LOUNGE all new asksnapzu ideasforsnapzu newtribes interesting pics videos funny technology science technews gaming health history worldnews business web research entertainment food living internet socialmedia mobile space sports photography nature animals movies culture travel television finance music celebrities gadgets environment usa crime politics law money justice psychology security cars wtf art google books lifetips bigbrother women apple kids recipes whoa military privacy education facebook medicine computing wildlife design war drugs middleeast diet toplists economy fail violence humor africa microsoft parenting dogs canada neuroscience architecture religion advertising infographics sex journalism disaster software aviation relationships energy booze life japan ukraine newmovies nsa cannabis name Name of the tribe humanrights nasa cute weather gifs discoveries cops futurism football earth dataviz pets guns entrepreneurship fitness android extremeweather fashion insects india northamerica
Submit a link
Start a discussion
  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by grandsalami
    +15 +1

    China's new destroyers: 'Power, prestige and majesty'

    China's navy is getting bigger and better and doing it at a speed unmatched by any nation around the globe.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +22 +1

    Bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen was supplied by US

    The bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in a devastating attack on a school bus in Yemen was sold as part of a US State Department-sanctioned arms deal with Saudi Arabia, munitions experts told CNN. Working with local Yemeni journalists and munitions experts, CNN has established that the weapon that left dozens of children dead on August 9 was a 500-pound (227 kilogram) laser-guided MK 82 bomb made by Lockheed Martin, one of the top US defense contractors.

  • Analysis
    4 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +16 +1

    Pentagon's new superspy plane hiding in secret Area 51 hangar

    This is the RQ-180, the Pentagon's new super-spy plane, which has been secretly developed for years. Unlike Lockheed Martin's SR-72 Son of Blackbird, Aviation Week & Space Technology reports that this stealth beast is already flying across the restricted airspace over Area 51. This seems to be its home at the infamous not-so-secret base:

  • Analysis
    4 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +19 +1

    It's a truck, no it's a helicopter, could it be both?

    It could be the future of military rescue.

  • Video/Audio
    3 years ago
    by TNY
    +13 +1

    Watch The U.S. Navy’s New Laser Weapon Take Out Two Ships

    The U.S. Navy announced Wednesday that a new laser weapon deployed into Persian Gulf earlier this year performed seamlessly during testing that wrapped up in November, and declared the weapon a success.

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +28 +1

    41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US drone strikes

    New analysis of data conducted by human rights group Reprieve shared with the Guardian, raises questions about accuracy of intelligence guiding ‘precise’ strikes.

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by dianep
    +12 +1

    More proof the US defense industry has nothing to do with defending America

    This has been a classic week in the defense procurement industry. The armed services are trying to boost their worst aircraft, the totally worthless F-35, by trashing their best, the simple, effective, proven A-10 Warthog. The A-10 is popular enough that the USAF had to come up with a reason for wanting to get rid of it, and the one it produced is the sort of thing that would make any psych-therapist chuckle with glee: The USAF said it needed maintenance personnel to handle...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by hxxp
    +18 +1

    Ukrainian Forces Recover Downed Russian Drone

    A Russian drone was shot down over the weekend during heavy fighting against separatist forces near the government-held port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine, according to Ukrainian forces. The drone was quickly identified as a Russian-designed and manufactured drone designated E08 by its manufacturer, the Enics company, whose logo and name appear in Cyrillic on its fuselage.

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by powpow
    +17 +1

    This F-16 Viper Managed To Fly Back To Base Missing Half A Wing

    Last October there was a nearly fatal collision between two F-16 Vipers from the 125th Fighter Squadron of the Oklahoma Air National Guard. All we knew at the time was that one of the jets went down in a field after the pilot safely ejected, while the other managed to land with a damaged wing. But "damaged" was putting it lightly. Half of the wing was completely sheered off.

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by Arhnold
    +17 +1

    This Is What Lockheed Martin's Laser Weapon Can Do to a Truck From a Mile Away

    The fiery hole in this truck bonnet was burned through with a laser—from over a mile away. The point? To demonstrate how a laser weapon system could take a target out of action. I’m convinced. Defense company Lockhee​d Martin developed the prototype laser, which they call ATHENA, or Advanced Test High Energy Asset. In this test, the laser was in a ground-based system and the car was stationed on a platform with the engine running to imitate a real vehicle threat.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by baron778
    +14 +1

    China tests new mobile ICBM capable of reaching entire United States

    The website of Russian Military Industry Complex said on March 16 that China successfully test launched its new mobile ICBM DF-31B on September 25, 2014. The ICBM has a range of 11,200 km, and is able to cover the whole United States. It is launched from a mobile platform and takes only 5 minutes to enter its ballistic trajectory, making it difficult for US spy satellites to detect and trace in time. In addition, as the trajectory is snake shaped, it is very difficult to intercept.

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by darvinhg
    +13 +1

    Russia's 'Microwave Gun' Can Disable Drones, Warheads Up To 6 Miles Away, Official Says

    The Russian military has created a “microwave gun” capable of disabling drones known as unmanned aerial vehicles and the warheads in airborne projectiles, a spokesman for the Kremlin-owned United Instrument Manufacturing Corp. said Monday. Officials scheduled a private demonstration of the device’s capabilities at the Russian Defense Ministry’s Army-2015 expo, set to run Tuesday to Friday.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by KondoR
    +22 +1

    Canada Just Bought Israel's Iron Dome Radar Technology

    Canada's Armed Forces has purchased radar technology that is part of Israel's famous Iron Dome, the missile system tasked with shooting down Hamas and Hezbollah rockets — and it plans to deploy it within Canada. The system will be produced in Canada by Rheinmetall Canada, a domestic arms company and subsidiary of the German military and car technology enterprise, in conjunction with the Israeli firm that first developed the technology.

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by Cobbydaler
    +23 +1

    History of the Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, Part One

    As the USAF aircraft got faster and bigger, they also got less and less suited to provide CAS. The Vietnam War made the US Army aware of the fact that there was no aircraft which could effectively, efficiently, and accurately take on the CAS role in the seventies and eighties.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by hiihii
    +49 +1

    Boeing publishes photos of secret 1960s stealth plane experiment

    More than two decades before the first flight of the F-117A "Nighthawk" stealth fighter—and two years before Russian mathematician Pyotr Ufimtsev would publish a paper first defining the physics that would drive development of stealth aircraft—engineers at Boeing's Wichita, Kansas, facility performed tests on an experimental design that might have been the first stealth aircraft ever.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by Cobbydaler
    +28 +1

    Meet Ajax, the British Army's new war machine

    This UK-designed tank is tougher, more agile and smarter than the FV107 Scimitar it replaces.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zobo
    +30 +1

    UN delay could open door to robot wars, say experts

    The United Nations has been warned that its protracted negotiations over the future of lethal autonomous weapons – or “killer robots” – are moving too slowly to stop robot wars becoming a reality. Lobbying for a pre-emptive ban on the weapons is intensifying at the UN general assembly in New York, but a deal may not emerge quickly enough to prevent devices from being deployed, experts say.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by rawlings
    +23 +1

    New Details Reveal They Are Aimed To Attack U.S. Satellites, Ground Infrastructure

    China's space weapons have just been revealed, and it's arsenal is primarily aimed at the U.S., according to the Congressional U.S. - China Economic and Security Review Commission report, which explains the Chinese counter-space arms. "China is pursuing a broad and robust array of counterspace capabilities, which includes direct-ascent anti-satellite missiles, co-orbital anti-satellite systems, computer network operations...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by lexi6
    +33 +1

    An Electromagnetic Arms Race Has Begun: China Is Making Railguns Too

    Railguns are one of the potential game-changing weapons of future war. Instead of using the power of chemical explosives such as gunpowder, a railgun uses electromagnetic force to propel projectiles to hypersonic speeds, potentially up to ranges of several hundred miles. A railgun's barrel has two parallel conducting rails built into it.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +35 +1

    China’s armed drones appear built from stolen data from US cyber intrusions

    China’s vibrant military blogosphere presented a video this month revealing a missile-firing unmanned aerial vehicle in action, dropping bombs against ground targets. The Caihong-4, or CH-4, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is a testament to the remarkable success of China’s military in copying vital high-technology weapons that currently are considered among the most cutting edge arms systems used in modern combat operations for both ground strikes and intelligence-gathering.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by hxxp
    +32 +1

    China Says It Is Building Its Second Aircraft Carrier

    China is building a second aircraft carrier, the country’s Ministry of National Defense confirmed on Thursday. But unlike the first, this one will be produced entirely using China’s own designs and technology, the ministry said. A spokesman for the ministry, Col. Yang Yujun, said at a monthly news briefing in Beijing that the second aircraft carrier was being built in Dalian, a port city in northeast China. He did not indicate when the ship would be completed.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +29 +1

    China's New Spy Airship Hunts Aircraft Carriers

    Earlier this month, China tested a new helium-filled airship that will soar to great height to offer the government new and broad surveillance capabilities. Called Yuanmeng, the ship is expected to be able to stay aloft for up to 48 hours. According to People's Daily Online, an official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, the Yuanmeng was tested above Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia, on October 6.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Petrox
    +42 +1

    Exclusive: Inside IS Terror Weapons Lab

    Terror group Islamic State is employing scientists and weapons experts to train jihadists to carry out sophisticated "spectacular" attacks in Europe, while also modifying weapons systems capable of targeting passenger jets and military aircraft. From a "jihadi university" in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the scientists have stunned western weapons experts by producing a homemade thermal battery for surface-to-air missiles.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ppp
    +22 +1

    Aircraft Testing May Have Caused Rattling Sonic Boom

    Naval aircraft testing over the Atlantic Ocean created the sonic booms that caused rumbles and house-shaking that could be felt from the southern Jersey Shore to Long Island and the Connecticut coast and prompted thousands of tweets and 911 calls from residents thinking they were feeling the tremors of an earthquake. Officials with the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland said they were conducting testing of F-35C fighter jet over the Atlantic...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by junglman
    +28 +1

    Nasa hack: AnonSec attempts to crash $222m drone, releases secret flight videos and employee data

    Hackers from the AnonSec group who spent several months hacking Nasa have released a huge data dump and revealed they tried to bring down a $222m Global Hawk Drone into the Pacific Ocean. The hack included employee personal details, flight logs and video footage collected from unmanned and manned aircraft. The 250GB data dump contained the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 2,414 Nasa employees, 2,143 flight...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by everlost
    +37 +1

    This futuristic fighter jet will probably be unveiled to America during the Super Bowl

    They zip and dart across the sky in a three-jet formation, a six-second apparition in a 30-second commercial touting the achievements of defense contractor Northrop Grumman. Unlike modern jets, such as the F-22 Raptor or F-16 Fighting Falcon, they have no tail and are likely to be armed with lasers that are straight out of a science-fiction movie. They’re sixth-generation fighters, and Northrop Grumman appears poised to show them...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by grandsalami
    +30 +1

    Hypersonic missiles could be operational in 2020s, general says

    Hypersonic missiles could be here faster than you know it. By 2020, the Air Force is likely to have operational prototypes ready for a program of record and testing to develop an operational unit, said Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello, the commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by doodlegirl
    +8 +1

    China to send nuclear-armed submarines into Pacific amid tensions with US

    The Chinese military is poised to send submarines armed with nuclear missiles into the Pacific Ocean for the first time, arguing that new US weapons systems have so undermined Beijing’s existing deterrent force that it has been left with no alternative. Chinese military officials are not commenting on the timing of a maiden patrol, but insist the move is inevitable. They point to plans unveiled in March to station the US Thaad anti-ballistic system in South Korea, and the development of hypersonic glide missiles potentially capable of hitting China...

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by messi
    +43 +1

    A First Look at America’s Supergun

    A warning siren bellowed through the concrete bunker of a top-secret Naval facility where U.S. military engineers prepared to demonstrate a weapon for which there is little defense. Officials huddled at a video screen for a first look at a deadly new supergun that can fire a 25-pound projectile through seven steel plates and leave a 5-inch hole. The weapon is called a railgun and requires neither gunpowder nor explosive. It is powered by electromagnetic rails that accelerate a hardened projectile to staggering velocity...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by gottlieb
    +19 +1

    The Army Chaplain Who Quit Over Obama’s Drone Program

    As a witness to the removal of fallen U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Army Chaplain Christopher John Antal can’t recall a time when that solemn ceremony wasn’t conducted without the presence of drones passing along the horizon. They were sleek and quiet, making a gentle humming noise as they flew over the flight lines — where aircraft can be parked and serviced — of the Kandahar airfield in Afghanistan, where he was stationed in 2012. Not everyone had access to the flight lines, according to Antal, but he was responsible for participating in dignified transfer ceremonies...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by funhonestdude
    +7 +1

    Marine Corps wants to put lasers on F-35 (and everything else)

    At a breakfast with defense reporters this week, US Marine Corps Lt. General Robert Walsh, the commanding general of the Corps' Combat Development Command, said that directed energy weapons are "where we want to go." That includes eventually mounting lasers on the F-35B fighter—and virtually everything else in the Marine Corps' inventory.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by socialiguana
    +5 +1

    USS Mason Fired 3 Missiles to Defend From Yemen Cruise Missiles Attack

    The crew of a guided-missile destroyer fired three missiles to defend themselves and another ship after being attacked on Sunday in the Red Sea by two presumed cruise missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthi-forces, USNI News has learned. During the attack against USS Mason (DDG-87), the ship’s crew fired the missiles to defend the guided-missile destroyer and nearby USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15) from two suspected cruise missiles fired from the Yemini shore, two defense officials told USNI News.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by jedlicka
    +22 +1

    DARPA's tail-down drone set for vertical launch in 2018

    DARPA's goal to develop a UAV that can launch from small-deck ships in the US Navy and Marine Corps fleets, for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as targeting and strike missions, is a step closer to getting off the ground, according to Northrop Grumman's latest progress report on the Tern program.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by jasont
    +10 +1

    China defies world and sails aircraft carrier through 'forbidden' sea

    The country’s sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was sent deep into the disputed South China Sea. And whilst it was at it, it sailed menacingly close to Taiwan; a self-governing island that China claims as its own. It comes only days after state-run media called for China to invade Taiwan, showing its “resolution” to “recover [it] by force”.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by Vandertoolen
    +31 +1

    F-35 Dominates the Air at This Year's Red Flag War Games

    Exercise Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada is considered one of the most realistic and challenging aviation warfare exercises, and pilots from this year's event say the Air Force's F-35A exceeded expectations by dominating the air space and improving the lethality of other legacy aircraft. It's stellar performance is a major victory for a war plane that's been criticized for its high costs and plagued with several development setbacks.