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Unusual VTOL, Cormorant, Is What Future Helicopters May Look Like

Just when we thought mankind has reached the apex of aircraft design with respect to vertical takeoff aircraft like the helicopter, Israel firm Tactical Robotics came around and introduce a whole new concept of VTOL, or vertical takeoff and landing, vehicle. Formerly known as AirMule (which is exactly what it is designed to do, btw), Cormorant UAV is Israel take of VTOL that employs internal rotor blades for lift and horizontally-mounted ducted fans for thrust, and it is designed to transport troops, civilians, or cargos, in locations where even helicopters can’t go. Continue reading Unusual VTOL, Cormorant, Is What Future Helicopters May Look Like

New Anti-drone Gun Can Bring Down A Rogue Drone From 1.2 Miles Away

Using electronic means to intercept and safely put an errand drone to the ground is not new, but Sydney-based DroneShield’s sci-fi-ish contraption you see here, aptly called DroneGun, stands out as the first that can do so from up to 1.2 miles (1.9 kilometers) away. The longer reach has obvious benefits and among them is upping the odds of interception since the law enforcer would less likely to alert the intruding pilot who would otherwise make a run for it when he or she detects something is amiss like, you know, a SUV making a huge ding on its arrival. Continue reading New Anti-drone Gun Can Bring Down A Rogue Drone From 1.2 Miles Away

Inkas Hudson APC Is Toyota Land Cruiser Put To Good Use

If you live in an obscenely huge mansion on an obscenely enormous compound, then you probably need a SWAT team to safeguard your property and if so, you will be needing this vehicle, the Inkas Toyota Land Cruiser Armored Vehicle. It is an armored special purpose vehicle based on Inkas Hudson APC (which stands for Armored Personnel Carrier, btw) and one which your money can buy. Though for how much, we have no idea. But we suggest you read on to learn more on what this non-run-of-the-mill Land Cruiser has to offer before asking “how much?” Why? I don’t know. It could be a little overkill for your purpose. Just saying… Continue reading Inkas Hudson APC Is Toyota Land Cruiser Put To Good Use

Kurdish Peshmerga Rolled Out Homemade Tanks To Fight ISIS

If the movie Mad Max is anything indication of a desolated future, then that future is probably here already. The basis of such apocalyptic future usually involved armed fighters conjuring up their own defenses and weapons, and in the case of Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq, they are doing exactly the same: rolling out homemade tanks converted from trucks and other vehicles and equipping with them heavy machine guns, anti-aircraft guns, and even missile launchers. Continue reading Kurdish Peshmerga Rolled Out Homemade Tanks To Fight ISIS

GM’s Chevy Fuel-cell Off-roader For U.S. Army Looks Like A Show Truck

This is not a Hummer replacement. The U.S. military has already found that. This one here, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Fuel Cell Vehicle, is the future of the battlefield. Apart of having the ability to go places – thanks to its lifted ride height and massive 37-inch tires – it is fuel cell powered, meaning it will be going places in a stealthy manner. On top of that, it has what GM refers to as “Exportable Power Take-Off” unit which allows the fuel cell power to support activities away from the vehicle, even if it is in areas where electricity supply is non-existence. Continue reading GM’s Chevy Fuel-cell Off-roader For U.S. Army Looks Like A Show Truck

This Is T14 Armata, Russia’s First Robot Tank With Unmanned Turret

As far as tank design goes, the newest main battle tank of Russia, the T14 Armata developed by long-time tank manufacturer UralVagonZavod, is nothing radical. It looks like what a tank supposed to be (and what a T tank supposed to be), but beneath that thick wall of armor is a rather interesting tech that allows this tank to go unmanned… but only on the turret (at least for now). Yeah, I find it rather odd too. If we read correctly, this means that T14 still needs to be driven by someone into the battle, while its fully automated 125mm main gun can be operated without a gun team. If that’s the case, it is indeed a strange proposition because therein lies a coordination issue. Continue reading This Is T14 Armata, Russia’s First Robot Tank With Unmanned Turret

Image: Seven Vehicles To Survive The End Of The World

The talk about end of the world is behind us, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen and if it does happen, you will need more than a nuclear fallout bunker to survive. You will need a set of wheels because, like the homo sapiens who walked the Earth 200,000 years ago, you need to forage for food and water in order to continue living, and this means stepping out of your derelict but cosy hideout into the hostile environment where there’s no telling who’s friend, who’s foe. However, we are not talking about just any set of wheels; certainly not a Mini Cooper or Continue reading Image: Seven Vehicles To Survive The End Of The World

Following U.S.M.C., U.S. Air Force Also Declares F-35A Combat Ready

The development of the F-35A has been a long, arduous one entangled with controversy, but all that is behind us now as the U.S. Air Force, following the U.S. Marine Corps, declares the F-35A joint strike fighter ready for combat by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command on August 2, 2016. The first squadron of F-35A, designated 34th Fighter Squadron of the 388th Fighter Wing, is based in Hill Air Force Base in Utah. Naturally, the chief has nothing but good to say about the fifth-generation fighter jet. Then again, the aircraft have to be better than good cos’ gazillions of bills was sunk into it to ensure the United States maintains air superiority. Continue reading Following U.S.M.C., U.S. Air Force Also Declares F-35A Combat Ready

This Rifle-like Weapon Will Bring Down Rogue Drones In A Controlled Manner

Anti-drone sentiment is high in this day and age. To everyday people, it is the intrusion of privacy and to the government, it is clearly a security threat that needs to be addressed. Having said that, homeland security and law enforcement organizations around world are working relentlessly in search for a solution, resorting to means like using birds of prey like the hawk and drone with net to take errand drones out of the sky. More recently, a bazooka-like weapon was developed to ensnare drone from the ground and today, research and development outfit Battelle, showcased a less damaging solution that will bring down a drone in a controlled manner with an assault rifle-like device called DroneDefender. Continue reading This Rifle-like Weapon Will Bring Down Rogue Drones In A Controlled Manner

Polaris Unveils V22 Osprey-friendly Turbo Diesel MRZR Military Vehicle

Before you get all too excited and start dreaming yourself conquering undulating terrains in a Polaris Turbo Diesel MRZR (MRZR-D), you have to know that unless you are a military personnel, you are unlikely to be traveling in one – much less drive one. The Polaris Turbo Diesel MRZR is the newest addition to Polaris Defense’s line up of geared-for-military duties vehicles and it will make its worldwide debut at the 2016 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida, happening between May 24 and 26, and in Ottawa, Ontario at Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries 2016 (CANSEC) from May 25 to 26. Continue reading Polaris Unveils V22 Osprey-friendly Turbo Diesel MRZR Military Vehicle