34 years old. That’s how old the iconic Humvee is today. If the conflicts over the decades have proven anything, it has proven the vulnerability of this rugged-looking light military transport. The U.S. Department of Defense knew very well and have had asked for an answer. The result was the Oshkosh Defense’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV. Continue reading Here’s A Look At A Safer, Next-Generation Humvee From AM General
As crazy as it may sound, popular YouTube tinkerer, the Hacksmith, has built a working electromagnetic railgun. While the U.S. Navy spent more than a decade developing this supposedly next-generation gun for its Navy warships and investing around $500 million in the process, the Hacksmith team has made one right in their garage. Granted, the term did not say how much they have spent to create this small-scale railgun, but surely, the 16 capacitors, the specialized works they have engaged et cetera, can’t be in the realm of millions, right? Continue reading The Hacksmith Built A Small Scale Railgun Right In The Garage
Now, I am sure we are familiar with Haynes, the publishing firm known for manuals that guide to maintaining and repairing automobiles and motorcycles, and in recent times, even teaches you how to survive a zombie apocalypse (very aptly filed under “Practical Lifestyle Manual” and yes, it is 100% real!). It seems like whatever ride you have, Haynes Manuals will have you covered, but what if your ride happen to be the once icon of U.S. air superiority, the aircraft that synonymous with the movie Top Gun (Paramount Pictures, 1986), the Grumman F-14 Tomcat? Continue reading Oh, Look. There Is A Owner’s Workshop Manual For F-14 Tomcat!
When it comes to moving through unforgiving terrains, no one knows better than the Russians. The Russian has oversaw the birth of a myriad of ATVs, or all-terrain vehicles, like the Sherp ATV, Avtoros Shaman 8×8 ATV, an even a buoyant bike, the Taurus 2×2 all-terrain motorcycle, and today, we found yet another impressive example called DT-30PM. The DT-30PM Amphibious All-terrain Tracked Carrier Vehicle is the modernized version of the original DT-30 first introduced in 1982. It is a multipurpose carrier developed and built by Russian company Vityaz. Continue reading Meet DT-30PM, The Russian Amphibious Beast You Never Knew Existed
You enjoy outfitting yourself with military-grade gear, but have you ever thought about doing the same for your favorite canine friend? No? Well, the Navy SEAL K9 Patrol Lead (Leash) and Quick Harness from T3 Gear gives you a reason to do so. Because, why the hell not? Not only are they super cool, but the leash, in particular, is strong as hell. Central to the design of the K9 Patrol Led is a Frog Clamp rated to, wait for this… 26-freaking-kN! Man, that’s like nearly 6,000 pounds of force which theoretically, should allow it to pull a car right out of ditch. Continue reading Navy SEAL K9 Gear For Your Canine Friend Is Now Available To The Public
Flatpack and SUV are like oil and water. They will never ever mix, or at least that’s what we thought. However, one Russian engineer, Dr. Juri E Postnikov set out to prove us wrong with a somewhat toy-ish-looking SUV which he calls Partisan One. Partisan Motors is the company he founded that makes this unusually square-ish vehicle that somehow reminds us of Spongebob and clearly, Partisan One won’t be the prettiest on the trails, much less the roads. With the desire to create a vehicle which can be deployed to the battlefield quickly and efficiently, Dr. Juri came up with the idea of flatpack SUV and being this awkwardly squarish is the direct result of its flatpack nature. Continue reading This Is What A Bombproof, Flatpack SUV For The Military Looks Like
No. The thing you see up there is not a glorified, oversized electric skateboard. Though it might very well be if there are giants that live among us. It is a thing called SURUS, the abbreviation for Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, developed by General Motors. It is the next-generation of mobility leveraging on flexible fuel cell electric platform which, when paired with autonomous capabilities, is GM’s answer to the “toughest transportation challenges” posed by “natural disasters, complex logistics environments and global conflicts.” Continue reading GM’s SURUS Platform Is The Future Of Trucks With Autonomous Capabilities
If there’s one thing Israel is known for, it would be the country’s striving military industry. The country’s military sector has turned up quite number of military hardware that have well proven their worth. Among those hardware is the Merkava Main Battle Tank, a fearsome armored fighting vehicle that was tailored made for the Israel Defence Force. But, however it has proven itself, the Merkava time must come to an end in face of emerging threats and when it eventually does come to an end, the Carmel platform will be its successor. Continue reading Israel’s Next-Gen Tank, Carmel, Needs Just Two Crew To Operate
It looks like China is a rapidly growing market that not only offers the world affordable alternatives to a myriad of consumers product, but it is now actively vying for a piece of the military hardware pie too. The unmanned attack helicopter, the AV500W, you see here from state-owned Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) is one such military hardware aimed at the global market. The AV500W was recently unveiled at the fourth China Helicopter Expo at Tianjin where over 400 helicopter manufacturers and vendors from 22 nations and regions participated. Continue reading China Offers ‘Affordable’ Counterterrorism Solution With Unmanned Attack Helicopter
There are many tech developed by private contractors for the government that we don’t know about. Some of these tech, like those once used by CIA, were quite mind-boggling advanced for their time. Now, this probably don’t come as a surprise – thanks the hordes of Hollywood spy movies, but I bet you didn’t know that the military also possesses some pretty crazy cool gadgets and the Jetboots Hands-free Diver Propulsion System is one of them. While underwater jetpack is not new, the Jetboots here is on a league of its own. Continue reading How “Jetboots” Helped Elite Forces In Modern Warfare And Yes, They Exist!