military

Want: FirstLook Spy Robot (Video)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/1818705.png" /><a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/irobot">iRobot</a> recently introduced the 110 FirstLook robot designed for spying,

Sweet Winning DARPA Combat Vehicle Designs Shown Off

Last month we mentioned how DARPA and Local Motors were trying out a crowdsourcing model for producing a concept combat vehicle. Well, the entries have been vetted and voted on, and they’ve put

82nd Airborne Tests Out Special Android Build In Field Test

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/82ndairborne.jpg" />It looks like the U.S. Military has embraced the smartphone era</a>. A recent field test at Fort Bragg saw members of

U.S. Air Force Prepares For Second X-37B Launch

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/x37b.jpg" />What is the U.S. Air Force doing up there? The <i>mysterious</i> X-37B spacecraft will begin its second voyage on Friday, pro

DARPA's Hummingbot UAV Now Looks Like A Hummingbird, Flies For 10 Minutes

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/darpa-hummingbird-spybot.jpg" />Okay, this is pretty amazing, but also pretty scary. The DARPA "Nano-UAV" project we've <a href="http://w

DARPA Tries Open-Source, Goes After Professionals For XC2V Combat Support Vehicle

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/45_top_right_.jpg" />DARPA, the Defense Department's <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/research/">R&D</a> wing, does some pretty

World Leaders Looking To Regulate Cyber War

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/cyberwarm.jpg" />World leaders will be taking the first steps toward a universal definition of “cyber war,” and how to wage it legall

U.S. Military Looking To Bring M4 Carbine, M16 Rile Into The Modern Era

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/m4carbine.jpg" />The U.S. military wants to upgrade the rifle that its servicemen use to spread liberty around the world. The current mai

Enhanced Vision System For Soldiers Being Investigated

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/t1-a2.jpg" />The magic vision glasses or eye implants have been a staple of sci-fi for a long time. From the mega-vision of the Terminato

Navy's "Mach 7" Railgun Fires A Round At 33 Megajoules

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/080201-navy-railgun-02.jpg" />You guys, it won't be long before wars really are fought by bunny-hopping space marines in power armor, hea

US Military Bans Physical Media To Curb Leaks

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/interpol-wanted-poster.jpg" />In the wake of recent high-profile leaks, some branches of the US military have taken a step that may be end up

SOCOM Coming To Android, And I Ain't Talking About The Game

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/google-nexus-one.jpg" />We cover a lot of <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/military/">military</a> <a href="http://www.crunchgear.c

Instead Of Booth Babes, Northrop Grumman Has Gun Bots

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/CaMEL.jpg" />It's a well-established tradition at tech conventions, where nerds like us abound, to stock one's booth with beautiful women

Lockheed & Darpa Develop Real Life ‘Aimbot’ For Snipers

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/rsniper.jpg" />From <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/10/12/medal-of-honor-the-first-reviews-are-in-and-theyre-largely-positive/">o

Jet Mounted Laser To Be Tested For Distance This Weekend

Now that the whole “laser on a plane” thing has been resolved, the military is starting to test the technology on smaller platforms, and at longer ranges. Check out the video from first te

U.S. Military Bans Personnel From Visiting Wikileaks; Pentagon Asks Site To Do The 'Right Thing'

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/wikileakscspan.jpg" />The controversy surrounding <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/08/03/u-s-congressman-calls-for-execution-of-wi

Is This The End For The Army’s “Pain Ray”?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/goodbyeweapon4_f.jpg" />Among the many advances in military technology, perhaps one of the most unwelcome was the "Active Denial System,"

New pics of U.S. Navy-Raytheon's laser attack

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/laser1.png" />Well, well, well. Yesterday morning I wrote a quick thing about the U.S. Navy and Raytheon’s <a HREF="http://www.crunchge

'Better than Star Wars' laser shoots down flying aircraft for first time in history

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/laserss.jpg" />There’s no way to begin this next story without breaking out this movie quote: “If I were creating the world I wouldn'

QinetiQ's solar-powered Zephyr aircraft attempting to stay aloft for 14 days

It’s summer here in the Northern hemisphere, and that means the solar-based industry in the US is in top experimental gear (to clarify: the company in question is British but the test flight is
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