The United States Army has announced that it will be conducting live-fire tests of armored robotic vehicles starting next year. The new Robotic Combat Vehicles will be put through tests that are designed to showcase the technologies that will eventually make their way into the vehicles that actually go into combat in the future.
The U.S. Army would obviously like its soldiers to read up on all of the training manuals that they’re providing. However, it now appears to have realized that there’s a better way of transmitting that same information, and that is with the use of audiobooks. They’re extremely popular and with good reason, you can multi-tasking while listening to an audiobook. The U.S. Army has released its first audiobook versions of […]
U.S. Army’s largest base, Fort Bragg, conducted an unannounced exercise in order to simulate a cyberattack. Not only that, it’s also the largest military base in the world, with over 50,000 soldiers stationed there. The base did not have power for 12 hours on Wednesday and Thursday which led to some confusion and concern. The base has since issued an apology for the unannounced exercise.
The US Army has been tested advanced night vision technology which will enable soldiers to shoot around corners even when their visibility is impaired on the battlefield. The technology is being put through its final round of user testing before it enters full-rate production and deployment in the field later this year.
Drones are far more than just to capture scenic shots of your surroundings, or to deliver a torrent of hellfire onto the enemy behind their lines, as they would also be able to help you snap some pretty unique selfies without the need for a selfie stick. Well, it seems that the military will soon get a new application for drones, as US Army soldiers are said to be on […]
On the open battlefield where you know that it’s more or less you and your enemy, you won’t have to worry about shooting civilians. However because sometimes combat can take place in cities and towns where civilians are staying, a stray bullet can injure or kill civilians unintentionally. However this is something that the US Army is hoping to change.
The U.S. Army does have a fair number of ”toys” to play around with, where you can be sure that all of these “toys” would come in handy on the battlefield – as well as in passive defense. In fact, they have just revealed an airship that resembles that of a blimp, where this particular airship was specially designed to assist the military in detecting and destroying cruise missiles that […]
It does not take too long for one to be able to figure out that in life, there will be curveballs thrown our way whether we like it or not. What is more important would be how we deal with such tricky situations that could end up as a banana peel disaster. Well, one of the latest negative news to have filtered down to the masses concerning the military would […]
There are many departments or areas that one will be able to contribute to the military, although those who are on the field, so to speak, do experience a whole lot more elements of danger than their counterparts sitting comfortably from the command center. This means there is value and wisdom in sending a robot to do a soldier’s work – and drones in theaters of war have proved effective […]
Wearing a helmet can get pretty stuffy, not to mention possibly even quite smelly too, but it looks like the army has come up with a solution – a helmet with a built-in respirator. As you can see in the image above, the futuristic-looking helmet is currently a work in progress in the army and it’s essentially a helmet that can help keep its wearer cool and poison-free at the […]
The U.S. Army is an efficient organization that thrives on discipline and an unwavering sense of patriotism. This would also mean plenty of budget has been allocated to them to make sure that the homeland remains safe from threats, external and internal, while helping keep the peace abroad as well. There is just something visceral about being on the ground in a battle, and snipers are revered as war heroes, […]
If you so happen to be in the US Army, I am quite sure that there are plenty of “toys” to play with, and these are more or less a whole lot more lethal and potent than just mere fireworks. Drones have been playing quite an important role in the military for quite some time now, as they are able to scout an area beforehand without having to put the […]
When it comes to advancements in the world of science, I guess we definitely have to hand it to nature for being the undisputed king of inspiration. One of the best camouflage exponents in the natural world would be the nimble squid, who is so notorious for blending into their surroundings (not to mention having an arsenal of defenses to boot), that they make a chameleon look like an amateur. […]
The Army certainly wants to get ahead of the competition where cool devices are concerned, and this time around, they will continue to use nature as their source of inspiration, creating self-sealing suction cups for robots that are similar in nature to those you find on an octopus. This unique design hails from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and University of Maryland scientists, where it boasts […]
Remember an episode of the cartoon Pokemon which caused seizures in over 600 Japanese children back in 1997? Well, it seems that the US Army was inspired by that particular “episode”, pardon the pun, and intend to harness the phenomenon of seizures for a new, non-lethal weapon. The kind of gun that the US Army intends to develop would be one that is capable of triggering a seizure in “100 […]
Sometime in July earlier this year, we ran a story on how the US Army was working on a new body armor that was specially developed to fit the female body, which is definitely a good idea since the male and female physiological make-up are different in their own unique ways. Having said that, female soldiers from Fort Campbell who are deploying to Afghanistan will have the honor of field […]
Here are your tax dollars hard at work: after years of use in the field of two major wars, and heavy criticism from a number of troops which claim that the pattern makes them actually more visible, the Army has decided to stop using the pixel “camo” pattern used on its uniforms. It is similar to the Marines MARPAT (MARine PATern) which was introduced around 2002 in the field. In […]
The Army as definitely taken a positive look at the Apple iPhone, citing the design of the Army’s next truck as “smart, flexible, user-friendly, partially autonomous and affordable”. Ah well, with austerity measures being introduced to different governments worldwide, it makes perfect sense for the Army to have a more prudent approach in spending the taxpayers’ money. Their future truck would be modeled after the Apple iPhone’s qualities, calling it […]
We have smart windows, smart cars, smartphones and smart TV, so why not smart fabrics as well? I remember seeing this comic that touted the virtues of smart stuff all around us, and the muse was this – why not spend all the money developing smart products to educate people so that we end up with smart folks running around instead? Jokes aside, the smart fabric that we are going […]
The US Army is definitely the place to be if you are interested in seeing future forward technology in action – today. After over four years of painstaking work and research, the design as well as some specifications for the US Army’s hybrid-electric tank has been unveiled, and it does look rather handsome, don’t you think so? I know, tanks are supposed to roll over just about anything and everything, […]