April 22, 2013 Image Source: Wikimedia 1. MQ-9 Reaper / Predator B. The plane was developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to satisfy what the American Airforces and Navy need. They already participated in several missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa. Every reaper can carry up to 14 Hellfire air to ground missiles, or 4 Hellfire missiles and 2 x 230 kg laser-guided bombs.
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The explosion of the & 39;Tsar Bomba& 39; was the equivalent to 50 million tons of TNT.August 26, 2020If you wish to see the world& 39;s largest and most powerful nuclear explosion, now& 39;s your chance.Russia recently released a video on YouTube of its 1961 & 39;Tsar Bomba& 39; nuclear explosion, which had a yield of 50 megatons, or the equivalent of 50 million tons of TNT, as per the Drive.
Using new digital techniques will speed up the process.August 26, 20203D model of the Tempest in the high speed wind tunnelBAE SystemsThe U.K.& 39;s upcoming sixth-generation fighter jet, the Tempest, will be designed using new digital techniques, per BAE Systems.There will be computer-simulated digital twins of the jet, as well as 3D-printed models that are meant to help speed up the project and simplify it.
The Ministry states that there is no hidden message behind sharing the photos.August 26, 2020Israel& 39;s Ministry of Defense released the first images captured by its spy satellite on Tuesday, per the Times of Israel.The three images are in black and white and are of the ancient ruins of the city of Palmyra in Syria.
The gargantuan plane was being towed when it broke free and became stranded by the shore.August 28, 2020Is it a plane? Is it a boat? Neither, it& 39;s the ekranoplan!Ok, so it is, in fact, a combination of the two and could be called a flying missile boat of sorts. The Cold War-era Soviet Union ekranoplan was unique in naval and air force history, and is now sitting on the shores of a beach taking in water from the Caspian Sea.
The X-61A vehicles known as Gremlins achieved air launch and air recovery within 30 minutes.August 30, 2020The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency& 39;s (DARPA) military drone program Gremlins has been making flights for risk reduction tweaks at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. In late July, four of its X-61A vehicles, unmanned aerial systems (UASs) known as Gremlins Air Vehicles (or just Gremlins), passed the second flight test, achieving air launch and air recovery within 30 minutes.
Free-flight testing may happen before the end of the year.September 02, 2020September 1st saw the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announcing that a pair of their hypersonic weapon variants accomplished their captive carry tests.Now, they will be moving towards free-flight tests before the end of the year.
The incident was during a training flight including all 30 NATO countries.September 02, 2020Last Friday, August 28th, caused some tension between the U.S. and Russia. Two Russian Su-27 fighter jets intercepted a pair of U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers in what the Pentagon is calling an & 34;unsafe& 34; way.
Who& 39;s a good robot? You& 39;re a good robot!September 09, 2020Last week, the U.S. Air Force made the second demonstration of the integrated battle network system called Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS). This program is the first priority of the military for the time being with a $3.3 billion budget over 5 years.