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IXI Technology Dronekiller

There have been some drone incidents that nearly caused major accidents with aircraft, but IXI Technology's Dronekiller could change that. This jamming gun has a range of up to 800 meters, and is good for 4-hours of continuous use when fully charged, thanks to hot-swappable battery packs. When depleted, simply connect it to any 12-volt vehicle outlet. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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RQ4 UAV Drone

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One of the US Air Force's RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance drones crashed in the waters off Spain this past June, and earlier this week, US European Command officials managed to recover what was left of it. This Northrop Grumman-built aircraft was assigned to 348th Reconnaissance Squadron out of Grand Forks Air Force Base, and went down in the Gulf of Cadiz near the US Navy's base in Rota, Spain. It was used to provide a broad overview and systematic surveillance using high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and long-range electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors with long loiter times over target areas. The RQ-4 can survey as much as 40,000 square miles (100,000 km2) of terrain a day, which is an area the size of South Korea or Iceland. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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K-MAX Helicopter

Unlike other helicopters, Lockheed Martin's Kaman K-MAX Helicopter boasts interlinking rotors whose primary mission is to provide cargo load operations with a maximum payload of 6,000 pounds. "The most unique thing is this aircraft can fly itself. These two particular aircraft were over in Afghanistan for almost three years flying unhanded, and moving almost five million pounds of cargo, keeping numerous convoys off the road, preventing any roadside attacks," said Jerry McCawley, a Chief Pilot and Flight Safety Engineer with Lockheed Martin. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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AR-Enabled Helmet

The problem with military tanks, aircraft and other vehicles is their lack of visibility, but LimpidArmor aims to change that with their Land Platform Modernization Kit. Simply put, it allows for tank crews, and other personnel, to see through armor, rather than just peer out of a small apertures through the thick walls of the vehicle. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Russian Exoskeleton

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Called the Ratnik-3, this futuristic exoskeleton designed for the Russian military is made from titanium and boosts strength as well as stamina, while a flexible layer of armor protects soldiers from any incoming objects. It fits over the torso and secured around the waist to equally disperse the weight of the built-in backpack, which 110-pound load capacity. "We have already held trials for the prototype of the active exoskeleton. It really enhances a serviceman's physical abilities. For example, the tester was able to shoot from a machine-gun only with one hand and accurately hit targets," said chief designer Oleg Faustov. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Themis Hybrid Unmanned Ground Vehicle

The THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) is a multi-mission, unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), developed by Estonia-based defence and security services provider Milrem, could be the ultimate war weapon. It's designed for a range of military missions in dangerous or hard-to-reach areas, as THeMIS can be configured for different roles including reconnaissance, observation, target acquisition, communications relay, logistics support platform, rescue, fire-fighting, and medical evacuation (medevac). Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Mil-Spec Launch Edition Hummer

Always wanted a brand new Hummer H1, but never got around to purchasing one from AM General between 1992 - 2006? Well, now is your chance. Meet the $239,000 Mil-Spec Automotive Hummer H1 Launch Edition. Featuring an after-burner grey paint job, this rugged 4-door hardtop pickup's body has been lengthened by 7-inches and width increased by 8-inches, while sitting on aluminum gun-black alloy wheels wrapped in Nitto Ridge Grappler tires. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Raytheon StormBreaker Smart Bomb

Raytheon announced this week that its StormBreaker smart bomb has entered operational testing phase, bringing it one step closer to providing the U.S. Air Force with the capability to strike maneuvering targets in adverse weather. It will be first fielded on the F-15E Strike Eagle, and is planned to be integrated onto the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter by 2022. This tri-mode seeker uses imaging infrared, millimeter wave and semi-active laser, giving pilots the ability to destroy moving targets on the battlefield in adverse weather conditions from standoff ranges. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to melt rocks into lava.

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Boeing MQ-25

There are autonomous cars, drones, and now, Boeing's MQ-25, an unmanned aircraft system designed for the U.S. Navy that provides the needed robust refueling capability thereby extending the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C fighters. This aircraft brings the right combination of refueling, autonomy, and seamless carrier deck integration to deliver a solution that meets the U.S. Navy's goals: put a low-cost unmanned aerial refueling aircraft on the flight deck as soon as possible. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one about the coldest thing in the world.

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2018 Eagle Squadron Mustang GT

The 2018 Eagle Squadron Mustang GT was designed to pay tribute to the Eagle Squadron and the Royal Air Force's 100th anniversary, complete with an RTR carbon fiber widebody kit, front spoiler, canards, RTR illuminated grille and a stealthy camouflage exterior inspired by the Spitfire fighter planes. Inside, you'll find Recaro racing seats with embroidered Eagle Squadron logos, a hand-engraved shift knob made from F-35 Lightning parts and a hand-engraved aluminum badge sourced from a Spitfire. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.

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