The Military's Newest Drone Can Roam Up to 1800 Miles From Home

The rapid exit of US ground forces from Afghanistan has caused an unforseen problem for forces in the region: Afghanistan's most remote regions are suddenly out of range of our conventional turbo-prop UAVs, making CIA interdiction against the Taliban nearly impossible. But a new generation of jet-propelled Predator… » 2/24/14 11:40am 2/24/14 11:40am

The Navy's Wooden Avengers Are Real-Life Mine Sweepers

The Strait of Hormuz is one of the most strategically important stretches of water on Earth. Though just 29 miles wide, it accommodates the passage of 20 percent of the world's oil. Were Iran to plant sea mines there (again), global trade would be severely affected. Luckily, the Strait is defended by the Avengers—not… » 5/23/12 1:40pm 5/23/12 1:40pm

America's Newest Killer Drone Is Headed to Afghanistan—Let's Not Lose…

General Atomics' Avenger—the newest iteration of the classic Predator—is headed to war for the first time, Danger Room's David Axe reports. It's got F-35 sensors, loads of stealth weapons bays, and terrain-sweeping radar. Iran: start licking your lips. » 12/13/11 10:20pm 12/13/11 10:20pm

N-Control Avenger: Killer Appendages

If an alien symbiote bonded with your Xbox 360 controller, it would probably look a lot like N-Control's Xbox 360 Avenger controller attachment. It would undoubtedly make a lot of the same promises, too: lightning reflexes, more kills. » 6/27/11 4:30pm 6/27/11 4:30pm

The Avenger: Xbox Controller Meets Aliens Power Loader

I'm not sure if The Avenger—this elaborate Xbox controller exoskeleton—will improve your performance markedly. But my goodness, it'll make you look prepared. Or, you know, like your controller has polio. » 11/11/10 11:20pm 11/11/10 11:20pm

Predator C Avenger Revealed, Now Kills Kills Faster Faster

These are the first images of the stealthy Predator C Avenger in flight. With a 66-foot wingspan, the latest and deadliest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle yet can fly for 20 hours powered by its jet engine. » 4/23/09 8:50am 4/23/09 8:50am

Boeing Laser Avenger Shoots Down Incoming Enemy for the First Time

Boeing has shot down an incoming unmanned aerial vehicle using their new Laser Avenger system, which you can see in the picture. According to Boeing's VP for Directed Energy Systems, this is crucial: » 1/26/09 10:40am 1/26/09 10:40am