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ACV Amphibious Combat Vehicle

BAE Systems and IVECO Defence have partnered to build ACV 1.1, an amphibious 34-ton, eight-wheel drive combat vehicle that enables soldiers to deploy directly from ships and reach land. At 29-feet long, 10-feet wide, and 9-feet tall, it can carry up to 16 soldiers per unit, thanks to a new powerful 6-cylinder engine that generates 700-horsepower. Once launched from a ship, the ACV 1.1 can sail for up to 12 nautical miles. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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TALOS Suit

Manufactured by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit) exoskeleton comes equipped with an innovative electrically-activated shield called liquid body armor. Once triggered by a magnetic or electrical current, the body armor transitions from liquid to solid in a matter of milliseconds. The final version will be bulletproof, weaponized, have the ability to monitor vitals, and give the wearer superhuman strength and perception. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the world's smallest airbow.

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Ronin Ballistic Helmet

The Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic Helmet may not turn you into a superhero, but it can stop .357 Sig and .44 Magnum rounds. Neodymium N52 magnets enable operators to easily put on, or remove, cheek plates to install sights/optics not originally configured with the helmet. Even in the most treacherous of weather, including scorching heat with humidity, the helmet will not fog up, thanks to special vents and a built-in fan. The lens was designed by a Suzuki aerodynamic engineer and also provide ballistic protection that either meets or exceeds MIL-PRF-31013. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an iPhone 7 getting crushed by a hydraulic press.

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F-15 Cannon


The F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) to gain and maintain air supremacy in aerial combat. The Eagle can be armed with combinations of four different air-to-air weapons: AIM-7F/M Sparrow missiles or AIM-120 AMRAAM advanced medium range air-to-air missiles on its lower fuselage corners, AIM-9L/M Sidewinder or AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles on two pylons under the wings, and an internal 20 millimetres M61 Vulcan Gatling gun in the right wing root. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Boeing F-15 2040C

Boeing is planning a major fleet-wide overhaul of all combat coded F-15Cs, and the upgrade is called "2040C" or "Advanced F-15," and will incorporate both new and old technology from the Silent Eagle program. For starters, the Advanced F-15 will boast "quad packs" which fit onto standard under-wing and belly hard-points, doubling its current air-to-air loadout to 16 missiles. It will also feature the Talon HATE communications pod, enabling the aircraft to transfer and receive data from F-22s operating alongside Eagles in combat theaters on a secured high-speed link. Inside, Multifunction displays (MFDs) and gauges will be replaced with a large area display (LAD), similar to those found in F-35 Lightning IIs. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a hidden room where you'd least expect.

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Viking 29031


Think of the Viking 29031 as Russia's answer to the Land Rover. It's officially known as an "Advanced All-Terrain Amphibious Vehicle," and boasts powerful water-jet propulsion for riding rough waters, enabling it to achieve speeds of up to 12 km/h (7.4 mph). The cabin can accommodate seven crew members or 1,873-pounds worth of gear, making it ideal for rescue / emergency services or military operations. Optional equipment include: a hammock sleeper, adjustable clearance, sunroof, Thorsen differential lock and external lighting. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to make your very own hard drive clock.

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USS Zumwalt Destroyer


The 610-foot-long USS Zumwalt destroyer embarked on its first mission this week, leaving Bath Iron Works in Maine for a commissioning ceremony on Oct 15th in San Diego. This 15,000-ton beast took 4-years to build at an estimated cost of $4.3 billion. Featuring a new weapons system that can fire 600 rocket-powered projectiles on targets more than 70 miles away. It boasts stealth capabilities, having a radar cross-section akin to a fishing boat, despite its large size. On the inside, you'll find a Star Trek-like bridge, complete with two chairs enveloped by 360-degrees of displays. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including rare footage of astronauts falling on the moon.

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Barracuda Stealth Boat

Think of Safehaven Marine's Barracuda SV11 Stealth Boat as the F-117 of the seas. This vessel can hit 40 knots on the open water, thanks to its twin 575hp shaft-drive diesel set-up, and is built to withstand any type of weather. In addition to its radar evading carbon fiber superstructure, it can be equipped with a range of lethal and non-lethal weapons that rise up through the foredeck in Bond-like fashion. You won't need to constantly refuel either, as a 1,000-liter fuel tank enables you to cover 200 nautical miles. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a mind-blowing time-lapse that shows the Earth spinning instead of the stars.

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TrackingPoint Squad-Level Rifle

Think of TrackingPoint's new Squad-Level rifle as a real-life aimbot. With the RapidLok target acquisition system, targets are automatically acquired, locked, and eliminated with the pull of the trigger. By the time the soldier completes his squeeze the target is inescapably captured and instantly eliminated. The company claims that it has an up to 87% First Shot Success Probability (FSSP) out to 600 yards, which is 40 times the kill-rate when compared to existing M4A1s. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a Terminator 2 remake with Arnold's son Joseph Baena.

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Military Hoverbike

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The Department of Defense Department has partnered with New Zealand-based Malloy Aeronautics to create a Star Wars-inspired hoverbike. Officially called the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle (JTARV), it features four standard helicopter-style rotors, overlapped with each other, and is powered by a motorcycle engine. "Anywhere on the battlefield, Soldiers can potentially get resupplied in less than 30 minutes. We're working with users in the joint community to look at this concept," said Army researcher Tim Vong. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one that provides a first look at the Transformers 5: The Last Knight vehicles.

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