The future fighter pilots itself.

An Unmanned QF-16 aircraft launches for a graduation exercise at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The graduation exercise tests the aircraft’s capabilities and connectivity to the White Sands Test System at White Sands Missile Range. The Unmanned QF-16’s were converted to remotely piloted aircraft from retired F-16 Fighting Falcons. This is the second Unmanned QF-16 to launch in history and the first to launch at Holloman AFB.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. E’Lysia Wray, 14 MAY 2014.)


U.S. Navy’s X-47B drone and F/A-18 Hornet plane conduct combined manned,…


Soviets on the Moon: Secrets of ‘Lunar Tanks’

The Russians may not have sent a man to the Moon, but 40 years ago, the Soviet Union guided the first unmanned rover to the Earth’s closest neighbor. The automatic remote-controlled robots also known as 'Lunar tanks’ roamed the Moon’s surface, revolutionizing space exploration.

When deep sea exploration goes horribly wrong.  At least they managed to confirm that the ocean depths are populated with horrible monsters! That’s a plus right…?   Don’t worry about the submersible in the serpent’s belly or the one watching it nearby, they’re both unmanned.  Only loss here was a very very expensive piece of equipment.

I like drawing glow-in-the-dark things, especially if it’s a deep sea creature <3

But oooooohhhh man, I was just all over the place with this picture. Seemed like there was no rhyme nor reason to how I was going about things, no method to any of it.  Just kinda brute forcing my way through the picture and hoping the next mess of random strokes and erasing gave me a little better of a result. Sometimes it was a step forward sometimes it was three steps back xD

In the end, I had to stop and admit that I was getting ahead of myself with this, and should shelf it until I have a little more experience in some of these things.  In the meantime I might try passing the concept off to someone as a commission,  'unnos.            

anonymous asked:

The A-10 warthog is an ineffective and outdated aircraft and keeping it around is endangering our nation's pilots for the sake of the nostalgia held by aging desk-jockeys. In its most recent roles it was entirely ineffective and highly vulnerable to fire from ground forces, and in modern battlefield situations it is only effective against totally unarmed targets, I.e, no more effective than much cheaper turboprop attack aircraft or unmanned systems.

While I love the A-10, I tend to agree with you. Plus I’ve heard there are issues with parts, in that there are a lot of them that no one makes anymore. It’s still a badass plane.

anonymous asked:

What would be your favorite MS from each Gundam timeline?

Off the top of my head:

  • UC: There’s so many that it’s hard to pick, but I’d go with the Ball, just because I think it’s so fucking funny both aesthetically and from a lore perspective. Shoutout to all of Thunderbolt’s designs for being gloriously over-the-top, too.
  • FC: where do i even begin everything in g gundam was a masterpiece
  • AC: I like the Endless Waltz version of the Heavyarms. I’m a sucker for the “stupid amount of missiles” thing.
  • AW: I haven’t gotten around to watching X yet, so I’ll refrain from commenting.
  • CC: I like a lot of Turn A’s designs, but I’d have to go with the SUMO as a favorite. where are the HGs bandai you said there would be HGs
  • CE: The Stargazer Gundam is really pretty, and I love the idea of a mobile suit being refitted as unmanned scientific equipment.
  • AD: The 00 QAN[T] is slick as hell.
  • AG: I feel like a lot of AGE’s designs were kinda ho-hum, but the Farsia was neat.
  • RC: Like Turn A, G-Reco had a ton of really bizarre designs that I really liked. The G-Lucifer stands out, as does the Mack Knife.
  • PD: Every single use of the Graze frame is sexy as fuck. The Schwalbe Graze and Geirail are probably my favorites. Also, the first Gusion - bring back Big Froggo, Sunrise
IDF: 'Hezbollah is our number one challenge' - 21 March 2017

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said Tuesday morning that Israel’s military was working to secure the nation’s northern border, but warned that the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon had become Israel’s greatest security challenge.
“We are successfully keeping our northern border quiet, to maintain our interests in the north, and to prevent terrorist groups from gaining strength or acquiring advanced weapons,” said Eizenkot in an address to a conference at Netanyahu Academic College.
“Hezbollah is the number one challenge facing the IDF,” said Eizenkot, adding that Israel was paying close attention to “the regular use of tactical chemical weapons in the fighting in Syria.”
On Monday, a Hezbollah spokesperson claimed the terror group had downed an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle operating over Syria, releasing images of the destroyed drone.
The IDF acknowledged that one of its drones had fallen over the Syrian-occupied portion of the Golan Heights Sunday night, but added that no sensitive information could be recovered by hostile forces from the unmanned aircraft.