Estonia-based defense provider Milrem has unveiled THeMIS ADDER, a shape-shifting mini tank that can be remotely controlled, and equipped with a 360° rotating CIS 50MG capable of hitting targets up to 1.1-miles away. Not just a rolling war machine, it can carry up to 1,653 to 2,205 pounds of gear, and cruises between 15-21.7 mph. Alternative uses include: a remote reconnaissance platform, C-IED platform and medevac vehicle. "Unmanned systems will play a significant role in the development of military capabilities in future. Within the next 10 years, we will see smart ground systems complimenting the human troops during joint missions," said said Milrem CEO Kuldar Vaarsi. 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 megaphone that automatically translates spoken words into another language.
Why throw a single grenade in times of war, when you could shoot multiple, with the Milkor M32A1-MSGL? This hand-held, gas plug operating, semi-automatic revolving action weapon houses six grenades that can be unloaded in under 3-seconds, and is compatible with a host of 40mm munitions. Each grenade shot effectively covers a 20x60 meter area, with the max range being 400-meter low velocity shots and 800-meter medium velocity shots. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of magic clay.
Kevlar is what the Army has been using in body armor for decades, but spider silk may be change that. Michigan-based bioengineering company Kraig Biocraft has genetically altered silkworms to produce spider silk, and calls it "Dragon Silk". They recently won a contract with the US Army to use this material in body armor. Simply put as possible, Kraig Biocraft inserted the genes for making spider silk into silkworms, thus creating a composite silk strong as normal spider silk yet much easier to produce. 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 Star Wars Bears.
The Raytheon Phaser isn't some sci-fi fantasy, but rather a real weapon that can disable drones or anything electronic in seconds. Simply put, it's essentially a high-powered microwave radiation transmitter set installed on top of a 20-foot shipping container. Operators would first locate the drone with an MPQ-64 Sentinel or Close Combat Tactical Radar, track the target, and then transmit that date to the Phaser. This diesel generator-powered weapon will then direct a brief jolt of microwave energy in the direction of incoming drones, destroying its control systems, stopping their motors and causing them to fall out of the air. 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 they created Jurassic Park's most iconic special effect.
Forget walls, these terminator robots can seek and destroy enemies from more than 4-miles away, and are designed for use on the Russian border. They claim to accurately detect and attack ground, as well as aerial threats, long before they reach Russian soil. They will be equipped with include radar, HD and thermal video imaging, and multiple long-range grenade launchers. "In its structure there is a radar unit that detects a target: humans to about 7km distance, a car up to 10km. After detection, the target is engaged using an optical system," said chief project engineer Dmitry Perminov. 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 five tech life hacks you may not have seen before.
Forget gun-equipped drones, Russian arms maker United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) has created one designed to tank out tanks. This multicopter can be remotely controlled from up to 3-miles, and has a flight time of approximately 20-minutes. It is armed with an unspecified anti-tank rocket launcher. "The flying robots were designed to observe distant objects, record video and still images including thermal imaging, transmit video in real time, deliver goods to a specified point, and destroy enemy targets on the battlefield," said Sergey Skokov, Deputy CEO of UIMC in a press release. 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 life hack showing how to open a can in emergency situations.
The MS-1 was the first Soviet-designed tank, and produced from 1928 to 1931. It was based on the Renault FT, with the addition of a vertically sprung suspension. The tank was designed by Professor V. Zaslavsky at a new Tank Bureau set up under the Central Directorate of Military Industries. The 35-horsepower truck engine (a copy of the Italian FIAT 15 ter) was supplied by the Moscow AMO Factory, and the gun was a modified copy of the French 37 mm Puteaux SA 18 cannon. This group of friends decided to create a functional replica at home, and as you can see, their 8-months of work definitely paid off. 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 massive "Airzooka".
Two of China's secretive J-20 stealth fighters swept over a large crowd at the Zhuhai Air Show Tuesday. The fighters were not officially listed on the schedule and appeared in the sky just after an aerobatics show by the People's Liberation Army Air Force. After screeching into the sky as a pair at low-level, one of the J-20s quickly disappeared over the horizon, leaving the other to perform a series of turns, revealing its delta wing shape against bright sub-tropical haze. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The Inkas Toyota Land Cruiser Armored Vehicle, based on the Land Cruiser 79, is powered by a 4.5L diesel V8 engine, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Perfect for SWAT missions, it can carry up to eight passengers plus a turret operator, with gun ports all the way around the perimeter and two quick escape hatches for making a quick escape. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
Northrop Grumman's B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, features low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is a flying wing design with a crew of two. The bomber can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons, such as eighty 500 lb (230 kg)-class (Mk 82) JDAM Global Positioning System-guided bombs, or sixteen 2,400 lb (1,100 kg) B83 nuclear bombs. Continue reading for more interesting facts about the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. Click here for a few bonus images.