Ukraine Situation Report: Putin Chimes In On ‘Intense Fighting’
Russian President Vladimir Putin has commented on Ukraine’s major counteroffensive days after it was launched in force.
Bunker Talk: Let’s Talk About All The Things We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week
The bunker is open!
Special Forces Parachuted With Nukes Strapped To Them During The Cold War
Special Forces “Green Light” teams trained to deploy small nuclear bombs called Special Atomic Demolition Munitions during the Cold War.
U.S. Infrared Early Warning Satellites Help Investigate Ukrainian Dam Destruction: Report
U.S. satellites designed to spot ballistic missile launches reportedly detected a blast at the Nova Khakovka dam at the time of its failure.
F/A-18’s Infrared Search And Track System Plagued By Delays
Manufacturing quality issues and testing delays mean that the Navy is still waiting for its much-needed infrared search and track pods.
Russia Has Destroyed Its First Ukrainian Bradley Fighting Vehicles
The first images of destroyed Bradley Fighting Vehicles have emerged as Ukraine’s full-on counteroffensive continues to face heavy opposition.
Ukraine Situation Report: Offensive Brings Claims Of Limited Breakthroughs
A number of Russian military reporters’ accounts claim Ukraine is beginning to make small gains in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
B-1B Fires JASSM Missile During Long-Range Training Sortie From U.K.
The B-1Bs flew from RAF Fairford to Qatar as part of a long-range training mission in which multiple types of weapons were employed.
This Is Why F-15EX Deliveries Have Been Delayed
Manufacturing issues and uncertainties over production quantities explain why the Air Force has only received two of the jets to date.
Japan Kicks Off New Anti-Ship Cruise Missile Project
Known as the “new SSM,” the missile is expected to help bolster the defenses of Japan’s southern islands against possible Chinese aggression.
Taiwan Says It Doesn’t Plan To Share Drone Intel With U.S., Japan
Taiwan has moved to distance itself from a report that its new MQ-9B drones will be part of a trilateral intel-sharing initiative.
Ukraine’s Big Offensive Kicks Off To Tough Resistance
With Ukraine’s counteroffensive fully underway, there are reports of casualties as it rushes Russian positions in Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk.
Australia To Get One New Build Virginia Class Submarine, Two From U.S. Navy
New details about Australia’s plan to transition to an all nuclear submarine fleet have emerged during intense questioning in Canberra.
Ukraine Situation Report: ‘Partisans’ Threaten Crimean Incursion Next
As partisans threaten an attack on Crimea, there are indications Ukraine’s counteroffensive is heating up in Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia.
Ukraine’s Prized IRIS-T Air Defense System Attacked By Russian Drone In Video
The advanced truck-mounted TRML-4D radar the Russian loitering munitions look to have targeted may be the only one Ukraine has received.
Lockheed No Longer Looking To Offer Airbus A330 Tanker On Contract Basis
Lockheed is still offering the U.S. Air Force an A330 “bridge tanker,” but has given up on the idea of contract aerial refueling services.
First Marine Corps Tomahawk Cruise Missile Unit Has Stood Up
The Marine Corps is aiming to have a fully operational battalion armed with ground-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles by 2030.
Dozens Of Dutch F-16s Were Just Freed Up Potentially For Ukraine
Draken, a U.S. adversary air contractor, will now take just six former Dutch F-16 fighter jets, leaving more potentially for Ukraine.
Ukraine Situation Report: Offensive Going Better Than Expected, U.S. Says
The White House says it’s too early to tell how the destruction of the Nova Khakovka dam will affect Ukraine’s counteroffensive.
Cold War U.S. Navy Nearly Armed Its Frigates With Mk 48 Heavyweight Torpedoes
The Navy once toyed with the idea of putting heavyweight anti-submarine torpedoes on its frigates, an idea that could be relevant again today.
Ukraine’s F-16s Could Come With These Weapons
A detailed breakdown of the munitions Ukraine is likely to get, and some it is less likely to get, with its F-16s.
Dam Destroyed, Accusations Fly, Waters Rise, War Plans Could Change
The loss of the dam is a huge ecological and humanitarian disaster, but it also changes the very topography of the battlefield.
Russia Blows Up Farm Equipment, Claims They’re Leopard Tanks
Russia’s bogus ‘Leopard hunt’ in Ukraine is the latest in a long line of easily disproven propaganda claims.
Guy Built An Airsoft Phalanx CIWS In His Garage
The scale model of the Phalanx makes mincemeat of paper targets by spewing airsoft BBs like its big brother fires 20mm rounds.
Early Stages Of Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Appear To Be Underway
Ukraine’s long-promised counteroffensive seems to have kicked off with probing actions in Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts.