Articles by Ward Carroll

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Natick Touts ‘Ironman’ Milestone

Military.com just posted an item in the Army news section that highlights the results of Natick’s forward operational assessment of the Large Capacity Ammunition Carriage…



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Now Anybody Can Be a Sniper

Check out this video from Tracking Point about “the world’s first precision guided firearm”:


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LCS 5 To Get New Waterjets

The Office of Naval Research recently announced that USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) will be equipped with four Rolls-Royce Axial-Flow Waterjet Mk-1 engines, which they claim…


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Back to the Future with Cargo Airship

It looks like a blimp but technically it isn’t one because it has a rigid structure made out of ultra-light carbon fiber and aluminum underneath…



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China Debuts Homegrown C-17 Clone

The Chinese Air Force launched the Y-20 for the first time on Saturday (as reported by AFP), an event the Chinese government press heralded as…



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JSF’s Ill-timed Red Stripe

Late last week all 25 Marine Corps F-35Bs were grounded due to a fuel leak that was discovered during a training flight out of Eglin…


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Field Testing a Four-Legged Robot

DARPA recently completed field testing of its LS3 four-legged robot system at Fort Pickett in central Virginia.  An agency press release reported the following: Working…


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Air-to-Air Warfare Isn’t Dead

A couple of items involving Russian defense procurement lately caught our eye here at the DT World Headquarters.  UPI ran this item a few days…


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N-UCAS Takes First Cat Shot

The X-47B successfully completed it’s first shore-based tests of whether the aircraft is structurally sound and aeromechanically capable of getting airborne using the U.S. Navy’s…


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Chinese Carrier Aviation Makes it to 1945

An AP story at Military.com reports that the Chinese Navy has successfully landed one of their J-15 (the carrierized version of the Su-33) aboard the…




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Lasing Airplanes Ain’t Cool, Kids

This from Military.com’s news page: A Coast Guard helicopter crew was targeted by an individual with a laser pointer while flying nearly two miles offshore…


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JSF’s Trouble Stopping on the Boat

On January 18, 1911, Eugene Ely landed his Curtiss pusher airplane aboard the USS Pennsylvania anchored in San Francisco Bay — the first successful shipboard…




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DT Goes Flying with the Blue Angels

The Blue Angels’ high level of precision begins nearly 90 minutes before the six gleaming F/A-18 Hornets take to the skies; and as Captain Greg…