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26Army's first surplus Humvee auction brings in $744,000

The first public auction of surplus US Army Humvees has came and went, and to call it a rousing success would be a major understatement. Auctioneers IronPlanet Inc., unloaded 25 trucks on behalf of the Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency.

22Russian military commissions bizarre off-road troop carrier

If the original Red Dawn had been a futuristic war thriller rather than being set in 1984, we imagine the invading Soviet forces would have been tooling about in something like this unnamed ZIL truck.

AddBest military photos of the week: November 14

After a week off, we're back with our roundup of the week's best military photos. It's a smaller gallery this week, with only eight photos, but there are still some exciting shots, starting with the image above.

AddBest military photos of the week: October 31

Happy Halloween! While we don't have any seasonally spooky shots in this week's crop of military photos, we do have more than a few cool shots. Up top, a member of the US Army's 82nd Airborne has some fun "testing" the new Lightweight Tactical All Terrain Vehicle. And yes, that's the military version of the Polaris MRZR ATV.

3Best military photos of the week: October 24

So, you think traffic is bad where you live? This week's lead shot comes from Hohenfels, Germany. The tanks, from the US Army's 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are taking part in the multi-national Combined Resolve III exercises.

AddBest military photos of the week: October 17

Aircraft and ships feature heavily in this week's shots, with our interesting lead image coming from aboard the USS Halsey, a US Navy guided-missile destroyer at sea in the Asia-Pacific region. This shot comes from the DDG's flight deck, at the aft of the ship.

1Contractors clamoring for helo engine program that might not ever exist

The US Army is in an interesting position with two of its marquee helicopters. Adventures in Afghanistan and Iraq have revealed that the AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Blackhawk could seriously benefit from more power than their twin General Electric engines can provide. Yet, neither chopper is getting any younger.

61How the DOD could have saved $100M by blowing up 1,000 trucks

What's $100 million among the armed forces? Well, when that $100M is spent shipping unnecessary military equipment back from Afghanistan to the United States, it serves to shine some light on military waste.

AddThe best military photos of the week: September 26

This week's photos are big on night shots and dynamic lighting, and have been colored, in part, by the most recent bombing campaign in the Middle East. In our lead shot, two F-15E Strike Eagles are on full afterburner in the early morning following a strike in Syria.

AddThe best military photos of the week: September 19

There were a number of exercises commencing this week that delivered quite a few great action shots of the armed forces in action. At the top of the page, we have the launch of the ship-killing Harpoon cruise missile from the USS Stethem on the opening day of Exercise Valiant Shield.

AddASU and DARPA team attempt jetpack-aided four-minute mile

The importance of a soldier's foot speed has been known since well before Pheidippides made his famous run during the Battle of Marathon. And while humans on the whole are faster than their ancestors, thanks to more advanced technology and training methods, there are still biomechanical speed limits that mean our men and women in the armed forces will never be as quick as they (or their commanding officers) would like.

AddThe best military photos of the week: September 12

As per usual, all four branches of the US military are represented in this week's best photos. This week's photos kick off with a rather bizarre scene, as a Georgia Air National Guard F-15 Eagle is towed through the town of Warner Robins. The single-seat fighter was loaned to the town's city hall to serve as a display for a new veteran's memorial.

AddThe best military photos of the week: September 5

This week's group of military photos covers the gamut (as usual). All four major service branches are covered, with some particularly good shots of the Navy and Air Force doing their thing, while the Army and Marines provide an up close look at their hardware and capabilities.

AddThe best military photos of the week: August 29

This week's gallery of images includes just a bit of everything. We've got a few land vehicles, plenty of aircraft, including some great shots of the USS Carl Vinson's F/A-18 Hornets, an entire flock of KC-135 Stratotankers and a nighttime look at the USS America, at dock in Valparaiso, Chile.

AddMilitary Terminology: COM and all its varieties

Read enough about the military, and you're likely to stumble across a range of abbreviations that all start with COM, for commander.

AddThe best military photos of the week: August 22

Today also sees the start of another new feature, which should really appeal to photography fans. We've raided the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System for the very best military photos of the past week, taken by the photojournalists of America's armed forces. Keep an eye open every Friday afternoon for more of the best.

4eBay Find Of The Day: Mercedes Unimog and Pinzgauer fleet is an army in a box

There's something paradoxically beautiful about the heavy-duty, over-engineered design of military equipment. It's not classically pretty, but army hardware just looks ready to take a beating and still be ready for more. From the Humvee to the Jeep, we have a long history of repurposing the armed forces' gear for civilian use in the US, and this eBay Motors auction in California is your chance to build a whole fleet of trucks in one fell swoop.

129US Army tests Subaru-powered hybrid truck

The military has been studying the implementation of alternative drivetrains for years, a tiny sampling of which includes the diesel-electric hybrid technical hauler and L-ATV from Oshkosh Defense and the Aggressor from Quantum Technologies. There was also ADA Technologies' work with ultracapitors, General Motors' focus on fuel cells and the roll out of electric motorcycles for Special Forces. In the Ultra Light Vehicle (ULV) prototype vehicle pictured above, we have the latest developments in t

45Banks 6.5L Humvee

The military's High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), or Humvee to most of us, is a rugged four-wheel drive vehicle designed and manufactured by AM General. In basic trim, the truck weighs about 7,500 pounds. For a beast of this stature, that number isn't overly alarming... until you realize that its stock 6.5-liter turbodiesel, running power through a four-speed automatic and portal geared hubs, only sends about 113 horsepower and 219 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. Accele

21In Old Chevy Truck, Returning Army Veteran Finds New Life

Repair shop works pro bono to make returning Vet's dream a reality

A car or truck can mean more than just a mode of transportation; it can mean personal freedom, independence and home.

43US Army invades Jay Leno's Garage with the Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator

Some of the fastest and most expensive cars in the world roll through Jay Leno's Garage – we're pretty sure this fits mostly in the latter category. Army General Dennis Via brought the US government's new Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator prototype troop transporter for Leno to check out and take for a spin. We're sure there were more than a few surprised residents and motorists in the LA area when Leno took the massive FED out for a late-night test drive.

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