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UGVs by ROBOTEAM

Providing certainty in unknown environments and protecting the lives of combat troops and law enforcement personnel in the most challenging combat scenarios - this...
Photo illust. soldier US Navy by Kim Smith

The US Army has been buying large amounts of small drones for use among regular units, and it could be that in the near...
U.S Army New Generation Guns, Photo by Sig Sauer

As part of a $20 million deal with Sig Sauer, the US military is replacing its M4 rifle and M249 automatic squad weapons with...
ihls security accelerator

Electro-optical targeting teams from the US Marine Corps needed a portable system to help them acquire targets quickly on the battlefield. Soon they will...

Units of the French Special Operations Command will be the first military force to adopt the latest  FN ENVOLYS machine gun. The weapon was...
counter terror technologies

Some 40 percent of adult Americans live in a gun-owning household, according to the Pew Research Center. As federal lawmakers remain deadlocked on any...
night vision injection

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA wants to develop enhanced, less bulky night-vision goggles. 10 organizations were selected for this mission. “Current night...
Photo illust. US Marines Corps

The US Army has been investing in potential replacements for its aging combat weapons for many years. However, to fully maximize the capabilities of...
Photo illust US Navy

With the goal to equip its armed forces with emerging and disruptive technologies, the Latvian MoD will invest some $1.4 million in three innovative...
flexible electronics

Wearable devices need power. Wearable electronics are a big market and stretchable batteries are essential to their development. University of British Columbia researchers have...
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...
photo illus. laser by Pixabay

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...
Photo Black Hornet US DoD

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...