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Mach 20 aircraft takes to the skies

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...

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...

Spy drone cracks Wi-Fi networks and cell data

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...

Shadowhawk mini-copter is an RC copter to be feared

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...

Fluid cloak for ‘invisible’ submarines

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...

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...

Stabilize your videos with vReveal

07/06/2011, Unless you use a tripod or have super steady hands or are fortunate enough to have access to professional filming equipment, chances are your home made movies tend to be a bit on the shaky side, and we can’t blame you. After all you were probably...

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...

Singapore National Service recruits to receive iPads this November

06/27/2011, It is compulsory for able-bodied males citizens and permanent residents to serve time in the National Service if you’re living in the city-state known as Singapore, and while the thought of actually entering the battlefield remains but a distant...

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...