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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...

Ultrasound: The Mastermind of Mind Control for U.S. Military

09/09/2010, The U.S. military wants to tap into its troops’ brains to raise alertness, reduce pain, and improve psychiatric well-being. Sounds like mind control? It is. DARPA, the Department of Defense’s research wing, has commissioned Arizona State...

Military helicopters laser systems that offer missile protection

09/06/2010, Boffins at the University of Michigan are currently working on laser systems that aim to deliver protection for military helicopters from heat-seeking missiles. These lasers are not of the Star Wars variety where they shoot down the missiles – no...

Translation project relies on Nexus One for interpretation

08/02/2010, Google Translate is great to decipher the most basic of phrases in another language, but some people are not too happy with it, as DARPA and NIST have teamed up to take real time translation to the next level. This project is otherwise known as TRANSTAC...

C.R.A.B Droid could join the police force

08/01/2010, Could the C.R.A.B (Cybernetic Autonomous Remote Barricade) Droid robotic sentry system designed by Jamie Martin strike fear into the hearts of baddies everywhere if it ever becomes realized in police departments worldwide? Perhaps, but there is also the...

iPad used by UK troops to handle a fire mission

07/30/2010, The Apple iPad isn’t meant for ordinary home users only as UK troops have the advantage of using a specially developed app that allows them to learn how to handle a fire mission. What’s a fire mission? It involves artillery being fired at the...

Raytheon anti-aircraft laser showcased

07/19/2010, US firm Raytheon just unveiled its anti-aircraft laser at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, where the Laser Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) can be used on its own or alongside a gunnery system depending on the situation. A series of tests were run...