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It looks like a blimp but technically it isn’t one because it has a rigid structure made out of ultra-light carbon fiber and aluminum underneath its high-tech Mylar skin. Inside, balloons hold the helium that gives the vehicle lift. Unlike hydrogen, the gas used in the Hindenburg airship that crashed in 1937, helium is not […]

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Raytheon is the latest defense company to get in line to trumpet a missile or radar system’s capabilities in defeating the swarm boats the U.S. Navy has listed as major threats to their ships, especially in an attack from Iran. Officials from Raytheon say they succesfully tested its Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted […]

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Check out the latest piece of UAV spy tech that the DoD is looking at out at the giant Nevada Test Site. World Surveillance Group’s worm-like Argus One airship began flight demonstrations for the Pentagon at a Department of Energy-owned airstrip inside the mysterious test range. (It was probably at the DoE’s Yucca airstrip, a site that […]

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So, it’s being reported that the Air Force has sent one of its WC-135 Constant Phoenix jets to Japan to figure out just how much radiation is seeping from the nuclear reactors. They do this by deliberately flying through radioactive clouds and scooping up air samples to be analyzed. The jet’s mission, famously ordered by […]

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So, it’s looking more and more likely that the Air Force will hold a competition to replace its fleet of about 90 UH-1N Huey choppers. For a while there the Air Force was hell-bent on buying a chopper with zero competition. But Air Force Secretary Michael Donley seems to have finally killed that idea. From […]

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