Oshkosh Demos Driver-less M-ATV in Paris

By TOM KINGTON There is something weird about driving in a mud spattered armored vehicle around a dusty shanty town built in a Paris car park on a Thursday lunchtime. What is even weirder is that the vehicle – an Oshkosh M-ATV – is swerving round rocks and navigating gaps between shacks, although no-one is…

PHOTOS: RAF Celebrates Queen’s Birthday with Massive Flyover

It was a flyover fit for a queen. The Royal Air Force flew 28 aircraft over Buckingham Palace on Saturday in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s 88th birthday. The lineup featured old and new aircraft including: AgustaWestland Merlin Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma Boeing CH-47 Chinook Douglas C-47 Dakota Avro Lancaster Supermarine Spitfire Boeing E-3D AWACS BAE HS-125 Boeing…

US, UK Combined Chiefs Meet in London

The heads of the US and UK militaries have met for the second time, continuing the recent revival of the “Combined Chiefs of Staff” meetings that were made famous during World War II. This time, the group of generals and admirals met Tuesday in London. The group discussed the “long-term strategic challenges the respective armed forces can expect to face together…

Robert Irvine to Bring ‘FRESH’ Lunch Options to Pentagon

The Pentagon will finally have more healthy lunch options. Robert Irvine, the celebrity chef who hosts the Food Network show ‘Restaurant Impossible,” will open FRESH Kitchen, an eatery that will offer take-out, sit-down and catering options. Here’s what Dan McLean, Irvine’s marketing director, tells Intercepts: Robert Irvine’s FRESH Kitchen is scheduled to open in the…

VIDEO: B-2 Stealth Bombers Arrive in England for Exercises

Two US Air Force B-2 stealth bombers arrived at RAF Fairford in England on Sunday for NATO exercises in Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia. Ben Ramsay, an aviation enthusiast, posted an excellent, 8-minute video with rare close ups of the jets’ arrival at Fairford on Sunday. Below are some photos posted by the Air Force of the Spirit of Louisiana and Spirit of…

Obama to Visit USAF Airmen at Polish F-16 Base

President Barack Obama will visit US Air Force airmen stationed at Łask Air Base during a his visit to Poland next week, the White House announced on Friday. The Air Force sent F-16 fighter jets to the base — which is about 100 miles southwest of Warsaw — in March following Russia’s invasion of Crimea. Obama will visit Łask on June 3 with Polish President Bronisław Komorowski, Ben…

Army Train Carrying Stryker Vehicles Smashes Through Semi

What happens to a semi truck stalled at a railroad crossing when a Union Pacific freight train carrying Army Stryker vehicles comes barreling down the tracks? The train wins. The crash happened near Chowchilla, California, on Sunday. The train was traveling from Fort Lewis, Washington, to Fort Irwin, California, in the Mojave Desert, according to ABC 30. The driver of the truck is seen in the video waving…

Mabus to Colbert: Arctic Melting Means More Ocean to ‘Navy’ On

  It’s Fleet Week in New York City, so that means warships parked at Hudson River piers on Manhattan’s west side, sailors in their dress whites frolicking through the city streets and the Blue Angels performing at Long Island’s Jones Beach Airshow. And this year it meant Navy Secretary Ray Mabus went on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report for an entertaining interview…

The Polish People Love Chuck Hagel

To Polish citizens, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is a rock star. In late January, Hagel visited Poland, where the red carpet was rolled out all over the country. The Polish newspapers have even dubbed him Hagelski, a nod to his Polish heritage. During a visit to Kiszkowo — a rural town in western part of the country —…

VIDEO: DARPA Developing Prosthetic Limbs

When most folks think about high-tech DARPA research projects, lasers and light sabers would probably enter your mind before prosthesis development. But in fact, the agency has a prosthesis office, developing artificial limbs that can mimic the movement of the real thing and could soon allow the user to feel senses. DARPA showed off two prosthetic arms at the Pentagon on…