President Barack Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, will leave office in a few weeks with the dubious honor of having sold more weapons than any other American president since World War II. And experts say President-Elect Donald Trump will most likely sell even more. Most of the arms deals totaling over … Continue reading Obama’s Administration Sold More Weapons than any Other Since World War II
It’s been a rough year, and while this is Motherboard and we like to provide our readers with factual, analytical content, it’s worth noting that the world is getting some really scary and pretty insane new ways to kill that have been developed and tested in 2016. Here are some of the scariest. *** China’s … Continue reading The Most Terrifying Weapons of 2016
The AK-47 (Russian: Автомат Калашникова) was developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov in the last year of World War II. The fixed-stock AK-47 was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces in 1949 and adopted by Warsaw Pact Forces. During the Cold War, the Russians sent these rifles to guerilla forces around the world and set up factories in dozens of countries. Decades … Continue reading Inside the AK-47: A Look at Simplicity and Reliability
News reports claim that the Islamic Republic of Iran is in the process of deploying Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missiles and is either negotiating for, or has already placed an order for, 300 T-90 main battle tanks and at least 30 Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighter jets manufactured in the Russian Federation. In reality, very little of … Continue reading Iran is Too Much of a Mess to Acquire Russian Weaponry
The mainstream media has been working overtime to position Putin’s Russia as our newest and most pressing international threat, and now even the most absurd events in media are linked to Russian interference. The reason why media is working so hard to create the impression that Russia is actively conspiring against is because conflict with the former Soviet Union is good for business.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (2nd L) and Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan (L) stand near the new air defense missile system Bavar-373, in Tehran, Iran August 21, 2016. © President.ir / Reuters Published time: 21 Aug, 2016 The final version of Iran’s first domestically-built long-range air defense missile system has been unveiled at a Defense expo, alongside other … Continue reading Iran releases images of 1st self-manufactured missile defense system
The Russian Defense Ministry reports that since the beginning of the year the Russian Aerospace Forces have received over 30 new advanced aircraft along with over 30,000 units of aircraft weapons. On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry issued a statement regarding upgrades to the Russian Aerospace Forces fleet as Moscow looks to enhance its military to contend with an environment … Continue reading Russian Air Force Gets New Anti-Stealth Fighter Jets and Multi-Purpose Aircraft
Aug 12, 2016 Tyler DurdenThere are movies, and then there is real life. Global military spending rose to $1.68 trillion in 2015, making up about 2.3 percent of the world’s gross domestic product, according to Bloomberg. To document a small portion of it, over the past four years, photographer Guillaume Herbaut has been traveling to Jordan, … Continue reading Meet The Real Lords Of War: How The World Goes Shopping For Death
Russia's new T-14 Armata tankJuly 31, 2016Russia’s new “super tank,” the T-14 Armata, appears to be well-protected against one of the most commonly used anti-tank missiles in the world, the “stalwart” US-made BGM-71 TOW, defense analyst Sebastien Roblin wrote for the National Interest, but there is a twist.The expert compared Armata’s defensive capabilities with technical … Continue reading Armata v. Tow, Will Russia’s New Tank Survive?