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BAE Systems MAGMA UAV Maneuvers By Puffing Air Instead Of Using Flaps

How aircraft takes off, flies and land hasn’t change a lot since its invention. They uses a combination of ailerons, elevators and rudders (otherwise known as control surfaces) to do so. Even rotary wing aircraft uses the same principle, except that in helicopters, it is maneuvered by manipulating the main and tail rotors via cyclic and collective inputs. However, this principle of modern flight may not be the only way how aircraft of tomorrow flies. Continue reading BAE Systems MAGMA UAV Maneuvers By Puffing Air Instead Of Using Flaps

With the Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display, Even Darkness Won’t Be Able to Cloak Your Presence

technology can help us, but it can also be a threat, depending on which side you are on. hold on right there. we are not talking about the fabled Skynet, though we love to make references to it; we are talking about the Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) which British defence, security and aerospace company BAE Systems’ debuted a few months ago at the Farnborough Airshow. as the name implies, it is the second generation HMD that’s packed with advanced imaging and tracking technology that would make a proficient pilot even more deadlier. Continue reading With the Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display, Even Darkness Won’t Be Able to Cloak Your Presence

Obrum PL-01 Concept Tank with Adaptiv Systems

one look at the PL-01 Concept Tank, i bet you didn’t think it is a machine of this era. it looks more like a tank pulled from the pages of a science friction graphic novel. anyway, this tank is very much the real-deal, or at least soon-to-be a real deal and it packs quite a punch in terms of the technologies that goes into it. we are not war advocates, but this war machine sure looks super cool, made even more cooler by the invisibility cloak it is wearing. yes. you heard us. invisibility cloak. developed by Obrum, which is part of Poland Defence Holdings (PDH), the PL-01 Concept is based around BAE Systems CV90 AFV which we saw way back in 2011 and features the super cool Adaptiv systems that will make the vehicle invisible to infrared by matching the tank’s skin to the infrared signature of the surroundings. in this way, the tank will be invisible to infrared-based weapons and devices, though it is still visible to naked eyes. Continue reading Obrum PL-01 Concept Tank with Adaptiv Systems

BAE Systems Adaptiv – invisibility cloak for vehicles

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we have been waiting for years for invisibility cloak to become a reality and that yearning has finally see some lights. Swedish defense equipment firm, BAE Systems has successfully tested its invisibility cloak technology known as Adaptiv that allows a vehicle to blend with its surrounding. of course, to make a vehicle disappear right before our eyes like James Bond’s Aston Martin is still not within human grasp but the least we could do is to evade those nasty infrared and other surveillance technology. the system is make up of lightweight hexagonal pixels that are juiced up by the vehicle’s system. each of this hand-size pixels are heated or cooled individually with semi-conducting technology that provides its invisibility capability. Continue reading BAE Systems Adaptiv – invisibility cloak for vehicles