An AV-8B Harrier takes off aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and test fires the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), a laser-guided rocket, for the first time in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) also known as Laser, infrared Guided Rocket (LiGR) is a design conversion of Hydra 70 unguided rockets with a laser guidance kit to turn them into precision-guided munitions (PGMs). APKWS is approximately one-third the cost and one-third the weight of the current inventory of laser-guided weapons, has a lower yield more suitable for avoiding collateral damage, and takes one quarter of the time for ordnance personnel to load and unload. As of October 2015, BAE Systems had manufactured 5,000 APKWS units.
Paul Smith, of Lincolnshire shared incredible up-close footage of his flight on a Dragon Raptide , a short-haul airliner, in which he journeyed alongside a Spitfire MK1.
Mr Smith, who served in the army for 24 years, was gifted the amazing trip for his 50th birthday - and he said it is one he will never forget.
Paul said: “It was certainly one amazing experience."
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker of the USAF Refuel Several French Air Force Dassault Mirage 2000.
Second part of the video features several F-16D's Fighting Falcon during training exercise.
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Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, take off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for training mission Aug. 11, 2017.
Newly-released body camera footage from Mesa Police Officer Robert Goodrich shows the moments before , during and after he jumped into action. "I knew I had a snare in my truck and that canal is very slippery," he said. "It could be deceiving, but I had to pretty much straddle it so I didn't fall in myself." The dog, named Sparky, was caught on camera 30 minutes after the pup chase some ducks and fell into the canal. Sparky's owner, John, had to watch helplessly as his best friend floated away. "He's my every day guy," he said. John thought it would be the last time they saw each other. "I can't imagine what the days would have been like without him," he said. John is a veteran of the Vietnam War and Sparky helps him with his post-traumatic stress disorder. When he got the call later that morning that Sparky was alive thanks to a quick-thinking officer, he knew he needed to meet the man who made it all happen. "We're both veterans, have a lot of respect for each other," John said. "I think that he has a love of dogs like me. He understands how much this guy means to me, he has some of his own. I want to say thanks, and I think he knows how much I appreciate him."
This action-packed dashcam footage shows the dramatic moment a hero taxi driver takes on TWO armed robbers at a petrol station.
Courageous Karl Holden is shown pulling up on the forecourt, jumping from his cab and grappling both masked men - armed with a gun and a knife - as they try to leave.
Have-a-go-hero Karl had been passing in his taxi when he saw the two men enter with scarves covering their faces.
Tristan King, owner of the garage in Warsop, Nottingham, said: "He told me he thought something was not quite right so he parked right in front of the door.
"By that point they were just about to leave, so he tackled them and went for the guy with the gun first.
"He managed to get hold of them and roughed them up a bit.
Aptly named Tilt , this attraction sees eight brave visitors leaning against seemingly normal windows, looking out above the city skyline from the enclosed space.
The only hint that something is different about these glass panels are the the metal bars either side of the frame which visitors are asked to hold on to.
Once everyone's in place, staff simply need to push the 'tilt' button, and the windows slowly start to tilt forward, and out over the edge of the building. For the tourists inside, it looks like they're falling very slowly!
U.S. Marines F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter conducts flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is currently underway acquiring certifications in preparation for their upcoming homeport shift to Sasebo, Japan where they are slated to relieve the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in the 7th Fleet area of operations.
Scantily-clad Miss Bum Bum finalists got hearts racing as they paraded through the streets of Brazil this week.
The 27 cheeky candidates stopped traffic as they strutted their stuff through Sao Paulo during the launch of the 2017 pageant .
An eye-poping line up of scantily-clad hopefuls showed off their enviable assets on one of the city's busiest streets - Avenida Paulista.
Motorists were given an eyeful by the vying competitors, who will battle it out for the coveted title in a public vote before being whittled down to 15 finalists for the grand finale in November.
The girls put on a show for keen spectators, with some giving each other a peck on the lips and cuddling up to their fellow contestants.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has shared a "first draft animation" of his company Space X's Falcon Heavy rocket, which will one day carry humans to Mars.
The Falcon Heavy is essentially a souped up version of SpaceX's Falcon 9 reusable rocket booster, which is regularly used to carry supplies to the International Space Station.
It is composed of three Falcon 9s strapped together, with a total of 27 engines generating more than 5 million pounds of thrust - equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft.
The animation shows the Falcon Heavy rocket blasting off from a launchpad. Once it has emerged from the Earth's atmosphere, the two outer rocket boosters detach and return to Earth, where they land safely.
The Airbus A400M Atlas makes its large-scale, international exercise debut at Mobility Guardian.
The A400M was designed by Airbus Military (now Airbus Defence and Space) as a tactical airlifter with strategic capabilities to replace older transport aircraft. The A400M is positioned, in terms of size, between the C-130 and the C-17; it can carry heavier loads than the C-130, while able to use rough landing strips. Along with the transport role, the A400M can perform aerial refueling and medical evacuation when fitted with appropriate equipment. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A400M_Atlas)
Both the Royal Air Force and French Air Force have brought this aircraft. It has a range of 4,000 miles and carries 116 passengers.
The electric bike does not generate a heat signature, and makes no noise, making it almost impossible to track on the enemy's surveillance equipment.
Appropriately named 'Zero', the bike requires no maintenance and is powered by lithium batteries which can be powered by solar power, reducing the need to have to stop and refuel in potentially dangerous territory.
The bike, which has been developed by a California-based company and is now being given to Special Forces , can be parachuted into war zones and is already being used in the Middle East by the US Navy Seals and Delta force.
In recent times, motorbikes have been used to great success overseas, particularly in Syria, and also here in the UK where they have been used as part of counter-terror operations.
U.S. forces and ally partners stage their C-130 & C-17 aircraft during an "elephant walk", and conduct mass takeoff, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to showcase their capability during exercise Mobility Guardian.
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.