Bunker Talk: Let’s Talk About All The Things We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week
Good times deep below ground!
Ukraine Situation Report: Putin Makes New Nuclear ‘First Use’ Threat
Putin said he is mulling the idea of changing Russian military doctrine to include the potential for a “preventative” nuclear first strike.
This Was The Biggest Planned Explosion In Warfare Before Hiroshima
The first day of the Battle of Messines, during World War I, saw 19 mines detonated below German positions by British forces.
Russian Su-35s Could Soon Be Delivered To Iran, Pilots Trained Last Spring
U.S. officials say Russian training for Iranian pilots on the Su-35 is part a deepening relationship spurred on by the conflict in Ukraine.
New Stealth Fighter Will Be Developed Jointly By Japan, Britain, Italy
Having three nations working as equal partners on a future stealth fighter is a first, but there are still considerable challenges ahead.
U.S. To Turn Middle East Into Huge Testing Ground For Counter-Drone Tech
By pushing testing out of controlled environments and into the field, innovation and validation of new capabilities can happen faster.
Ukraine Situation Report: Champagne Glass In Hand, Putin Vows More Energy Grid Attacks
After saying Ukraine “started it,” Putin made a veiled vow to continue strikes against its energy infrastructure.
The V-2 Rocket: Rise Of The Space Race And Cold War Missiles
Originally a terrifying Nazi vengeance weapon, the V-2 made the many missile and rocket projects in the post-war period possible.
A Reality Check On The Army Picking V-280 Valor Over SB>1 Defiant
There are strong opinions on the Army’s choice for its Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, but there’s still much to learn about the decision.
Ukrainian Teams Hunt Russian Drones With Laser Rifles, Gun Trucks, Apps
Ukrainian volunteers have networks to issue alerts about incoming threats, which mobile teams then move to illuminate and shoot down.
Polish SA-3 Surface-To-Air Missiles Appear To Be In Ukrainian Forces’ Hands
The enhanced Soviet-era surface-to-air missile system would add to Ukraine’s ever-expanding and increasingly diverse air defense arsenal.
Spurred By Ukraine, Massive Munitions Restocking Plan In Proposed Pentagon Budget
The bill would replenish supplies of HIMARS, Stingers, Javelins and other items sent to Ukraine, and stock-up for future wars.
Our First Detailed Look At Russian Su-27 Flanker Jets In The Ukraine War
For the first time, Russia has released media showing the ‘legacy’ Su-27 Flanker fighter jet at war in Ukraine.
Army Fields Its New RQ-28A Quadcopter Recon Drone (Updated)
The Skydio RQ-28A drone will be fielded at the platoon level and serves as the Army’s first program of record quadcopter.
Ukraine Situation Report: Russia Ran Out Of Iranian Shahed-136 Drones Says Kyiv
Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones were last seen over Ukraine about three weeks ago and its Air Force says Russia likely has none left.
The Last 747 Ever Built Has Rolled Off Boeing’s Production Line (Updated)
After well over a half century of production, Boeing has built its final example of the iconic 747 Jumbo Jet.
Aussies Created A ‘Shoot House’ On Their Amphibious Assault Ship’s Aircraft Elevator
The improvised training area was used to simulate close-quarters combat conditions for training with Indonesian allies.
First Land-Based Tomahawk And SM-6 Launcher Delivered To Army
The Typhon Weapon System will give the Army its first ground-based medium-range missile strike capability in decades.
Russian Airfield In Kursk Set Ablaze By Apparent Ukrainian Drone Strike
For the second day in a row, Ukraine has launched an apparent drone strike against an airbase in Russia.
Ukrainian HIMARS Can’t Fire Long Range ATACMS Missiles: Report
HIMARS launchers sent to Ukraine are reportedly modified so they can’t use ATACMS missiles over fears about potential escalation with Russia.
Bell’s V-280 Valor Tiltrotor Picked As Army’s Black Hawk Replacement
Bell’s V-280 tiltrotor bests Sikorsky and Boeing’s Defiant X coaxial helicopter to replace the Army’s aging fleet of iconic UH-60 Black Hawks.
Ukraine Situation Report: War Spills Over Into Moldova Again
A missile component, likely from Ukrainian air defenses, fell onto Moldovan territory after another massive Russian attack on Ukraine.
China Is Using Radar Reflector Balloons To Defend Critical Targets From Aerial Attack
The balloons are meant to confuse sensors and weapons from surveilling and destroying key targets, but they may have another function, too.
Ukraine Modified Soviet-Era Jet Drones To Hit Bomber Bases, Russia Claims (Updated)
The blasts at two bomber bases deep in Russia came only hours before Moscow launched its latest cruise missile barrage against Ukraine.
B-21 Raider Test Pilots Talk About Its Upcoming First Flight
Working in simulators and testing systems on a surrogate Gulfstream jet, these test pilots are preparing to make the B-21’s first flight.