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The Urgent Call for Ammunition in Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

The Urgent Call for Ammunition in Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

In the unfolding chapters of the conflict in Ukraine, a stark picture emerges—one of relentless confrontation and an urgent need for munitions to sustain the fight for freedom. 

Revitalizing the Air Force for the Digital Age and Beyond

Revitalizing the Air Force for the Digital Age and Beyond

In a landmark announcement at the Air Force Association's 2024 Warfare Symposium, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin, alongside senior Air Force officials, unveiled a comprehensive bluep...

Securing Sovereignty and Upholding Global Order: The Strategic Imperative of U.S. Aid to Ukraine

Securing Sovereignty and Upholding Global Order: The Strategic Imperative of U.S. Aid to Ukraine

In the ongoing discourse surrounding international security and defense, the U.S. military aid to Ukraine emerges as a pivotal element of strategic significance, not only for the involved nations b...

Search in the Storm: The Intense Hunt for the Missing Marines and Their CH-53E Super Stallion

Search in the Storm: The Intense Hunt for the Missing Marines and Their CH-53E Super Stallion

In the early hours of February 7, 2024, the U.S. Marine Corps announced a significant and urgent search operation for a missing CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, carrying five Marines, which was re...

Strategic Strikes and Coalition Efforts: Navigating the Complex Terrain of Middle East Security

Strategic Strikes and Coalition Efforts: Navigating the Complex Terrain of Middle East Security

In the contemporary arena of international relations and military engagements, the recent U.S. strikes against militias affiliated with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) underscore a ...

Fortifying the Alliance: U.S.-U.K. Partnership in Navigating Global Security Challenges

Fortifying the Alliance: U.S.-U.K. Partnership in Navigating Global Security Challenges

In a significant meeting that underscores the enduring strength of the U.S.-U.K. alliance, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and British Defense Secretary Grant Shapps convened at the Pentag...

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GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm cannon

3,900 rpm (variable)

Effective firing range 4,000 feet (1,220 m)

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II

Close air support attack aircraft

Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM)

500 to 2,000 pounds (230 to 910 kg).

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