Kyle Mizokami

Kyle Mizokami

Writer on Defense and Security issues, lives in San Francisco.

The Army’s Next Infantry Guns Will Have Computerized Fire Control for Unreal Accuracy

Next generation infantry weapons will incorporate computer technology previously only available on tanks.

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The Navy Is Buying Boeing's Drone Submarine Called 'Orca'
The Orca unmanned autonomous submersible will be capable of crossing entire oceans and fulfilling a variety of missions, from hunting m…
Victory Day Military Parade In Moscow
Russia to Receive First New 'Armata' Tanks in 2019

Moscow’s next generation tank is behind schedule and will be purchased in far fewer numbers than originally planned.

Russian Eastern Military District units hold exercises in Primorye Territory
Nearly a Dozen Russian Jets Practiced an Attack on a Norwegian Radar Base

The mock attack crossed the line from peacetime exercise to intimidation.

Britain Is Building Killer Drone Swarms, but Don't Buy Its Timetable for Flying Them

The concept is sound, but having them ready by 2020 is unrealistic.

The Lost Shipwreck of WWII Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Has Been Found

The carrier launched the famous bomber raid on Tokyo.

In the Last, Desperate Days of World War II, Japan Built Kamikaze Mini-Subs

The Kairyu-class submarines were designed to protect the Japanese homeland from invasion. They were never used.

Iran's F-5 fighter jet lands in Chabahar
Iran’s Aging American-Made Jets Could Fly Through the 2040s

The Iranian regime’s Gen X fighter jets could end up flying for more than sixty years.

The Topsy-Turvy Tale of the V-22 Osprey, America's Controversial Tiltrotor

The V-22 Osprey flies, faster and farther than helicopters, giving the U.S. military an edge on the battlefield.

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Russian Navy delivers air strikes from Mediterranean Sea against ISIS targets in Syria
Russia Conducts a New Test of its Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile

A missile running on nuclear energy could run for days, flying around the globe if necessary.

That Time the U.S. Navy Sank a Fake, Yellow, North Korean Submarine

What appears to be an authentic North Korean midget submarine was actually a training target.

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Four Mikoyan MiG-31military airplanes fly in formation over Moscow during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the victory in WWII
Russia Resumes a Cold War Tradition: Flying Fighter Patrols Over the North Pole

Two squadrons of aging interceptors will fly a route to intercept U.S. bombers in wartime.

Radioactive Waste Cleanup Continues At Hanford Nuclear Reservation
The Cost to Clean Up America’s Cold War Nuclear Waste Jumps to $377 Billion

The bill for a half century of nuclear weapons production is growing fast.

The Russian Navy Is Fitting Ships with Barf-Inducing Lights

The lights, considered non-lethal weapons, can induce dizziness and nausea.

USS Gerald R. Ford Begins Builder's Sea Trials
The U.S. Navy Is Buying Two Carriers at Once for a Big Discount

The Navy is set to save four billion dollars on the twofer, but that second ship still needs a name.

Potential Black Hawk Replacement Starts Ground Tests

The innovative new design could replace the military’s Black Hawk and Apache helicopters.

DARPA Wants an Autonomous Drone That Can Do Dirty Work on the Ocean Floor

The Pentagon’s wizards of high tech are looking for a self-guiding submarine.

Oops: Some F-35 Fighters Jets Could Become Unflyable by 2026

Structural cracks could limit early-production F-35s to nearly a quarter of their planned service lives.

USS Nebraska Successfully Tests Trident II D5 Missile
Why the Trump Administration Is Building New Baby Nukes

The W-76-2 weapon has a smaller bang than most nukes, but it’s a nuke just the same.

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