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Coming soon to a battlefield: Robots that can kill

September 12th, 2019 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

  Tomorrow’s wars will be faster, more high-tech, and less human than ever before. Welcome to a new era of machine-driven warfare. Wallops island—a remote, marshy spit of land along the eastern shore of Virginia, near a famed national refuge for horses—is mostly known as a launch site for government and private rockets. But it […]

This video of a rocket sled doing 6,599mph at Hollman AFB is absolute insanity

September 7th, 2019 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

The sound alone of something ripping by at hypersonic speed just feet above the desert floor is worth the click! The internet is full of many wondrous things, most of which you have likely already seen. But something you probably have never seen before is an object rocketing along a set of tracks at 6,599 […]

The US Air Force has a new weapon called THOR that can take out swarms of drones

July 4th, 2019 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

Ding, the drone is done In recent years, small drones have made their way onto battlefields where they’ve been used to surveil US forces or drop bombs on them, prompting the US military to develop new ways to take them down. This week, the US Air Force unveiled a new tool that can be stationed […]

Flying aircraft carriers could be here sooner than you think

June 7th, 2019 at 1:58 pm » Comments Off

  Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie combat drone. Kratos and AeroVironment are teaming up to make it happen. For nearly half a decade, DARPA — the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — has been hard at work on a (not so) secret project: to build a flying aircraft carrier, a flying piloted “mother ship” capable of launching […]

The U.S. military is buying a $130 million laser weapon

May 27th, 2019 at 2:38 am » Comments Off

A team of Lockheed Martin and Dynetics engineers just won a $130 million contract to provide a 100-kilowatt laser weapon for the U.S. Army. The High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator — evocatively abbreviated HEL TVD — laser system is slated to be tested at a missile range in New Mexico in 2022, Defense News […]

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