03/03/2014, Israel, a small country that is mostly surrounded by hostile neighbors, has managed to hold its own for so many decades now, with a history that spans back to thousands of years. They have been a target of terrorist attacks from time to time, and passengers aboard commercial aircraft who happen to fly to and from Israel can heave a sigh of relief soon thanks to an invisible shield made […]
02/27/2014, Remember that scene in the first Iron Man movie where Tony Stark admits that he is Iron Man? Well President Barack Obama had a similar moment when he recently announced the the US Army will be building an Iron Man-like suit of their own. In his speech (check it out in the video above), President Obama was quoted as saying, “Basically, I’m here to announce that we’re building Iron Man […]
02/19/2014, Mortars have been a battlefield staple for quite some time already, and it does not seem as though this situation is going to change anytime soon. In fact, defense company ST Kinetics has thought up of a way to change the way mortars are used in the future. In fact, there is enough room inside a 40-millimeter mortar shell that will be able to store its fair share of electronics, […]
02/18/2014, Lasers certainly can’t be classified under conventional ordnance at this point in time, taking such technology in combat is offered deemed to be too futuristic, something straight out of Star Wars if you will. But the U.S. Navy has its sights set on the future, and its more than willing to take lasers into combat. It has revealed plans of deploying the first laser gun on a ship later this year, […]
02/13/2014, There are times in life when a particular experience would actually jolt us into action, and in July 2012, Ahmad Haidar saw a young man die at the hands of a Syrian army sniper. the first shot hit the victim in the leg, before the second shot hit the man squarely in the neck, killing him instantly. Ahmad then decided to put his expertise in electronics and computer programming to […]
02/12/2014, The U.S. Army is an efficient organization that thrives on discipline and an unwavering sense of patriotism. This would also mean plenty of budget has been allocated to them to make sure that the homeland remains safe from threats, external and internal, while helping keep the peace abroad as well. There is just something visceral about being on the ground in a battle, and snipers are revered as war heroes, […]
02/10/2014, Drones come in all shapes and sizes. There are your average quadricopters, good for a casual flight out back. Then there are military drones such as the Reaper, Predator and the Global Hawk. These drones are used in a wide variety of missions, from surveillance to bombing, but the Navy’s new drone takes surveillance to a whole new level. Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton is the U.S. Navy’s new surveillance drone […]
02/10/2014, Being in the theater of war as a soldier can be quite a harrowing experience, especially when you are thrown headlong into a hot zone. Hence, making sure that you and your buddies are well camouflaged would play to your advantage. Apparently, the Pentagon did commission a new kind of camouflage make-up which is said to be able to offer protection to the human skin on which it was applied […]
02/05/2014, Unmanned combat drones could very well the future on the battlefield, and UK’s BAE Systems have revealed footage of their Taranis unmanned combat drone on its maiden flight as you can see above. This particular Taranis drone is said to be smart enough to select targets on its own, and has been hailed as an “inspiration for nation,” although you would be able to find activists who want to ban […]
02/05/2014, This might seem like something out of Mission Impossible, but DARPA seems to be committed to bringing this concept into life. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $3.5 million contract to IBM, just so that it can develop self destructing chips. The idea is that these chips will be able to effectively kill themselves either at a specific time or when they receive a remote signal.
02/04/2014, I have watched “The Lone Survivor” and cringe at the way the brave men in the movie are willing to jump down a cliff, equipment and all, just to avoid capture and possible torture with the very real possibility of a beheading, hurting themselves a whole lot in the process. At least these are self-inflicted wounds, and it buys them some time from the Taliban insurgents. Not only that, the […]
02/03/2014, Lockheed Martin has announced that it has demonstrated the capability of having a convoy made of multiple types of vehicles go from one place to the other and pass what the company calls “real world” obstacles like passing vehicles, other cars, traffic circles, intersections and others. The test was part of the AMA program of the U.S Army and Marine Corps (AMAS = Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System program).
01/28/2014, Virtual reality (VR) has been a topic which is widely spoken about before, and when it comes to the world of gaming, you know that virtual reality could be the next big thing, as games start to get more and more immersive as time passes by. Of course, one would normally associate VR gaming with a whole lot of equipment required for a decent experience, but it seems that military […]
01/16/2014, So we have smartphones, smartwatches, smart TVs, smart everything, but how about a smart gun? It would definitely pair nicely with a smart bullet, wouldn’t it? Well as it turns out there are reports which claims that the US military is currently looking to equip its soldiers with smart rifles. These rifles are built by a startup company called TrackingPoint, with each gun estimated to have cost the military around […]