Tag Archives: Military

Empty Shell’s Suitcase-sized Minigun Looks Strangely Adorable

I know what you are thinking: this multi-barrel machine gun looks kind of cute. I also know that it is totally odd, or even out of place, to refer to a deathbringer as “cute.” It is adorable because, the XM556, as it is known, is just half the size of an M134 Minigun (you know, that electrically-driven Gatling gun popularized by movies like Predator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day?). You know how it is. Anything that is very much smaller than the norm is cute. Well, mostly. Continue reading Empty Shell’s Suitcase-sized Minigun Looks Strangely Adorable

China Has A Humvee-like Military Vehicle That Launches Suicide Drones

China is surely ramping up its military capability and with it, sprawling an industry that rapidly introduced rather disturbing military hardware, like the unmanned amphibious vehicle that could stay dormant for months before call to action and weird drone that is designed to drop precision bombs, for examples. The latest to surface is this armored wheeled vehicle with a Hummer vibe by Beijing Zhongzi Yanjing Auto Co. Ltd, or Yanjing Auto, as it is commonly known. Continue reading China Has A Humvee-like Military Vehicle That Launches Suicide Drones

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

DroneBullet is A “Missile Drone” That Will Knock Drones Out Of The Sky

It looks like the Russian homing rocket that is designed to knock out drones isn’t alone. A Canadian company, AerialX, also has a similar anti-drone drone that does the same and it is called DroneBullet – a name no doubt inspired by the shape of the drone and also what it is designed to do. Looking like an oversized projectile outfitted with a four-rotor setup, DroneBullet is described by the company as a “hybrid between a missile and a quadcopter.” Continue reading DroneBullet is A “Missile Drone” That Will Knock Drones Out Of The Sky

This Homing Rocket Is Designed To Knock Out Drones Out Of The Sky

We have seen enough counter-drone measures here. From drone-snagging eagle to bazooka that fires a net to all sort of electronic rifles, we have seen it all, but this anti-drone from Russia is different. This unnamed anti-drone weapon, as demonstrated in a video, can precisely homed into a rogue drone and knock it out of the sky, or at least, disrupt its operation somehow. Continue reading This Homing Rocket Is Designed To Knock Out Drones Out Of The Sky

China Revealed The World’s First Combat Amphibious Drone

You have seen and read about the military’s seafaring drones, AKA unmanned sea vehicles or USV, and I am sure most of us are aware of land-roaming drones. Now, meet one that is both an unmanned sea vehicle and a land combat drone from China called Marine Lizard. It is a full-fledged drone outfitted with an electro-optical and radar systems, and armed with a pair of machine guns and a vertical launching system for anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles. Continue reading China Revealed The World’s First Combat Amphibious Drone

For $45, You Can Protect Your Nether Region From Blast With “Blast Shorts”

Are your eyebrows raised already? Mine certainly did when I first saw this bizarre-to-regular-beings product. OK. Officially it is not called British Military Surplus Bulletproof Men’s Underwear; the official name as listed on Sportsman’s Guide is “British Military Surplus Blast Shorts with Kevlar, Like New.” Now. First thing first. There’s a huge difference between ’bulletproof’ and ‘blast proof or blast resistance’. One is capable of withstanding direct impact by, say, a projectile while the other means the ability of standing up to high pressure and possibly, stopping shrapnel. Continue reading For $45, You Can Protect Your Nether Region From Blast With “Blast Shorts”

MD Helicopters’ Enhanced MD 696 Can Launch A Bunch Of Drones In The Air

American helicopter maker MD Helicopters may have just changed the face of close air support with the enhanced MD 969 Twin Attack Helicopter. First unveiled at the HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, last month, MD Helicopters also took to the 2019 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit at Nashville, Tennessee, to show off the light attack helicopter. Continue reading MD Helicopters’ Enhanced MD 696 Can Launch A Bunch Of Drones In The Air

MBDA Spectre UAV Is Essentially A Flying Guided Missile Launcher

With the drones like General Atomics Predator and Reaper dominating the theaters of conflicts, it is easy to forget that are also more deadly UAVs out there. One of these deadly UAVs is the Spectre Combat UAV from European developer and manufacturer of missiles and missile delivery systems, MBDA. Unveiled at last year’s DVD exhibition in Millbrook, UK, Spectre is an electric Vertical Take-off and Landing UAV that is designed to provide rapid close air support. Continue reading MBDA Spectre UAV Is Essentially A Flying Guided Missile Launcher

China’s Ziyan UAV Revealed A Super Weird Attack Drone At Langkawi

What you see here is a Chinese combat-ready attach drone called Blowfish A2 from Chinese Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) maker, Ziyan UAV. Ziyan UAV is not a newcomer in making UAV, though. Prior to unveiling the Blowfish A2 at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2019 in Langkawi, Malaysia, the company already have at least 5 other helicopter-based combat drones under its belt. The Blowfish A2 is no different, but it stands out from the rest of siblings because of its very unusual form. Continue reading China’s Ziyan UAV Revealed A Super Weird Attack Drone At Langkawi