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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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Rezvani Tank Military Edition

Priced at $397k, the top-of-the-line Rezvani TANK Military Edition boasts Ballistic Level 7 armoring, gas masks, underside explosive protection, and military run flat tires. On the inside, you'll not only find first aid kits, but an intercom system that can be used to safely communicate with people outside the vehicle, along with strobe lights, a Kevlar-wrapped fuel tank and 'blinding lights' to disorient attackers. It's powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine that develops 707 hp, riding on a reinforced suspension. 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 where an NSA hacker reveals five ways to protect yourself online.

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Raytheon Laser Weapon Dune Buggy

What better way to knock drones out of the sky than with a dune buggy equipped with a high-energy laser weapon? That's exactly what Raytheon has created. To be more specific, the team combined a high energy laser with an advanced variant of Raytheon's Multi-spectral Targeting System - a sophisticated package of electro-optical and infrared sensors - and installed it on a Polaris MRZR, a utility terrain vehicle. "Basically, we're putting a laser on a dune buggy to knock drones out of the sky," said Dr. Ben Allison, director of Raytheon's high energy laser product line. 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 movies get vintage and custom cars.

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Marines Autonomous Flight

Office of Naval Research (ONR) engineers have successfully demonstrated Aurora's Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS), which enables any rotary-wing aircraft to fly autonomously. This enables a Marine in the field to quickly request supplies, even in dangerous environments, using a handheld tablet, without prior training required. "AACUS gives revolutionary capability to our fleet and force. It can be used as a pilot aid in degraded visual environments, or allow fully autonomous flights in contested environments, keeping our pilots out of harm's way," said Dennis Baker, AACUS program officer. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one that shows what it's like to build LEGO models for a living.

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F-15E Mach Loop


Several U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles were captured flying through the Mach Loop in north Wales this week, training in an area where pilots are permitted to fly as low as 250-feet while maneuvering through the mountains, training to avoid enemy radar. Like clockwork, the local plane spotters know exactly when to show up, and managed to capture this stunning footage. The Strike Eagles can be distinguished from other U.S. Eagle variants by darker aircraft camouflage and conformal fuel tanks mounted along the engine intake ramps. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a lemon-powered supercar.

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