Simon Rechico Moisan

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48 Hours With the Military's Most Covert Special Ops

As the rear door of the C-130 opens up, I see the early morning sun reflect off the Gulf of Mexico 10,000 feet below. I have never jumped out of a plane before, but if you are going to do it, I figure you may as well do it strapped to a member of Air Force Special Operations Command.<p>The airman taps …

Military

There's no business like the arms business — here's how the Pentagon's top weapon supplier did

On October 26, 2001, the Pentagon awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth more than $200 billion to build the next-generation stealth strike-fighter.<p>The Pentagon's request was colossal: Develop a supersonic fifth-generation aircraft with the capability to replace four existing US military aircraft …

Watch Chris Hadfield Explain the Sokol Space Suit

In this Canadian Space Agency video, astronaut Chris Hadfield explains the Sokol ("Falcon") suit. It's a Russian design first introduced in 1974, and …

The US Air Force's next-generation bomber will be able to evade Russia's most advanced aerial defenses

When the Air Force revealed its first artist rendering of what its new Long Range Strike - Bomber looks like, service Secretary Deborah James made reference to plans to engineer a bomber able elude detection from even the best, most cutting-edge enemy air defenses.<p>"Our 5th generation global …

The All-Day Hiking Backpack

Going on a long hike for the day? Pack Config shared a loadout with us that includes everything you’d need for a long, day long hike.<p>The backpack is …

The US Military's Secretive X-37B Space Plane: 6 Surprising Facts

Photo Credit: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center<p>Slide 1 of 14<p>Introduction<p>The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has been zipping around Earth since …

Space Exploration

The USS Zumwalt Can't Fire Its Guns Because the Ammo Is Too Expensive

At $800,000 a round, the ammunition is simply too expensive for the Navy to afford.<p>Just three weeks after commissioning the USS <i>Zumwalt</i>, the U.S. Navy has admitted it is canceling ammunition specially developed for the ship's high-tech gun systems because the rounds are too expensive. The guns, …

Military