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The U.S. Army is experimenting with acoustic threat detection systems to help soldiers in combat zones pinpoint the location of incoming fire, from automatic weapons to rocket-propelled grenades, officials said. The service is testing products including FireFLY, which was used in Afghanistan for a two-year period through 2013, and a newer and bigger system called […]

It looks like a blimp but technically it isn’t one because it has a rigid structure made out of ultra-light carbon fiber and aluminum underneath its high-tech Mylar skin. Inside, balloons hold the helium that gives the vehicle lift. Unlike hydrogen, the gas used in the Hindenburg airship that crashed in 1937, helium is not […]

Raytheon pushes swarm boat weapon

by Mike Hoffman on September 12, 2012

Raytheon is the latest defense company to get in line to trumpet a missile or radar system’s capabilities in defeating the swarm boats the U.S. Navy has listed as major threats to their ships, especially in an attack from Iran. Officials from Raytheon say they succesfully tested its Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted […]

Check out the latest piece of UAV spy tech that the DoD is looking at out at the giant Nevada Test Site. World Surveillance Group’s worm-like Argus One airship began flight demonstrations for the Pentagon at a Department of Energy-owned airstrip inside the mysterious test range. (It was probably at the DoE’s Yucca airstrip, a site that […]

So, it’s being reported that the Air Force has sent one of its WC-135 Constant Phoenix jets to Japan to figure out just how much radiation is seeping from the nuclear reactors. They do this by deliberately flying through radioactive clouds and scooping up air samples to be analyzed. The jet’s mission, famously ordered by […]