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  1. A shot I hadn't seen before. XB-70 after a high speed flight. Mach 3 is a little hard on the paintjob.
  2. Supercavitating small arms ammo. " Classified as Multi Environment Ammunition – MEA – this projectile is effective against submerged targets and targets in the air. Depending on the weapon and the used loading variant, this ammunition is suitable for use in partial or fully submerged weapons, regardless of if the target is in water or on the surface. Due to the unconventional shape and significant mass, this round offers great armor-piercing capability against Multi-Layer Structures. This shape is also very effective against targets with fiber structure or mud, even when covered by sand. This projectile may be offered in two loading variants, A2 and X2, where both enable swimming capabilities. A2 load is the most powerful when engaging targets in air or water, but can only be shot from the air. Suitable for patrol boats, machine guns, coastal guards, and dedicated marksmen that would engage Multi-environment threats. X2 load is designed for combat swimmers and SOF personnel who operates submerged. " https://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/dsg_technology_unveils_cav-x_supercavitating_ammunition_for_submerged_special_operation_forces.html
  3. https://www.janes.com/article/91652/brazil-and-south-africa-conclude-development-of-a-darter-aam A Darter AAM concludes development.
  4. Given some of the strikes the Houthis have pulled off with the equipment they have this doesn't look unreasonable, given what LoOoser has posted. Edit: To be clear, I think this strike was directed by Iran... But I'm pretty convinced that the Houthis were the instrument of that strike.
  5. Babcock selected to run the Type 31e Frigate program for the UK.. https://www.janes.com/article/91166/babcock-claims-uk-type-31e-frigate-prize
  6. https://www.janes.com/article/90883/mspo-2019-zmt-offers-ukm-2000pe-machine-gun-to-norway ZMT offering the UKM 2000PE to Norway to replace thier MG3s.
  7. Today I learned that there is a farm in Sweden that makes cheese out of Moose milk, and that it sells for approxiimately $500/lb. https://www.atlasobscura.com/foods/moose-cheese?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=gastro-page
  8. https://www.janes.com/article/90812/mbda-unveils-surface-launched-brimstone-platform-concepts
  9. https://www.defencetalk.com/china-russia-sign-heavy-helicopter-deal-72511/ " China and Russia have fully agreed upon and signed a commercial contract on a joint heavy helicopter development project, said Miao Wei, China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology, on Wednesday. " " The joint heavy helicopter Miao referred to is dubbed “Advanced Heavy Lift.” It is expected to be 40-ton class, with a weight-lift capability of 15 tons, a range of 630 kilometers and a top speed of 300 kilometers an hour, Russian news channel RT previously reported. "
  10. https://www.janes.com/article/90764/dynamit-nobel-defence-to-begin-rgw-110-firing-trials-in-2020 Upgraded Pf3, I guess. Looks kinda neat.
  11. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/airbus-canada-fighters-1.5265665 Airbus pulling out of Canadian fighter competition.
  12. Canuckistani Helos just might get some upgrades. https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/08/canada-expands-ch-149-cormorant-fleet-capability/
  13. Uh, OH-58 saw service as of '69. 1st one shot down was March 27, 1970, in Vietnam.
  14. I don't have a major grudge against the Sudanese. I'm ok with them sticking to the Saudis.
  15. http://airrecognition.com/index.php/archive-world-worldwide-news-air-force-aviation-aerospace-air-military-defence-industry/global-defense-security-news/2019-news-aerospace-industry-air-force/july/5278-life-saving-anti-collision-software-integrated-into-first-f-35s-seven-years-ahead-of-schedule.html 7 YEARS ahead of schedule.
  16. Now slap a couple of those systems with a really deep magazine, and a water cooling system and load it onto the Zumwalt.
  17. Turks apparently massing troops and tanks near Syrian border, getting ready to cross over to go after the Kurds.
  18. https://www.cp24.com/world/at-least-20-dead-after-trains-collide-in-southern-pakistan-1.4503619 At least 20 dead after train collision in South Pakistan, in Punjab province.
  19. Report to congress on Ballistic Missile Defense. https://news.usni.org/2019/07/10/report-to-congress-on-aegis-ballistic-missile-defense
  20. 36 posts and zero rep? Badpoaster is bad. /done.
  21. Trump just landed in the DMZ. Possible handshake meeting with our favorite Best Korean.
  22. Oh Shit. Kurils are getting explody. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145226/raikoke-erupts
  23. 2 German Air Force Typhoons have collided and crashed. https://mobile.twitter.com/Eire_QC/status/1143139245734936577
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