The guys at AtomCentral uploaded this video depicting the failed test of the Atlas missile back in 1961. The footage—scanned to HD from the original film—shows the rocket exploding in an epic and mesmerizing slow motion that would make Michael Bay drool.
Impressive video of a new Norwegian Naval Strike Missile tested off the coat of Andøya, in northern Norway: The 400-pound, four-meter-long, 150-kilometer-range weapon hit and blew up the frigate KNM Trondheim.
As things get hotter between Russia and NATO, Putin is waving his nuclear dick around. Russia plans to conduct massive nuclear war maneuvers. Yesterday it successfully tested its new Bulava ("Mace") submarine launched nuclear missile, hitting its target with complete accuracy with its dummy warheads.
When I started to watch this video I thought "oh, that's funny, a failed missile launch." Obviously, it didn't fail at all. That's exactly how the nuclear-capable anti-submarine missile RPK-2 Viyuga is launched: Just throw it in the water and it will come alive to deliver its warhead up to 28 miles away.
It may look like a video game capture, but this is a high-speed photograph of an Astra missile fired from an Indian Sukhoi Su-30 MKI. The Astra is a Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) with a 37-mile range.
This is Lockheed Martin's concept for a High Speed Strike Weapon that will enable the United States to strike anywhere in the world within hours. They claim it's been designed by Skunk Works—their advanced research division—but it looks like they ordered it from an ACME catalog.
Since the end of WWII, America's naval might has been undisputed and our aircraft carriers have been its crown jewels. However, the days of dominance could end with China's new DF-21D ballistic missile—the only device on Earth capable of sinking an aircraft carrier—four and a half acres of sovereign US…
The fact that a missile can be launched from a ship to successfully intercept an incoming ballistic missile is amazing on itself. But when you launch it at night, creating a small hell on Earth for a few seconds, it's pretty damn cool.
One hundred US soldiers—the only foreign troops in all of Israel—are stationed atop Mt. Keren, deep in the Negev Desert. Their mission: To monitor Iranian airspace 1000 miles to the Northeast for any sign of a missile launch. Their weapon: The THAAD radar, the most advanced mobile radar array on Earth.
One hundred homes in Killeen, near Fort Hood, Texas, were evacuated last Tuesday's night after a missile accidentally fell from an AH-64 Apache helicopter. The residents were able to return one hour later, after the US Army found the projectile on the ground.
Large-scale, international events like the Olympics are often considered as targets for terrorist attacks. The UK's Ministry of Defence is taking that extremely seriously: it's placing surface-to-air missiles on a residential apartment building during the summer's sporting event.
China has developed a missile that would turn an aircraft carrier into a two-billion-dollar hulk of twisted metal, flame, and dead sailors. Publicly, the U.S. Navy downplays its importance. Privately, the sailors are working out several different options to kill it before it kills them.
This is Boeing's next big destructive bad boy. "Boeing is in production on at least one "proprietary" strike weapon system" says Shelley Lavender, VP and general manager of Boeing's global strike systems. Nobody knows anything about it.
Lucy, you got some 'splainin to do! A German vessel carrying 69 American-made Patriot missiles and 160 tons of explosives was detained en route to China. Nobody has any idea who shipped it, or to whom.
DARPA has a plan called Prompt Global Strike that'll knock out any terrorist target within an hour using a remote aircraft. Sounds great, except the first trial of this advanced weapon failed miserably. The defense agency now has one more try to get it right or the project will be canceled.
Dodging an incoming RPG is a pretty tall task for anyone, unless you're a ninja on meth. For the rest of us, it'd be easier to just blow the damn thing up before it hits, right?
So, let's say our armed forces had to lend a hand in a conflict without deploying troops on the ground (*cough* *cough* Libya *cough*). How would they do that? Simple: GPS. Oh, and Lasers. And mechanized ordnance that is better at navigating than any meatbag with a map.