Have You Heard About DARPA’s Stealthy SilentHawk?

Have You Heard About DARPA’s Stealthy SilentHawk?

Described as an ideal dirt bike for the apocalypse, one of DARPA’s newly developed, currently in progress motorcycles can run on electric, gas, or diesel. It’s compact and rugged, but most notably, the aptly named SilentHawk motor cycle is nearly silent. Capable of emitting just 55 decibels while its electric motor is operation, the SilentHawk …

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Will Going Green Strengthen The U.S. Military?

Will Going Green Strengthen The U.S. Military?

Gas prices have fallen far and fast over the last few weeks in the U.S., but that’s not the case in Afghanistan, where the U.S. military can easily pay $400 a gallon.  Moving fuel is infamously challenging in Afghanistan. Trying to get gasoline to keep military vehicles operational across a rugged, landlocked country with inconsistent …

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The Navy’s MUOS Soon To Get Full Global Coverage

The Navy’s MUOS Soon To Get Full Global Coverage

The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) developed for the Navy by Lockheed is soon to get full global coverage and ahead of expectations. The IP based satellite network will capable of providing secure voice and data communications across the globe.  Navy could get next-gen global comm system a bit sooner | Defense Systems via: defensesystems.com …

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Are Simulations The Key To A Strong Military?

Are Simulations The Key To A Strong Military?

Recently, most headlines regarding the U.S. armed forces are focused on how weapons and defensive technology needs to be developed in the most efficient and innovative way possible, but has this notion caused us to lose sight on perhaps the most essential component of our military capabilities: a fully trained and capable soldier?  General Mark …

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Military Search And Rescue Robot Learns Karate

Military Search And Rescue Robot Learns Karate

Overseen by DARPA and developed by Boston Dynamics under Google, the Atlas is a 6’2″, 330 pound, two-legged robot that has a more human form compared to other military robotics, like BigDog. Intended for search and rescue missions in environments that cannot be safely accessed by human soldiers, the Atlas has already been capable of some …

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What Does Hagel’s Resignation Mean For The U.S. Military?

What Does Hagel’s Resignation Mean For The U.S. Military?

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation today. Nearly two years ago, President Obama appointed the former Republican senator and combat veteran . Since that time, Hagel has drawn both praise and criticism for his stance on divisive political and military issues, including the 2007 troop surge in Iraq, endorsement of Obama during the 2008 election, and a memo …

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