war on terror

  1. Grey Havoc

    Colin Powell dead

    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/577152-colin-powell-dies-at-age-of-84 Complications from a breakthrough case of Covid-19 apparently. Despite his service as SecState, he was probably best known for his role (while still in the Army as head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) in Operation Desert...
  2. Grey Havoc

    The 20th Anniversary of 9/11

    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-58463014 https://apnews.com/article/september-11-photos-80f1c7348e93ea7532a23e1afc23eacf https://www.wsj.com/story/911-timeline-how-the-day-unfolded-acbc78e3...
  3. Grey Havoc

    Afghanistan withdrawal, Bagram Air Base

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57692303 https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/07/02/bagram-afghanistan-biden-war/ https://finance.yahoo.com/news/us-left-afghan-airfield-night-173121460.html https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57682290...
  4. Grey Havoc

    Donald Rumsfeld dead

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/06/30/donald-rumsfeld-dead-aged-88/ https://apnews.com/article/donald-rumsfeld-dead-ebd358021f476eef9f032b06f157edeb https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/30/former-defense-secretary-donald-rumsfeld-has-died-at-the-age-of-88-497239...
  5. RavenOne

    Mil' Mi-8 Hip 60th Anniversary

    The Mi8 Hip Prototype made its first flight on June 24th 1961 (images courtesy Of Russian Helicopters JSC) So over the years it’s been a pleasure to see either Mi8 or M17 so here are my photos from likes of Farnborough 2016, Heli-Russia 2017, Dubai Air Show 2017 and Austrian Airpower 2019...
  6. Grey Havoc

    19th Anniversary of 9/11

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/11/nyregion/9-11-ceremony-September-11th.html https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54123146 https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-to-mark-19th-anniversary-of-9-11-with-intimate-event-11599817368...
  7. Grey Havoc

    Reactive Stiffening Armor System

    In other words bulletproof vests utilising what is in effect ERA. o_O http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6474213.html https://www.wired.com/2009/03/extreme-protect/ Might work with armored NBC suits and even infantry exoskeleton systems. But tactical vests?! I think I might have heard about...
  8. Grey Havoc

    Ongoing FUBAR [US policy, Afghanistan]

    Now I'm not normally one for strong language but I'm sorely tempted in this case. http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/12/11/simple-question-on-afghanistan-leaves-officials-stumped/
  9. Grey Havoc


    A 2005 NSWC/Dahlgren Division paper on issues affecting the arming of UXVs: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a436214.pdf
  10. S

    Polish PZL M-38 « Bryza » aircraft used for U.S. Army Special Ops

    Joe Baugher's website mentions a batch of four PZL M-38 Bryza aircraft that are used by the US Special Ops Command. Does anyone have any info about these, even possibly pictures? Here is what the M-38 looks like in Polish guise...
  11. Matej

    Moog FTS « Talon » and « Mini-Talon » missiles

    Found during the Farnborough on the AT-802U. Can somebody identify it?
  12. RyanC

    US Navy/USMC/US Army Sea Basing Concepts

    Fun. I liek the C-5A for scale. Clearly we need a folding wing C-5C to fit below decks. ;D
  13. bobbymike

    American Mi-35 Pilot Flies In Combat

    Story from NTM-A (Nato Training Mission - Afghanistan) Kabul, Afghanistan, May 15, 2010--U.S. Air Force Major Caleb Nimmo is the first American Mi-35 HIND attack helicopter pilot to fly in combat. He is deployed to Afghanistan advising the Afghan National Army Air Corps’ rotary wing squadron...
  14. Triton

    US Navy Transformation Craft (T-Craft)

    Transformation Craft (T-Craft) Concept Study by Cynthia Marks et al., NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD SHIP SYSTEMS INTEGRATION AND DESIGN DEPARTMENT (Aug 2007) Abstract: Handle / proxy Url: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA488102
  15. quellish

    "Lockheed" Penetrating High Altitude Endurance (PHAE)

    In 2006 Nick Cook published an article in Janes, etc. describing a Lockheed project called Penetrating High Altitude Endurance (PHAE). This was described as a HALE UAV much like Polecat, Tier 3, Tier 3-, etc. etc. etc. Source: http://www.janes.com/defence/news/idr/idr060321_1_n.shtml Here's...
  16. yasotay

    [Fantasy] Unmanned Air Lifter

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... OK six years ago right here, I had opportunity to work with some {real} Hollywood types who were helping the Army with future ideas and development of training simulations. Well they were looking for interesting ideas for future Army things and I...
  17. Sentinel Chicken

    Gulfstream-based tankers?

    I seem to recall several years back that there was some sort of oddball proposal for a pure tanker aircraft based on the Gulfstream business jet. Might have been for a USAF study, but given the current controversy with the A330 vs. KC-767 (damn, way to screw up the MDS, guys!) and that the USAF...