Armor Expert Breaks Down Ukraine’s Loss Of Bradleys During Breaching Operation
The crews of the first Bradleys known to be lost in Ukraine appear to have mostly operated according to doctrine, an expert tells us.
Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Blowing Up Another Dam
A dam along the Mokri Yaly River in eastern Ukraine is the latest such barrier to have been breached by Russian forces, Kyiv claims.
Inside The Air Force’s Biggest Live Air-To-Air Missile Shoot
Why the Air Force puts its fighter squadrons through the exhaustive Weapons System Evaluation Program prior to deploying into harm’s way.
Ukraine Situation Report: Advances Made In Grueling Fight
Ukraine appears to be making incremental advances in both Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts, but heavy rain might slow things down.
B-2 Spirit Skimming The Miami Skyline Looks Menacing As Hell
The B-2 is back in the air after a months-long grounding and a video of it maneuvering for a flyby over Miami reminds us how unique it is.
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.
Jun 8, 2023
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.
Marines Betting Big On “Critical” Air-Launched Swarming Drones
Marines see loitering munitions launched in swarms from many aircraft, including F-35s and MV-22s, as critical to winning a future fight.
Germany Demands China Stop Using Ex-Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots For Training
Germany has become the latest country to crack down on former fighter pilots providing training to China.
Citation Jet Crashes In Virginia After Supersonic Intercept By F-16s (Updated)
A powerful blast was heard all across the region, sparking concerns and confusion from the Capital to the Virginia coast.
Wingman Films Burning Russian MiG-31 Foxhound’s Final Moments
The Russian interceptor’s crew ejected from the burning jet seconds before it lost control and crashed in rugged terrain.
Ukraine Situation Report: Su-24 Spotted Carrying Two Storm Shadows
One of Ukraine’s Su-24M Fencers appeared in photos with a Storm Shadow under each wing as strikes far behind Russian lines continue.
Bunker Talk: Let’s Talk About All The Things We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week
Get out of the fallout!
Ukraine Situation Report: Long-Range Strike Hits Russian-Held Port City On Sea Of Azov
The strike on Berdyansk is another example of Ukraine’s ability to hit Russian targets far beyond the front lines.
Royal Navy Wants To Refit Its Carriers With Catapults, Arresting Wires
The U.K. has outlined a plan to get advanced fixed-wing drones, and possibly crewed tailhook-equipped planes, operating from its carriers.
Patriot PAC-3 Hit-To-Kill Interceptors Also Pack A Little-Known Explosive Warhead
Patriot PAC-3 interceptors are touted as hit-to-kill weapons that destroy targets by smashing into them, but they are really a hybrid design.
Pentagon Now Actively Hunting For UFOs With Purpose-Built Sensors
The All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office isn’t just sifting through existing reports and data, it’s using its own sensors to hunt for UFOs.
Air Force Colonel Now Says Drone That Turned On Its Operator Was A “Thought Experiment”
A U.S. Air Force officer says he misspoke when describing a simulation involving a drone going rogue and attacking its controllers.
RC-135 Surveillance Jet Flies Unprecedented Mission Over Moldova
The U.K. spy plane was over Moldova, which fears it could be the next victim of Russian aggression as it moves closer to EU membership.
Russia Claims It Foiled Tank-Backed Incursion Across Its Border
This was the second incursion operation Russia says it has fought off in just over a week, but still there was damage within its own borders.
U.S. Getting More Gepard Air Defense Vehicles For Ukraine From Jordan
The additional Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns for Ukraine look to be ex-Dutch versions purchased from Jordan.
Ukraine Situation Report: Spent Patriot Missile Narrowly Misses Kyiv Motorists
New video shows the air defense munition falling between cars during Monday’s Russian cruise and ballistic missile barrage on Kyiv.
Oligarch’s Bell 427 Is The Ukrainian Military’s Latest Helicopter
The Bell 427 now flown by the Ukrainian Main Directorate of Intelligence previously belonged to a prominent pro-Putin oligarch.
Why NATO Just Sent Hundreds Of Troops To Kosovo
An explainer on why 700 additional NATO troops have been sent to Kosovo and reserve forces have been placed on alert.
Navy Aggressor F-5 Crashes Off Key West
The pilot ejected safely from the F-5N Tiger II operated by Fighter Squadron Composite 111 at Naval Air Station Key West.
Ukraine Situation Report: Kyiv To Hold First Person Video Drone ‘Super Bowl’
First Person Video drones are now prized weapons for Ukraine on the battlefield and it wants to go all-in on spurring domestic production.
Chinese J-16 Seen ‘Head Butting’ U.S. RC-135 In Cockpit Video
The encounter between the Chinese J-16 Flanker and the U.S Air Force RC-135 Rivet Joint occurred over the South China Sea.
Rare Russian Variant Of BM-21 Grad Appears To Be Guarding Sevastopol Bay
The BM-21PD rocket launcher is specifically designed to help defend against combat divers and other close-in underwater threats.
Putin Admits Moscow’s Air Defenses “Need Work” After Multi-Drone Attack
Russian officials are describing the complex drone attack as the most serious assault on Moscow since World War II.
Ukraine Situation Report: Suspense Builds As Counteroffensive Looms
Ukrainian shaping operations, both kinetic and psychological, have intensified as the counteroffensive feels increasingly imminent.
Intense Flyby By Argentina’s New Presidential 757 Goes Viral
The low and fast flyby ending in a steep bank was performed at the end of the 757-200’s delivery flight to Buenos Aires yesterday.
Bunker Talk: Memorial Day Weekend Edition
Think, share, discuss, reflect.
Drone Swarms Got Targeting System Updates In Flight In Recent AUKUS Demo
The United States, United Kingdom, and Australia recently tested advanced drone swarm and artificial-intelligence targeting capabilities.
Drone Boat Attack On Russian Ship In Black Sea Story Keeps Getting Weirder
Conflicting imagery and accounts add to the mystery of what really happened to the Russian Navy’s Ivan Khurs intelligence ship.
F-15EX No Longer Heading To Oregon Training Unit, F-35 Instead
The F-15EX is not slated to have a dedicated school, leading to more questions about the new Eagle II’s future.
Ukraine Situation Report: Denmark, Netherlands To Lead F-16 Pilot Training Coalition
An F-16 “training framework” for Ukrainian pilots will be developed in the “coming weeks,” said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
First Image Of MQ-28 Ghost Bat In The United States
Boeing released the first picture of the Australian-born MQ-28 Ghost Bat drone in the United States face-to-face with the MQ-25 Stingray.
Russian Su-34s Made Crazy Low-Level Bombing Runs On Their Own Checkpoint
The video is the latest evidence that Russian forces waged a fierce battle against an enemy fighting within its own borders.
Air Force Boss Gives Reality Check On “Over-Hyped” Digital Engineering Revolution
Air Force officials have trumpeted digital engineering as hugely transformative for years, but what it can and can’t do is now setting in.
Drone Boat’s View Of Supposed Attack On Russian Ship Emerges (Updated)
The mysterious drone boat attack occurred roughly 200 miles from Ukrainian controlled shores, deep in the Black Sea off Turkey.
Ukraine Situation Report: White House Investigating If U.S. Vehicles Used In Raid Into Russia
The ‘partisans’ who attacked into Russia say they stole the vehicles back from Russia who captured them from Ukraine.