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Military

  • Do 3D Printed Weapons Pose a Threat?

    3d printer

    In 2013, news channels across the world starting to take notice of Cody Wilson, the owner of Defence Distributed, US-based company responsible for the first 3D printed gun. The gun was titled ‘The Liberator’ and the designs were made available to download for free from the internet. Six years have passed since and we take a look at how 3D printing has evolved, and whether 3D printed firearms pose a viable threat.

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  • A Closer Look at NASA’s Planetary Defence

    NASA Planetary Defence

    As you may have seen from checking out our other blog posts, we have a definitive interest in all things military. Whether this is looking into the history of conflicts or exploring possibilities for new military equipment, chances are, it’ll be piquing our interest.

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  • The Role of Military Psychologists

    Military boarding a plane

    At first glance, psychology and the military can seem somewhat unrelated. Being part of the military often requires exceptional physical performance, especially from younger and newer recruits. Whether this is running, swimming, parachuting or any other physical exertion, having strong physical power and lasting endurance are vital assets of being effective in a military role. However, something that is often overlooked is the psychological side of being part of the military. In this article, we look at the role of military psychologists and how they use their skills to further their country's military power.

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  • The Most Expensive Guns Ever On Sale At Auction

    Expensive Guns sold at Auction

    If you weren’t sure, we like guns. A lot. But some people love guns a tiny bit more than us and spend eye-watering amounts of money on them. So when two or more of these people get into a room and start bidding on a gun they both want, the prices can reach insane levels. Don’t believe us? Have a look at some of the most expensive guns ever on sale at auction.

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  • Military Heroes: Barnes Wallis

    Barnes Wallis

    Image Source: Northern_Forza

    As fans of all things military, we think it’s important to look back into military history to remember and celebrate some of the military heroes of past and present. It’s a divisive subject and depending on where you’re reading this blog from, the word ‘hero’ could easily be replaced with something less effusive. However, being UK based, for the most part, these blogs will be relatively UK-centric, with the occasional international hero included.

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  • What is Hell Week?

    Soldiers training with log

    The four words that are enough to crush the minds and spirits of potential US Navy SEALs, enough to send shivers down the spines of people that don’t even know what it is: “Welcome to Hell Week”. The name really says all you need to know; five and a half days of real hell, beginning on a Sunday and ending on the following Friday. But what does it involve? In this article, we look at one of the most gruelling and intensive training regimes used in the modern military world.

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  • What are Private Militaries?

    Private Military standing on tanks

    Although it sounds like something taken straight of a futuristic film or novel, private military companies (PMCs) are in fact a real thing and have been operating across the world for some time. A PMC is a private company that provides security services and armed combat assistance for money. In this article, we explore how the now massive, global industry was born and look to uncover exactly what it is the contractors do to earn their keep.

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  • The Countries With the Strongest Armies

    Aircraft carrier in US Navy

    Armies are considered an essential part of a country’s security, and every year a large portion of a government’s budget is given to its military. All countries work hard to strengthen their armies, so it can be difficult to determine which has the ‘best’ army, but we can look at the countries with the ‘strongest’ army in terms of size, budget, technology and or the number of allies.

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  • The Shortest Conflicts in History

    Israeli troops on the first day of the Six-Day War

    Man has been fighting since forever, with many wars lasting years or decades. But not all have lasted that long, with several conflicts being less than a month long. In our latest blog post, we delve into the causes and results of some of the shortest conflicts within the last 150 years.

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  • Toughest Military Training Methods in the World

    Army recruits crawling through mud

    Training to be a soldier is not an easy thing to do, and militaries across the world put their recruits through some rigorous training, particularly for special forces units. While the training is physically and mentally demanding, these armies have produced some of the top special force units in the world and the most lethal soldiers.

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