Awesome video of various US and UK aircraft participating at the 2017 RIAT edition. The video begin with a show of the RAF aboard their BAe Hawk.
The BAe Hawk is a military aircraft designed by British Aerospace in the early 1970s. Initially designed for training, it was derived from versions suitable for ground attack or air defense missions. In the early 2000s, about 700 copies of the Hawk were produced, some of which were licensed, and the aircraft was used by some 15 countries.
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This video shows ultra deadly tank killer weapon systems in action. Featured are A-10 30mm GAU-8 gatling gun and CBU-105 cluster bomb hits on tanks during training exercises and weapon tests. The video shows how the tanks get destroyed and totally owned by the A-10 Gau-8 gun runs and cluster bombings.
The CBU-105 (cluster bomb unit) is a Precision Guided Munition that can be used to stop enemy armored units such as tanks. It can be used to target SAM sites including radars and support vehicles.
The GAU-8 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-type autocannon that is typically mounted in the A-10 Warthog. Designed specifically for the anti-tank role, the GAU-8 delivers very powerful rounds at a high rate of fire making ot a super deadly tank killer suchs as the CBU-105 cluster bombs.
After serenading the country in song and on his guitar, pumping iron in a gym, DJing and finishing first in car and horse races galore, Turkmenistan’s unconventional president has showcased another of his many talents.
State media has broadcast footage of Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, dressed in a commando outfit and sunglasses, firing at targets with an automatic rifle and pistol and throwing knives – all with predictable pin-point accuracy.
After winning the admiring applause of a row of military personnel, the president – who, against eight other candidates, won 98% of the popular vote in this year’s election – was then shown calling in a helicopter airstrike.
“Picking up one of the weapons presented to him, the head of state demonstrated the precision of his aim, which served as evidence of his high level of military preparedness,” the state news agency said, according to independent local media.
“After that, the president demonstrated his mastery of target-shooting with a pistol,” the agency said, “then demonstrated his skills in the artful handling of knives by precisely casting daggers at a distant target.”
An opposition website, Chronicles of Turkmenistan, edited the footage together with clips and music from the 1985 action movie Commando showing Arnold Schwarzenegger lacing his boots, snapping shut his ammunition belt, applying camouflage and thrusting his knife into its sheath.
A video shot by Santa Cruz beachgoer Julia Elman shows the fast-moving wall of cloud arrive and disappear in about two minutes.
As soon as the fog lifted blue skies broke through and the temperature returned to normal.
Local meteorologist Lee Solomon said the phenomenon is known as a giant roll cloud adding: "It's rare, it's pretty cool. I've never seen one in person."
A Star Wars-style helmet that detects enemies and repels flames and bullets is being used by the SAS in the war against terror.
Elite troops have dubbed the futuristic piece of kit the “Boba Fett helmet” after the Star Wars bounty hunter, who wore a very similar-looking one.
But the real thing is even stranger than science fiction, air-conditioned to protect against heat and gases, and with a “friend or foe” device that picks up signals from other wearers.
And if conditions are on the dark side, there is an “infra-red” setting using heat-seeking technology to help the crack troops pinpoint enemies.
The helmet is equipped with a GPS system that can bring maps up on to the visor to help troops check positions.
Video shows the might of the US Air Force (USAF) in action in the form of B-1 Lancer, B-2 Spirit & B-52 Stratofortress carpet bombing and aswell A-10 Warthog, F-16 Fighting Falcons and F-22 Raptor fighter jets missile strikes during several missile test and gun runs on static and moving targets at the Utah Testing Range.
The footage shows heavy carpet bombings, bomb drops, missile launches, cluster bomb drops, and gun runs on bunkers, buildings, static and moving vehicles, tanks and more in the form of a epic US Air Force compilation with a asured WOW effect!
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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Army soldiers of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, conducted a successful missile defense test today using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. A medium-range target ballistic missile (MRBM) was air-launched by a U.S. Air Force C-17 over the Pacific Ocean. The THAAD weapon system located at Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, detected, tracked and intercepted the target.
Hundreds of customers were enjoying a peaceful meal when they saw the vehicle float on the water before setting off across the sea at high speed. Witnesses at The Hidden Hut in Portscatho, Cornwall, described it as like "being on a film set". Management consultant Richard Robinson, 45, was enjoying a family holiday from London and was out for a meal with friends and family at the time. He said: "Above ground it looks just like a Jeep, it's very cool looking and made a lot of noise.
Video shows British army in action during British soldiers urban combat training, several live fire exercises and firefight simulations. Video includes British soldiers in close quarter urban combat training and live fire exercises including rocket launchers like the FGM-148 Javelin launcher and MBT LAW live fire, light Machine guns like the L110A2 Minimi light machine gun, heavy machine guns like the .50 cal Browning M2, assault rifles like the L85A2 SA80 rifle and artillery and mortar fire. Combat training was held out via simulated urban combat, desert combat and urban night time firefight training.
Jack Fischer shared the footage of the Aurora Borealis captured from on board the International Space Station on Sunday.
The time-lapse video was captured at a height of 250 miles (402 km) above the Earth and at a speed of 17,500mph (28,164 kph).
It showed the vibrant green colours dancing around the Earth's atmosphere.
The McDonnell Douglas F / A-18 Hornet is an American multi-role combat aircraft, originally intended to be shipped aboard aircraft carriers of the US Navy. It was the second most commonly used combat aircraft in the world in 2012.
Video Credit: US Navy, Derivative Work by Daily Military Defense & Archive
The launch of a rocket has been spectacularly captured on video from space.
Satellite firm Planet released footage of a Russian Soyuz rocket, which was launched on July 14 from Kazakhstan.
The rocket was carrying dozens of imaging satellites into space.
During what appeared to a routine traffic stop a Texas woman got the surprise of her life when her boyfriend appeared from behind the police car that had pulled her over and proposed.
Stephen Smith, a Grapevine Police Department dispatcher, organised a fake traffic stop for his girlfriend, Amanda Radican, who reacted by tearing up when an officer told her there was a warrant out for her car.
In the competitive world of hot pepper breeding, one man is smoking the competition. Meet “Smokin’” Ed Currie. He’s the man behind the world’s hottest pepper—the “Carolina Reaper.” For the past three decades, Currie has been pushing the limits of the Scoville scale—breeding hotter and hotter peppers. We went behind the scenes at his South Carolina farm, where he’s bred a number of secret, unreleased specimens that he claims are even hotter than his famous Reaper. You may want to have some milk ready for this one.
In the sometimes hostile waters of the Persian Gulf looms the US Navy's first -- in fact, the world's first -- active laser weapon.
The LaWS, an acronym for Laser Weapons System, is not science fiction. It is not experimental. It is deployed on board the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship, ready to be fired at targets today and every day by Capt. Christopher Wells and his crew.
CNN was granted exclusive access to a live-fire test of the laser.
"It is more precise than a bullet," Wells told CNN. "It's not a niche weapon system like some other weapons that we have throughout the military where it's only good against air contacts, or it's only good against surface targets, or it's only good against, you know, ground-based targets -- in this case this is a very versatile weapon, it can be used against a variety of targets."
LaWS begins with an advantage no other weapon ever invented comes even close to matching. It moves, by definition, at the speed of light. For comparison, that is 50,000 times the speed of an incoming ICBM.
"It is throwing massive amounts of photons at an incoming object," said Lt. Cale Hughes, laser weapons system officer. "We don't worry about wind, we don't worry about range, we don't worry about anything else. We're able to engage the targets at the speed of light."
A bobcat that attacked two people and a dog in Anthem Sunday has been confirmed as rabid, Arizona Game and Fish officials said.
Officials said a man and his dog were attacked by a bobcat when a bystander jumped in to help. The bobcat then attacked the Good Samaritan, who was bit on the hand.
Nathan Gonzalez, a Game and Fish spokesman, said testing on the animal determined it was infected with rabies.
Officials declined to comment on the specific case of the man who was bit; however, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health said any person who is exposed to rabies is granted access to rabies vaccines by the agency.
Gonzalez said a wild animal's behavior often is an indication of rabies' presence.
"Temperament or over-aggression is common with wildlife when an animal has rabies," Gonzalez said. "They tend to be in locations where they have access to food and water and that's in the neighborhoods we live in."