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How Special Operations Can Harness Mount Everest Tech

It looks like something superheroes would wear in a Marvel movie, and acts like a device that can make the impossible possible at extreme heights.

State-of-the-art breathing tech could be the key to US military personnel delivering maximum performance in extreme elevations—and fighting where others cannot.

December 12, 2016
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Military veterans smash skydiving world records in the Himalayas

A team of brave U.S. military veterans headed into the Himalayas armed with skill, one helicopter and a whole lot of state-of-the-art gear last month – and left the mountains with four skydiving world records.

Military Free Fall, or MFF, is a way for forces to insert military personnel, gear and even canines. Military parachutists jump from a fixed wing aircraft or a helicopter at high altitudes, then then use a parachute to travel through the air to land at a pre-determined location.

December 5, 2016
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Special Operations Parachutes: What You Need to Know

What is the secret that elite special forces around the world know about jumping out of aircraft? State-of-the-art canopies – where to find them and how to leverage them to the max.

Jumping with a parachute provides the military with a range of advantages – not least of which is rapid and stealthy insertion of teams.

December 4, 2016
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3 best Black Friday steals for tactical holiday gift giving

The holiday season has started and now is the time to do some holiday shopping for the tactical folks in your life. Here are three new products – made to meet military requirements – that are investment pieces that will last a lifetime.

December 2, 2016
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Exclusive: Inside an epic parachute jumping expedition in the Himalayas

An elite team has traveled deep into the Everest region of the Himalayas to smash skydiving world records by jumping out of a helicopter. Will they succeed?

Led by former U.S. Navy SEAL Fred Williams, the team is made up of highly accomplished U.S. Marine Corps and Army veterans, together with a handful of experienced civilian parachute jumpers.

To smash skydiving world records, the team headed to Nepal, the landlocked country sandwiched between India and China. While it covers only about 50,000 square miles – close to the size of Iowa – Nepal eclipses most countries in height.

December 1, 2016
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DARPA’s Invisible Co-pilots for Aircraft

ALIAS can fly a military helicopter and then move into another aircraft and fly that too— and ALIAS is not human.

October 29, 2016
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New Swimming Combat Vehicle for Marine Corps?

A nearly 34-ton armored fighting vehicle– that swims? Marines will have a new Amphibious Combat Vehicle to storm the beaches in future battles.

October 24, 2016
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Armed MUTTs: Self-driving vehicles could boost the military’s arsenal

Self-driving cars are grabbing headlines lately, and the military is also making inroads with similar tech— but these vehicles are mounted with weapons like machine guns.

October 23, 2016
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EXCLUSIVE LOOK!!!!!! the F-35A

A close-up look at the F-35A, the Air Force’s next-gen jet. Special interview with fighter pilot Captain “Holy” Schmidt.

September 19, 2016
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4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Zika

Zika has invaded the United States, but you can arm yourself, protect yourself and fight back with 4 things.

September 15, 2016
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Giant LEGO-like Armor

For hundreds of years, sandbags have been the standard for rapidly building fortifications and now there’s a smarter and superior solution. You can use them to build walls, guard posts and more – even to build a shed in your backyard to withstand a zombie apocalypse.

September 14, 2016
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Star Wars Speeders for U.S. Army

Remember those speeder bikes in Star Wars that race through the air? Soldiers and Marines may get to zoom around the battlespace on a sort of real life version in the not so distant future.

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Star Trek-style Drones for US Military

Looks like a Star Trek Bird of Prey, acts like a drone that terrorists cannot escape. A new military aircraft is powered by the sun and can conduct missions without landing for 45 days.

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High-tech sponge can save lives in less than 20 seconds

What if a small sponge could mean the difference between life and death? A plug for life-threatening situations, XSTAT technology can plug a gunshot wound within a mere 20 seconds.

September 1, 2016
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These hackers could save your life in a disaster

When disaster strikes, whether it is a devastating hurricane or a terrorist attack, one good idea could save thousands of lives. And that idea could come from anywhere.

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Stealth Chevy Trucks? New tanks, flying radios + more at AUSA

Alongside the U.S., representatives hailing from the armies of more than 70 countries walked and window-shopped during the three-day event. Everything from tanks, light tactical vehicles and helicopters through to body armor, grenade launchers and new machine guns was on offer.

August 24, 2016
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MAYHEM – RISE OF THE MACHINES

What if machines could outsmart would-be attackers to protect national security?

August 7, 2016
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EXCLUSIVE LOOK!!! NEW FIGHTER JET HELMET REVEALED

The F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System, made by Rockwell Collins, lets pilots “see-through” their fifth-generation fighter jets. Like the new F-35A Lightning II, the helmet takes technology to an entirely new level and introduces a host of new capabilities.

August 1, 2016
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A fighting armored vehicle worthy of summer blockbusters

A new futuristic vehicle concept has something to appeal to all sorts of heroes in this summer’s blockbusters, whether it is Jason Bourne, the Suicide Squad or Batman.

July 28, 2016
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Hellhound

Laser Optional

July 6, 2016
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