The Army is fighting a war within its own ranks as suicide rates have reached the highest in Army history. The Pentagon reports suicide within Army ranks have averaged one per day this year, which surpasses combat fatalities. A nasal spray (similar but more medicinal than this one) could change this.
If you thought the gradual downsizing of the Hummer meant there wasn't a market for military inspired SUVs, a new luxury armored SUV out of Canada just ran over that idea. The personal armored SUV is back, and it's the size of a small plane.
Memories of the cold war have been raised from the dead this week with the confirmation from Russian officials they are testing an energy gun that would essentially turn people into zombies. The "psychotronic" gun would not only inflict pain but also attack the central nervous system leaving enemies scrambled.
Every science fiction movie you've ever seen is about to come true. The Office of Naval Research claims laser cannons will be on ships in about four years. In fact, contracts for defense contractors to build them should go out this year.
Having to shoulder a wounded comrade is never a question for soldiers, but having a method to do it more efficiently in close combat has been a needed innovation. A new device called an Injured Personnel Carrier (IPC) has now been designed to replace the old over-the-shoulder method by creating a sling — or human backpack — to free up a soldier's hands to navigate evacuation.
The XM25 is a $35,000 weapon that fires tiny little 25 millimeter grenades up to 500 yards. But these aren't just any microgrenades: they're smart microgrenades that can penetrate heavy cover and then explode when they're on the other side.
The randomized patterns of camouflage tricks the brain into thinking a person or object has blended into its surroundings, and to date we've seen it customized for various seasons or regions. A big problem however is the patterns have never really been created for exact environments. Now, a software design firm has developed a method for making site-specific camouflage
On Saturday, the United States Marine Corps few the very first combat resupply mission using an unmanned robot helicopter. The Kaman K-MAX, delivered a sling-load of cargo to an unidentified location inside Afganistan.
The Navy's new X-47B drone is getting an upgrade that'll greatly increase the distance it can fly from its aircraft carrier home base: the ability to refuel in the air.
This is the Acer, a 4,500 pound robot tank designed to withstand pretty much anything, including a bomb exploding right underneath it.