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Category Archive: Defense

  1. Self-Foldable Drones to Assist on Rescue Missions

    Mar
    15
    2019

    Rescuers have an extremely hard time getting to the victims of natural disasters. New research from the team at the University of Zurich tackles this very problem. They created a drone that retracts its propellers during a flight to get into tight spaces. How Foldable Drones Work Although technology and safety practices are improving, there […]

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  2. The Avalon 2019 Innovation Award Goes to a Cutting Tool

    Mar
    08
    2019

    Jimmy Toton, a Ph.D. candidate at the RMIT University in Melbourne, has won this year’s “Young Defence Innovator Award” along with the $15000 money prize that accompanies it. The young engineer has presented a novel 3-D printed steel cutting tool that convinced the judges of its performance by cutting through titanium alloys in a manner […]

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  3. Boeing Awarded $43 Million to Develop an Autonomous Submerging Watercraft

    Mar
    04
    2019

    Weapon systems never seize to evolve into smarter, more effective, and more sophisticated marvels of engineering. In the recent years, the focus has shifted on autonomously flying drones and augmented reality suites, but that’s not all of it. The U.S. Navy is reportedly developing a pioneering watercraft that will be able to get submerged, opening […]

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  4. Tempest: Britain’s Next-Gen Stealth Fighter

    Oct
    02
    2018

    The U.K. is investing $2.65 billion to become the first nation in the world to have a fleet of hi-tech unmanned fighter jets. A full-size model of the U.K.’s proposed next-generation jet fighter, called “Tempest,” was unveiled at the Farnborough International Airshow, held at the Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, U.K., last month. If all goes well, […]

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  5. Secret U.S. Military Technique Helps You Sleep in Two Minutes

    Sep
    21
    2018

    Due to our hectic schedules, stress, and a myriad of life responsibilities, most of us suffer from nights without sleep. However, a military secret to help insomniacs fall asleep in just 120 seconds has been revealed. A book titled “Relax and Win: Championship Performance” features this secret method that is said to have a 96 […]

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  6. 3D Printed Electronic Tattoos Pave The Way For Military Applications

    Sep
    04
    2018

    The idea for 3D printing low-cost electronic tattoos on human skin isn’t a new one, however its potential for use in a number of military applications is a relatively cutting-edge proposal. A team of scientists from the University of Minnesota utilized a custom 3D printer to print electronics on human hands, which researchers believe could […]

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  7. StormBreaker: The Newest U.S. Air Force Deadly Weapon

    Aug
    22
    2018

    Adverse weather conditions greatly limit the capability of pilots to strike moving targets. This has led to the requirement of an all-weather solution that enhances military capabilities without being affected by conditions on the ground or in the air. Missile maker Raytheon’s StormBreaker bomb will soon provide U.S. Air Force pilots with the capability to […]

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  8. Pentagon Moves Top-Secret Military Facility Back to Cold War-Era Nuclear Bunker Carved Into a Mountain

    Jan
    09
    2018

    A fully contained and self-sufficient town functioning secretly and quietly — buried deep beneath a snow-covered mountain. The location for a spy movie? In reality, this town inside a mountain is the setting for a top-secret military facility in Colorado. Cheyenne Mountain is a triple-peaked mountain in El Paso County, Colorado Springs. The linked caves […]

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  9. Lockheed Martin Laser Weapon Shoots Down Aerial Drones

    Oct
    20
    2017

    Drones have no doubt opened a world of possibilities for carrying out some amazing and useful tasks. These versatile, pilotless flying machines have proved their usefulness in areas such as aerial photography, surveillance, and law enforcement. And their potential for the future is nearly limitless. But the proliferation of the technology also poses a series […]

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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