Aurora Flight Sciences has developed a fully autonomous helicopter for the U.S. Marines that can be controlled with just a tablet from a remote location. The prototype was recently tested at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia, using an old UH-1H Huey helicopter as the base aircraft. It flew three missions to deliver cargo without a pilot on the controls, with two infantrymen on the ground controlling the helicopter with a tablet and laptop. Integrated LIDAR and camera sensors are used to avoid obstacles and evaluate the landing zone. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Perfect for James Cameron's upcoming Terminator movie, the Uran-9 is essentially a tracked unmanned combat ground vehicle (UCGV) developed and produced by JSC 766 UPTK designed to deliver combined combat, reconnaissance and counter-terrorism units with remote reconnaissance and fire support. It comes armed with a 30mm 2A72 automatic cannon, coaxial 7.62mm machine gun, multiple 9M120 Ataka anti-tank guided missiles, thermal imaging and a laser designator. Plus, it can be reconfigured to carry different weapons, such as point-defense surface-to-air missiles like the Igla and Strela, as well as different sensors. 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 glove that makes NASA astronauts super strong.
GovPlanet is offering military-grade Humvees, built for state, local, and federal agencies, from $3,000. That's right, for the price of three iPhone Xs, you could get rolling around in an armored off-road machine. Sure, it may not be street legal, but the vehicle is great for traversing backcountry trails on weekends. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
The GM SURUS (Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure) is unlike any other autonomous trucks, as it uses a Hydrotec fuel-cell propulsion system, which means near-silent operation and a range of over 400 miles per charge. The cab-less design means that all moving parts are concealed within the chassis, making it perfect for military applications, an emergency on-the-go medic station, and transporting shipping containers. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Not just any off-road vehicle, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 is touted as the "most extreme off-road-capable fuel-cell-powered electric vehicle ever from General Motors," as it stands more than 6.5 feet tall and 7 feet wide. Reinforced inside and out, it rides on 37-inch tires and a specially modified suspension that helps the vehicle climb over and descend all manner of terrain. The U.S. Army plans on testing the Colorado ZH2 in extreme field conditions next year to determine the viability of hydrogen-powered vehicles on military missions. It features an Exportable Power Take-Off unit (EPTO) that allows the fuel cell to power activity away from the vehicle, such as remote locations where electric power may otherwise be unavailable. 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 just how deep humans have dug in the Earth.
The military-inspired Rezvani Tank SUV was designed to tackle just about anything, thanks to a 6.4L Hemi V8 generating 500 hp that is linked to an on-demand 4x4 system and rugged off-road tires. Plus, you it also comes equipped with a head-up display, LED auxiliary lights, and even a thermal night vision system from FLIR. On the inside, you'll find luxurious leather seats, a touchscreen infotainment system, and power-activated, rear-opening doors. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including a Wonder Woman blooper reel featuring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.
Rockwell's B-1 Lancer, also known as "Bone" (B-One), is basically a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber used by the United States Air Force (USAF), and one of three strategic bombers in the USAF fleet as of 2017. The B-1B began deliveries in 1986 and formally entered service with Strategic Air Command (SAC) as a nuclear bomber in 1986. By 1988, all 100 aircraft had been delivered. The aircraft has a maximum speed of Mach 1.25 at higher altitudes. The B-1B is expected to continue to serve into the 2030s, with the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider to begin replacing the B-1B after 2025. The B-1s currently in inventory will reach the end of their service lives by 2045. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of 60-year-old life hacks put to the test.
Tweaked Automotive's Land Rover Defender Military Edition combines both luxury and ruggedness into a single package. In addition to its camouflage design, it's powered by a 5.7L Chevy V8 that produces 403-horsepower and features a 4x4 drivetrain, billet dashboard, as well as a wide track arch kit. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
British special forces are now testing the Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic Helmet, which is held together by neodymium N52 magnets that enable operators to attach and remove the stock bulletproof cheek plates to install separate sights or optics. Unlike Boba Fett's helmet, this one features special vents and even an integrated fan, to prevent it from fogging up. The helmet lens was designed by an aerodynamic engineer for Suzuki specifically to offer military-spec ballistic protection. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the napkin ring problem.
Inspired by the F-117A Nighthawk, the Barracuda SV11 Stealth Boat looks to be straight from a 007 film. It's powered by a powerful twin engine that generates 575-horsepower, enabling it to hit speeds in excess of 40 knots. The a 1,000-liter fuel tank lets you travel as long as 200-nautical miles on a full tank of gas. Two groups already using this stealthy machine are the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research and the Polish Navy. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to build a human.