Allison Barrie Archive
Published August 29, 2013
Are we less than two years away from tactical vehicles that both drive and fly? The Real Off Road is around the bend for the US military… Two of the world’s top defense innovators, DARPA and Skunk Works, are determined to deliver in 2015.
Published August 22, 2013
For almost two decades, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been developing materials to protect ground vehicles and dismounted soldiers from lasers, notably a new material that would let natural light through but block any laser light.
Published August 15, 2013
The military aims to turn lasers weapons from science fiction into reality for everything from space platforms to Humvees.
Published August 09, 2013
Called the Air Force Space Surveillance System, it’s “critical” to defense, the Air Force has said -- but by October 1, they’ll have to pull the plug.
Published August 08, 2013
A new firefighting robot scout will create 3D virtual versions of fires giving those rushing into harm’s way a detailed picture before entering a burning building.
Published August 01, 2013
Hacking all stars will be converging on Las Vegas this weekend for the annual DEF CON.
Published July 25, 2013
While 32 teams are fighting for robo-supremacy beneath the West coast waves, across the pond two European research teams announced breakthroughs -- based on octopus and rainbow trout.
Published July 18, 2013
During the largest military exercise the U.S. undertakes with any single nation, new tech debuted to give soldiers unprecedented access to drone video feeds.
Published July 11, 2013
The U.S. Army is finishing a series of independent tests on suit prototypes that soldiers could wear under their uniforms and help them carry combat loads that can often exceed 100 pounds.
Published June 28, 2013
From missile loading fighter jet races and disarming underwater mines through to searching enemy ships and launching beach assaults, the past few weeks have seen the US working with 27 countries on collaborative defense and security.