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GPS-powered target locator

12/17/2009, British BAE Systems has snagged a $42 million contract to supply the U.S. Army with a lightweight, handheld laser target locator system which is powered by GPS technology. This all-weather device enables soldiers to accurately identify target locations...

US Drone ‘hacked’ by insurgents in Iraq with $26 software

12/17/2009, Shia insurgents in Iraq have been able to capture footage from a US military drone by using SkyGrabber, a $26 software that is “normally” used to intercept satellite data stream that is broadcasted back to the ground. It is convenient because...

K9 Storm Canine Armor

12/04/2009, You never know when your four-legged friend might come in handy on the battlefield, which is why he also needs adequate protection while serving in the line of fire. The K9 Storm Canine Armor is a bulletproof dog vest that boasts a wireless camera,...

SCAR assault rifle gets ammo counter

11/20/2009, This SCAR assault rifle is very different from the rest since it comes with an ammo counter just like what you see in the movies and video games, where a “black box” located within the handgrip will network with the soldier alongside the home...

CarterCopter Personal Air Vehicle

11/20/2009, Sometime in the near future, will we all own one of these as personal transportable devices? If you’re attracted to the scene in that pretty picture, maybe we will be having such a future, eh? Carter Aviation technologies, which has been trying for...

Wearable RFID Sensors being developed

11/18/2009, The boffins at GE are currently working on a new batch of wearable RFID sensors that are smart enough to detect airborne chemical agents. No idea on how they’re going to commercialize this though, but that’s a good problem to have (and solve...

Big Dog gets weaponized

11/16/2009, Remember the Big Dog robot that moves in such a lifelike manner, it is almost uncanny and unnerving? The folks at Boston Dynamics have made improvements to it by weaponizing Big Dog, allowing future robots on the battlefield to fight our wars without...

ADE 651 handheld detector

11/04/2009, Theoretically, the ADE 651 handheld detector ought to be a firm favorite with military types as this device supposedly sniffs out bombs, guns, drugs and human bodies within a one kilometer radius, but there is one huge problem – it does not seem to...

Power generating backpack

10/02/2009, You’re supposed to carry your own stuff in the army, and anyone who has fought for Uncle Sam will tell you that the backpack is by no means light. Well, things might not change in the future, although this time round it will involve a power...

Military robot makes short work of walls

09/15/2009, Bad guys everywhere, beware – even a high wall won’t deter governments and their dedicated military machine from hunting you down. The latest progress in the robotics department results in a military robot which is able to clear obstacles more...

Human Universal Load Carrier exoskeleton

09/08/2009, Life in the military has just gotten a whole lot more interesting with the Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC) exoskeleton. While it won’t be as useful as the ones see in G.I. Joe, this li-ion battery-powered exoskeleton ought to turn a normal grunt...

Bed Bunker for the paranoid

07/30/2009, We’re guessing if you live in some war torn country and need to have a sense of security with you at all times even when you hit the sack, the Bed Bunker would make for a pretty no-brainer of a choice. After all, it is able to stash away a bunch of...

Low Power Direct View Flexible Displays For US Air Force

07/06/2009, The US State Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded Universal Display Corporation a $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract to develop “Low-Power, Direct-view Flexible Displays” which are meant to end up as a...

Military F-16 Simulator Maxes Out On Graphics Cards

06/10/2009, Check out this super high definition machine from the military – a F-16 simulator which is powered by 120 (yes, count ‘em!) Intel Dual Core PCs complete with $400 graphics cards within a special industrial casing. Apparently, this simulator is...