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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,...

First aircraft carrier from China begins sea trials

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...

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...