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Infra-red invisibility cloak for tanks

09/06/2011, Hiding something as large as a tank on the battlefield can be quite a challenge, and gone are the days when you stick some branches here and there over the tank in a jungle setting – perhaps with the introduction of an infra-red invisibility...

SEAL Team 6 looks for new dog-cam

08/31/2011, Remember “superdog” Cairo who participated in the mission with the rest of SEAL Team 6 that brought justice to the doorsteps of Osama bin Laden? Well, it seems that we have a better idea on what kind of gear those pooches wore during a...

Ghost stealth boat glides on gas layer

08/30/2011, We have stealth submarines and fighter aircraft, so what about stealth boats? Granted, boats are a whole lot harder to hide when it is traveling on the open sea simply because even with a cloaking ability, you cannot dismiss the wake in the waves that it...

DARPA releases HTV-2 video

08/26/2011, Remember the Mach 20 aircraft that underwent testing a couple of weeks ago, only to have lost contact with it after a while? Well, it seems that DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has recorded a video of the HTV-2′s flight before...

Army gets Dial a Translator service

08/24/2011, The US has been involved in wars thousands of miles away from home, and to support such a huge army would require plenty of dough – which the country has already run out of before our politicians managed to cobble a deal recently to keep it going....

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 –...

US robochopper cargo skyhook unmanned helicopter

08/18/2011, The US Army and Marines are currently working on a project that will see an unmanned robot supply helicopter enter service – this would certainly go some way in reducing the risk of dying on the battlefield if you’re a helicopter pilot, and...

Ghost UAV valuable for covert urban operations

08/15/2011, Small and silent – now the latter is definitely a characteristic of a ghost, unless you’re talking about a poltergeist who wants to make its presence known to everyone else in the room. Stark Aerospace (no relation to the fictional Tony Stark,...

Australian soldiers to be powered by the sun

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...

Contact lost with Mach 20 aircraft

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...

SkyCase offers solar power in a suitcase convenience

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,...