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25 people killed in military plane crash in eastern Ukraine

A Ukrainian Air Force transport aircraft crashed near the eastern city of Chuguev late Friday, killing 25 people, according to the country's general prosecutor's office.
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25 people killed in military plane crash in eastern Ukraine

A Ukrainian Air Force transport aircraft crashed near the eastern city of Chuguev late Friday, killing 25 people, according to the country's general prosecutor's office.
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Americans are 'not sensitized' to high US casualties that are likely in a future war, top Marine Corps officer says

A US Marine on the beach during an amphibious exercise in the Philippines, October 12, 2019. US Marine Corps/Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani The US Marine Corps, like the other military branches, is preparing for a future conflict against an adversary with similar capabilities. That kind of conflict is rare, but it would bring with it a level of casualties that the US public has not had to face in decades, the Marine Corps' top general said this week. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Asia, Europe, China, Iraq, Russia, India, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Thailand, Philippines, Pakistan, Middle East, Marine Corps, Marines, Bulgaria


Air Force Begins Live-Fire Testing on New Helicopter, Jolly Green II

The Air Force's new HH-60W combat rescue helicopter, known as the "Jolly Green II," has begun live-fire ground testing.
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ILM Explores the Making of the Razor Crest in a New Mandalorian Featurette

ILM Explores the Making of the Razor Crest in a New Mandalorian Featurette The Child (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) may have stolen the spotlight from the title character throughout The Mandalorian’s first season. However, if it weren’t for the series’ true unsung hero, the Razor Crest, they never would have crossed paths in the first place. Mando’s ship certainly saw a lot of action last year, and it’s mostly thanks to the talented crew at ILM. Not surprisingly, a lot of work went into designing the bou...
Tags: Star Wars, Video, TV, Movies, Disney, Streaming, Air Force, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Ilm, Mando, Favreau, Giancarlo Esposito, Chiang, ComingSoon, Doug Chiang


Air Force special operators in New Mexico have switched to the service's new handgun, and they like what they see

Senior Airman James Mack clears a M18 at Cannon Air Force Base, September 21, 2020. US Air Force/Senior Airman Maxwell Daigle The Air Force is adopting the M18 Modular Handgun System, a new sidearm developed by the Army. For members of the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, the new weapon's adaptability and ease of use are big upgrades over the old M9. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, New Mexico — The defenders of the 27th Special Op...
Tags: Trends, Army, New Mexico, Air Force, US Air Force, Cannon, Adkins, Cannon Air Force, Air Force Special Operations Command, Entzel, Beals, Dodrill, M18, Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense, News Contributor


Anduril among companies tapped to build the Air Force’s ‘internet of things’ for war

Palmer Luckey’s young defense company has been selected by the Air Force for work on a cutting-edge, multibillion dollar nervous system for war. Luckey announced the news that Anduril was one of the selected vendors for the project, known as the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), on his Twitter account Thursday. Over the last four months, the Air Force named more than 50 different vendors who would work on developing the system, giving each the chance to receive from $1,000 to $950 millio...
Tags: TC, Tech, Department Of Defense, Marine Corps, Customs, Air Force, Defense Department, Amazon Web Services, Palmer Luckey, Trump, Border Protection, Luckey, Trump Administration, ABMs, Anduril, Joint All Domain Command


‘They cover my shrapnel wounds’: Veteran Senate candidate responds to critics using photo of her tattoos

After a Republican super PAC in Texas posted a photo of Senate candidate MJ Hegar featuring her tattoos and calling her a “radical,” Hegar had a quick response on Twitter: the tattoos covered shrapnel wounds she received as an Air Force helicopter pilot in Afghanistan. A pro-Cornyn Super PAC is using a photo of my tattoos to make me seem "radical."
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, Afghanistan, PAC, Air Force, Hegar, MJ Hegar, Veteran Senate, Cornyn Super PAC


A retired Air Force general who served as a senior military advisor to Trump just endorsed Biden for president

In this March 11, 2014, file photo, Air Force Gen. Paul Selva testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. AP Nearly 500 former national security leaders signed an open letter backing Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president. Among the signatories was retired Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, who served as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the first two and a half years of the Trump administration. The letter published Thursday follows a letter signed by...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Washington, North Korea, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Military, President, Marine Corps, Capitol Hill, Air Force, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic


To keep troops alive, the Air Force wants to make it rain blood

A box containing blood bags flies out of the back of a C-145 Skytruck for a study called Operation Blood Rain at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, April 20, 2020. Courtesy photo In a test in April, the Air Force dropped a box of bags of fresh blood out of an airplane. The test was part of research to see if drone aircraft can drop blood into austere environments to give wounded troops a better chance of survival. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Someone in the Air Force has...
Tags: Florida, Trends, Caa, Air Force, US Air Force, Golden Hour, Eglin Afb, Eglin Air Force Base, Jared Keller, Eglin, Blood Transfusions, Eglin Air Force Base Florida, Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense, News Contributor, Task & Purpose


Founded by former SpaceX engineers, First Resonance pitches tools to make things the SpaceX way

After operating in stealth mode for about two years, First Resonance, a company founded by former SpaceX engineers, is finally showing the world their software toolkit designed to let manufacturers make things using the processes employed by their former boss. It’s a suite of software products that can allow for more flexible manufacturing processes and one that can handle the pressures of remote monitoring for companies making hardware in the age of social distancing brought on by the COVID-19 ...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, California, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Manufacturing, Air Force, Driver, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing, Hyperloop, Operating System, Wavemaker Partners


The Marine Corps is now officially fielding its first new pistol in 35 years

A Marine instructor shoots the M18 Modular Handgun System at a firing range at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, June 25, 2020. US Marine Corps/David Jordan The Marine Corps has officially started fielding the M18 service pistol to replace its existing arsenal of sidearms. Based on Sig Sauer's P320, the M18 will replace all other pistols in the Marine Corps inventory, including the M9, M9A1, M45A1, and M007. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Marine Corps has offic...
Tags: Navy, Virginia, Trends, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, US Marine Corps, Corps, Sig Sauer, Jared Keller, Granados, Army Air Force Navy, Modular Handgun System, Brian Nelson, Marine Corps Systems Command, Marine Corps Base Quantico


A risk of thunderstorms prevented Dutch F-35s from escorting US B-52 bombers during a mission in August

Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 fighters in formation with a B-52H as part of a Bomber Task Force Europe mission titled Allied Sky, August 28, 2020. US Air Force/Master Sgt. Burt Traynor The Dutch air force said its F-35s would take part in a one-day exercise with US bombers last month, but the risk of a thunderstorm forced it to cancel the participation. The risk is related to an issue with the F-35's fuel system, a design fault that could cause the jet to explode if struck by lightning, t...
Tags: Europe, Greece, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Canada, United States, Nato, Italy, Portugal, Marine Corps, Poland, Belgium, Wisconsin


China says US spy planes posing as airliners are a 'serious threat' in the South China Sea

An Air Force RC-135 Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, July 24, 2015. US Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Rasheen Douglas China says the US Air Force has used fake identities for its surveillance aircraft at least 100 times this year, putting civilian flights at risk. The accusation follows a similar claim by a Beijing-based think tank, which used open-source aviation responder records to monitor air traffic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Beijing ...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Qatar, Iran, Taiwan, Beijing, Malaysia, Air Force, Song, Boeing, PLA, US Air Force, Anderson, Guangdong, South China Sea


The US is preparing for a fight with China in the Pacific. Here's how Army special operators will stay relevant.

Mississippi Army National Guard soldiers with 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct readiness training, September 13, 2012. US Army/Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann The US is shifting its focus to China and to the Asia-Pacific, the main rival and venue for a future of so-called great-power competition. The Air Force and Navy are likely to play a leading role in a war in that region, which features small islands spread across vast expanses of sea and air. But the Army, especially its special ...
Tags: Navy, California, Osama Bin Laden, China, Iraq, Russia, Africa, US, International, Trends, Department Of Defense, Afghanistan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Army, Rangers


Hawaii Health Department Chemist Cooked Up LSD for Air Force Members: Prosecutors

A government chemist in Hawaii cooked up batches of LSD for active-duty members of the U.S. military who responded to ads for the powerful hallucinogen posted on social media, prosecutors allege.Trevor Keegan, an “extract tech” in the Disease Outbreak Control Division of the state Health Department, was charged earlier this month on one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. His alleged co-conspirator, Austin White, is not known to be affiliated with any government agency. He i...
Tags: News, Hawaii, Marine Corps, DEA, Air Force, The Daily Beast, White, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Leighton, Keegan, OSI, Drug Enforcement Administration DEA, Austin White, Cedric Leighton, Associated Press Since, Former U S Air Force


‘WandaVision’ Trailer Breakdown: Aren’t They a Fine Pair?

Last night during the Emmys, a surprise trailer for Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision was released. The show has been confirmed to be the first Marvel Studios series coming to Disney+ later this year, arriving before The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will likely now be delayed until 2021. But don’t worry, because as our WandaVision trailer breakdown reveals, this looks like Marvel’s trippiest production yet, making it far more intriguing than anything Sam Wilson and Bucky Barn...
Tags: Television, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Disney, Features, Sequels, Thor, William, Air Force, Wanda, Samantha, Marvel Studios, Vision, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Thomas


I worked as a law clerk for Ruth Bader Ginsburg before she was on the Supreme Court. Here's how she fought against gender discrimination for both men and women.

The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a joint session of Congress on February 24, 2009, in the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. George Bridges/MCT/Tribune News Service via Getty Images The Supreme Court announced that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18 from complications after a long battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Jonathan Entin, a professor of law and political science at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, served as a law clerk to...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Oregon, Trends, Strategy, Idaho, Aclu, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Ohio, Oklahoma, Air Force, Discrimination


Chinese military rips scenes from 'Transformers' and other Hollywood blockbusters for this propaganda video touting its bombers

Screenshot from Chinese PLAAF video PLAAF The Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) posted a video to Weibo over the weekend touting the capabilities of its H-6K bombers. The video shows an attack on an airfield that resembles Andersen Air Force Base on Guam. While the PLAAF video includes actual footage of Chinese bombers in flight, the video also pulls in several scenes from big Hollywood films, such as "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "The Rock," the South China Mo...
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, China, US, International, Trends, Department Of Defense, Taiwan, Cctv, People's Liberation Army, The Rock, Air Force, Pacific, PLA, Transformers, Weibo


MJ Hegar takes on Sen. John Cornyn for US Senate in Texas

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate MJ Hegar talks with the media near an early polling site before voting, July 9, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Eric Gay/AP Photo Air Force veteran and 2018 House candidate MJ Hegar is challenging incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in Texas in 2020.  Cornyn, who was first elected in 2002 and has served in a number of positions in Senate leadership, is seeking a fourth term to the US Senate. The political tide has been shifting in the state in recent cycles, and Democrats a...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Kentucky, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Pennsylvania, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, House Of Representatives, Wisconsin, Mitch McConnell


Hurricane Teddy Forecast Discussion Number 37

Issued at 1100 AM AST Mon Sep 21 2020 000 WTNT45 KNHC 211454 TCDAT5 Hurricane Teddy Discussion Number 37 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL202020 1100 AM AST Mon Sep 21 2020 Teddy has weakened some since yesterday. While the maximum 700-mb winds from the latest Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft mission were 93 kt, the peak SFMR values were only 68 kt. A blend of these data with some undersampling due to the large size of Teddy gives an initial wind speed of 80 kt....
Tags: Weather, United States, Newfoundland, Miami, Air Force, Nws, Teddy, Bermuda, Gale, Blake, KT, Gulf Stream, Atlantic Canada, Gulf of St Lawrence, Leeward Islands the Greater Antilles the Bahamas


Skyborg : Rise of the Autonomous Wingmen

Although the technology seems like it comes from “a galaxy far, far away,” Air Force pilots will soon be taking to the skies alongside R2-D2- like wingmen; autonomous and paired to the pilot’s aircraft. #aesop-vm-19818-1 .controls-wrapper { display:none !important;} During his virtual keynote at the Air Force Association 2020 Virtual Air, Space and Cyber Conference. Dr. Will Roper, ass...
Tags: Space, Military, Testing, Weapons, Air Force, Pilots, Defense Department, White, Acquisitions, Procurement, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Soviet Union, Vanguard, Pringle, Roper, U S Air Force


Chinese Propaganda Video Rips Off Hollywood Movies to Fake Bombing of U.S. Base

The Chinese military has published a new propaganda video on the social media platform Weibo that appears to show Chinese bombers attacking a U.S. military base in Guam. Te video is an unexceptional piece of digital saber-rattling between China and the U.S., but the new video might seem oddly familiar to Americans.…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, China, War, Military, Weapons, Air Force, Donald Trump, PLA, New Cold War, Weibo, Guam, Steven Mnuchin, Steve Mnuchin, President Trump, Tiktok


Tropical Storm Beta Forecast Discussion Number 15

Issued at 400 AM CDT Mon Sep 21 2020 000 WTNT42 KNHC 210842 TCDAT2 Tropical Storm Beta Discussion Number 15 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL222020 400 AM CDT Mon Sep 21 2020 Beta is struggling this morning. Satellite images show that much of the deep convection associated with the storm has dissipated, and data from the Air Force Hurricane Hunters indicate that the winds have decreased. Based on a combination of flight-level and SFMR data from the aircraft, the initial i...
Tags: Weather, Florida, Texas, Miami, Louisiana, Air Force, Nhc, Cangialosi, Lower Mississippi Valley, Louisiana Flash


US Space Force deploys to vast new frontier: Arabian Desert

The newly formed U.S. Space Force is deploying troops to a vast new frontier: the Arabian Peninsula. Space Force now has a squadron of 20 airmen stationed at Qatar's Al-Udeid Air Base in its first foreign deployment. The force, pushed by President Donald Trump, represents the sixth branch of the U.S. military and the first new military service since the creation of the Air Force in 1947.
Tags: News, Qatar, Air Force, Donald Trump, Al Udeid Air Base, U S Space Force, US Space Force, Arabian Peninsula Space Force


America's Air Force Secretly Designed, Built, and Flew a Brand-New Fighter Jet (slashdot)

"The U.S. Air Force revealed this week that it has secretly designed, built, and tested a new prototype fighter jet," reports Popular Mechanics: According to Defense News, the Air Force developed the new fighter in about a year — a staggeringly short amount of time by modern standards. The Air Force first developed a virtual version of the jet, and then proceeded to build and fly a full-sized prototype, complete with mission systems... It took the Air Force just one year to get to the point with...
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America's Air Force Secretly Designed, Built, and Flew a Brand-New Fighter Jet

"The U.S. Air Force revealed this week that it has secretly designed, built, and tested a new prototype fighter jet," reports Popular Mechanics: According to Defense News, the Air Force developed the new fighter in about a year — a staggeringly short amount of time by modern standards. The Air Force first developed a virtual version of the jet, and then proceeded to build and fly a full-sized prototype, complete with mission systems... It took the Air Force just one year to get to the point with...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, America, Tech, Air Force, Roper, U S Air Force, Defense News, Will Roper, Air Force for Acquisition Technology and Logistics, NGAD, Air Dominance NGAD


Hurricane Teddy Forecast Discussion Number 33

Issued at 1100 AM AST Sun Sep 20 2020 000 WTNT45 KNHC 201455 TCDAT5 Hurricane Teddy Discussion Number 33 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL202020 1100 AM AST Sun Sep 20 2020 The satellite signature of Teddy has degraded from an eye pattern overnight into a central dense overcast this morning. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft data indicate that the hurricane has weakened, and the initial wind speed is set to 90 kt, perhaps generously. The aircraft data does st...
Tags: Weather, Canada, United States, Miami, Nova Scotia, Air Force, Nws, Bermuda, Blake, KT, Atlantic Canada, AST Sun Sep, Nova Scotia Eventually Teddy


Hurricane Teddy Public Advisory Number 32A

Issued at 800 AM AST Sun Sep 20 2020 000 WTNT35 KNHC 201145 TCPAT5 BULLETIN Hurricane Teddy Intermediate Advisory Number 32A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL202020 800 AM AST Sun Sep 20 2020 ...TEDDY JOGS TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST... ...SWELLS FROM TEDDY COULD GENERATE RIP CURRENTS ALONG WESTERN ATLANTIC BEACHES FOR SEVERAL DAYS... SUMMARY OF 800 AM AST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...28.0N 62.7W ABOUT 320 MI...515 KM SSE O...
Tags: Weather, Atlantic, United States, Miami, Air Force, Bermuda, Blake, Ast, WMO, Atlantic Canada, Bermuda A Tropical Storm Warning, AST Sun Sep, Greater Antilles the Bahamas Bermuda


Tropical Storm Beta Forecast Discussion Number 11

Issued at 400 AM CDT Sun Sep 20 2020 000 WTNT42 KNHC 200851 TCDAT2 Tropical Storm Beta Discussion Number 11 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL222020 400 AM CDT Sun Sep 20 2020 Beta has generally changed little overnight. The storm remains strongly sheared with deep convection confined to the north and northeast of the low-level center. A combination of flight-level, SFMR, and dropsonde data from the Air Force Hurricane Hunters a few hours ago supports keeping the 50-kt ini...
Tags: Weather, Texas, Miami, Louisiana, Gulf Coast, Air Force, Nws, Cangialosi, Mississippi River Valley, AM CDT Sun Sep, Louisiana Flash