Boeing has unveiled HEL MD (High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator), a truck-mounted weapon that uses an invisible laser beam to exact targets, the rounds are capable of taking down drones from the sky and even missiles in inclement weather. It's equipped with a 10-kilowatt solid state laser and a radar system mounted atop a heavy truck at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Continue reading for a video and more information.
What happens when you cross a Star Wars X-Wing, F-117A Nighthawk, and a speedboat? The "Ghost" by Juliet Marine. This crazy vessel was invented and designed by a medical tech millionaire Gregory Sancoff in Maine. It's made to 'fly' above the water on legs and deliver marines into battle. The 38-foot long main cabin rests on top of a pair of 12-foot tall struts which, when moving at speed, prop the cabin above the water like a hydrofoil. Continue reading for more images and information.
Have you always wondered what bullets look like on the inside? Sabine Pearlman, an Austrian photographer currently based in Los Angeles, California, has just the photo series for you, titled "Ammo". Pearlman was educated at the Pratt institute, the Otis College of Art and Design and Santa Monica College.
What happens when you combine an old ship and a truck? The UHAC of course, which stands for Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector. Built to succeed hovercrafts, the final production UHAC will feature 2,500 square feet of parking space on the deck and be capable of carrying 150 tons of gear - 190 tons if modified with special upfitting. Continue reading for a video and more information.
You read that right, soon anyone can be an expert shot, thanks to this new bullet. DARPA's Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) is basically a .50 caliber bullet that is capable of changing course in mid-air to stay locked on target. Technology development in Phase II included the design, integration and demonstration of aero-actuation controls, power sources, optical guidance systems, and sensors. Continue reading for a video.
AVX has just unveiled a futuristic super helicopter that's set to win a $100-billion contract from the Pentagon. Unlike its predecessors, it uses two rotors to create lift, while fans propel it forward to reach 270mph. That's not all, the superchopper also has retractable landing gear and the attack variant carries all armaments stored inside until needed which provides a 'clean' aerodynamic design. Continue reading for a video and more information.
US Navy captain Mark D. Anderson and historian Jean Muller stumbled upon something unexpected when trying to recover artifacts from The Battle of the Bulge in a Luxembourg mountainside. Their metal detector lead them to foxhole that was dug during the battle, and inside, it contained the belongings of an American soldier, Technician Fifth Grade Louis J. Archambeau. There was one item that stood out, a camera with an undeveloped roll of film in it. Continue reading to see the images they found.
Anyone who is or currently in the military should know lots about urban warfare, or combat conducted in urban areas such as towns and cities, which is very different from combat in the open at both the operational and tactical level. Training is conducted on secret islands, such as San Clemente Island (above) in California. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and additional information.
Snipers equipped with this Android-powered gadget can get a perfect shot without even looking at their target, provided they're using a smart rifle. Both of these were created by Texas-based TrackingPoint, and according to Venture Beat, improves "upon the firing experience by incorporating a wearable gadget that runs the startup's Shotview app." Continue reading for the video and more information.
Since the appearance of the B-2 Spirit flying wing stealth bomber in the 1990s, its similarities in role and shape to the Ho 229 has led many to retrospectively describe the Ho 229 as "the first stealth bomber". A static reproduction of the only surviving Ho 229 prototype, the Ho 229 V3, in American hands since the end of World War II was later tested by the U.S. military who found the basic shape, paint and laminating adhesive composition of the mockup copy would provide for 37% reduction in detection range against the Chain Home radar of the 1940s. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a very intelligent dog who frees itself and friends from cages.