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ShadowHawk helicopter tases targets from above

08/21/2011, Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that carry weapons are not just meant for the baddies in the war zone – they will soon see action in local airspace, although the form of the UAV would be very different from the models that you see in the theater of...

Laser machine gun combo appeals to US Navy

08/19/2011, The price for freedom is eternal vigilance, and if you happen to share Tony Stark’s sentiments in the first Iron Man movie, then surely you would be more than happy to own the biggest, baddest weapons in your backyard so that enemies will think...

Video game controllers grow up, arrive on battlefield

08/18/2011, Who says that video games are child’s play? Adults, too, enjoy their fair share of Mario. Well, boys in the military who grew up playing video games might have something else to cheer about when it comes to the latest gizmos and gadgets –...

Micromachine bugs spies for the Air Force

08/18/2011, The military is always on the lookout for the next best thing – and here we are with the Wright–Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, where a bunch of Ph.D. candidates are currently hard at work to deliver micro air vehicles to the military if...

SMSS autonomous vehicle set to drop on Afghanistan

08/08/2011, Lockheed Martin, a defense contractor with the US Army, was the winner in the Project Workhorse Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) competition, and hence they will add more credence to their victory by sending a quartet of Lockheed Martin Squad Mission Support...

Remote controlled toy truck saves the lives of 6 soldiers

08/07/2011, Who would’ve thought that the military would start using remote controlled toys to make their lives safer? Last week a staff sergeant named Christopher Fessenden who was on duty in Afghanistan, was sent a remote controlled toy vehicle that had a...

CounterBomber might spot suicide bombers from afar

07/12/2011, There is this disturbing issue of suicide bombers who have a very realistic opportunity to blow up strategic installations whether at home or abroad, so perhaps it is time to include various methods to prevent such cold-blooded murders from happening in...

Anonymous leaks 90,000 military emails

07/11/2011, While LulzSec has disappeared and sailed off into the sea, other hacking groups have picked up where they left off, wreaking havoc on the world. Another infamous hacking collective known as Anonymous, recently made an attack on the intelligence community...

Haptic belt tells soldiers where to go

06/30/2011, Soldiers are an extremely obedient lot, that much you can say. After all, when you ask them to jump, they will ask, “How high?” Obedience and unquestionable loyalty on the battlefield is something to be admired, since good leadership will be...

Acoustic cloak prevents ships from being spotted on sonar

06/27/2011, When it comes to warfare on the seven seas and underneath the surface, you might not have the advantage of summoning the Kraken from the deep, but you have a powerful tool at your disposal to detect ships and submarines – sonar. How do you cloak...

DARPA XC2V prototype completed

06/26/2011, DARPA’s XC2V is a crowd-sourced military vehicle that has just seen its fully functional prototype getting the final touches before it is ready for action. Taking less than 14 weeks to built from ground up via the “FLYPMODE” concept from...

Dolphins trained to thwart enemy divers and mines?

06/06/2011, Dolphins are one of the smarter water-based mammals, and they can be taught to perform tricks and feats in return for food – something that many of us have already seen and experienced for ourselves over at a water park or circus. Well, dolphins are...

US Army to use Android in the battlefield

04/21/2011, While iOS devices seem to be making a lot of headway in the medical field, it looks like Android will be the weapon of choice for the US military. According to reports, the Android-based Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P) gadget is currently being...

Robocop glasses to aid the Brazilian police?

04/15/2011, Criminals in Brazil that plan to attend hide out at large events to stay away from the authorities better stay at home. Some “Robocop”-style glasses have apparently made their way over to armory of the military police and they are putting them...