The F-35 helmet is one of the most impressive things you’ll see technology wise this year. It will take a long while, but eventually augmented reality will get better, more compact, and cheaper until it will his the civilian market. No more “blind spots” in a car. No more being unable to see the obstruction […]
Posts Tagged ‘military’
The view from inside one of the AF Thunderbird’s F-16’s. The thing that stands out in my mind the most is the Plexiglas canopy provides one hell of a panoramic view. Not sure if you even realize that with the helmet however.
Most likely one of the more enjoyable training operations they get to participate in. From Wikipedia: Operation Christmas Drop is a tradition that serves as a training mission for the United States Air Force which started in 1952. It has since become the longest running U.S. Department of Defense mission in full operation, and the […]
From Sky News: Aircraft-maker Boeing has successfully tested the missile which has reportedly cost £24m to develop and it is claimed could cripple an entire country, without causing loss of life. In a desert in the US state of Utah, scientists working on the Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) fired the rocket along […]
From BBC: By putting 3D printers behind the front line it hopes to be able to produce spares more cheaply and quickly than it can get them from manufacturers. The army embarked on the project to produce its own printer as commercial devices were too expensive. Early versions of the printer cost $695 (£436) compared […]
Pretty cool records recently declassified. From ExtremeTech: The aircraft, which had the code name Project 1794, was developed by the USAF and Avro Canada in the 1950s. One declassified memo, which seems to be the conclusion of initial research and prototyping, says that Project 1794 is a flying saucer capable of “between Mach 3 and […]
A French military bunker from WWI and WWII was discovered by urban explorers. The preservation of some of the vehicles is amazing. So very cool. Hopefully this gets preserved and protected against vandalism and theft. [Via: Gizmodo]
In the 1960’s the US Army built an underground ice fortress in Greenland known as Camp Century. The photos (and video) are quite awesome. Reminds me of the ice lair used by Mr. Freeze.
A little more old stuff than I’d like. Need to fix that.
This is just a scary image. According to the caption it’s: One of five underground bunkers built for the East German Foreign Intelligence Service. Take a guess what year, then click on the image to see the original which has the date on it (I cropped and scaled this one). According to Wikipedia, the image […]