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The US Army is designing a grenade with selectable explosion modes

Authored By Ryan Whitwam
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The US Army has started work its first new hand grenade in 40 years, which could give soldiers much more control over the explosive effects of their ordinance. The Enhanced Tactical Multi-Purpose (ET-MP) […]

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Norway promotes a penguin to rank of brigadier

Authored By Lee Mathews

If you hear the words penguin and rank used together, you’d probably assume the subject is breath or feces. A fish-heavy diet will do that. There is, however, the rare penguin that gets […]

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US soldiers are getting enhanced hearing tech on the battlefield

Authored By Ryan Whitwam
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The US Army is in the process of rolling out a new piece of technology that can protect a soldier’s hearing on the battlefield. These aren’t just any earplugs, though. TCAPS (Tactical Communication […]

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US Army will put nano-drones in soldiers’ pockets by 2018

Authored By Ryan Whitwam
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The US military has been using drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) for years, but they’re mostly large, long-range aircraft. That’s going to change by 2018 as part of a new Army program to deploy “Soldier […]

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11 real-life sci-fi weapons that are the future of war


From robotic exoskeletons that give soldiers superhuman strength to drone helicopters that "learn" as they fly, this is the future of war.

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