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Simulator helps soldiers be on the alert for IED ambushes

01/04/2012, There is nothing quite like technology working alongside you as you engage the enemy on the battlefield – after all, isn’t it a whole lot safer flying a Predator drone across dangerous enemy territory without worrying about having to eject at...

Argus drone with 1.8-gigapixel camera

12/30/2011, Drones are useful – they not only get behind enemy lines to make sure the job is done, it also more or less eliminates the risk of losing someone’s life in the process. Most drones used by the army comes in the form of an airplane, but the...

US military developing hybrid Humvees

12/29/2011, With so many car manufacturers starting to turn towards hybrid vehicles or full electric vehicles, it seems that the US military has decided to go green as well in an effort to reduce their dependence on traditional fuel sources. This has resulted in a...

UAV launched from a submarine?

12/28/2011, The military certainly does have their fair share of “big boys toys” to play around with, and the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is one of them – so here is one interesting idea that is worth looking into. While we know that most...

Invisibility cloak for sound

12/23/2011, The idea of an invisibility cloak has long fascinated the human mind, and so far, these have only appeared in fantasy and science fiction settings. So far, all the experiments concerning such “invisibility cloaks” play around on the same...

Handheld brain scanner approved by FDA

12/21/2011, Being on the battlefield to deliver people from a tyrant, or to protect one’s country is a noble, albeit extremely dangerous occupation. You might take all the necessary precautions, but sometimes, bullets do find their mark. Battlefield blasts that...

UK police to trial laser gun designed to handle riots

12/12/2011, With the riots in the UK still fresh in everyone’s minds, it seems that there has been some examination to the methods, tools and tactics employed by the police to handle riots of that scale. So much so that a new laser has been developed which the...

Mini bombs could take drone warfare to a whole new level

12/02/2011, While the idea of waging war is never a pleasant thought, we have to admit that it’s partly thanks to war and the need to defend ourselves that we have managed to come up with a variety of new and innovative technology, as demonstrated by defense...

Rats sniff out landmines

11/23/2011, I would have thought that immaculately trained dogs would be the ones who would go ahead of a human trainer and use their highly sensitive noses to pinpoint the location of any potential landmines, but it seems that man’s best friend has a...

US Army tests new supersonic weapon

11/18/2011, Yes, when we talk about supersonic weapons, it involves winged aircraft or a projectile that travels far faster than that of sound – five times faster in fact, in the latest weapon that was tested by the US Army. Also known as the Advanced...

Turn Predator with these night vision goggles

11/17/2011, Don’t you think that the Predator’s bunch of gear in the movies is nothing short of kick ass, although without any of it, the Alien seems to have the upper hand with pure evolution backing it up. Well, for those who want to play Predator in...

No more friendly fire deaths from dones

11/16/2011, Just when you thought that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs for short) being used in the battlefield is the next best thing since sliced bread, considering the ‘pilot’ needs not head out to the battlefield and risk his life, along comes the...