navy

  • Navy designing UAV-borne drug-sniffer bots


    Do they have so many boats to inspect that they can’t just hover over them to detect the good stuff? I guess so, because the Navy is spending a mint to create a “sensitive miniaturized sniffer” that can be placed on board (or stowed away in, or fired onto) suspicious vessels. After only six seconds, it’ll relay its findings back to the mothership or whatever… Read More

  • Navy creates Rail Gun, now working on Quad Damage

    Every step real life takes towards being more like a Schwarzenegger movie is a step in the right direction. I wouldn’t mind being killed by one of these things as long as my gravestone says “RIP Devin, killed by a projectile traveling more than a mile a second.”
    “Record” rail gun test today [Navy Times, video via Wired Danger Room] Read More

  • Korean Navy Endorses Starcraft Team

    This only happens in Korea, I swear. My countrymen love them some Starcraft and the mandatory military service hinders that love, but no longer. In April the Air Force profiled the King of the Terran Tribe in Starcraft, Im Yo-han. The profile caused the site to crash from all the hits and the Navy is hoping they can have the same success with the announcement of team Aegis. The formation of… Read More

  • Anti-Terrorism Weapon Doesn't Kill, Makes You Puke

    Who cares about CeBit, GDC, PMA and CTIA when this year’s Navy Opportunity Forum for small businesses has weapons that shoot invisible wall-penetrating beams that make people dizzy and puke? My flight and hotel reservations are booked! Read More