Great idea, let’s get some sweet, innocent, human loving dolphins to do your dirty work. It turns out that the Ukrainan navy has restarted special training for dolphins and other animals for military duties including attacking enemy combat swimmers and detecting mines. Ten dolphins are now being trained for special tasks in the Ukrainian state
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This is an absolutely damn impressive piece of engineering (1:59 for the good part). It is difficult to believe that FLIP, or Floating Instrument Platform, owned by the US Navy, was designed after a baseball bat. First launched 50 years ago, the bizarre research vessel can go from a horizontal to vertical position while staying
You are not looking at a jet fighter… this is in fact a B-52 Stratofortress flying so low next to the USS Ranger aircraft carrier, that the pilot could probably reach out and touch the ocean. Fighters are fun, but bombers make national policy…that’s probably because the behemoth weights 265,000-pounds and has 185-foot wingspan. This
Only slightly newsworthy… In another sign of military might, China’s first aircraft carrier, a gently owned Russian vessel that’s been refitted for serious sea cruising power is near completion. Formerly the Soviet “Varyag”, China Defense Blog points out the decks mostly cleared, so this refurbished bruiser could be ready for plane-flinging action as soon later
A miniature version of the B-2 stealth bomber took its first test flight in California on Friday. The robotic, bat-winged X-47B bomber jet (yes bomber), is being touted as the military’s deadliest new drone, stayed in the air for 29 minutes and climbed to 5,000 feet. Combat drones are usually controlled remotely by human pilots,
Idle hands are the devils playground, and unfortunately Captain Owen Honors is about to find out that maybe he should have been concentrating on work instead of producing and showing raunchy and obscene videos to the crew of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier Enterprise. According to senior Navy officials, the videos which portray women sailors
Holy Crap! The Navy has just completed tests on their Electromagnetic Railgun, which relies on electromagnets to shoot bullets at several times the speed of sound. The electrically charged parallel rails shoot the conductive projectile out of the barrel at speeds up to Mach 7. All of this without the need for an explosive charge.