Video shows Ukrainian army in action during heavy combat live fire training with RPG-7 rocket launchers and GP-25 grenade launchers in Ukraine 2017. Video also shows helmet cam footage from Ukrainian army soldiers firing the GP-25 grenade launcher.
Most tourists soak up the ancient beauty of Petra on foot, navigating the dusty pathways traversed by thousands of travellers over the years - including Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - at a relaxed pace. But one daredevil base jumper decided to view the Unesco World Heritage Site in Jordan from a different perspective and swoop down from the towering cliffs above. Heart-pounding video footage shows the moment Miles Daisher, 48, from Georgia, flung himself off an outcrop in front of the famed 131-foot-high Treasury building. Before performing the potentially-fatal stunt, he is seen taking a deep breath and pausing for a moment. He then launches himself forward. A helper holds a guide rope behind Daisher until he disappears from view. The adrenaline junkie is filmed hurtling at high speed between a red rock chasm, which is just 100 feet wide. Daisher's parachute opens after a few heart-stopping seconds, causing his speed to gradually slow. At one point he is forced backwards and he gets dangerously close to the red rock walls. But his stunt rounds out without a hitch and he gracefully hovers down to the ground. He touches down perfectly in front of the Treasury's world-famous doorway - all in under 15 seconds. Immediately on landing he lets out a scream of relief. Daisher said he wanted to mark his 4,300th base jump by pushing himself to the limit. He journeyed to the Jordan desert and hiked up a mountain for two hours before the jump. He later said of the nerve-racking feat: 'This was the lowest base jump I’ve done over land and one of the most challenging to date. 'It took all of the jumps that I have done since the beginning to prepare me for this one.' Along with base jumping, Daisher is an avid skydiver and he has performed 7,200 plane jumps over the years.
Toyota has set the record for the world's fastest SUV as a modified Land Cruiser hit speeds of 230 miles per hour (370km/h). The turbocharged vehicle rocketed along a 2.5 mile (4km) California runway to beat the previous record of 211 miles per hour (340km/h). Dubbed the 'Land Speed Cruiser' by the daredevil team, the SUV underwent a myriad of modifications to get it up to pace. The custom-built, 2,000-horsepower Cruiser had two turbochargers added to its regular 381hp, 5.7L V8 engine to increase its power output five-fold. Alongside several other engine modifications, the SUV had wider tires and reduced suspension to boost its top speed. It took former NASCAR driver Carl Edwards just two attempts to break the SUV land speed record. Modifications to the car's volleyball-sized turbochargers allowed the racer to add 19 miles per hour (30km/h) to his first attempt. He only slowed down because he had run out of usable pavement - with enough track ahead, the Cruiser could be expected to go even faster. Test driver Craig Stanton said adjustments to the vehicle added stability at the SUV's terrifying top speeds and gave the car unbelievable acceleration. 'I wanted the Land Speed Cruiser to provide the confidence you need, as a driver, to keep pushing even when the world around you becomes a high speed blur,' he said. 'We made some setup adjustments, and it not only accelerates and shifts more smoothly, but it also has enhanced stability.' The record attempt was made at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California. In addition to being one of the few places in the US where supersonic flight is allowed, it features a two-and-a-half-mile paved runway. Mr Edwards said: 'At 225 mph, the thing was wandering a little bit. All I could think was that Craig said, "No matter what, just keep your foot in it," and we got 230 mph. 'It's safe to say that this is the fastest SUV on the planet.' While Toyota may have claimed the overall title, Bentley still holds the record for the fastest unmodified production SUV, having reached 187mph (301kph) on a test track prior to its release in September 2015.
Soldiers from the 1st Airmobile Battalion, 79th Air Assault Brigade practice employing grenades at the Yavoriv CTC on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine on April 29, 2017. CTC trainers, partnered with Soldiers of the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, are building professionalism within the Ukrainian military through structured training. The 45th IBCT is deployed as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine and is paired with Canadian, U.K., Polish, Lithuanian, and Danish service members. The mission of JMTG-U is to build the CTC's training capacity.
A massive controlled detonation takes place in Helmand province, just north of Camp Leatherneck.
Video shows the mighty US B-52 "Stratofortress" Bomber in action firing a cruise missile during B-52 cruisle missile launch test.
A Chinese wife who attempted suicide outside her 15th-storey home has been saved by a courageous firefighter who risked his life tiptoeing across a tiny ledge. The firefighter, unidentified, reached and grabbed the woman after walking along the ledge that's only four inches wide, according to a video posted by People's Daily on Twitter. The incident occurred on the morning of May 6 in a residential compound in Anhui, eastern China. The woman had argued with her husband before climbing out of her 15th-storey home and threatening suicide, said Xinhua News Agency. She was sitting on a beam more than 150 feet above the ground and constantly crying when the fire brigade arrived at the scene. The firefighters put an air mattress on the ground before sending an officer to try reaching the woman by walking across the ledge next to her. In order not to be detected by the woman, the firefighter had to tiptoe while walking across the ledge, which is around four inches (10cm) wide. After the officer managed to move near the woman, he quickly held her from behind while his colleagues tried to pull the woman into her home from the balcony. The woman was brought to safety by the firefighter and his colleagues.
There will eventually be a day where prosthetics are no longer just for the disabled. However, it’s not just our outside appearance that will change – our genes will also evolve on microscopic levels to aid our survival. For example, an Oxford-led study discovered a group of HIV-infected children in South Africa living healthy lives. It turns out, they have a built-in defense against HIV that prevents the virus from advancing to AIDS. And with gene-editing tools like CRISPR, we may eventually control our genes and DNA to the point where we make ourselves immune to disease and even reverse the effects of aging. Another way to jump-start the human evolution on a different path is to move some of us to Mars. Mars receives 66% less sunlight than Earth. Which could mean humans on Mars will evolve larger pupils that can absorb more light in order to see. And since Mars’ gravitational pull is only 38% of Earth’s, people born on Mars might actually be taller than anyone on Earth. In space, the fluid that separates our vertebrae expands, which led American aerospace engineer, Robert Zubrin to suggest that Mars’ low gravity could allow the human spine to elongate enough to add a few extra inches to our height. However, not even a move to Mars could spark the biggest change in human evolution that we may have coming in the next 1,000 years: immortality. The path to immortality will likely require humans to download their consciousness into a machine. Right now, scientists in Italy and China are performing head transplants on animals to determine if you can transfer consciousness from one body to another. They claim their next big step is to transplant human heads. Whatever happens in the next 1,000 years — whether we merge with machines or become them — one thing is certain: The human race is always changing — and the faster we change and branch out from Earth, the better chance we have of outrunning extinction.
US Marines & US Army soldiers crush cars with tanks and blow up busses loaded with test dummies and GoPro cameras inside for test purposes. The video also features GoPro footage from the tanks perspective while it rolls over the car.
Video shows the preparation and take off of several USAF F-16 fighter jet during a large training exercise.
Tranquility, an oasis of peace, a flying palace, the ultimate magic carpet ride. Enjoy this fly through as the worlds first BBJ 787 goes from concept (as seen here) to reality (see our featured video). Rarely do we see the concept dream...literally with this dreamjet...turned into a stunning finished product. This 2,400 sq.ft., 40-seat corporate aircraft has nearly 9,800 nautical mile range and the ability to fly over 17 hours, non-stop between almost all major cities on earth.
A brave pilot was forced to battle against the winds while attempting to land his plane as gale-force conditions battered Cornwall. Footage from Land's End airport shows the tiny aircraft being tossed from side to side before eventually bumping down on the runway. During the tricky manouevre the plane approaches the runway at a perilous tilt with the wings banking dangerously up and down. The gale-force winds also made for choppy sea conditions with footage showing a yachtsman battling the elements during a heavy storm. It is known as a side-slip landing and is used by skilled pilots to land in extremely windy conditions. The videos were filmed yesterday as extreme gusts battered much of Cornwall causing travel chaos as ferries were cancelled and roads blocked by fallen trees. At the harbour in Newlyn in Cornwall, a sailor was forced to navigate tricky conditions as his vessel nearly hit a wall. Strong, gusting winds and short, choppy seas created testing conditions with the yachtsman seen strapping everything down to battle the storm.
A snooping diver met his match when a massive octopus got physical in an attempt to take his camera. Professional diver with more than 5,000 dives under his belt, Vitaly Bazarov was filming a hiding octopus when it lunged out a tentacle and wrestled his camera to the ground. Vitaly filmed the immersion into deep waters on a solo dive at 6 am during sunrise, in the Red Sea off Dahab, Egypt.
Not sure which country this video was taken, but one can guess it's somewhere in South America, where spandex flows like wine.
There is no doubt, all the boys in this class have the teacher's undivided attention, although it is questionable if they will actually focus on the lesson.
A feline named Felix took a dangerous plunge into a canal after she got into a scuffle with another cat. When Scott, a man nearby, saw what happened, he rushed to the water's edge to save her. The hero reached down into the canal, quickly pulling the cat out of the water and ultimately saving her life. Both Felix and Scott walked away unharmed but the event did cost the feline one of her nine lives.
The Pioneering Spirit longer than six Boeing 747s and nearly twice the size of the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers prised the 24,000-ton top platform off Shell's Brent Delta rig in the North Sea.
As world record attempts go it may strike many as plane bonkers. But a British driver has accelerated into the Guinness Book of Records by successfully towing a 285-tonne Airbus A380 superjumbo - the biggest passenger aeroplane on the planet – using a standard Porsche Cayenne sports utility vehicle (SUV). And that was after the UK Porsche team behind the record-breaking attempt drove the car – more usually seen on school runs - from London to Paris to carry out the feat. The German 4X4 , driven by Porsche GB technician Richard Payne, towed the giant Air France double-decker aircraft over a distance of 42-metres at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, to set a new Guinness World Records title for ‘Heaviest aircraft pull by a production car’. It beat the previous record by a margin of 115-tonnes. The new Guinness World Records title was set by a 157mph Cayenne S Diesel costing £66,767 whose 4.1litre V8 engine produced 385hp of pulling power – the equivalent of around four Ford Fiestas. The exercise was then repeated using a 176mph Porsche Cayenne Turbo S costing £121,550. A far cry from towing the standard caravan, trailer or horse-box, the Porsche Cayenne was connected to the Airbus A380 via a special attachment that sat on the vehicle’s standard tow bar. Slowly but surely as Porsche’s Mr Payne pressed down on the accelerator, the Cayenne carefully pulled away with the giant passenger plane edging forward inch by inch behind it and then gradually picking up the pace as both car and aircraft gained in momentum. Mr Payne, a technician at Porsche GB, who drove the record breaking car said: ‘It did it – I’m so relieved! We don’t usually go this far to test the limits of our cars but I think today we got pretty close. I could tell that it was working hard but the Cayenne didn’t complain and just got on with it. My mirrors were quite full of Airbus, which was interesting. ‘Our cars can go a bit beyond what our customers might expect – they’re designed to be tough. But even so, what the Cayenne did today was remarkable. ‘We drove the car here from London – and I plan to drive it home again, having towed an A380 in between.’ But while the attempt was primarily a British achievement, Mr Payne also praised colleagues at his parent company in Southern Germany. He said: ‘Credit should go to the team in Stuttgart who developed the car – they did a thorough job. I’m also very grateful to Air France and its engineers for their generosity in allowing me to tow their beautiful aircraft’. The project was carried using one of Air France’s fleet of ten A380 aircraft and the airline’s 60,000 square metre state-of-the-art engineering hangar which is big enough to house one superjumbo or 3,000 Porsche Cayennes. The hangar is usually home to all the engineering and maintenance activity for the Air France fleet. Pravin Patel, adjudicator, Guinness World Records said: ‘I’ve verified some amazing record attempts during my time as a Guinness World Records adjudicator – watching a Porsche Cayenne tow one of the largest aircraft in the world definitely ranks as among the most spectacular. My congratulations go out to all those involved in achieving this remarkable feat.’ Porsche said: ‘In accordance with the rules applied by Guinness World Records, the test was overseen by independent engineers. After the record was set, performance testing and scrutiny of every major component and electronic system on the vehicle was carried out in order to provide certification that the car was to production standard.’ Gery Mortreux, executive vice president Air France Industries said: ‘It was an honour to host Porsche at our hangar at Charles de Gaulle. It is usually home to our engineers working on our fleet of 10 Airbus A380 – one of the most sophisticated aircraft in the world. It was fun and exciting to watch the two machines together – our engineers were intrigued and impressed. Congratulations to Porsche on a remarkable achievement.’ ‘It shows the passion we put on every challenge we take. Like Porsche, we thrive on excellence and pushing engineering boundaries.’ The previous world record, broken by the Porsche Cayenne, was set in August 2013 when an unmodified Nissan Patrol pulled an Russian Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane weighing 170.9 tonnes inclusive of fuel, at Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates.
Hovering in the air to the amazement of onlookers, British inventor Richard Browning proves jet packs are no mere sci-fi flight of fancy.
The City trader and engineer, 38, built the £40,000 ultra-lightweight exoskeleton – inspired by the Marvel comic book superhero Iron Man – in his spare time.
Yesterday, he demonstrated the Iron Man-style suit to a stunned crowd at the TED Conference currently being held in Canada. Pointing down creates what Mr Browning calls a ‘teepee of thrust vectors’.
He went airborne on the shores of Vancouver Harbour to demonstrate his flight suit at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference which is currently being staged in the Canadian city.
His performance captivated attendees at the conference, organised by a media group dedicated to sharing 'ideas worth spreading'. The Royal Marines reservist, from Wiltshire, said he had long been fascinated by the possibilities of human flight propulsion and had been working on his flight suit for almost three years.
Many compared the 38-year-old to Tony Stark's character in Iron Man.
The personal flight suit is capable of propelling its users even higher and at greater speeds, according to its creator, flying at several hundred miles per hour, and reaching thousands of feet above the ground.
'The hypothesis was that the human mind and body, if properly augmented, could achieve some pretty cool stuff,' the extreme athlete and engineer said at the gathering.
Mr Browning spoke about his early experiments with various numbers and arrays of essentially miniature jet engines on his limbs. And along the way there were more than a few crashes to the ground.
'The whole journey was about trying and failing, and learning from that,' he said.
The first reasonably stable, six-second flight with the gear inspired his team to press on.
Video shows GoPro helmet cam footage from US Marines using softair guns including the M134 Minigun during a close quarter airsoft battle for fun and training purposes. Quite interesting to see Marines having an softair airsoft match. This video is for everyone who ever asked himself how would real soldiers or marines playing an airsoft game.
This is the heartwarming moment a brave motorcyclist rescued a kitten who used up all its nine lives on the middle of a highway. Footage shows the man putting his own life on the line by walking into peak-hour traffic to bundle up the cat on the Lion Rock Tunnel Road in Hong Kong. The man, named Kwok Kin Wai, shot to social media stardom after going above and beyond the call of duty by then finding the kitten a new home. Mr Kwok, a firefighter, said in a Facebook post he felt obliged to rescue the death-defying cat after it caught his eye on the packed highway. 'I said to myself that I could get hit by a car and killed if I went back to get it. But as I kept driving, I couldn't bear to be so heartless, so I stopped. If I hadn't, I'm pretty sure it would have been hit by a car.' He used the traction of the post to seek a home for the ginger cat, and within one hour a new owner was found.
POV GoPro helmet cam footage shows a day on the deck of a mighty US Aircraft Carrier during daily military operations at sea and gives a good look on what it is like to be operating on a aircraft carrier.
Video shows close urban air support for US Marines conducted by Marine UH-1 Venom and AH-1Z Viper helicopters using their miniguns and rockets at day and night time during United States Marines training.
A stunning ‘FlightLapse’ reveals the night sky from a pilot’s perspective. While traveling from Europe to South America, Sales Wick shot the mesmerising flight – highlighting glowing cities and the glittering Milky Way. The 5,000 mile (8,000km) journey was shot using a Sony a7S camera from the cockpit of an Airbus A340 passenger flying at 500mph (800kph). The project, called 'Beyond the Clouds', is a timelapse of a flight that left Zurich, Switzerland at 9:50PM BST (4:50PM ET) and arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil 4:35AM BST (11:35PM ET). ‘Flying through the night, while the world beneath us is at sleep, is a pretty common thing as a long haul pilot,’ Mr Wick wrote on his website. ‘The latter is the case for my flight today across the Atlantic Ocean to South America. Our flight is packed and some 340 passengers are settling in for a long night flight.’ The plane first headed westbound along ‘the clearly visible Alps’ that sat at the left of the plane.
She was on the edge of her balcony, thinking of killing herself when this firefighter saved her life.
A Good Samaritan jumped into icy waters to save a drowning stray dog and was hoisted out of the water and up a wall with it in his lap. The rescue took place in the city of Voronezh in south-western Russia's Voronezh Oblast region.
Ben Ketola sets a new world record with a perfect 300 point game, 12 strikes in 86.9 seconds!
Google co-founder Larry Page's mysterious flying cars will be available to buy by the end of this year. The billionaire's company Kitty Hawk has officially launched after months of rumours and speculation. Kitty Hawk president Sebastian Thrun, who co-created Google's self-driving car, tweeted a link to the company's official website today.
Four RAF Typhoon pilots using the world's most advanced fighter helmet set off for Eastern Europe today as tensions with Russia mounted. Theresa May sanctioned the sending of British RAF resources to patrol the skies over the Black Sea alongside local jets to reassure Eastern European countries in the face of increased aggression from Vladimir Putin. The four Typhoons, from 3 (Fighter) Squadron will lead the deployment, which is part of the Nato southern air policing mission. Pilots are using the new £250,000 Striker II helmet, which boasts in-built digital night vision that identifies enemy targets by red and yellow colour codes. The state-of-the-art head gear allows pilots to tell friend and foe apart in an instant while travelling at supersonic speeds in the dark or bad weather. The cutting-edge helmets are being used by Typhoon pilots who set off from RAF Coninsby, Lincolnshire, today to bolster air support in Romania. The planes - which can fly at almost twice the speed of sound - will spent up to four months based at Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase in south east Romania. Last year BAE signed a deal worth £2.1billion over ten years to support the RAF's Typhoon fleet. Chris Colston, who developed the Striker II helmets, said: 'For the pilot it's like going from your old analogue TV to HD. 'Before, everything was displayed in monochrome green. Now we can mark ground and air targets by colour - making them easier to identify at speed. 'The symbols jump out in daylight and at night-time over the green. 'All the info the pilot needs is displayed in this helmet but you can also see through the display to the outside world. And we have packed all that into a helmet that can protect you if you eject.' An RAF spokesman said: 'Since the helmets were unveiled they have become a part of the normal equipment used in our aircraft.' The Black Sea has been the scene of increasing tensions between Russia and the West this year. In March, Russia fired missiles as part of a war game that followed a similar exercise by NATO the week before. And on February 10, the USS Porter was buzzed by four Russian planes in an incident condemned as 'unsafe and unprofessional' by the American Navy. The incident came months after Moscow vowed to take 'retaliatory measures' against the US for what it viewed as an encroachment on its sphere of influence. The USS Porter entered the Black Sea last June as part of an increase in NATO activity in Eastern Europe, according to USA Today. Russia has a large naval base in the Black Sea and has in the past warned the US and its allies of activity there. 'From time to time, US vessels enter the Black Sea. Obviously, we do not appreciate it and, undoubtedly, this will lead to retaliatory measures,' a Russian Foreign Ministry official told Sputnik. Tensions between the US and Russia have grown in recent years as Moscow has aggressively deployed military might in Ukraine, Crimea, and Syria.
China's navy is celebrating its 68th anniversary on Sunday. According to PLA Daily, the navy’s achievements include escorting ships at sea, building an aircraft battle group, and conducting joint military exercises. This video provides a close-up view of a PLA Marine Corps’ amphibious assault drill.
An heroic sailor risked his life diving off the side of a cargo ship to save a whale that had got stuck in a fishing net. The crew of the Cheikh El Mokrani tanker spotted the large mammal writhing around in the water, desperately trying to get free. Then, after just a moment's consideration, one crew member hurled himself off the 40-foot-high deck and into the freezing sea below. He then swims towards the huge animal and pushes its nose away from the net. Another crew member then joins him and together they manage to get the sea creature free - which was met by huge cheers. It's not entirely clear where the boat was at the time of the rescue, but its last reported position was marked on April 18, just off the coast of Tunisia. Reacting to the rescue on April 19, YouTube users praised the bravery of the sailors. Tom Scott wrote: "The feat was and is amazing to watch, it's good to see people who care and is willing to risk life and limb to save our planet." And John S wrote: "Fantastic humanitarian act of kindness, I applaud them."