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Chalk up another high-value militant killed by a U.S. drone strike. Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, the second-highest ranking member of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, was killed Aug. 18 while traveling in a vehicle near Mosul in Iraq by a munition fired from an unmanned aircraft, according to a statement from the […]

Check out this video of the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter cannon spitting almost a couple of hundred rounds in seconds. This is the GAU-22/A, a four-barrel version of the five-barrel 25mm GAU-12/U Equalizer rotary cannon found on the Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier II jump set. Both guns are made by General Dynamics Corp.

Thanks in part to the Iran nuclear deal, Russia now plans to deliver as many as four S-300 missile systems to the country, according to a news report. Here’s what Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said about the long-delayed plan to send three or four of the advanced surface-to-air missile systems to the Islamic […]

The Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army, is reportedly developing a new liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile designed to strike targets anywhere on Earth. The so-called DF-5B would have one of the farthest ranges of any of the PLA’s Dongfeng (“East Wind”) family of ICBMs, as per this news report from China Times, Taiwan’s fourth-largest newspaper:

The U.S. Defense Department this week released the first photos and videos of F-16 fighter jets taking off from Turkey to launch airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria. The first strikes were carried out Wednesday by the Lockheed Martin Corp.-made Fighting Falcons — a workhorse of the U.S. fighter fleet — from the Incirlik air […]