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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 military to make use of special eyewear for calling in airstrikes

04/11/2011, Airstrikes are deadly when used effectively and precisely. Calling down airstrikes in a wrong location could result in civilian casualties and even friendly fire. The military has been looking for more accurate and effective ways to call in air weaponry....

US Navy fires laser gun from ship for the first time

04/11/2011, The US Navy recently took a major leap forward in terms of weapon technology recently. They mounted a solid-state laser called the Maritime Laser Demonstrator aboard a decommissioned destroyer, the USS Paul Foster. With a motorboat a mile away from the...

Sprint in-wall radar imaging system unveiled

04/07/2011, From Cambridge Consultants, the folks who brought you the portable in-wall radar bag, here comes a new device called Sprint to make fights against the unseen more in your favor. And when I say unseen I don’t mean sprits or ghosts, but possible...

XM-25 computer smartgun promo video released

04/06/2011, The XM-25, computer smartgun from ATK that recently received a $66 million contract and is being moved into production stages has just been shown off in an impressive video demonstration. The futuristic weapon is more than just a collection of metal and...

ACTUV Tactics: submarine game designed to help the navy

04/06/2011, In an attempt to improve simulation software used to help track enemy submarines, the US government has now turned to enlist the help of gamers all over the world. Together with Sonalysts Combat Simulations, DARPA has come up with a game called ACTUV...

iRobot 110 FirstLook: a small robot spy on wheels

04/05/2011, iRobot, creators of many functional and useful robots have just unveiled pre-production prototypes of their upcoming robot – the iRobot 110 FirstLook. Designed to jump right into action, the iRobot 110 FirstLook is built to serve the military and law...