Here& 39;s what the U.S. Air Force space plane will be doing up there.May 07, 2020Illustration of the X-37BUS Air ForceThe U.S. Air Force& 39;s X-37B space plane is going to launch up into orbit once again come mid-May. Usually, the Air Force doesn& 39;t share much detail regarding the mysterious aircraft, but this time, its top civilian has explained what it& 39;ll be doing up in orbit.
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Submarines are one of the most effective elements of the world& 39;s most powerful navies. From sinking shipping during wartime to covert reconnaissance and use as nuclear deterrence, these machines are both feared and admired.But this wasn& 39;t always the case.Far from a recent invention, submarines have a long and interesting history.
& 34;Necessity is the mother of all invention,& 34; as the adage goes. This is especially true for military technology.But military tech has led to some interesting spin-offs that have improved our daily lives forever. Here are but a few of them.RELATED: 23 GREAT NASA SPIN-OFF TECHNOLOGIESWhat military spin-off technologies do we use every day?
Watch the helicopter hit a major speed milestone.June 17, 2020This helicopter is hella fast: a Sikorsky-Boeing has announced that the experimental helicopter prototype SB-1 Defiant competing to replace the Army& 39;s UH-60 Black Hawk has hit a major speed milestone.The helicopter completed a flight at nearly 236 mph (205 knots), and is just a few months shy away from exceeding 290 mph (250 knots).
StormBreaker safely separated from the jet and was guided from the plane in order to reach its target.June 20, 2020Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, announced on Monday that it executed the first guided release of a StormBreaker smart bomb from an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.
FLIR System& 39;s drone weighs 33 grams and the U.S. army is buying it in bulk.June 23, 2020Nano drones have become a major military tool over the past few years, and the most recent announcement of FLIR Systems being awarded an additional $20.6 million contract for their Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) by the U.
The U.S. Military will likely start using a longer range taser-like like weapon for safer immobilization.June 29, 2020Law enforcement around the world has utilized non-lethal (or sometimes less-lethal) weaponry for a long time.Pepper spray, plastic ammunition, even electromagnetic radiation dishes, which, by the way, & 34;penetrates 1/64 inch into the skin and produces an intense burning sensation that stops when the transmitter is switched off or when the individual moves out of the beam& 34; according to globalsecurity.
It was thought to be a spy vessel of the Navy, turns out, it was privately held.June 30, 2020A Facebook video from FishMonster documented an uncrewed surface vessel (USV) off the Florida, Key West& 39;s shore. While the vessel is probably a Liquid Robotics Wave Glider, its function remained a mystery, until recently.
These electric bikes could prove useful in surveillance and recon missions.July 27, 2020Electric vehicles find more and more real-world applications as the developing technology behind it develops. A New Zealand startup UBCO has ambitions to upgrade upon the off-road niche.The innovative company recently set sail to the European market after its success in New Zealand and Australia.
The ship had not been used for decades.August 02, 2020Russia& 39;s only missile-carrying Project 903 Lun class ekranoplan is being decommissioned for good and it is to be put on display at Patriot Park in the city of Derbent in Russian republic of Dagestan, reported The Drive. The ship had not been used in decades.
The secretive hypersonic missile video montage leaves many questions unanswered.August 06, 2020The U.S. Army released rare footage of its secretive hypersonic missile on Tuesday, in a video montage first acquired by The Drive. The missile has been referred to by U.S. President Donald Trump as his & 34;super duper missile.
All aboard the USS Essex, these warbirds aren& 39;t able to fly from the US mainland to Hawaii on their own.August 07, 2020B-25 Bomber, one of the vintage plane models aboard the USS Essexdavidgsteadman/FlickrOne U.S. Navy ship will be carrying a different type of cargo this month. Setting off from San Diego and making its way across the Pacific to Pearl Harbor in Hawai& 39;i, the USS Essex will be transporting over a dozen vintage warplanes to the island.
The drone can carry 6.5 tons of bombs and has a range of 3,000 miles (4,800 km).August 11, 2020After Russian President Vladimir Putin had a meeting with Yuri Slyusar, the CEO of United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) on August 3, it was revealed that S-70 Okhotnik stealth attack drone (will be referred to as Okhotnik) deliveries to the Russian Defense Ministry were rescheduled to 2024.
The force has reached out the AI community to find a better way to have clearer magnetic field readings.August 08, 2020GPS might be great for navigating your local streets but when it comes to navigating military aircraft and other vehicles it is highly susceptible to errors. Now the Air Force is on a mission to employ the Eath& 39;s magnetic field as a GPS alternative, according to Defense One.
The event will be held on August 18 and it is bound to be exhilarating.August 09, 2020Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that the third and final competition for its famous AlphaDogfight Trials will take place virtually from August 18 to 20, allowing both participating teams and audience members to watch.
The Republic of Korea Navy plans on kitting the new carrier out with F-35B jets.August 14, 2020Aircraft carriers are not only impressive ships, but they& 39;re rather useful as they move fighter jets, helicopters, equipment, and people across the seas.Now, South Korea has announced that it is joining the military ranks of nations that own aircraft carriers.
The Department of Defense confirmed the UFO sighting task force.August 18, 2020There have been some unverifiable flying objects that people claim to have seen or even captured on their cameras or on video over the years.As of August 4th, the Department of Defense in the U.S. has confirmed the establishment of the Unidentifiable Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF), which will be led by the U.
That probably wasn& 39;t meant to be out in the open.August 24, 2020Whoops! The U.S. Air Force may have accidentally posted a request online for the industry to send its technologies that can support a hypersonic glide vehicle. The point would be for the vehicle to cross intercontinental ranges.The request for the hypersonic nuclear weapon has since been removed.
It doesn& 39;t come across as very intimidating at first glance.August 25, 2020When you think of a U.S. Air Force flying vehicle you most likely picture a sleek, powerful, rapid jet. However, the newest addition to the U.S. Air Force& 39;s fleet doesn& 39;t quite fit that bill. At all.The electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle, named Hexa, looks more like a goofy home drone flying device.
The slightest change on the field could forewarn of danger to a soldier.August 25, 2020When you are a soldier in the field, even the slightest change could be a forewarning of danger. That& 39;s why, the U.S. Army is developing robots that can detect these dangers and communicate them back to human soldiers in real-time.
This must be the most & 39;frightening& 39; weapon in the U.S. Navy& 39;s arsenal — or the cutest...August 26, 2020When it comes to war machines, it is generally believed that size matters for all the intimidating reasons. However, as seen from the above picture, not all Navy ships are created equal as a little tugboat that has popped up on Reddit earlier this week has established.