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The evolution of US military camouflage

October 21st, 2015

Last summer, the U.S. Army confirmed that soldiers will begin wearing the new Army Combat Uniform (ACU) that bears the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) – also known as Scorpion W2.  They are now being issued, and soldiers are expected to retire their prior uniforms by summer 2018. This means it’s the end of the line …

Anti-Drone Devices

Defense contractor shows off ‘Iron Beam’ anti-drone laser

October 21st, 2015

Late last week, we showed you a new type of rifle that can shoot a drone out of the sky without firing a single bullet. While the term drone has recently been expanded to cover somewhat harmless consumer quadcopters, more sophisticated drones pose a real threat to militaries, governments and more. Rifles that fire radio waves …

DARPA developing vehicles that can literally disappear

October 15th, 2015

One of the big challenges when fighting a battle is all the equipment left behind that could end up in the hands of an enemy. Well, DARPA, a research agency of the Department of Defense, may have come up with a solution. It is testing out a flock of small, single-use, unpowered vehicles delivering critical …

BAE Systems touts 3D battlefield vision technology

October 8th, 2015

Keep your head up, eyes out and your finger on the trigger with this new breakthrough that provides a see-through display of critical mission data – all by just clipping BAE System’s Q-Warrior to your helmet. Once the stuff of movies like “Iron Man” and “Edge of Tomorrow”…now ground troops can benefit from this state-of-the-art …

DSEI: Tech hunts concealed threats to better protect US airports

September 22nd, 2015

New tech could be coming to an airport near you to help keep you safe. Unveiled for the first time at last week’s Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London, the TSA is developing the SPO-NX with QinetiQ, a U.K.-based defense specialist that has its roots in the British Government’s prestigious Defence Establishment …

DSEI: Turreted AJAX tank prototype unveiled

September 18th, 2015

Behold … the newly-minted tank Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV), now known as AJAX. The turreted AJAX prototype was unveiled by General Dynamics at this year’s Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) show at London’s ExCel Exhibition Centre. Ajax was a formidable warrior characterized by his colossal size, strength and honor, and served in the Trojan …

Welcome to DSEI, the biggest military show in the world

September 16th, 2015

From tanks, helicopters, special forces All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and fast-attack craft through to the most advanced weaponry in the world and much, much more – the Defence and Security Equipment International Show (DSEI) is the place to be this week. The biggest show of its kind, approximately 32,000 visitors from 121 countries will walk the …

Apple Pentagon

Why Apple is joining forces with the Pentagon

August 28th, 2015

Looking to harness the collective brainpower of Silicon Valley, the Pentagon is joining forces with Apple, Boeing, Harvard, and a slew of other entities to create cutting edge wearable technology for the military.