accommodate a payload of 20 RSM-52 ballistic missiles.
The images above, which undersea warfare authority H.I. Top Pick. Su-57 Video: Watch Russia's New Fighter Jet Let Out a Scream. A new video has surfaced of four Su-57 Felon fighter jets flying low over Russian territory.
The jets make an ominous, high-pitched ringing noise as they pass over a photographer on the ground.Despite being unveiled a decade ago, the Su-57 has yet to enter service with the Russian air force. A new video showing four Sukhoi Su-57 “Felon” fighter jets makes one thing clear: this thing is a real howler. Boeing and Sikorsky reveal plans to replace Black Hawk with ‘Defiant X helicopter’ Matthew M.
Burke Stars and Stripes Jan. 27—Boeing Co. and Sikorsky unveiled their plan Monday to replace the aging fleet of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters as the Army’s long-range assault aircraft of the future. The joint team’s Defiant X helicopter is capable of flying low and fast to bring troops where needed while evading adversaries over complex terrain, according to the Boeing website. The Army is expected to call for final submissions to its Future Long Range Assault Aircraft competition later this year and may award contracts in 2022, according to a Boeing statement Monday. Navy Littoral Combat Ship Problems: Freedom-Class LCS Defects. The U.S.
Navy is refusing deliveries of more Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships from Lockheed Martin.Officials have discovered a defect in the propulsion system affecting all of the ships.The stop acceptance order doesn't affect other Littoral Combat Ships from rival shipmaker Austal. The U.S. Navy is refusing to accept delivery of additional Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) from defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Army's Precision Strike Missile: Watch PrSM Blast Path for F-35. A new promotional video from Lockheed Martin shows how the U.S. armed services will be able to cooperate on the battlefield (using Lockheed Martin weapons).The video depicts a U.S.
Navy Destroyer Shoots Down ICBM: Watch the Historic Test. A U.S.
Navy guided missile destroyer shot down a stand-in ICBM warhead.The intercept was observed using infrared cameras, with the interceptor kill vehicle smashing into the incoming warhead.The test proves, theoretically, that U.S. Navy warships could boost protection of the homeland against nuclear attack. In a historic test, a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) warhead aimed at a patch of ocean off the Hawaiian Islands. ➡ Read to Pop Mech.
Air Force New Fighter Jet: Secret Technology on the Mystery Plane. Last month, the Air Force announced it secretly designed, built, and flew a new fighter jet.The Air Force believes “sixth-generation” fighters will require major new tech, but the service won’t say what that actually includes.We do have a few clues about the secret new fighter jet: The new tech involves “survivability, lethality, and persistence.”
In September, the U.S. Air Force shocked the world when it announced it had secretly designed, built, and tested a new fighter jet—all in the astonishingly short span of just one year. Navy Developing America's New Fighter Jet: 6th Generation Fighter. The Navy wants a new fighter jet to replace Super Hornets starting in the 2030s.The new fighter will be crewed and have a longer range than the F-35.The Navy, faced with declining budgets through the 2020s and a short development cycle, may turn to a familiar face to get a “new jet” quickly.
The U.S. Navy is laying the groundwork to field a new fighter jet sometime in the next decade. The Last 'Spooky' Gunship Heads to the Boneyard. U.S.
Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey M. Ziegler The last AC-130U gunship, “Spooky,” flew off to retirement on June 26, 2020. A second -U model, “Big Daddy,” will go to an outdoor Air Force special operations museum in Florida. “Big Daddy” is also the first AC-130 to receive a “black letter,” signifying zero discrepancies before flight. New SB-1 Defiant Helo Hits 238 MPH. Lockheed Martin/Sikorsksy The SB-1 Defiant technology demonstrator aircraft reached a speed of 230 miles an hour, making it faster than the Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk.The Defiant is one of two aircraft that will compete to replace the Army’s Black Hawk and Apache helicopters.The Defiant will likely fly even faster in the near future, with speeds greater than 300 miles an hour projected.
A new helicopter and candidate to replace the Army’s fleet of assault transport helicopters reached a key speed milestone. The Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant helicopter reached 205 knots, or 238 miles an hour. The Defiant is one of two contenders to replace the Black Hawk, using an unorthodox rotor configuration to speed soldiers across the battlefield faster than ever before. The test flight took place on June 9 at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach Development Flight Test Center. Non-explosive missile that uses sword blades to shred its targets is seen up close for the first time. It is by far the most terrifying of all the AGM-114 Hellfire missile series- at least if you’re driving in an unarmored vehicle, that is.
Known as the AGM-144R9X, the missile has no large blast radius, but can still dismember a vehicle full of bad guys with ease. Utilizing a series of pop-out blades, the R9X is something out of nightmarish horror films, slicing through opponents as it strikes with deadly precision. While the method seems rather gruesome, the ends justify the means in this case- by utilizing the blades instead of a large warhead, the R9X can cut down on collateral damage (pun intended) in confined urban areas. The R9X is another example of how years of fighting the War on Terror has led the US to come up with ways to spare civilians, while still being able to take out high-level targets that choose to hide among the innocent. The Army has officially fielded its new squad designated marksman rifle.
While Sig Sauer prepares to rake in more money with US Army contracts for small arms, Heckler & Koch are delivering the first batch of HK417 Squad Designated Marksman Rifles. The awards, which were issued by the US Army in 2019 and 2020 to deliver 5,851 SDMRs, with deliveries expected to continue into mid-2021. While the Army has been handing out sample-sized numbers of the rifle since 2018, the mass-issue of the HK417 marks an exciting time for designated marksmen in Army divisions all over the world. According to Task & Purpose, the rifles were delivered to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division, and were shipped from H&K’s Georgia facility. The HK417s will replace the Knight’s Armament M110 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle, which many Soldiers claim had mediocre performance and was somewhat finicky under austere conditions.
A Demonstration Of How Powerful 17th-Century Ship Cannons Were. The U-boat Wars 1939-1945 (Kriegsmarine) and 1914-1918 (Kaiserliche Marine) and Allied Warships of WWII - uboat.net. What the U.S. Commandos 'Armed Overwatch' Plane Might Look Like. U.S. Air Force Photo by Ethan D. Wagner U.S. Special Operations Command wants to purchase up to 75 planes capable of both reconnaissance and strike missions.At the same time, the U.S. Air Force is canceling plans to buy up to 300 light attack planes. How Combat Tree Made the F-4 Phantom II the Deadliest Fighter Over Vietnam in the 1970s – The Tactical Air Network. "Two U.S.
Air Force McDonnell F-4D-30-MC Phantom II fighters (s/n 66-7576, 66-7628) from the 435th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, over Vietnam, off the wing of a Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker. F-4D 66-7576 was written off in Vietnam on 30 July 1972. " (USAF photograph/released) Imagine, as a fighter pilot, being able to see your enemy without them knowing you’re even in the area. This Mini-Sub Is Like a Commuter Bus for Navy SEAL Commandos. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher Kirsop US Navy SEALs are trained to infiltrate enemy territory by sea, air, and land.The Mark 8 SEAL Delivery Vehicle allows the Navy’s elite underwater commandos to travel undetected through enemy waters.Up to eight SEALs and their mission equipment can ride on the little submersible. U.S. Navy SEALs are trained to attack enemy coastlines and ships, wreaking havoc on targets both on land and afloat. SEALs typically disembark from nuclear attack submarines miles from their target, taking what’s called a Seal Delivery Vehicle to their destination.
The SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Mk.8 Mod 0, also known as the Mark 8 or “Gator Class,” was named after James “Gator” Parks, a retired SEAL and engineer who was a driving force in SDV development. F-16 - Fighter Jets - Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Satellite Photos Reveal Gigantic Chinese Fleet of More Than 40 Ships. A fleet of private satellites recently picked up an extraordinary sight in the middle of the South China Sea: a parade of more than 40 warships of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy sailing in formation. Air Force Planes - Tonopah Nevada - Air Force Test Site. Special Operations Command Is Experimenting With Bullets That Shoot Through Water. The supercavitating round might allow Navy SEALs to open fire before they break the surface. FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.— There’s a reason bad guys in spy movies use harpoon guns when they have to fight underwater.
Watch a Real-Life Invisibility Cloak Designed for Military Use. Invisibility Cloak. Iran Unveils New Tank-Killing Ground Drones. Iran introduced new unmanned 6x6 ground drones.The armed drones are primitive but could be used to kill tanks and armored vehicles.Although invented by Iran, they will probably escape into the wild and eventually fall into the hands of groups that Iran supports throughout the Middle East.
The Iranian Army recently showed off a small remote-controlled military vehicle on Twitter that could prove a big danger to tanks and vehicles with troops riding in them. This Formula Predicts Soldier Firepower in 2050. Drawing trend lines across seven centuries suggests that tomorrow’s troops will rock some seriously heavy gear. In 2050, exoskeleton-equipped soldiers could carry the sorts of heavy machine guns that are today mounted on vehicles, while tanks could be armed with howitzer-class cannons, according to a mathematical formula derived from seven centuries of weapons development.
To build the formula, Army Research Laboratory scientist Alexander Kott carefully scrutinized the performance attributes of weapons across the years, starting with crossbows and proceeding through muskets and tanks. “Building a model of technology evolution based on performance attributes rather than on design attributes allows us to seek regularities across multiple technology families, increase the temporal span of the investigation, and offer superior capability for longer-term forecasting,” Kott writes in a paper that will appear in the Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation.
Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They’re Starting a New Global Arms Race. Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon flight test. By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs / Published June 13, 2019. Combat robot with over-the-horizon control put through its paces in live-fire exercise. This Robotic M1 Abrams Battle Tank Can Smash Through Enemy Defenses. Fighter Jets with Missile-Killing Lasers Take Another Step Toward Reality. ADIFO: The hyper-agile, omnidirectional, supersonic flying saucer. China’s Railgun Has Reportedly Gone to Sea.
Mind-Boggling Facts about How Aircraft Carriers Work. Marines to Buy New Amphibious Combat Vehicle from BAE Systems. Pray and Spray With the ‘Special Case’ Briefcase Gun. US Marines want non-lethal laser weapon that shouts at people a kilometer away. Army might have found its new rifle in Colorado Springs garage. TALOS (uniform)
Russia, US Are In a Military Exoskeleton Race. The Military Now Has Tooth Mics For Invisible, Hands-Free Radio Calls. Knowhere. The Pentagon Mimicking Human Speech With Lasers Is the Creepiest Thing You’ll Hear All Week. US Army Now Holding Drills With Ground Robots That Shoot. Is China Getting Ready To Test a Railgun? Untitled. Could a Chinese Space Junk Laser Double as a Weapon? Pentagon Document Confirms Existence of Russian Doomsday Torpedo. A Russian Ghost Submarine, its U.S. Pursuers and a Deadly New Cold War. Hypersonic flight: Threat or opportunity? Why didn’t the US shoot down North Korea’s missile? Maybe because it couldn’t.
Russia's MiG-29 Fulcrum: A Super Fighter or Super Failure? Latest steel-punching, hypersonic railgun projectiles test-fired. Air Force Buys Mysterious Israeli Weapon to Kill ISIS Drones. Autonomous, unmanned swarmboats secure harbor approaches for US Navy. The Japanese Army’s Assault Rifle Has Some Weird Features. A Glimpse At How the F-35 Will Help the Marines Storm the Beach. BAE Systems takes a cue from ironclad beetle to build self-repairing military suspensions. Did the Navy Steal Its New Warship Designs? The F-35B Just Got A Lot Deadlier. The USS Zumwalt Can't Fire Its Guns Because the Ammo Is Too Expensive. Can the Navy’s Electric Cannon Be Saved? US Navy takes possession of its largest ever destroyer. US Navy announces sea trials for electromagnetic railgun. The Army Has a Deadly Machine-Gun-Firing Shipping Container. Boeing unveils game-changing autonomous submarine. Milrem combat robot brings modular versatility to the battlefield.
Russia's Radical Sukhoi S-37 Fighter Plane Goes Up Against Our F-22. The U.K. Will Attack ISIS With a Missile the U.S. Could Only Dream Of. US Army tests drone-killing 50 mm cannon. How Syria is becoming a test bed for high-tech weapons of electronic warfare. US Army tests remote controlled weapon towers. South Korea's autonomous robot gun turrets: deadly from kilometers away. XM25 Prototypes in testing – 500% lethality increase over existing weapon systems. US Military's Hypersonic Jet Could Fly 5 Times the Speed of Sound. West 2014: Joint Strike Fighter: What Do the Pilots Who Are Flying It Today Have to Say? Different Planes, Common Problems. The F-35 Fighter Program: America Going Down in Flames. New military goggles combine nightvision and thermal imaging.
Railgun. What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan? Next generation armor inspired by animal scales. Construction of Royal Navy's new River class OPVs gets underway. The Navy Tests Its Ships in This Indoor Ocean. US Navy to test Fortis exoskeletons. Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine. Taranis drone demonstrates stealth in latest test. Future aircraft could come with advanced 3D printers for specialized drone production. XM25 Prototypes in testing – 500% lethality increase over existing weapon systems. Meet the SLAM-ER. US Navy developing laser weapons for ground vehicles. XM8 Lightweight Carbine. US Navy announces sea trials for electromagnetic railgun.
Q -Warrior brings head-up displays to the battlefield. NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption. US Army experiments with crowdsourcing equipment design. US plans for hypersonic robot spy plane revealed. U.S. military wants to create 'Iron Man suit' 10 Incredible Real-Life Laser Weapons. Bell unveils V-280 Valor tiltrotor concept for U.S. Army program.
F-35B's for Australia????? Miniature hit-to-kill rocket interceptor completes flight test.