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These 747s and A380s are Really Perfectly Detailed Giant Toy Models

Building your own working model aircraft — not unlike you did as a kid — is a hobby some people take into adulthood. Only some people are better at …

Local Legislators Don’t Want Your Drones

A recent article in the <i>New York Times</i> outlines an interesting take on local drone laws, which are proliferating, despite the fact that the FAA is the …

China's Lone Aircraft Carrier Struts Its Stuff

An admiral's visit prompts takeoffs, landings, and even a Foreign Object Damage walk.<p>High-definition video has emerged of China's lone aircraft carrier, CV-16 Liaoning practicing aircraft takeoffs and landings. The video was apparently shot during a visit to the carrier by the head of China's Navy …

This Weather Phenomenon Caused a Nuclear Bomb Test to Go Horribly Awry

In 1955, the Soviet Union tested a bomb designated RDS-37 at a missile testing site in northeast Kazakhstan. The bomb’s power had been scaled down …

Elbit Systems gets $70 million deal for electronic warfare systems

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Defense electronics firm Elbit Systems Ltd said on Monday it won a contract worth about $70 million from the Israeli Ministry of Defense for the supply of electronic warfare systems.<p>The systems, to be delivered over a five-year period, will be installed on board all types of …

France opens access to archives drawn from Nazi-collaboration Vichy era

Many documents relating to when the Vichy regime collaborated with Nazi occupiers during second world war can be ‘freely consulted’

The Ugly Truth About Avoiding War With China

While ISIS is the threat that keeps Washington policymakers up at night, it’s the rise of China that has international relations theorists in a …

TriLateralEx 2015 Final Report: F-22s, Typhoons and Rafales prepare for Future Air Warfare

The exercise featured the cutting edge air dominance aircraft in service today.<p>The inaugural Trilateral Exercise held Dec. 2-18 at Joint Base …

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Declassified Documents Reveal Pentagon’s 1950s Planned Nuclear Holocaust: “Systemic Destruction” and Annihilation of Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Moscow, Beijing, …. More than 1000 Cities. | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<b>GR Editor’s Note</b><p><i>Publicly available military documents confirm that pre-emptive nuclear war is still on the drawing board of the Pentagon.</i><p><i>Compared to</i> …

HR-4269

• 3.1Kshares<br>• Share<p><b>Ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited and other purposes…</b><p>Yes, you read that correctly. It is the purpose of HR …

The US Declassifies Its 1959 List of Cold War Nuke Targets

Merry Christmas.<p>On Monday, the United States Strategic Air Command released the most comprehensive and detailed list of Cold War-era nuclear targets and target systems ever declassified. Over 800 pages, the SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959 lists 1,100 airfields …

The US military is accusing ISIS of telling its fighters to pose as Iraqi soldiers and massacre civilians

But some experts cast doubt the authenticity of the pamphlet, cautioning that it could be a forgery by Shia militias eager to disassociate themselves from atrocities in Sunni areas.<p>The pamphlet, which was printed in Arabic and translated into English after it was obtained by the US military, says …

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NATO: Seeking Russia’s Destruction Since 1949

In 1990, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, U.S. president George H. W. Bush through his secretary of state James Baker promised Soviet premier …

This is why the US military has tracked Santa Claus every Christmas since 1955

It's a veritiable Christmas tradition in the United States.<p>Even tech giants like Google and, later, Microsoft have gotten in on the action, using NORAD's data to give kids a map showing where Santa's sleigh is flying, right up until Christmas morning.<p>But 60 years is a long time. There weren't cell …

US Cold War nuclear target list released

• US hit list in event of nuclear war included:1,100 Soviet airbases, 1,200 towns and cities from East Berlin to Beijing.<br>• Populations of the cities were an explicit target<br>• US stockpile included 12,000 atomic bombs<p><b>Declassified information</b><p>Following a freedom of information request first tabled in 2006, …

If China's Goliath Threatens Asia, Then Arm David

There is a Goliath menacing the western Pacific. China’s construction of three huge artificial islands with obvious military capacity in the South …

Geopolitics

Watch These Troubled Navy Jets Careen Into Aircraft Carrier Barricades

If a carrier-based aircraft has a major technical issue and there are no divert airfields available, naval aviators are faced with either bailing out …

Lockheed Martin developing successor to the SR-71 Blackbird

The SR-71 Blackbird is one of history's great aircraft. It was built during the Cold War in the early 1960s by Lockheed at its secret Skunk Works …

British Army's women soldiers to go into combat

David Cameron orders the Ministry of Defence to 'finish the job' by opening all Armed Forces roles to females<p>Women will be allowed to take part in front-line combat within months in a radical overhaul of Army rules.<p>David Cameron has ordered the Ministry of Defence to be ready to welcome female …

Superfast Military Aircraft Lost in Test Flight

<i>This story was updated at 5:43 p.m. EDT.</i><p><i>Editor's note: DARPA released an update late today confirming that the Falcon HTV-2 aircraft impacted the</i> …

UK military could allow women in frontline by end of 2016

Women could begin training for close combat roles as early as autumn, putting UK alongside nations such as Australia and US<p>Women could be allowed to fight on the frontline within the year as part of the biggest shakeup of the British military in its recent history.<p>David Cameron has asked the …

F-35 Rising: The Pentagon's Biggest Weapon Program Made Major Progress In 2015

The F-35 fighter, destined to replace the Cold War tactical aircraft of three U.S. military services and ten overseas allies, is ending 2015 on a positive note. An omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last week to fund government programs for the rest of the fiscal year added $1.33 billion for …

Lockheed's Senior Peg: The Forgotten Stealth Bomber

Perhaps because it was built in secret and designed to be invisible, the stealth bomber is unforgettable the moment you see it. What few remember, …

Inside Kremlin's creeping military campaign in Syria

<b>Hmeymim airbase, Latakia, Syria (CNN) —</b> Russians are renowned for their endless patience -- and I sometimes feel they like to test us foreigners whenever they can.<p>Certainly our journey into Syria with the Russian defense ministry was testing: Seven hours on a bus to a military airport outside …

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Obama highlights teen's sacrifice in gun control push

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama is highlighting Tennessee teenager Zaevion Dobson's act of heroism in an effort to keep the pressure on Congress to act on gun control.<p>The president used a pre-holiday news vacuum to highlight the Dec. 17 shooting in Knoxville -- even as the White House …

Why Is Egypt Buying Two Orphaned Mistral Class Aircraft Carriers From France?

The Russian-French <i>Mistral</i> Class helicopter carrier saga has been a long and rocky one. Originally the two amphibious assault ships were built for …