The Bell AH-1Z Viper is built to meet the expeditionary requirements of these United States Marine Corps. With virtually identical front and rear glass cockpits, fully integrated weapons, avionics and communications systems, the marinized Bell AH-1Z flies with the most advanced aircraft weapons and survivability equipment in the world. The Zulu is the only attack helicopter in the world with a fully-integrated air-to-air missile capability.
The SAS (Special Air Service) Regiment is a corps of the British Army and a part of the United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) commanded by the Director Special Forces. The SAS Regiment actually refers to three regiments known as the 21st SAS Regiment, 22nd SAS Regiment and 23rd SAS Regiment. The 22nd SAS Regiment is a part of the Regular Army, while the 22nd and 23 regiments are a part of the reserve Territorial Army.
Weapons of the AC-130U Spooky II from left to right and down. 1st is the 25mm GAU-12 cannon firing 1800rds/minute. Top right is the Bofors 40mm cannon, when fed continuously can fire 120rds/minute, that's 2rds/second. Bottom right is the M102 105mm howitzer firing 6 to 10rds/minute. The howitzer is not an automatic weapon, it takes a crew of 3 to man the weapon and loading/unloading is done by hand.
The AW139M is the militarised version of the AW139; the market-leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter - the benchmark for safety design features, performance capabilities and productivity in challenging operations all over the world.
Navy Arms, Upgrades Fire Scout UAS with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS), a precision-guidance weapons technology program providing 2.75 folding-fin hydra-70 rockets with laser-guided pinpoint accuracy.
Airman 1st Class Chris Brandt, 342nd Training Squadron, participates in a Feb. 2015 10 pararescue training exercise. The exercise brought together skills the students learned over two or more years. (Photo by Jamie Burnett) Notice the left wrist, that's an altimeter. This PJ just completed a HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) jump.
The Boeing B-52H is in its fifth decade of operational service. It primarily provides the United States with immediate nuclear and conventional global strike capability. The B-52H is the most combat capable bomber in the U.S. inventory. Due to its high mission-capable rate, long range, persistence and ability to employ accurate standoff weapons and Joint Direct Attack Munitions, the B-52H continues to be a major contributor to the U.S. and allied forces.