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Futuristic military railgun ‘bullets’ could travel at Mach 6

March 17th, 2016

New “bullets” for military railguns, which could strike enemy targets traveling at a whopping six times the speed of sound, are being tested. Electromagnetic railguns and lasers are two technologies the military is harnessing as an alternative to gunpowder. The U.S. Navy is pioneering the futuristic weapons that could play a vital role in future …

Encrypted Radar

U.S. Army is working on encrypted radar that enemies can’t detect

March 17th, 2016

Always looking to push the technological envelope, the U.S. army is working on a new and innovative technology designed to shield radar emissions from detection. According to reports, the U.S. Army Communications, Research, Development and Engineering Center (CRDEC), an organization based out of Maryland, has been busy developing an encrypted form of radar that enemy combatants in …

Army engineers patent limited range bullet that self-destructs

February 23rd, 2016

Researchers working for the U.S. Army have been award a patent for a revolutionary limited range bullet that self-destructs. Three employees of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) were awarded the patent for the proof-of-concept projectile, which aims to reduce collateral damage.

Could the US deploy ‘cyborg’ troops?

January 28th, 2016

The U.S. military is working to develop a new chip technology that, when implanted, will connect human brains to computers – making cyborgs. Should the chip succeed, it could have nearly limitless possibilities. The U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) often plays a big role in the development of technologies that civilians eventually …

F-35 fighter pilots are gearing up for the new planes virtually

December 14th, 2015

US Air Force pilots are flying the newest fighter jets in a virtual world. The military’s fifth generation fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II, will be flown by the Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. They are not expected to be deployed until 2016 but that’s not stopping Air Force pilots from getting ready to …

Tests showcase missile vs. missile technology

November 30th, 2015

In a battle of missile versus missile, the PAC-3 continues to blast threats out of the sky. In two separate tests at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico earlier this month, the PAC-3 performed well. As part of U.S. Army upgrade testing on the Patriot Air Defense System – essentially a military and civilian …

US Army touts mind-reading tech

November 10th, 2015

The military may have a potent new weapon in its arsenal, but it doesn’t involve state-of-the-art hardware or phenomenal firepower. The U.S. Army has successfully used a desktop computer to determine what target image a soldier was thinking about. The experiment took place at an Army research facility known as “The MIND Lab” located within …

Futuristic warship design takes shape

October 23rd, 2015

What will warships look like in three decades? Meet the next-generation HMS Dreadnought. The British Ministry of Defence and Royal Navy challenged young scientists and engineers to design a future warship and the results may surprise you. Defense procurement specialist Startpoint has released stunning images of what the futuristic ship could look like. This cutting-edge …