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The U.S. Navy Is Arming Its F/A-18s and F-35s with Ship-Killer Missiles

The Navy is arming its entire fleet with a new air-launched, precision-guided missile able to use a two-way data-link to identify and destroy moving targets at sea, service officials said. 

Called the AMG-154 Joint Standoff Weapon, or JSOW, the Raytheon-built attack bomb uses GPS technology, inertial measurement unit guidance technology and an imaging infrared seeker in the final phase of flight to find and attack enemy targets.

Fact: America's Military Might Peaked in the 1990s (And Its Not Coming Back)

A wise man once pointed out that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. Relative to the 1970s and 1980s, the United States is almost incomparably powerful and secure, enjoying presumptive military advantage over any opponent or plausible coalition of opponents. We sometimes forget, for example, that there is some history to the idea of Russian troops freely operating in Ukraine.

It Might Not Be Iron Man or Halo, but Lockheed Martin Is Slowly Making Exoskeletons a Reality

Soldiers wearing exoskeletons have long been the purview of science fiction, but in recent years, the technology has slowly started to move from the realm of videogames to reality.

One new product that helps further that trend is Lockheed Martin’s new FORTIS Knee Stress Release Device (K-SRD). While it’s not quite the MJOLNIR combat exoskeleton system worn by the character “Master Chief” from Microsoft’s HALO series of X-box games, the FORTIS K-SRD is a step in that direction.

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