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Photo illustration Wikimedia US DoD

A UK elite unit was equipped with advanced drone technology when responding to the suicide bombing incident in Liverpool on November 14. A taxi driver...
Photo illust. by US Air Force

New technologies that offer help to forces in finding enemy troops when operating in confined or urban environments were evaluated during a military exercise...

Wearable technology promises to make significant changes to how soldiers report information. Today, units in the field must call in everything, filing verbal reports...
monitoring

Accurate, proactive monitoring has long been recognized as key to preventing injury and mortality in personnel exposed to a wide range of harmful conditions...

A new patent file reveals innovative research by the US Army in the field of anti-reflective coating, inspired by nature. In addition to improving...

The US MoD is interested in multi-spectrum laser protective eyewear that meets the needs of law enforcement and emergency response agencies. Laser protective eyewear...

The Bundeswehr will acquire laser light modules for the German armed forces. The devices manufactured by Rheinmetall can be mounted via a standard interface...
detection device

US military troops typically rely on mostly large devices and alarms that scan a wide area for chemicals and alert entire units of a...
water resupply

Water is a critical resource for survival. Many remote locations have limited or polluted water supplies. Existing methods of water purification, such as desalination,...

In GPS-denied environments, such as underground, in dense urban areas, and where GPS is jammed, warfighters need alternative location solutions. A new technology uses...
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An additional batch of advanced nano-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be delivered to the US Army. FLIR System has won an additional $15.4 million...

Exoskeletons (external skeletons) are designed to help soldiers with heavy loads and give their limbs extra movement, strength and endurance. But soldiers often face...
future forces

A U.S. Army video shows its concept of the soldier of the future. At first glance, it looks like it will only be a...
night vision

Next generation night vision capabilities will soon be provided to US soldiers. Microsoft will build mixed-reality (virtual and augmented reality) headsets for the US...

Locating combatants in the field in a GPS-denied environment can be challenging, especially if they are under threat and every second count. A new...
soldier training

The live training environment will be replaced with virtuals. The U.S. Army wants to trade the decades-old Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System, or MILES,...

A series of shoulder-fired recoilless grenade launchers will be developed for the US market by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) and Germany-based...
nano drones

Details of a previously unknown drone project unveiled in a Pentagon document suggest that US Special Forces are acquiring small drones equipped with electronic...

The final delivery of the Sig Sauer’s prototypes of Next Generation Squad Weapons systems, or NGSW, has been delivered to the U. S. Army....

Camouflage can protect military personnel and equipment from observation by enemy forces. A material that can change color on demand could lead to an entirely...
camouflage

While Israel’s adversaries have improved their ability to spot IDF soldiers using advanced cameras, including thermal cameras and night-vision equipment, until now there has...
personal protection gear

A new personal protection gear designed for US soldiers has failed to meet ballistic protection requirements. The US Army’s new Soldier Protection System (SPS)...