Defense and Security

Airborne Laser Fire Control Test

Airborne Laser  Fire Control Test

US Missile Defense personnel at Edwards Air Force Base in California have successfully tested the Lockheed Martin Beam Control/Fire Control system in conjunction with the High Energy Laser mounted on a modified Boeing 747-400F airplane. Together, these components form the ...

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Special Operations Gets Hummingbird UAV

Special Operations Gets Hummingbird UAV

The United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is in the process of deploying its first Boeing A160T Hummingbird unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The new UAV, developed by Boeing in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) looks like ...

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Coast Guard New UAVs

Coast Guard New UAVs

After scrapping plans for its own vertical liftoff unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) last year, the United States Coast Guard is now making plans to use or adapt Navy, Customs, and Border Patrol UAVs for its own needs. The goal is ...

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Siemens Anti-Bleeding Cuff for the Military

Siemens Anti-Bleeding Cuff for the Military

The German conglomerate Siemens announced its plans to develop a prototype of a unique ultrasound device capable of limiting blood loss and shock resulting from limb injuries. The company has signed an exclusive contract with the U.S. government after undergoing ...

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The Stingray Project

The Stingray Project

The US Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC), iRobot Corporation, and Chatten Associates are working on an innovative new Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) project debuted as “Stingray.” The project, currently in advanced stages of development, will allow ground ...

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Excalibur – Armed UAV

Excalibur – Armed UAV

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation is developing Excalibur, a purpose-built armed, tactical, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Excalibur technology demonstrator aircraft is scheduled for flight in late 2008 under contract to the Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate. It is designed to ...

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Killer Kevlar: Clothing That Shields From Germs

Killer Kevlar: Clothing That Shields From Germs

A team of researchers led by Yuyu Sun and Jie Luo from the University of South Dakota report progress toward the first Kevlar fabrics that can kill a wide range of infectious agents, including bacteria, viruses, and the spores that ...

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DARPA Developing Super Scope

DARPA Developing Super Scope

Researchers at the Strategic Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) are developing new high resolution scopes that extend the range of viable image recognition and reduce atmospheric interference. Still in the early prototyping stage, DARPA hopes ...

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Voyeur – Autonomous UAV

Voyeur – Autonomous UAV

Lite Machines Corp, a company specializing in developing micro-sized, radio-controlled helicopters for the hobby industry, has created an innovative prototype of an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) dubbed “Voyeur”. The Voyeur UAV can be used for military applications such as ...

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Are You Being Watched?

Are You Being Watched?

C&C Technology are co-inventors of the SpyFinder, a personal gadget used to detect and locate possible hidden cameras. It offers personal privacy protection which might be especially needed as we hear more and more stories about hidden cameras found in ...

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