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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....

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...

Helmet face shield does its bit to reduce troop brain injuries

11/22/2010, While our brave young men and women protect the interests of the US at home and abroad, they are often exposed to dangers from outside. Well, you can never quite tell which civilian has a home made bomb tied around his or her body, and neither can you...

Robot snake is one enemy not to be trifled with

11/17/2010, Trust the military to come up with high tech weapons that brings the world to its knees – this newest robotic snake from Israel already looks menacing on its own, and should you decide to throw caution to the wind and blow it up, do beware that it...

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...