Want to see some of America’s weapons arsenal all lined up from smallest to largest? Watch this cool two-minute clip, which covers everything from a 1.25-inch bullet to 1000-plus foot aircraft carriers.
Years ago, Israeli defense outfit Rafael developed the equivalent of a “bubble shield” for military vehicles. The Trophy Active Protection System basically blasts incoming missiles into oblivion with a turreted shotgun. Now this tech is finally running on American M1 Abrams tanks and Stryker armored vehicles.
This summer, the U.S. army is taking its next steps towards instituting autonomous military vehicles by dispatching a convoy of self-driving trucks on a highway in Michigan to test vehicle-to-infrastructure technology, Automotive News reports. That’s right: huge, self-driving trucks will be driving on public roads.
Wow. This totally looks like the beginning of World War III but thankfully it’s just Operation Trident Juncture, a military exercise by NATO. But not just any old exercise, it’s the biggest military exercise NATO has done in decades and one that required 36,000 troops and more than 140 aircraft and 60 ships from over…
Traditional gas masks are designed to seal to your face and neck, protecting you from breathing harmful chemical or biological agents. But they won’t work with full beards, which is a problem if you’re a Sikh warrior like Harjit Sajjan. His solution?
So. Cool. Here’s a photo from the US Army showing M1A2 Abram tanks and a M2A3 Bradley fighting vehicle during a live-fire demonstration. Because their cannons have kicked up the sand from the ground, they almost look like desert sand sculptures. But then they start to take shape and you realize that yep, they’re war…
A 100 pound training missile fell off an Army helicopter in northern New York on Friday, and the Army still hasn’t found it.
This image looks almost comically serene—and that might in fact be the whole point. This is a security forces Airman shortly after being plunged into a pool as part of his Pre-Ranger Training Assessment Course.
Here’s proof that the government blind-bumbles its way through tech problems like some hydra-headed bureaucratic Mr. Magoo: The Army thought a legitimate email of warning from another agency was also from hackers—and ended up leaving people affected by the hack in the dark because of its mistake.
Just because something works, we don’t necessarily need it. Such is the case with Fire Scout, a Navy unmanned helicopter that operates from small ships, though it can fly 115 miles or so from its mother ship. But is there any reason to have an unmanned helicopter that operates at sea? One that, in the era of a fully…
This is a graphic video showing a Colombian Army Blackhawk helicopter landing on a minefield. It explodes tragically, killing four and injuring six of the 15 people on board. The explosives in the minefield were supposedly detonated by the guerilla movement FARC. So sad. War sucks on both sides.
The Army’s latest supersolider innovation is inspired by the movie Aliens. And yes, the mechatronic arm exoskeleton is about as apocalyptic as it sounds. The arm-mounted device is literally a robot that lets soldiers shoot guns better.
Ancient by information age standards, Hunter is an Army drone that’s been in use since the Kosovo War in 1999. At 2,000 pounds, it’s neither sleek nor personal, more of a family car that’s hardy enough to have abundant cup holders than a hot rod. But with a heavy fuel internal combustion engine that allows it to…
Legionary. Century. Centurions. Cohorts. Legions. These are all terms for a certain group or type of Roman soldier. This rather interesting break down of the Roman Army shows how the army was organized, how Roman citizens were Legionaries and non-Roman citizens were Auxiliaries and how those soldiers were grouped…
For the U.S. Army, it depends on the type of weapons, and what our needs are.
The U.S military is increasingly making use of drones rather than manned aircraft. But a new report from the Government Accountability Office suggest that many drone pilots don’t get enough training.
Faster than a soldier can react. Remember that phrase because it will lead you to killer robots.
You’ve probably never fired an M4 carbine. Until a couple weeks ago, I hadn’t either. But at a recent DARPA demo day, I loaded a magazine (also a first for me), snuggled up to the deadly assault rifle, and looked through one of the most technologically advanced smart scopes ever built. Then I pulled the trigger.
You’ve probably been engulfed in the Apple Watch media maelstrom. Wondering what else happened in tech this weekend? Like how the new Google Glass will be made by a fancy Italian eyewear brand? We’ve got you covered with BitStream, our cheat sheet for tech news and rumors that might’ve slipped past your radar.
The angle of this photo of a paratrooper making a jump off a C-130 airplane is so perfect that it makes it seem like the soldier is using the Hercules aircraft as a surfboard of sorts. Obviously, he’s not standing on the plane (it’s just our perspective fooling us, or just me) but man, riding an airplane while outside…