08/15/2011, Everybody’s going green these days, and it’s been reported that even the soldiers in Australia will soon be joining the movement. The Australian National University (ANU) have managed to create wearable lightweight solar panels that convert light directly into electricity using SILVER solar cell technology. Designed for the Department of Defense, these silver cells have a bendable radius of around a few centimeters, which allow it to be used as […]
08/11/2011, Deja vu – the unmanned hypersonic glider that could hit speeds of up to Mach 20? Well, it was launched yesterday morning from a rocket, but it seems as though contact was lost shortly after the experimental craft built just for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) started to fly on its own. At press time, there was very little information on just how much of the mission’s goals were […]
08/11/2011, You have no idea what kind of gear that our boys and girls in uniform have to tote around, and needless to say in this technologically advanced era, most of their gear would require some manner to power it. When you’re on the battlefield, however, it might be rather tricky getting juice when required – hence SkyBuilt Power from Virginia coming up with the SkyCase and the SkyPAK for the […]
08/10/2011, It is not everyday that we get military-class devices hitting the market for us civilians, but sometimes, military hardware can be an inspiration for civilian law enforcement equipment. Check out this DIY launchable camera which was part of the show at this year’s Defcon. Hackers Vlad Gostom and Joshua Marpet came up with this camera that has been modeled after an Israeli surveillance device, where it’s function is to resemble […]
08/10/2011, China is slowly but surely building up their military presence and power, starting sea trials of the country’s first aircraft carrier. This aircraft carrier had humble beginnings, coming in the form of a 60,000 ton warship which was purchased as an empty shell from the Ukraine in 1998, and it has taken over a decade to transform it into what it is today – a fully fledged aircraft carrier. This […]
08/10/2011, Superman might be fast, but he is a fictional character – here is DARPA’s very own Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 which is set to take to the skies today, where this experimental vehicle is tipped to hit Mach 20 – which is 20 times the speed of sound. The amazing speed at which it cuts through the airspace means this aircraft is capable of reaching anywhere in the world […]
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 System (SMSS) vehicles straight to Afghanistan as part of a three-month Military Utility Assessment (MUA). The SMSS is not small by any means – no sir, it measures 11-feet […]
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 camera mounted on it as a present from his brother. When he loaned it to a group of soldiers who used the toy to check the road ahead of […]
08/01/2011, Who would have thought that with some technical know how and an interest in DIY projects, this particular duo of an airplane hobby shop owners as well as an ex-Air Force official managed to conjure a flying drone which is smart enough to crack into Wi-Fi and cell phones. Mike Tassey and Richard Perkins, the dynamic duo, are the brains and hands behind the Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform (WASP for […]
07/29/2011, When somebody mentions a remote controlled helicopter, “lethal” is probably one of the last things that will come to mind. But if you’re staring at the Shadowhawk, you’ll probably be thinking other wise. After three years of development, the folks over at Vanguard Defense have released the Shadowhawk helicopter – a remote controlled helicopter that shoots stun batons, shotgun shells or grenades at bad guys.
07/29/2011, To have an invisibility cloak is the stuff of legends, and will remain mostly in the deep recesses of your imagination. After all, who doesn’t want to be unseen to the rest of the world? There seems to be many way of doing it, including wearing an invisibility cloak, casting an invisibility spell, wear Sauron’s Ring of Power…the list goes on. Back in the real world, how do you make […]
07/21/2011, When it comes to protecting our shores, we have the Navy to thank for that, for being the first line of defense against any attacks from the sea. However as high-tech as our cruisers or submarines may be, there are times where lone divers or small watercrafts may very well escape detection which could spell trouble. Apparently this has been an issue the Navy has been facing up until now, […]
07/13/2011, Folks who are extremely particular when it comes to their privacy, will probably be really upset to hear that the police will now be getting an iPhone add-on that will allow photos of people to be taken, and then cross-checked against a police database.
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 the future. The CounterBomber is a brainchild of the Science, Engineering and Technology Corporation (SET), having been awarded a $48.2 million contract by the Army to develop a special […]