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Sikorsky X2 Raider attack helicopter

11/03/2010, Remember Airwolf (and its rival TV series, Blue Thunder back in the 1980s)? Well, fiction might have just become fact at last, with the Sikorsky X2 Raider attack helicopter being prepared for action at the moment. Touted to be almost as silent as the...

Lockheed Martin begins to test HULC robotic exoskeleton

10/28/2010, The folks over at Lockheed Martin must have plenty of pent-up rage, since they have started to test the HULC robotic exoskeleton. OK, so that was a rather lame reference to the angry green giant, but we do know that a bunch of improvements have already...

Military iPad App Makes War Look Like A Video Game

10/27/2010, Most of us have played an RTS game before such as Red Alert or Starcraft, allowing us to have a top-down view of the battle field and defeat our friends with our tactical prowess. Now it looks like the real pros will be getting in on the deal too as a new...

North Korea jams GPS systems with vehicle-mounted jammers

10/12/2010, Just how paranoid is North Korea? The correct answer would be “overly”. This reclusive communist nation was speculated to use vehicle-mounted GPS jamming devices which are capable of covering anywhere from 50 to 100 kilometers with a blanket,...

Demon UAV flies sans flaps

10/04/2010, The Demon UAV will boast a first – we’re looking at an aircraft that flies without any flaps, where it will “control its elevation using jets of air; the plane works by manipulating the air that flows immediately next to its skin, rather...

Flying Humvee could be a reality in the future

09/29/2010, Having the best offense could be the greatest defense option of a country, and the boffins at DARPA have decided that the Transformer project could usher in the future. This unique project is meant to be an amalgamation of a helicopter, plane and armored...

Raytheon Updates Military XOS Exoskeleton Suits

09/27/2010, Defense contractor Raytheon has announced an updated version to the company’s Sarcos XOS exoskeleton suit that allows for armed forces people to do heavy duty activities and lifting with greatly reduced muscle fatigue. The new model, dubbed the XOS...

GUSS, the Robot Mule Helps Marines Haul Loads

09/24/2010, What looks like a small off-road vehicle is actually GUSS, an autonomous robot with a number of embedded sensors that will help Marines haul loads and serve a secondary purpose as a counterinsurgency tool. GUSS–which stands for Ground Unmanned...

Pain ray could be a reality

09/21/2010, Mike Booen, VP of Raytheon’s advanced security and directed energy systems, is looking forward to the day where his company will be able to roll out a pain ray handheld device, making it THE assault intervention weapon of choice. That day might not...

DTV Shredder militarized skateboard

09/19/2010, Joining the military is a vocation that one should take seriously, since it helps a country sleep under a blanket of security at night. Well, some of the benefits from the military would be playing with cool “big boys’ toys” when...

Portable backpack laser system brings memories of Ghostbusters

09/10/2010, Remember the Ghostbusters cartoon that captured the imagination of millions of children a couple of decades ago? Well, this new portable backpack laser system will not zap any otherworldly denizens into oblivion nor will it fry marshmallows, but it is...