Kyle Mizokami

Kyle Mizokami

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

Watch the Air Force Jump-Start a B-52's Engines With Explosive Charges

The B-52 Stratofortress bomber can use explosive cartridges to jump start its engines.

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Missile Defense Agency Expected To Test Missile
The Pentagon Is Making the Number of U.S. Nukes a Secret Again

The size of the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal is once again a state secret. Why?

Thanks to F-35 Tech, V-280 Tiltrotor Pilots Will See in All Directions

The aircraft will use an omnidirectional camera system pioneered on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Stricken Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Leaves Drydock

The guided missile destroyer was involved in a 2017 collision that killed ten sailors and badly damaged the ship.

All-Seeing HD Cameras Could Solve Tanks' Biggest Weakness

The BAE Systems Multifunction Vehicle Protection Sensor gives tankers a high definition, 360 degree view from their tank.

Mil Mi-26T2V helicopter presented in Moscow Region, Russia
Russia Is Still Selling the World’s Largest Helicopter, 40 Years After First Flight

The Mi-26 “Halo” can lift up to 22 tons or more than a hundred people.

Watch a Marine Corps Helicopter Lift Another Marine Helicopter

The Marines can take care of their own damaged helicopters, thank you very much.

Norway’s Ruined Frigate Is Afloat Again and It Doesn't Look Good

Helge Ingstad is floating on its own but officials are doubtful it can return to service.

3ABCT equipment going green for Atlantic Resolve
How the Army Plans to Hide the Heat Signatures of Soldiers and Tanks

New equipment will prevent soldiers from being spotted at night.

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The B-21 Stealth Bomber Is Almost Ready to Fly

The B-21 Raider will replace the B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit as America’s leading heavy bomber.

Hydrofoil Ferrying Passengers Between Islands
The Navy Accidentally Shares Video of Secret Hydrofoil Project

The ship was accidentally revealed on YouTube, naturally.

Nuclear missile in silo
How to Dismantle a Nuclear Missile

It’s a long and complex process, but it is doable.

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A Japanese F-35 Went Missing Over the Pacific Ocean and Is Presumed Lost

The plane disappeared during a routine training flight.

The YouTube Channel That Samples Every Kind of Army Ration and MRE

SteveM1989MREInfo has tried rations from the American Civil War to the 21st century.

Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov
Why Russia Could Scrap Its Lone, Beleaguered Aircraft Carrier

The problem-plagued Admiral Kuznetsov needs a new drydock after the old one sank.

A F-16 Shot Itself With Its Own Gatling Gun

The jet collided with its own cannon shells or was on the receiving end of its own ricochets.

Journal Claims Russian Troops Have Psychic Powers
Did Russian soldiers, working with telepathic dolphins, learned how to interrogate captured enemies and see through space and time? Pro…
This New Air Defense System Can Intercept Aircraft-Dropped Bombs

The German-built Cheetah is essentially an aerial shield for ground forces.

McChord Field Pilots train refueling with new KC-46 Pegasus
Air Force Stops Deliveries of Trash-Filled KC-46 Tankers Yet Again

The discovery of more aircraft junk has spurred the Air Force to halt deliveries for the second time in a month.

Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems company
Report: Russia Engaging in Widespread Satellite Navigation Spoofing

Russia is implicated in nearly ten thousand instances of satellite navigation spoofing.

Turkey takes delivery of first F-35 fighter jet in US
The U.S. Is Pausing Deliveries of F-35 Equipment to Turkey
Ankara is pressing forward with plans to buy a Russian air defense system, which Washington claims is incompatible with a F-35 purchase…
The U.S. Army Just Chose Its First New Submachine Gun Since WWII

The Swiss-made Brugger and Thomet APC9K is the Army’s first official subgun since World War II.

Albania’s Ghost Air Force Is Up for Sale, But It Doesn’t Look So Good

The jets, awaiting sale abroad, have been parked in an air base built into a mountainside for more than a decade.

Grizzly Is a Rugged Tank Robot That Could Carry a Soldier’s Stuff

The tracked robot could haul an infantry squad’s heavy equipment, freeing soldiers to move more quickly.

USS Gerald R. Ford Begins Builder's Sea Trials
The Navy’s Newest Aircraft Carrier Is Delayed, Yet Again

The USS Ford is already two years behind schedule and billions over budget.

Here's What It Looks Like When 24 F-22 Raptor Fighters Take Off at Once

The “elephant walk” is a show of Air Force readiness to fight on short notice.

India Smashes Satellite in a Surprise Test of a New Space Weapon

The test, which was announced to the nation by the prime minister, was unexpected.

Anchorage 2018 Deployment
The U.S. Navy Wants a New 'Ambulance Ship' to Treat War Wounded

The ship, the first of its kind, would treat war wounded that didn’t need to be evacuated out of theater.

The Pentagon Says Its Missile Defense System Successfully Intercepted a Simulated ICBM

The target was a mockup of the kind of weapon North Korea would use.

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