By 2050, America’s Military May Not Be Able To Beat China

Here’s What You Need To Remember: China’s theft of major technologies is one key tenet of the PLA’s plan. In addition, Beijing’s armed forces are “[d]eveloping the capabilities and concepts to conduct ‘systems destruction warfare’ —the crippling of the U.S. battle…

Why the SR-71 Blackbird Was a Nightmare to Operate

Key Point: High performance often comes at high cost. Twenty years after its final retirement, the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane still is the fastest and highest-flying aircraft ever. In 36 years of service with the CIA, the U.S. Air Force and…

Why Did B-52 Bombers Practice Nuclear Attacks on Russia?

Here’s What You Need to Remember:  In recent years Russian bombers have stepped up their probes of NATO and allied air space, occasionally following flight profiles matching atomic bombing runs. The U.S. Air Force in early March 2019 deployed five B-52…

F-35 Won’t Cut It: Why the Navy Needs a 6th Generation Stealth Fighter

Key Point: The Navy doesn’t yet know what its next warplane will look like. The U.S. Navy will need a new “sixth-generation” warplane eventually to follow the F-35C stealth fighter that’s just beginning to enter service. But no one has any…

The U.S. Army Wanted This Sci-Fi Looking Rifle To Be The Future (It Failed)

Here’s What You Need To Remember: The grenade launcher used ballistic computer and rangefinder technology to pre-set the grenades to explode above or next to targets, allowing the shooter to engage concealed targets. Warhead options included high-explosive and fragmentation. The U.S.…

Russia’s New PAK DA Stealth Bomber vs. America’s New B-21 Bomber (Which Is Better?)

Russia has reportedly begun construction of its next-generation PAK DA stealth bomber as part of an apparent strategic effort to usher in a new era of stealth bombing technology. Moscow hopes to get ahead of the U.S. Air Force’s emerging…

Back in 2010, The U.S. Navy Surfaced Three Submarines to Scare China

Here’s What You Need To Remember: Major missile tests are potentially provocative and destabilizing. America’s intent in the aftermath of the Chinese tests was to signal U.S. strength with just the right amount and kind of potential force. Submarines seemed to…

Hitler’s Heavy Bomber Helped Bring Down Nazi Germany

Here’s What You Need To Remember: That was a lot of engines built for the largely useless He 177, and the Luftwaffe could have fought longer and harder, and with more Bf 109s, had it not been so seduced by dive…

Watch the Video: This Tiny Submarine Could Wreak Havoc on the U.S. Navy

Key Point: Looks are often deceiving. A semi-official news agency in Iran has circulated an old propaganda video depicting an Iranian navy submarine sinking a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier battle group. The video is ludicrous on its face. But the submarine that “stars” in…

Uranium Bullets: The A-10 Warthog’s Cannon Is A Truly Fearsome Weapon

Here’s What You Need To Remember: As a result an alternative was found — depleted uranium, a by-product of the enrichment of uranium for nuclear power reactors. It boasts approximately 60 percent of the radioactivity of naturally-occurring uranium. As an added benefit, fragments…