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The new secret technology winning in Iraq is Smart dust

The new secret technology winning the war in Iraq is "Smart Dust", RFID tags that can be easily tracked when stuck on the enemy The identification of the enemy is the key phrase in Woodward's cryptic comment below On CBS’ 60 Minutes Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Bob Woodward cryptically let it be known that much of the recent US success, or lack of failure, in Iraq should be attributed to a “new operational capability” that enables [b]the identification and monitoring of enemy lea

Nanotechnology creates new bullet proof metal

Nanotechnology is certainly changing the world, now a new type of metal has been created that is lighter and more bullet proof than steel A local woman is making it her mission to save soldiers' lives while also saving drivers money on gas Her solution: a new kind of metal Fremont physicist Christina Lomasney makes metal magic happen at her company, Modumetal The laboratory is filled with containers that resemble dirty fish tanks, but inside each one Lomasney is growing an alt

Strange military pics

Here is a selection of odd Military pictures First up a chainmail hat to protect soldier's eyes from fragments of shell, rock, etc; manufactured by E J Codd Co, Baltimore, Md Ca 1918 E J Codd Co

New Stealth Destroyer canceled because its basically defenseless

Two weeks ago, the Navy canceled plans to build the rest of its hulking stealth destroyers At first, it looked like the DDG-1000s' $5-billion-a-copy price tag was to blame Now, it appears the real reason has slipped out: [b]The Navy's most advanced warship is all but defenseless against one of its best-known threats[/b] We already knew that the older, cheaper, Burke-class destroyers are better able to fight off anti-ship missiles -- widely considered the most deadly and most obvious h

Abrams tank gets stuck on Highway berm

Heres is an 'oops' a tank in Iraq trying to cross a Highway berm gets stuck in the middle, eventually being able to get off [flash=450x370]http://wwwliveleakcom/e/061_1217740015[/flash]

Video of the effects of IED damage on Humvee in iraq

Interesting video showing the IED damage to a Humvee with holes through 2 inch steel doors The narrator says the deep holes were made by 'shaped charges' which points to Iranian weapons Warning for swearing [flash=450x370]http://wwwliveleakcom/e/5a1_1217652919[/flash] A comment by one of the viewers is very good comprehensive outline of Shaped charges EFPs are extremely tough to stop You can't stop it simply by adding an armor plate It would need to be more than 8 inche

Andy McNab's Tour of Duty - soldiers experiences in iraq

A great series of videos on the British and American forces in Iraq with 2 case studies [flash=425x344]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/g7yNP0gyDFw[/flash] [flash=425x344]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/AvZR7CopuBQ[/flash] [flash=425x344]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/CTVR79GDnSU[/flash] The Marine in this video is really tough! [flash=425x344]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/8P94GK4Mse0[/flash] [flash=425x355]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/_rmKNqnsGpg[/flash]

The UK Burlington Nuclear bunker

Under a small town in the UK lies a massive city, with over 60 miles of roads A 35 acre subterranean Cold War City that lies 1000 feet beneath Corsham Built in the late 50s this massive city complex was designed by Government personnel in the event of a nuclear strike A former Bath stone quarry the city, code named Burlington, was to be the site of the main Emergency Government War Headquarters - the hub of the Country's alternative seat of power outside London Over a kilometre in l

B-2 stealth bomber crashes - update with cause

This is an expensive accident A US B-2 stealth bomber - one of the world's most expensive planes - has crashed for the first time on the Pacific island of Guam The jet crashed shortly after taking off from the island's Andersen Air Force Base, but both pilots ejected and survived, the US Air Force USAF said Black smoke could be seen billowing from the site, witnesses said The B-2 bomber costs $12 bn and is capable of deploying both conventional and nuclear weapons

Chinese armed police on segways for Olympics

Now here is a novel way of getting around, the Chinese police are using Segways as a transportation vehicle for the Olympics Tough luck if they have to go up some stairs Members of China's armed police unit during a anti-terror new equipment drill in Jinan on July 2, 2008 in East China's Shandong province China have launched a series of anti-terrorist drills at a national level, to ensure security ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

The U.S Army Future Combat Systems 40t Prototype Tank

Great video on new prototype tanks being developed, including a very low profile 2 man 40 ton tank and one with plastic composite armor that could be parachuted into combat I think being inside a tank and relying just on computer screens to see what you are doing would be difficult to get used to Also in the video the normal position is to have your head just outside the tank body, making it a good target and meaning dust and rain would become an issue, as well as noise from the gun go

Future Combat Systems -North Korea 2014

Future military technology with the Future Combat System program incorporating new military technologies Interesting video showing how enmeshed the military will become and how it might operate int eh near future I would imagine that the new vulnerabilities will be in the communication systems, taking them out by affecting communication technologies might cause the entire system to crash leaving the soldiers blind Video is a little gung ho, but interesting to watch [flash=425x344]h

In 1984 Russia attacked the Space Shuttle Challenger with a Laser Radar system

Russia used laser radar against the manned Space Shuttle Challenger interfering with equipment and making the crew feel sick According to the articles below they were concerned about the Shuttles launching spy satellites and going over Russia On 11 October 1984, the US defense secretary reported to the president that equipment on the Challenger shuttle broke down and crew felt unwell when it passed over Lake Balkhash, near Norak, suggesting that the Soviets were testing a new anti-satellit

Pentagon want binoculars that use viewers brainwaves

The Pentagon want to develop binoculars that can tell when the viewer sees a threat WTH Why can't the viewer just TELL people when he sees a threat "Look over there someone is pointing a gun at us" I wonder if its trying to focus immediately on the threat area to speed up response times THE Pentagon has approved $US67 million $7m to develop binoculars that would tap a user's brainwaves to home in on threats Northrop Grumman Corporation said today it was leading an academic

British navy cutbacks mean self-defence missiles on two Royal Navy destroyers get left at home

The Royal navy create two big floating targets by removing their Sea Dart missile system Two Royal Navy destroyers could not fire their missiles if they came under attack - because they have been removed to save cash Type 42s HMS Exeter and HMS Southampton have been working without their Sea Dart guided missile system since Christmas, it was revealed today To go with the cutbacks, at least half a dozen operating crew have been transferred to other ships [b]The missiles, used to
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