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ArmorWorks Heat and Radar Absorbent Camo

Yesterday we showed you ArmorWorks’ Hyena light all terrain truck. The jeep-like vehicle can carry five special operators and two litters at high-speeds all while…


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ArmorWorks’ Stealthy Spec Ops Truck

Check out these pictures I snapped at the Modern Day Marine expo last week of the latest toy from the high-tech camo-makers at ArmorWorks. This…


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The NYPD Has Air-to-Air Capability

The Internet was aflame this morning with talk of  NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly’s statement to 60 Minutes last night that his department has the ability…


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The V-22 Osprey and the iPod

RIDLEY PARK, Pa. — The V-22 Osprey is getting an extra 20-knots of speed and more than 1,00-pounds of lift power without any hardware changes,…



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The U.S.’ Post 9/11 Weapons Tech

Being part of Military.com, it wouldn’t be right if we here at DT didn’t do something to recognize the ten-year anniversary of 9/11. We figured…


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Anyone Recognize These NVGs or This Radio?

Anyone recognize the night vision optics that the keffiyeh-donning operator at the center of this photo is wearing? They look to me like Tactical Night…


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USAF Light Attack Decision in November?

A U.S. Army general today dropped a bit of interesting news about a U.S. Air Force program today. The air service will decide the winner…


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DEVGRU Wants Video Cameras for its Dogs

Remember when we showed you the badass gear that might have been worn by Cairo, the military working dog that participated in the raid that…




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Chinook Down in Afghanistan

It appears a U.S. MH-47 special operations variant Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook was brought down by hostile fire in Afghanistan. While information is scarce about the…


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A V-22 Carried bin Laden to the Vinson

Well, it was a V-22 Osprey that had the job of ferrying Osama bin Laden’s body from Afghanistan to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson…


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Special Operators’ Holographic Maps

It used to be that military tech was far ahead of tech that was routinely available on the civilian market. In many ways, those days…


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What’s DEVGRU Building in There??

Apparently the SEALs want to make their own …something? Sister site Kit Up! just spotted a solicitation by Navy DEVGRU (formerly known as SEAL Team Six)…


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SEAL Minisub: Reloaded

By Joe Buff — Defense Tech Undersea Warfare Contributor Since at least the ’90s, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has needed a stealthy, survivable, long…


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Why is China Buying MRAPs? (updated)

So, why is China buying MRAPs especially at a time when some in the U.S. defense establishment are calling for the U.S. to cut the…


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NAVAIR Looking at Riverine Simulator

One of the interesting conversations I had down at the Riverine training week at Fort Knox last month was with an instructional systems specialist who…


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The Afghan Insurgents’ Low Tech IED

Here’s an excerpt from a great piece by Michael Yon that’s running over at sister site, Line of Departure, detailing the Afghan insurgents latest move to counter…