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DARPA’s Hydra System: The Many-Headed Sea Monster Goes High-Tech and Robotic

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com The following article is property of DefenseReview.com (DR) and is copyrighted material. If you are reading this article on another website other than DefenseReview.com, please email us the website address/URL (where the unauthorized DR article reprint is located) at defrev (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you. Image Credit: DARPA September 15, 2013 ... Read More »

RoboteX AVATAR II Micro Tactical Robot/UGV: Ultra-Agile, Waterproof Mini Tactical Recon Bot for Military Urban Warfare and Law Enforcement SWAT Ops (Video!)

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos and video clips. The photos and video clips embedded below were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). The following article is ... Read More »

Lockheed Martin HULC (Human Universal Load Carrier) Anthropomorphic Robotic Exoskeleton for Future Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warfare at SOFIC 2012 (Video!)

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos and video clips embedded below were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). The following article is property of DefenseReview.com (DR) ... Read More »

BCB/AAI SQ-4 RECON Nano Quad-Rotor MAV/UAS/UAV (NUAS/NUAV) Bat-Like Unmanned Spy-Copter Stealth Micro Air Vehicle for “Over the Hill” Observation and Reconnaissance: Special Operations Forces (SOF) Get a New (Small) Backpackable/Manpackable Quadcopter VTOL Eye in the Sky…Maybe (SOFIC 2012 Video!)

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By David Crane ; defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos and video clips. The photos and video clips embedded below were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). The following article ... Read More »

DARPA/Boston Dynamics “Cheetah” Combat Robot/Robotic Cheetah Running Towards a Future Battlefield Near You: Fast-Running Battle Bot to Prey on Humans?

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com March 6, 2012 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Department of Defense (DoD), and Boston Dynamics (BDI) are developing a robotic cheetah called, appropriately, “Cheetah“. The DARPA/Boston Dynamics development team obviously figured that if you’re going to design a high-speed four-legged running robot, you might as ... Read More »

MBDA TiGER (Tactical Grenade Extended Range) Small UAS/UAV (SUAS/SUAV)/Mini-Flying Bomb/”Kamikaze Drone” for Tactical Reconnaissance and Precision-Kill Missions is Low-Observable, Seriously Lethal: Kitty’s got a temper!

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All indoor photos contained in this article except for the dual 40mm warhead photo were shot by DefenseReview.com at SOFIC 2010 or SOFIC 2011, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). The ... Read More »

U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) and SOCOM (USSOCOM) Order 385 ReconRobotics Recon Scout XT Surveillance and Reconnaissance Micro-Robot Kits: $5.8 Million U.S. Military Contract Award!

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The following is a ReconRobotics press release (photo(s) credit: ReconRobotics): Last updated on 8/24/11. ReconRobotics Awarded $5.8 Million in U.S. Military Contracts Miniature Recon Scout reconnaissance robots designed to protect dismounted soldiers EDINA, Minn. – (August 23, 2011) ReconRobotics, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a series of contracts by the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force and the ... Read More »

MacroUSA Armadillo V2 Throwable Micro Unmanned Ground Vehicle (MUGV) Tactical Robot Wins Innovation Award at Military European Land Robot (M-ELROB) 2010 Trial/Competition

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The following is a MacroUSA Corporation press release. Hammelburg, Germany – May 20, 2010, MacroUSA Corporation was awarded the Special Jury’s “Innovation” award at the sixth biannual Military European Land Robot Trial 2010 (M-ELROB 2010) for their Armadillo V2 throwable micro unmanned ground vehicle (MUGV) tactical robot. ELROB is a trial that allows companies and universities to demonstrate and compare ... Read More »

Precision Urban Hopper Mini Recon Robot/UGV Scales Tall Fences in a Single Bound

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 1, 2009 What do you get when you combine a (wheeled) manpackable mini-UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) / ground robot with a flee-type (or grasshopper-type) jumping capability? You get the Precision Urban Hopper (PUH) jumping UGV. The Precision Urban Hopper, brought to you by the friendly folks at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) ... Read More »