Boeing V-22 Osprey in flight over London. The V-22 is a tilt-rotor aircraft with vertical and short take off capabilities. Its hybrid design combines the capabilities of a helicopter and a turboprop airplane. In the US military, it is operated by both the Air Force and the Marines.
Aerial starboard bow view of a Russian Navy Northern Fleet Delta III class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) underway on the surface.
US Special Forces personnel travel showing an armed, Fast Attack Vehicle for use in desert theaters. These ruggedized buggies were formerly called Desert Patrol Vehicles (DPV) and have been used by US Navy Seals and the Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan.
An Indian Prithvi short range ballistic missile (SRBM) on display, mounted on its Tata transporter erector launcher. The original liquid fueled Prithvi had a 150 km range for a 1,000 kg payload. The missile in this picture looks like a Prithvi II, which has a 350 km range but with a 500 kg payload. This development version still has the markings of India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
Fully loaded USAF McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-15E from the 492nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron goes through in flight refueling (IFR) from a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker of the 190th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron – the Kansas Coyotes. The units are part of Operation Northern Watch, based at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, enforcing the Northern no-fly zone. The 492nd is based at RAF Lakenheath, England and the 190th is an Air National Guard unit based at Topeka, Kansas. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Dave Westover.)
Mikoyan’s naval version of the Mig-29 Fulcrum (K) being tested on a Russian/Soviet aircraft carrier. The Mig-29K was developed for the Soviet Navy’s Admiral Kuznetsov class aircraft carriers but was never pursued as the Cold War ended. In more recent times, it was revived for the Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya.
An animation/video of a Fuel Air Explosive (FAE) or thermobaric bomb being dropped and detonating to destroy a structure. FAEs use an explosive material that is comprised almost exclusively of a fuel which when detonated, uses all the available oxygen in the blast zone and creates a destructive blast wave as it sucks all the oxygen out of the impact zone.
Lockheed Martin CP-140 Aurora long range maritime patrol aircraft (LRMPA) operated by the Canadian Air Force. It is based on Lockheed’s P-3 Orion and includes an extra electronics suite for the Canadian military. The CP-140 is used to patrol the country’s vast maritime frontiers.
A pair of truck mounted Iraqi FROG missiles targeted and destroyed by US forces. The FROG was a short range, solid fueled artillery missile (designation 2K6 Luna) developed by the Soviet Union.
This German Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PzH 2000) is an armoured self-propelled gun manufactured by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). The platform uses a Leopard 2 tank chassis, features a 155 mm 52 caliber main gun manufactured by Rheinmetall and is capable of firing certain specialized rounds a distance of over 50 km.