Meet the Davy Crockett: The words “nuclear weapon” and “small” typically don’t go together – and no one would consider the devastation that such a device could unleash to be small by any stretch of the imagination. Yet, during the Cold War, the United States Army developed what was actually the smallest weapon in the Department […] The post M28 Davy Crockett: The U.S. Military Packed a Nuclear Weapon Into a ‘Rifle’ appeared first on 19FortyFive.
New Weapon Aims to Be a Ship Killer Against the Chinese Navy: China has more warships than the United States, and its navy has become more technologically advanced and lethal over the last two decades. The U.S. military is looking at ways it can fatally strike China’s surface fleet including aircraft carrier strike groups that […] The post Study This Photo: A ‘Quicksink’ Missile Might Someday Sink China’s Navy appeared first on 19FortyFive.
Russian President Putin is so desperate in Ukraine that he won’t even let his military withdraw from certain parts of the country. What happens next? As he loses his grasp in his unprovoked war against Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has moved to further embed himself into the war’s strategic planning efforts — but his decision-making seems […] The post Putin Won’t Let His Forces Retreat from Parts of Ukraine appeared first on 19FortyFive.
Russia makes a bold claim: to have killed 5,000 tanks in Ukraine – The Russian news outlet TASS reported that Russian forces destroyed hundreds of military equipment belonging to Ukrainian fighters during a “special operation” in the country. According to the release, “A total of 293 aircraft, 155 helicopters, 1,981 unmanned aerial vehicles, 375 anti-aircraft missile […] The post Russia Claims it Destroyed 5,000 ‘Tanks’ in Ukraine appeared first on 19FortyFive.
The AGM-179 will replace the legendary Hellfire missile as full-rate production has been approved by the U.S. military. How well will it perform in an era of great power competition with Russia and China challenging U.S. military dominance? After nearly four decades of service, the legendary Hellfire missile has a replacement on the way in […] The post AGM-179 JAGM: How the Mighty Hellfire Missile Will Be Replaced appeared first on 19FortyFive.
As prospects for a revived joint U.S.-Iranian nuclear agreement fade in Vienna, the West is growing more concerned with the Islamic Republic’s proximity to acquiring nuclear capabilities. While the Iranian regime has boasted that it is just “one step away” from blowing up New York City, its escalating threats toward Israel indicate the Jewish state […] The post What Would Iran Do If Israel Attacked Their Nuclear Facilities? appeared first on 19FortyFive.
How to Protect the Bradley Fighting Vehicle: The Russian invasion of Ukraine has underscored the critical role of heavy armor in at least some future high-end conflicts. The large losses in armored fighting vehicles suffered by both sides are not an argument against tanks and armored fighting vehicles but a reflection, at least in part, of […] The post The Army Needs To Extend Active Protection To Bradley Fighting Vehicles appeared first on 19FortyFive.
The development of the United States Air Force’s Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program has steadily progressed and recently reached a new phase of development. Described as a “family of systems,” the goal of NGAD, which originated from a DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Air Dominance Initiative study in 2014, is to field a new […] The post NGAD Will Be Much More Than a New 6th Generation Stealth Fighter appeared first on 19FortyFive.
Though 32 Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbirds” were built, 11 were lost in accidents – yet not a single aircraft was shot down by the enemy. Of the surviving aircraft, one is now located at the Smithsonian Institution’s Steve F. Udvar-Hazy Center at the Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia. However, another piece of the aircraft’s […] The post The SR-71 Was No Ordinary Aircraft and Crews Wore No Ordinary Flight Suit appeared first on 19FortyFive.
Ukraine Presents Five Point Plan for Solving Russian Invasion to United Nations – In a speech to the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, given virtually to his audience in New York on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy laid out a plan to bring an end to the conflict with Russia and specifically […] The post Ukraine Has a Plan to End the War and Punish Russia appeared first on 19FortyFive.