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Category Archive: Defense

  1. Highly Maneuverable Tactical Plane From Airbus Defense

    Feb
    10
    2017

    French, German, Spanish, and UK military and defense officials have been negotiating with Airbus Defense & Space as they look for delivery of tactical versions of the A400M military transport/cargo plane. There has recently been some angst over the inability of Airbus to deliver the AQ400M in anything other than the basic version of the […]

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  2. The US Navy’s New $4 Billion Warship Costs $800,000 Per Round to Fire

    Nov
    17
    2016

    The US Navy’s DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer is a new $4 bilion beast of a vessel, featuring some insane bells and whistles. In fact, the futuristic warship comes equipped with two guns capable of striking targets from an astounding 80 miles away. However, while the ship’s two Long Range Land-Attack Projectile (LRLAP) guns manufactured by […]

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  3. The Mine Kafon Drone Can Identify and Detonate Land Mines

    Aug
    03
    2016

    The Mine Kafon Drone (MKD) is an autonomous device capable of mapping, detecting, and ultimately detonating land mines. While there are an estimated 100 million lands mines around the globe, the creators behind the Mine Kafon Drone believe its possible to rid the world of these deadly land mines in approximately 10 years’ time. Designed […]

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  4. Video Shows America’s Weapons Arsenal Lined Up From Smallest To Largest

    May
    02
    2016

    A new video entitled “US Army Size Comparison” from YouTuber MetaBallStudios helps put the size of some of America’s weapons into perspective. While the video doesn’t cover every single thing the military owns, it does show A LOT of America’s weapons arsenal lined up from smallest to largest. And yes, every weapon depicted is technically […]

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  5. The F110-GE-129 Engine Generates Over 29,000 Pounds of Force

    Feb
    16
    2016

    The US Air Force has released an image of Senior Airman Daniel San Miguel supervising tests of General Electric’s F110-GE-129 engine. Misawa Air Base, in Japan, is where the tests took place, with the F110-GE-129 engine boasting 29,000 pounds of force at its peak output. Obviously, the engines go through many rigorous tests at peak […]

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  6. Watch These Russian Guys Build a Homemade Tank In Five Minutes

    Feb
    10
    2016

    Most DIY projects are things like building stuff around the house or fixing the playset in the backyard. Not in Russia… When the folks over at UFO Garage have free time on their hands, they build a freaking homemade tank. Over the course of 8 months, they built the first Soviet designed tank, an MS-1, […]

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  7. LS3 Robotic Pack Mules Too Noisy For Military To Use In The Field

    Dec
    30
    2015

    In a somewhat surprising announcement, Military.com is reporting there are no “future experiments or upgrades planned” for the Boston Dynamics-built LS3 robotic pack mules. The LS3 robotic pack mules have become extremely popular on the internet and seemed to represent the future of military robotics. Except, the robots apparently had one major problem that prevented […]

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  8. Airbus Lands Siemens Exec to Head the Company’s Defense and Space Division

    Oct
    21
    2015

    Airbus Group has named Siemens executive and former Renault research engineer, Dirk Hoke, the next head of the company’s Defense and Space division. Europe’s largest aerospace group says the 46-year-old Hoke will progressively take over from Bernhard Gerwert in January, who is due to retire in mid-2016. Hoke, who currently runs Siemens large industrial drives business, will be […]

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  9. The ACV 1.1 Is Lockheed Martin’s New Amphibious Assault Vehicle

    Sep
    28
    2015

    Lockheed Martin debuted its new amphibious assault vehicle, the ACV 1.1, in a bid to replace the 40-year-old fleet of amphibious assault vehicles the US Marine Corps currently operates. The ACV 1.1 is an eight-wheel-drive armored beast capable of hauling up to 13 marines over land or water, built to be modular, easily upgradable, use […]

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