Archive for the ‘Defense’ Category

Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC) and XOS-2

In Defense, Military, science, USA on October 1, 2010 at 5:48 am

Exoskeletons Enhance Mobility and Increase Endurance

Human Universal Load Carrier is an un-tethered, hydraulic-powered anthropomorphic exoskeleton. It is intended to help soldiers in combat to carry a load of up to 200 pounds at a top speed of 10 miles per hour for extended periods of time………

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Prithvi-II being test-fired today

In Defense, India, Military, Technology on September 24, 2010 at 9:48 am

Prithvi – II lifting off from it’s mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off Orissa Coast in this June 18, 2010

A user trial of the nuclear-weapons capable, surface-to-surface Prithvi-II ballistic missile is scheduled to be conducted by the Indian Strategic Forces Command at Chandipur, Orissa, on Friday…………

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‘Optionally Piloted Aircraft’ Mobius

In Defense, Military, Technology on September 18, 2010 at 7:22 am


Mobius is a swept-winged, push-motored prop plane that was displayed at this year’s Air Force Association convention in the Washington DC area.Mobius has been evolved from the manned aircraft, the Berkut. It is considered suitable for  performing the medium altitude, long-endurance UAV missions…………

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“Stingray” to destroy IEDs

In Afghanistan, Army, Defense, Military, USA on September 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm

A US bomb disposal expert uses the Stingray

A device that shoots a blade of water capable of penetrating steel is to be used in Afghanistan to help soldiers disable improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.………

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Korean Family Reunion Talks

In Defense, Demography, Lifestyle, Military, South Korea on September 11, 2010 at 6:06 am

North Korea has offered South Korea a new round of reunions for families separated by the Korean War.Last reunions of separated families took place  in September and October 2009 and their proposed renewal could signal an easing of tensions after the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship in March 2010……….

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BrahMos missile test-fired successfully

In Defense, India, Military on September 5, 2010 at 10:55 am

India today successfully test-fired the 290-km range BrahMos cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Orissa coast………

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Iraq combat mission declared close by President Obama

In Defense, Military, USA on September 1, 2010 at 4:20 pm

The US combat mission in Iraq officially ended at 5 pm ET Tuesday, after more than seven years of the US led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.About 50,000 US troops will remain in Iraq until the end of 2011 to train, assist and advise Iraqi troops. Their stay may extend if Iraq requests  and the United States agrees……..

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Flying Military Jeep !

In Defense, Military, Technology, USA on August 31, 2010 at 5:32 am

The race to build the world’s first flying military jeep has just moved a step closer to the finish line.As per an article published by ‘Popular Mechanics’, the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected two companies……….

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Last US combat convoy left Iraq

In Defense, Military, USA on August 19, 2010 at 5:44 am

The last US brigade combat team in Iraq has left the country, a move that helps President Barack Obama reach his goal of 50,000 troops in the country by 1st September……..

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China Adds on Reconnaissance and Surveillance Network

In China, Defense, Military, Technology on August 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm

China has launched another surveillance satellite last week to bolster its existing capabilities.  Yaogan Weixing-10 is the third of its kind and the sixth Chinese satellite launch this year…..

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