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VIDEO: USS Bonhomme Richard and 31st MEU Train in Coral Sea

CORAL SEA (Aug 11, 2017) CH-53E Super Stallions, assigned to the “Dragons” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in support of a certification exercise (CERTEX) for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). …

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VIDEO: TALONS At-Sea Demo on USS Zephyr Patrol Coastal Ship

DARPA’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort recently demonstrated its prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast aboard a U.S. Navy vessel for the first time. The crew of USS Zephyr, a Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship, tried out the technology demonstration system over three days last March …

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VIDEO: Tornado first flight, 1974

Celebrating our heritage, here is footage from the Tornado aircraft’s first ever flight 14th August 1974. The aircraft is still currently in service and has been an effective multirole combat aircraft utilised by British, German, Italian and Saudi Air Forces over the years.

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VIDEO: USS George Washington RCH Arrival

Aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrived at Newport News Shipbuilding on Friday, Aug. 3 for its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). While at NNS, the ship will undergo extensive maintenance and modernization work. Watch a video of CVN 73 transiting from Norfolk to NNS through the Hampton Roads …

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VIDEO: Stinger missiles with proximity fuzes destroy UAVs

In April 2017, a pair of Stinger missiles intercepted two unmanned airborne systems—an MQM-170C Outlaw and a smaller unspecified model—using proximity fuzes during a U. S. Army test at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Proximity fuzes allow missiles to destroy targets with direct hits or by detonating near them.

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Stinger missiles with proximity fuzes destroy UAVs

In April 2017, a pair of Stinger missiles intercepted two unmanned airborne systems—an MQM-170C Outlaw and a smaller unspecified model—using proximity fuzes during a U. S. Army test at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Proximity fuzes allow missiles to destroy targets with direct hits or by detonating near them.

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