Ready for war with Russia? UK defense chief could restructure entire army over ‘state threat’

Terrorists have taken lives on the streets of London and blown up children’s concerts in Manchester – but Britain’s chief of defense thinks the UK should focus on other “threats.” The governmental obsession with Russia took a new, giant leap this week when the hapless head of Britain’s three military arms outlined what he – […]

West sent lizards as nuclear spies, claims Iran defense official

Enlarge / A senior military advisor to Iran’s supreme leader claims reptiles can be used for nuclear espionage because they “attract atomic waves.” (credit: Dorit Hockman) The senior military advisor to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed in a press conference in Tehran today that Western nations had deployed reptiles as nuclear spies. Agence […]

Tower Defense Gets A Bit Complicated (And An Action Infusion) In Aegis Defenders

Aegis Defenders mashes up two genres and comes out with a new experience that is only further enhanced with gorgeous pixel art scenery. You’ll be challenged left and right between the platforming challenges, defending your bases (which sometimes may not be stationary!), and utilizing the live action combat abilities of various characters that you can […]

Donkey Kong scorekeeper: Billy Mitchell’s defense ‘doesn’t make sense’

Embattled competitive gamer Billy Mitchell has broken his silence after a Donkey Kong fansite accused him of misrepresenting his high-score performances in the arcade classic. In an interview with livestreaming podcast show East Side Dave (which has a subscription paywall), Mitchell admitted that the videos in score-verifier Jeremy Young’s analysis are indeed of MAME gameplay […]

South Korea’s defense ministry is taking steps to keep soldiers from getting caught up in the cryptocurrency frenzy

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images South Korea’s Defense Ministry has reportedly warned soldiers against trading cryptocurrencies. The military may view cryptocurrency trading as a form of gambling as crypto exchanges have gone largely unregulated in South Korea.  Earlier this month, South Korea’s government proposed banning all cryptocurrency trading. The move set bitcoin prices plummeting and caused mass panic. […]

US missile defense test fails in Hawaii – officials

A US missile defence test carried out in Hawaii was unsuccessful, according to officials. A SM-3 Block IIA missile was launched from an Aegis Ashore test site in Hawaii, but failed to shoot down an incoming dummy missile launched from an aircraft, an official told Reuters. CNN also reported on the failure, сiting several administration officials. […]

Lockheed Martin forecasts higher profits in 2018 as Trump administration increases defense spending (LMT)

Thomson Reuters Lockheed Martin beat on fourth-quarter revenue and forecast a rise in earnings this year.  The US defense contractor took a $ 1.9 billion charge during the quarter, mainly because of the new tax law.  The Defense Department expects to spend about $ 391 billion over 15 years to develop and buy 2,456 supersonic […]

Lotus CEO busted doing 30 over the limit uses 'Test Driver' defense

A UK police officer busted Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales doing 102 miles per hour in a Lotus on the A11 motorway near the carmaker’s Hethel HQ. Doing 102 mph in a Lotus isn’t a problem. Doing 102 mph in a Lotus in a 70-mph zone, however, is. The even bigger problem for Gales was that […]

New US defense strategy: Return to global dominance, slimming down Pentagon

After nearly two decades of focus on terrorism, the US military establishment is seeking to pivot back to great-power competition with Russia and China, preserving global dominance while rebuilding the “eroding” force. “Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in US national security,” says the new National Defense Strategy, published by the […]