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7 Ultimate Tactical Graduation Gifts

Shopping for a graduation gift that needs to be a hit? Here are seven of the best tactical gifts for the grad in your life— gifts you won’t be able to resist buying for yourself as well.

June 9, 2016
These Robots Replicate Enemy Forces

While it sounds like a “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” scenario, Special Operations Forces around the world are leveraging the abilities of the cutting-edge Marathon Target robots to challenge and enhance their skills.

May 26, 2016
Polaris Defense launches new ATV for Special Operations missions

Polaris Defense will announce a new high-performance MRZR turbo diesel (MRZR-D) Wednesday, joining its stable of state-of-the art off road vehicles. The company will debut the new vehicles at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Florida next week.

May 18, 2016
Australia’s $39 Billion Submarine Deal Heralds New Era of Super-Subs

A key ally to the United States, Australia, is ramping up their military might with $39 billion in futuristic submarines. Mega stealth, ultra state of the art and jam-packed with advanced next-gen tech and weaponry…this new fleet of submarines will bring decisive power to any fight.

May 3, 2016
Meet the Military’s New $1 Billion Jammer

This week, the U.S. Navy awarded a $1 billion contract to Raytheon to build the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ). Chosen to replace the legacy ALQ-99 systems used on the EA-18G Growler, the NGJ is a cutting-edge electronic attack smart pod that will take the already-impressive Growler capabilities to an unprecedented level.

April 21, 2016
This Huge Combat Tractor is the Ultimate Multitasker

Meet the 32-ton armored combat vehicle that’s the ultimate tractor— albeit one that can punch holes through concrete, fire rockets, and carve safe passage through minefields for soldiers.

April 13, 2016
DARPA Wants Your Weapon Ideas, Offers Cash Prizes

If the zombie apocalypse hits, are you the person in your neighborhood who can turn everyday objects into a weapon? If so, then your country needs you. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is inviting you to demonstrate your MacGyver skills and use them to help keep your fellow Americans safe. And you have five days left to propose your innovation.

April 8, 2016
Inside the First-Ever Special Ops Urban Assault Competition

Ultra-elite Special Operations teams took part in the first-ever U.S. Army Special Operations Command International Urban Assault Challenge last week. So when the U.S. needs an assault team to tackle a target in an urban setting … who is the best Special Operations Urban Assaulter we’ve got? This competition put the best to the test.

April 5, 2016
6 Top Picks in Elite Sniper Tech

Cutting-edge tech helps elite snipers push the envelope. At the recent USASOC International Sniper Competition held at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, companies were showcasing top sniper technology.

March 31, 2016
Top Special Operations Snipers Go Head to Head

Snipers from the world’s most elite special operations forces converged on Fort Bragg, North Carolina for the seventh annual Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition hosted by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

March 30, 2016
Lockheed is Developing a Fighter Jet that Will Fly at Six Times the Speed of Sound

Called the Hypersonic Test Vehicle 3X, or HTV-3X, the new plane could reach speeds of more than six times the typical cruising speed of the Boeing 747-8, which has been chosen as the next presidential aircraft. It will also far outpace anything flown by America’s adversaries.

March 18, 2016
Futuristic Military Railgun ‘Bullets’ Could Travel at Mach 6

Electromagnetic railguns and lasers are two technologies the military is harnessing as an alternative to gunpowder. The U.S. Navy is pioneering the futuristic weapons that could play a vital role in future combat.

March 17, 2016
New Tech Gives US Helicopter Pilots ‘Superman-Style’ Vision

New technology means U.S. military helicopter pilots will be getting amped-up ‘Superman-style’ vision to help them tackle dangerous environments. One of the biggest threats to aircraft is Degraded Visual Environment or DVE.

March 3, 2016
DARPA’s Unmanned Sub-Hunter Set To Revolutionize Naval Warfare

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that pioneers tech for the US military, created the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program. Reston, Va.-based company Leidos is working with the agency to develop the groundbreaking ship.

February 18, 2016
8 Top Tactical Valentine’s Day Gifts For Men

From a pen that would please James Bond to a covert missions wallet and a Special Operations dagger …. If you’re gift hunting for a guy who likes the outdoors, hunting, shooting and adventures, then look no further.

February 11, 2016
New Concealed Carry Products for Women

Bras, garters, corsets, lingerie, handbags… last week’s SHOT show was not just the site of new gun announcements. Companies took the opportunity to showcase a number of concealed carry options designed specifically for women.

January 26, 2016
Guns Made of Meteorite: Price Tag $1 Million

Parts of the 4.5 billion-year-old Gibeon meteorite that landed in sub-Saharan Africa in prehistoric times have been transformed into guns and pistol grips by Cabot Guns.

January 14, 2016
Four New Military Aircraft Took to the Skies in 2015

It was a big year for military aircraft advances. Here’s a look back at four of those – the F-16 Viper, Marine Corps’ King Stallion Helo, a new stealth bomber and fifth generation fighter F-35.

December 30, 2015