Military, Page 26 ▼


“Air lasers” could be used to sniff out bombs from afar

01/31/2011, Some engineers at the University of Princeton have come up with a new system to detect bombs – with the use of lasers. The system works by sending out a beam of light to a volume of air that needs to be sampled, which then returns a beam of laser from...

China speedboat goes all stealthy

01/21/2011, Remember the furore surrounding China and their stealth jet fighter late last year and in early January? Well, it seems that the awakened dragon will be flexing their military muscles further down the road more than anyone else expected, as their stealth...

Wars may be fought with invisible tanks in the future

01/14/2011, The British military scientists have been working on a new technology called “e-camouflage” which uses e-ink to make tanks turn invisible. Highly advanced sensors attached on the outside of the tank will project images of the surrounding...

BAE Systems want to disguise tanks with E Ink

01/13/2011, Just when you thought that E Ink technology was there for e-book readers, BAE Systems, a British defense firm, has decided to use it instead to disguise their range of vehicles of war. Apparently, a set of sensors that are connected to the tank’s...

China rattles sabers with J-20 stealth fighter test flight

01/11/2011, Chinese President Hu Jintao recently confirmed to US Defence Secretary Robert Gates (who is on a visit there BTW) that the country has just conducted the first test flight of their J-20 stealth fighter, where it soared the skies for a good 15 minutes....

Anti-pirate laser developed, Blackbeard runs for cover

01/10/2011, “Avast, me hearties! We will no longer be the scourge of the seven seas once this anti-pirate laser is out!” That is most probably the battle cry for pirates across the world (the ones who set sail and not sit hunched behind a computer monitor...

China’s stealth fighter spotted?

12/27/2010, Just before you get all proud and smug that the US Air Force has the most advanced hardware and planes in the world, bear in mind that China, the awakened dragon, might just have a trick up their sleeve as well. This blurry image (as is customary with all...

SCENICC offers soldiers surround vision and much more

12/22/2010, DARPA, the Pentagon’s research branch has unveiled the Soldier Centric Imaging via Computational Cameras effort (SCENICC). This technology features a suite of cameras that digitally capture a kilometer-wide, 360-degree sphere, representing the image...

Blitzer railgun prepped and is tactically relevant

12/15/2010, Just a short while since the US Navy boasted of their railgun that fired off shots at Mach 7 speeds, along comes a different railgun known as “Blitzer”. Blitzer has already started to carry out firings that point towards it being almost combat...

Navy’s Mach 7 gun has 100 mile range

12/12/2010, Guns don’t kill people, it is people with guns who do. Well, the Navy certainly subscribes to the adage that bigger is better, and their latest weapon which is currently undergoing testing is capable of shooting bullets at speeds of up to Mac 7...

US Army makes Judge Dredd-style smartgun a standard issue by 2014

12/10/2010, The US Army recently confirmed whispers of equipping all of their infantry squads and special-forces teams with the XM-25 Judge Dredd style computer smartgun by the time 2014 rolls around. Just how fantastic is the XM-25 supposed to be? Let’s just...

US military enforces disks ban

12/10/2010, The mighty US military has already issued a disk ban – that means not being able to use CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives and other kinds of removable media at the threat of a court martial. According to Maj. Gen. Richard Webber, commander of Air Force...

Batelle Tactical Air Initiated Launch system

11/23/2010, Batelle’s Tactical Air Initiated Launch system (TAIL in its short form) is definitely something those in the special forces would like to own – after all, it is capable of shooting a sturdy titanium grappling hook on a Kevlar line as high as...

Phantom Ray robot Stealth combat jet looks forward to trials

11/23/2010, The Phantom Ray robot Stealth combat jet intends to place the US army ahead of the other nations, where trials of said jet are slated to begin. Currently, the machine will be flown to the military test centre based in California, mounted atop one of...