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Army Buys Wearable Sniper Detectors

Army Buys Wearable Sniper Detectors

The Rapid Equipping Force (REF) of the United States Army has purchased wearable sniper detector systems from QinetiQ Systems for soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Deployment of the SWATS Soldier-Wearable Acoustic Targeting Systems will begin immediately and should be ...

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Flying Beer Keg UAV Deploying to Iraq

Flying Beer Keg UAV Deploying to Iraq

Troops from the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the Pennsylvania National Guard will take a small gasoline-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Iraq when they deploy in January. Nicknamed the “Flying Beer Keg,” the XM156 Class I UAV can ...

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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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Future Robotic Squadrons to Patrol Military Bases

Future Robotic Squadrons to Patrol Military Bases

A team of scientists from the department of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University in Israel have developed an algorithm which could be employed in the practice of utilizing robots in a variety of military missions. This project, which has been ...

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The Spider-Bots Are Coming

The Spider-Bots Are Coming

BAE Systems has signed a $38 million agreement with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory regarding the joint development of miniature robots for military use. The robots will be developed by a multi-disciplined alliance of scientists and researchers from the army ...

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Implanted Biosensors Track Vital Signs

Implanted Biosensors Track Vital Signs

A biosensor developed in Clemson University, South Carolina, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, will be able to transmit information regarding blood lactate and glucose levels of a wounded soldier or of other injured patients. The biochip will be ...

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New Stealth Hybrid Vehicle

New Stealth Hybrid Vehicle

The U.S. Army will soon start to evaluate the second generation Aggressor off-road Alternative Mobility Vehicle. The new version is based around a new diesel-electric hybrid engine with a unique battery-only operation, allowing it to switch into “silent mode” for ...

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