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Kyle Mizokami Kyle Mizokami Nov 10, 2019 at 01:05. 10 comments

Watch The Future USS John F. Kennedy Float For the First Time

Watch The Future USS John F. Kennedy Float For the First Time
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Carriers are really, really big. Everyone says it, but until you see the whole carrier, sitting high and dry in an empty dry dock for the first time, you really can’t comprehend the true size of the world’s largest warship.

The U.S. Navy just uploaded footage of the future USS John F. Kennedy, sitting in dry dock...

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Kyle Mizokami Kyle Mizokami Nov 09, 2019 at 01:10. 14 comments

The Laser Weapon Is Really, Really Finally Here

The Laser Weapon Is Really, Really Finally Here
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Rejoice if you look towards the dystopia of the Star Wars universe, for laser weapons have finally, at long last, arrived. The laser, a weapon system perpetually “ten or fifteen years away” from operational use, is off the development treadmill and entering the field. In addition to the smug banter of science...

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Kyle Mizokami Kyle Mizokami Nov 02, 2019. 15 comments

The Air Force’s Robotic Spaceplane Returns After Nearly 800 Days in Orbit

The Air Force’s Robotic Spaceplane Returns After Nearly 800 Days in Orbit
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The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B returned to Earth this week after more than two years in orbit. The unmanned space plane keeps breaking records, this time spending 780 days circling the planet before gliding to a stop at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft is a key part of the Pentagon’s plans for...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Oct 04, 2019. 18 comments

How To Peacefully Import An Armored Vehicle

How To Peacefully Import An Armored Vehicle

Importing a car into the U.S. is hard enough. You have to worry about getting it here, getting it past U.S. safety and emissions regulations, and then you still have to worry about getting parts for something that maybe wasn’t ever sold here. But it’s entirely different—and in some ways surprisingly easier—to import a 15-ton armored vehicle built for war.

Here Are The Four Legal Ways To...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Nov 13, 2018. 22 comments

Drawing Giant Penises in the Sky Will Get You in Trouble If You're a Marine, It Seems

Drawing Giant Penises in the Sky Will Get You in Trouble If You're a Marine, It Seems
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Just in case you were wondering, it looks like the Navy will investigate you if you use their aircraft to draw colossal sky-penises. We know this because last month two Marine Corps pilots in a T-34C trainer aircraft drew a gigantic penis in the sky, and now they’re under investigation. It’s assumed that the investigation is...

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Terrell Jermaine Starr Terrell Jermaine Starr Aug 17, 2017. 23 comments

Welcome Back To Foxtrot Alpha

Welcome Back To Foxtrot Alpha

Far-right populism is on the rise all over the globe. Traditional diplomacy is out. Machismo is in. Cyber warfare isn’t just theory, or a joke anymore. Wars are supranational. Nuclear arsenals are expanding, unless they aren’t. All of it needs to be covered, and it needs to be covered better.

I’m Terrell. Welcome back to Foxtrot Alpha. I’m taking charge of Jalopnik’s inexplicably successful...

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