A massive 164-feet deep crater suddenly opened up on Siberia’s Arctic tundra and it could be the result of an explosion triggered by climate change, scientists say

by sankel@businessinsider.com (Sophia Ankel) | INSIDER

A general view taken on August 25, 2014 shows a crater on the Yamal Peninsula, northern Siberia.VASILY BOGOYAVLENSKY/AFP via Getty Images
  • A colossal, 164-feet deep crater which has suddenly opened up on Siberia’s Arctic tundra could be the result of a climate change-induced explosion, scientists say.
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Russia’s ‘Hunter’ Is Unlike Anything in America’s Arsenal

by Kyle Mizokami | Popular Mechanics

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From Popular Mechanics

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Stealth Death Match: Russia’s Su-57 vs. F-22 Raptor (Who Dies?)

If the two ever meet it will be a battle for the ages, but our world will be much worse for it.

by Kyle Mizokami | The National Interest

Here’s What You Need to Remember: Although both are fifth generation fighters, the Su-57 significantly differs in design philosophy from the F-22 Raptor.… Read more

Germany’s Supercavitating Torpedoes: The Super Weapon the U.S. Navy Doesn’t Have

And America’s can’t compete.

by Caleb Larson | The National Interest

Here’s What You Need To Remember: Supercavitation could revolutionize naval warfare—if the technology can be mastered. Simply going straight ahead is simple enough—maneuvering is the challenge. If reliable—and steerable—supercavitating torpedos ever enter serial production, they will dominate the seas.… Read more

Why China’s Air Force Loves This Ancient Russian Bomber

The crazy history of the Tu-16 bomber.

by Caleb Larson | The National Interest

Key Point: Beijing has imported many Soviet or Russian-made planes. Here is how the Tu-16 became useful to both countries.

This Soviet-designed heavy bomber is still in Service with China’s PLA Air Force—nearly 70 years after its first flight. … Read more

Did Russia Give Us a Sneak Peak of Its New Nuclear Hunter-Killer Attack Submarine?

Russia has one of the largest submarine fleets in the world, but it is aging.

by Peter Suciu | The National Interest

Key Point: The Laika will have features that can rival its Western rivals—and an even more versatile arsenal of features.… Read more

How the Churchill Tank Defeated Hitler’s Best Tanks

A noteworthy success.

by Caleb Larson | The National Interest

Key Point: The Churchill was one of the heavier tanks of the Second World War. 

Britain’s tank design during World War Two roughly divided armor into two categories, fast lightly-armored cruiser tanks that sacrificed armor for speed, and slower, more heavily armored infantry tanks that accompanied dismounted infantry and provided them with additional firepower.… Read more

Could Nazi Germany Have Captured Moscow? (And Won World War II?)

Let’s take a look.

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

Key PointDrive on Moscow, like Operation Typhoon, is a race against time.

After seventy-five years, the question remains so tantalizing: What if the Germans had captured Moscow in December 1941?… Read more

This Was Russia’s Version of the F-22 Raptor. And It Was a Big Failure.

Meet the MiG 1.44.

by Caleb Larson | The National Interest

Here’s What You Need To Remember: Russia’s stealth ambitions are…grounded. One of their newest heavy fighters/interceptors, the Su-57, has had a number of teething issues. The Su-57 fleet totals only about a dozen airframes.… Read more

How Did Iran Manage to Reverse-Engineer a U.S. Howitzer with Soviet Features?

This Iranian self-propelled howitzer is half American, half Russian, and apparently built entirely in Iran.

by Caleb Larson | The National Interest

Here’s What You Need To Remember: The Raad 2 is a prime example of what the Iranian defense industry does best—keeping legacy weapon systems alive through a combination of reverse-engineering copies of foreign hardware, and mating systems.… Read more