One of the most popular video game series of all time, Call of Duty, has encompassed conflicts from World War II to the Cold War to the future. The sub-series that made it the success it is today, Modern Warfare, depicts a fictional conflict between the West (Mostly through American and British characters) and a […]Read more "Modern Warfare vs. Real Warfare, Part 1 of 3"
A popular hobby, referred to as amateur radio (Meaning anyone who utilizes radio for recreational use without intending to make money from it) allows people to communicate with each other, listen to music, etc. However, these radios have sometimes picked up broadcasts that are mystifying and totally incomprehensible. These broadcasts are referred to as number […]Read more "Number Stations: Everywhere and Nowhere"
The United States currently maintains several stealth aircraft programs, from the aging F-117 Nighthawk and B-2 Spirit to the F-22 Raptor and the mess that is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. However, other countries such as the Russian Federation are developing the PAK FA, India developing the HAL FGFA, and the People’s Republic of China […]Read more "South Korea’s KAI KF-X"
The United States’ Land Warrior program is relatively well-known, having been the inspiration for videogames such as Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter due to the intent of combining high-tech equipment with soldiers actually in combat. However, the US was hardly the only country working on such a program, as multiple other NATO and non-NATO […]Read more "The Bundeswehr’s IdZ"
The Russian Federation is soon to be deploying a new class of submarine, the Project 885 “Yasen” -class, or “Graney” -class. The “Yasen” (“Ash tree” in Russian) or “Graney” (the NATO designation) has been in development since 2003, when funds ran out and development was postponed until roughly 2010, when it made its first trials […]Read more "The Graney-Class Submarine"
Firearms are very diverse and varied, although for the most part they all follow a similar pattern: The magazine (Where ammunition is contained), the trigger, and then the stock of the weapon. This pattern covers the majority of assault and sniper rifles, from the MP5, the M16, and the AK-47. This pattern has been followed […]Read more "The Bullpup Revolution"
Despite the popular notion that most weapons found in video games or films about the future of warfare are entirely fictional, it is becoming clear that the technology is already here. Or at least the foundations are being built that can lead to surprising advancements in the near future. In 2007, a British tank was […]Read more "Future Warfare Has Arrived"