The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center is using autonomous Cushman Shuttles—basically golf carts—to drive wounded soldiers to and from the hospital in an effort to get data on autonomobile technology, which the Army later intends to use on the battlefield, Automotive News reports.
Want to see some of America’s weapons arsenal all lined up from smallest to largest? Watch this cool two-minute clip, which covers everything from a 1.25-inch bullet to 1000-plus foot aircraft carriers.
Years ago, Israeli defense outfit Rafael developed the equivalent of a “bubble shield” for military vehicles. The Trophy Active Protection System basically blasts incoming missiles into oblivion with a turreted shotgun. Now this tech is finally running on American M1 Abrams tanks and Stryker armored vehicles.
During an airdrop on a military base in Hohenfels, Germany, three HMMWV’s somehow detached from their parachutes and crashed into a million pieces, The Tactical Air Network reports. The reaction from the soldiers filming, though, is absolutely priceless.
This summer, the U.S. army is taking its next steps towards instituting autonomous military vehicles by dispatching a convoy of self-driving trucks on a highway in Michigan to test vehicle-to-infrastructure technology, Automotive News reports. That’s right: huge, self-driving trucks will be driving on public roads.
The almost decade long saga of picking a replacement for the venerable but ultra antiquated Humvee for many roles has come to a close. In the final phase of competition, Lockheed Martin, AM General and Oshkosh Defense put forward 22 prototypes apiece to be rigorously tested. After over a year of poking, prodding,…
M35 "deuce and a half" army trucks are surprisingly easy to come by. If you can't find one rotting in some farmer's field, there are always a handful selling cheap at auctions. But I've never seen one re-imagined as beautifully as this.
Here's one last Christmas gift for fans of cool barn finds. Or perhaps in this case; "battlefield finds." A reader apparently happened upon an abandoned Soviet submarine base in Albania, and collected some fantastic images for us.
As a present for retiring from a long career of military service, Lt. Col. Joe Pagnotta bought himself a Ferrari F430 F1 from a luxury car dealership in Munich and decided to have it imported here. But when the car arrived in the U.S., it was seized at a port by customs officials. Here's why.
Sometimes the news just flat out sucks. Other times, it makes you feel all tingly. This is one of those times. A National Guardsman wrecked his race car last year before being deployed to Afghanistan. His amazing friends built him a new one while he was gone, and just surprised him with it. Awesome.
Although this 1944 newsreel presents the bizarre ten passenger "Super Jeep" seen here as the next incarnation of the already popular Jeep, judging from the relative obscurity of these long vehicles they never got too far out of the testing phase.
These 40 bundles dropping out of a U.S. Air Force Globemaster III over Afghanistan last December aren't just any supplies, they're filled with liquid fuel. That's right, this is a shot of a gas station operating at 30,000 feet.
Years before Lucasfilm created the AT-AT and Boston Dynamic's Big Dog terrified the world, the US Army was working with General Electric on the "Walking Truck" project, basically a large walker which was controlled by a lever-pushing operator.
In this vintage footage we see the M34a2 nicknamed the "Eager Beaver" in testing on an "underwater service cruise". Something tells us hitchhiking "mermaids" haven't made an appearance in an Army equipment test since.
The Army is holding a military hardware jamboree in our nation's capital, and like any trade show, companies want attention. But rather than hiring flirty models, Northrop Grumman is showing off a gun-toting robot they don't even actually sell.
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make a sound warp space-time? Inquiring minds want to know. Here's the answer, from a man who watched it happen.