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Posts Tagged ‘military’

Hybrid Airships

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Yep. The past is also the future.

“Hybrid airships are not the blimps of years ago. They have the potential to transform military logistics, command and control, and surveillance and reconnaissance.”

[Source]

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Eat A Sheet O’ Meat

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

VMD and USWs compress hundreds of calories into an MRE about the size of a golf ball.

I want one that tastes like Skyline Chili but I’d settle for a marble-sized eggamuffin.

[Story here.]

US Marines Lance Corporal Cardone

Monday, 15 April 2019

Every day is Monday for a US Marine.

[Image found here.]

Droning

Monday, 10 September 2018

They’re hella bigger than I realized.

An RQ-4 Global Hawk was lost off the coast of southern Spain in June of this year, and the wreckage was recovered only recently. That’s a loss of about $123 million, and the cause of the crash has not been released to date.

[Source]

New Additions to the French Military – Eagles

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The eagles are trained to capture small UAVs, aka “drones” that may pose a danger to aircraft or are being used for nefarious activity. They’re raised in captivity and trained as hatchlings to associate UAVs with food. The French program was adapted from one developed by the Dutch.

Royal eagles, which can hunt prey up to 25kg – the size of a deer – are often used by the programme due to their strength.

In the Netherlands, the use of eagles in police work sparked animal welfare concerns among falconers. When eagles intercept a drone, a pressure of 250kg per square centimetre is exerted on their claws.

Dutch police told the NRC daily newspaper that their eagles have so far not suffered any problems from intercepting small drones, but that larger drones may damage their claws. Eagles in the French programme wear kevlar and leather claw coverings as a protective measure.

[Story here, via here, video here, h/t Nancy H.]

USS Porter

Monday, 10 April 2017

ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 15, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13) before a replenishment-at-sea. Porter is participating in Joint Warrior, a United-Kingdom led training exercise designed to provide NATO and allied forces with a unique multi-warfare environment in which to prepare for global operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Rohn D. Wallace/Released)

There’s an interesting timeline posted at USNI regarding the missile attack on the Syrian military airbase on 6 April 2017 that I haven’t seen elsewhere, and it gives hints about the strategy behind it… and more.

[Image and caption found here. USNI is updating their post as more information is released.]

Don’t mess with the dog squad.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

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[Found here.]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Monday, 9 January 2017

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Via Google Translate:

In the Chelyabinsk military brought “warm weather”

In connection with the cooling of caring the military brought to Chelyabinsk whole body “warm weather.” The information published on the portal picabu.

In fact, the military truck was taken to the runway a huge load, shaped like a small “sun”, painted by a child or cartoon flowers Sunflower. It is not known what kind of load, but most likely in the photo shows the nozzle for cleaning of road transport. Why are engaged in military delivery is unknown. Just do not understand why it is necessary to deliver the goods to the first runway truck after dump on the road, and after apparently uploaded to military aircraft.

The portal pikabu photo caused a lot of comments and jokes related to the “delivery to the warm weather.”

[Image found here via here. Somewhat related posts here.]

Merry Christmas to all Military personnel stationed elsewhere

Saturday, 24 December 2016

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[Source: USNI newsletter.]

The Rebel Flag

Sunday, 12 July 2015

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