United States and Australian defense officials conducted a joint test of a new missile platform capable of reaching hypersonic speeds earlier this month. The test featured the new HiFiRe Scramjet vehicle, which is said to be able to carry payloads at speeds in excess of six thousand miles per hour. A missile platform capable of such incredible speeds could allow for strikes … [Read more...] about U.S. and Australia test hypersonic missile that could reach North Korea in 40 minutes
Alex Hollings Articles
For decades, people all over the world have reported seeing saucer-shaped crafts darting across the sky. These sightings are attributed to any number of things: swamp gas, ball lightning, and of course, extra-terrestrials visiting Earth. If you happened to spot one near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the late 1950’s however, there’s a chance it didn’t come from a faraway … [Read more...] about The Avrocar: America’s secret flying saucer that barely made it off the ground
The USS Gerald R. Ford, America’s newest and most advanced super carrier, is set to be commissioned into active duty on Saturday, after years of construction and testing. As the crew of the Ford prepares for the event, they’ve offered the media an opportunity to get a sneak peek into the operations of the most expensive warship ever made. "This ship can basically drive … [Read more...] about America’s newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, set to enter active duty on Saturday
In a hearing set to determine the viability of serving another two years as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday, Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva addressed concerns about global threats, and about how budget restrictions effect America’s ability to counter them. The first issue the General was asked to discuss came as no surprise to many in the defense … [Read more...] about Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: North Korea has the capability to strike U.S.
After the Trump administration announced a new set of sanctions to be imposed on Iran over its ballistic missile program and “malign activities” in the Middle East, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard issued a veiled threat directed at U.S. installations in the region. If the United States wants to pursue sanctions against Iran's defenses and the Guards, then it has to move … [Read more...] about Iranian Guard commander threatens U.S. bases in region with missile strikes
Although it was introduced way back in 1966, and retired from service a whopping eighteen years ago, the SR-71 Blackbird remains among the most popular military aircraft of all time – and with good reason. Despite its relative old age when compared to modern feats of aviation ingenuity like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter or the F-22 Raptor, the SR-71 could still mop the floor … [Read more...] about Listen to Major Brian Shul tell his legendary story about flying the SR-71 and trolling ground speed checks
The U.S. Navy has passed down punishment for the sailor who was presumed to be lost at sea last month, only to be found days later, hiding on board. “I just can’t believe he’s gone,” Amy James, the missing sailor’s sister, told CBS affiliate WJAX during the search. “Is this real? Is this a nightmare?” She added: “He’s still alive, he’s got to be fighting for his … [Read more...] about Navy passes down punishment for ‘lost’ USS Shiloh sailor found hiding in engine room
Scientists and researchers working at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico recently announced the discovery of strange radio signals coming from a red dwarf star only about 11 light years from earth. The radio pulses, which were characterized as “very peculiar,” seem to be unique to the red dwarf system, and have not been found anywhere else. "The signals consisted of … [Read more...] about Scientists detect ‘very peculiar’ radio signals coming from star system only 11 light years away
Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, took part in a press conference in Washington D.C. on Monday, in which he addressed the ongoing fight against Islamist Extremists in Afghanistan, particularly since the death of Abu Sayed, emir of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria affiliate known as ISIS-Khorasan, on July 14th. The U.S. air strike that killed Sayed, as well as a … [Read more...] about Pentagon spokesman provides update on Afghanistan after ISIS-K leader killed
North Korea’s most recent ballistic missile test demonstrated a significant leap forward in the country’s strike capabilities, with many experts agreeing that the missile’s trajectory indicates a possible range that could easily reach as far as Alaska. The United States has long worried about a nuclear North Korea with ballistic missile platforms capable of reaching the … [Read more...] about If North Korea ever did strike, where is the best place to shelter after a nuclear blast?
On a recent episode of SOFREP Radio, former Navy SEAL, CIA operator, and current professional firefighter Frumentarius briefly addressed the transition all firefighters must eventually make toward “fighting fires like an old man.” As he pointed out, over time, your body stops recovering like it used to, and if you can’t adjust tactics to suit that shift, you’re career as a … [Read more...] about Injury can change who you are: Balancing recovery with a life worth living
The United States Navy launched its newest ship, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS John Finn, on Saturday, providing what PACOM Commander Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. calls a “signal to allies and adversaries in the Pacific.” In a speech given during a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam marking the commissioning of the John Finn, and its addition to … [Read more...] about U.S. Navy commissions newest destroyer in what PACOM commander calls ‘a signal to allies and adversaries in the Pacific’