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HK417 Weapon System
The HK416 5.56 Carbine Gets a 7.62mm Big Brother
DARPA Opts To End Boeing-Led X-50A Dragonfly UAV Effort
The effort to design a working helicopter that stops its rotor for forward fixed-wing flight fails. For now.
The LN-260 fiber-optic gyro inertial navigation system for their F-5 Tiger II Adversary Fleet Support Fighter
Just guessing, but this upgrade probably makes our adversary fighters twice as capable as Iran’s new “super fighters“…
Naval Air Station Keflavik Disestablishes After 45 Years
Wasn’t this one of the pivotal battlegrounds in Clancy’s ‘Red Storm Rising’?
.50 BMG inadequate? Try 20mm
Just throwing 20mm rounds at someone will cause damage. Just think what they do when you fire them…
Point: Princeton report slams Diebold touch-screen systems
Counterpoint: Diebold says “They’re poor researchers”
Andrew Olmstead on ‘Decision in the West’
Murdoc hasn’t read the book, but it sounds like it’s in line with his personal Civil War opinions.
Harvard Defends Khatami Visit
Boston Maggie has a list of reasons why hosting the Hezbollah apologist is, to say the least, distasteful. A long list.
Perhaps “Predictability” Would Be More Appropriate
Bickmuppet Blog has a Successories (of sorts) poster for “Expendability”. Even my little girl has figured this one out.
This may explain some things
I’ve seen this before, but Bettnet runs down some interesting statistics.
Hybrid Engine Brings Silent Death
Arm this thing with guns silencers and you could fight the good fight without even waking the neighbors.
Predators to the Rescue
UAVs finally cleared to help with disaster recovery operations.
Japanese air defense forces begin U.N. missions
For the first time in their 52-year history, the Japan Air Self Defense Force began its first United Nations mission over Iraq Sept. 6.
T-3A fleet will be destroyed
These trainers have been grounded since a number of fatal accidents at the Air Force Academy in the 1990s.
Air Force prepares to test synthetic fuel on B-52
First flight planned for next Tuesday (19 Sep). The USAF’s goal is to have 50% of its aviation fuel come from synthetics by 2016. Hardly believable, but let’s hope they can pull it off. Or even get close.
Sen. McCain blasts DoD for mixing WTO fight, tanker race
Just when you thought the tanker replacement scenario couldn’t get any more FUBARed…
Area 51: Hype vs. Reality
Defense Tech with a link-rich environment.