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Micro Air Vehicle (MAV): Backpackable UAV for Tactical Reconnaissance & Surveillance

by David Crane [email protected] November 17, 2005 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have already proven their unique capabilities and importance in the U.S. military's prosecution of the war on terror. Large tactical reconnaissance/targeting UAVs like the now-famous weaponized Predator UAVs (a.k.a. Predator drones), including the RQ/MQ-1 Predator, YMQ-9A Predator (also referred to as MQ-9A Predator), and MQ-9B (a.k.a. Predator B) Hunter/Killer ... Read More »

Raven SUAV for Fast Tactical Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Ops

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by U.S. Army Cpl. Benjamin Cossel and are the property of the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense (DoD). Click on photos below to view them full-size. There’s a military UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) that’s been getting some pretty rave reviews from U.S. military pesonnel lately, called ... Read More »

LPS Teams with Major U.S. Defense Contractor to Develop DREAD Centrifuge Weapon

by David Crane [email protected] Ever since DefenseReview first ran the exclusive on Leader Propulsion Systems’ (LPS) DREAD Weapon System/MPDS (Multiple Projecile Delivery System) centrifuge weapon system (or, centrifuge gun) it has attracted wide interest from both the military and private sectors in the U.S. and overseas. Leader Propulsion Systems (LPS) just informed DefRev that it has signed up with… a ... Read More »

Metal Storm Limited CEO’s Update: Metal Storm’s Past, Present, and Future

by David Crane [email protected] Since Defense Review just published an article on the Metal Storm 40mm Weapon System (40mm Multiple Grenade Launcher System), we thought we would follow it up with the following "CEO Update" that was just issued by Metal Storm Limited’s brand new CEO, David A. Smith. We’re providing it to our readers because it provides a good ... Read More »

Metal Storm 40mm Weapon System/Talon Robot Live-Fire Demo for U.S. Military

by David Crane [email protected] A 16-round Metal Storm prototype 40mm grenade launcher system attached to/mounted on a Foster-Miller Talon Robot/UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) apparently successfully completed a series of live-fire tests in front of approx. 100 senior scientific and technical personnel from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and selected military defense industry representatives at a U.S. Army’s firing range ... Read More »

More iRobot Packbot Robotic Infantry Soldiers Headed to Afghanistan and Iraq

by David Crane [email protected] On March 17th, 2005, it was announced that iRobot (headquartered in Burlington, MA) has won an $18.4 million Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) contract to provide 150 of its PackBot EOD Hazardous Duty Mobile Robots to the U.S. Navy by the end of 2005 for the purpose of explosive ordanced disposal operations. These robots, already battle-proven/combat-proven ... Read More »

Robo-Soldier Ready for Combat Deployment to Iraq for Urban Warfare/CI Ops

by David Crane [email protected] This article contains the first digital photo of a camouflaged/combat-ready/field-ready Foster-Miller Armed/Weaponized Talon Robot/UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle), a.k.a. SWORDS robot of which DefenseReview is aware. The weapon attached to the Talon Robot/SWORDS robot in the pic would appear to be an AT4 anti-armor/anti-tank weapon (ATW) (i.e. rocket launcher), which is produced by Saab Bofors Dynamics, Weapon ... Read More »

DefRev Update: Centrifuge Weapon System Tech for Future Warfare Applications

by David Crane [email protected] The U.S. milityary and several large military defense/aeorospace companies (i.e. major military defense contractors) have recently expressed a significant level of interest in the DREAD Centrifuge Weapon System (centrifuge gun) technology that DefenseReview wrote about, back in June (2004). DefenseReview isn’t surprised. It seems like a no-brainer, really. The DREAD Centrifuge Weapon System tech appears to ... Read More »

USMC Dragon Runner Mini Recon Robot (Ground Robot)/UGV for Urban Warfare Ops

by David Crane [email protected] Urban warfare operations may become just a little less dangerous for our Marines in the near future. Why? Because a bunch of researchers at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute in Pittsburgh, Pensylvania have teamed up with the United States Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) in Quantico Virginia to create a small, lightweight little Mighty Mouse of ... Read More »

Armed/Weaponized Infantry Robots for Urban Warfare and Counterinsurgency Ops

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview recently attended the 24th Army Science Conference, in sunny Orlando, FL. The conference was held at the truly spectacular JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes (where we stayed, thanks to the U.S. Army). The conference itself was pretty terrific, as well. O.k., I’m going to discuss a number of very interesting military/military-applicable technologies I observed inside ... Read More »