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Tag: Military

Crazy Strong Metal Foam Armor Stops .50 Cal Armor Piercing Rounds

Crazy Strong Metal Foam Armor Stops .50 Cal Armor Piercing Rounds
Scientists from NC State University have created a new type of armor that could replace the rolled steel sort of military applications. The team created the new armor using a composite metal foam (CMF) that is less than half the weight of normal armor but can stop .50 cal ball and armor piercing ammo.

F-35 Fighter Jet Kite Feels the Need for Speed

F-35 Fighter Jet Kite Feels the Need for Speed
Spring is here, and that means it’s time to get out in the park and outside to enjoy the warmer weather. That also means running around flying a kite. If you have a kid or adult who likes military aircraft, this awesome looking kite is just the ticket.
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China Has a Military Vehicle That Launches Drones

China Has a Military Vehicle That Launches Drones
Being one of the world’s big superpowers, China is always building up its military might. One of their many dangerous toys is this armored vehicle from Beijing Zhongzi Yanjing Auto Co. Ltd. It looks like a Humvee of sorts, but this vehicle is deadly.

Do Not Mess with the US Navy and Its Giant Railgun

Do Not Mess with the US Navy and Its Giant Railgun
For those unfamiliar with the concept of a railgun, it’s a dangerous weapon which uses a massive electrical pulse, instead of gunpowder or other chemical propellants to fire its ammo. The US Navy is showing off the latest iteration of its railgun, and it’s a beast.

DroneGun Knocks Drones out of the Sky

DroneGun Knocks Drones out of the Sky
With drones becoming more and more popular and with most having the ability to send video back to the operator, police and military around the world need a way to stop nefarious users from using them to perform bad deeds. 

SkyWall 100 Lets You Steal Drones While in Flight

SkyWall 100 Lets You Steal Drones While in Flight
Remember the DroneDefender? It is basically a gun that discourages drones from entering your airspace. But maybe you want to actually steal that drone right out of the sky? Maybe sell your stolen drones and create a criminal empire.

GM Teams with U.S. Army on Hydrogen Chevrolet Colorado

GM Teams with U.S. Army on Hydrogen Chevrolet Colorado
One of the biggest concerns when it comes to military vehicles is their ability to operate quietly, while still offering up plentiful power. This poses a big challenge with traditional automotive drivetrains. Now, GM has teamed up with the U.S.

DoD Funding HoverBike Development

DoD Funding HoverBike Development
Growing up, I had a subscription to the magazine of the Boy Scouts called Boys’ Life. The only part of that magazine I have any recollection of was all the wacky ads in the back for things like x-ray glasses and hover machines built using vacuum cleaner parts.

LEGO Military Minifigs & Accessories: Modern Brick Warfare

LEGO Military Minifigs & Accessories: Modern Brick Warfare
Like Citizen Brick, American retailer Modern Brick Warfare offers LEGO minifigs and other LEGO-compatible accessories that the toy company would never officially produce because of its family friendly approach. For its part MBW specializes in military- and combat-themed toys.

The US Navy Just Deployed a Laser Cannon, Has Awful Taste in Music

The US Navy Just Deployed a Laser Cannon, Has Awful Taste in Music
We’ve been making movies about soldiers, sailors, and airmen firing lasers at each other for a long time now. Now you can watch a video of what it actually looks like when the US Navy uses its new laser weapons system (LaWS) to take on two boats and a drone.

Military Stealth Dirtbike: Your Dirt Racing Dreams Have Never Been This Quiet

Military Stealth Dirtbike: Your Dirt Racing Dreams Have Never Been This Quiet
I’ve been driving around a Super Motard motorcycle for the last six months, and let me tell you, it’s extremely loud, so loud that my neighbors have asked me to start it outside the courtyard where it’s usually parked.

Military Researchers Working on MRE Pizza Good for Three Years on the Shelf

Military Researchers Working on MRE Pizza Good for Three Years on the Shelf
I’ve never been in the military before, but I know a few people that have been. They have all commented at one time or another how gross most of the MREs (“meals-ready-to-eat”) they have to eat are.

DARPA Giving out Money to Develop Electronics That Kill Themselves on Command

DARPA Giving out Money to Develop Electronics That Kill Themselves on Command
About a year ago, we mentioned that DARPA was working on a plan to develop electronics that would destroy themselves on command. The idea was to get devices that soldiers could take into battle that could be destroyed if lost or left behind.

Police Gear Tactical Christmas Stockings: The Grinch Doesn’t Stand a Chance

Police Gear Tactical Christmas Stockings: The Grinch Doesn’t Stand a Chance
If you expect Santa to enter your home with a SWAT team this year instead of the usual way, these LA Police Gear Molle Elite Tactical Christmas Stockings are perfect. SWAT Santa should love them and will probably examine them with glee as he stows his AK-47 in order to dole out gifts.

Polaris Sportsman ATV Will Never Get a Flat

Polaris Sportsman ATV Will Never Get a Flat
If you’ve ever had a flat tire on your motorcycle, scooter, or ATV, you know how helpless you can feel. Stuck in the middle of nowhere, with no help coming, especially if you’re stuck somewhere without cell service.

Air Force Launches Collaboratory: A Place to Collaborate and Solve Science Problems

Air Force Launches Collaboratory: A Place to Collaborate and Solve Science Problems
Despite tremendous technological advancements over the last several decades, there are still numerous challenges which face the world every day. The Air Force has just launched a new website to encourage collaborative problem solving, and to create solutions which could someday be used in the field to help save troop and civilian lives or improve operational efficiency.
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