Posts Tagged ‘military’

Interesting paper on the use and effects of military acoustic weapons (infrasonic, sonic, and ultrasonic frequencies)

// August 9th, 2017 // No Comments » // Medical News

The psychoacoustic effect of infrasonic, sonic and ultrasonic frequencies within non-lethal military warfare techniques. Exploring the use of audio to influence humans physically and psychologically as a means of non-lethal warfare methods throughout both the 20th and the 21st century.

Who’s really behind the DNC/NSA hacks? Russia, Snowden, independent hacker, or hybrid of all three?

// August 17th, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Regardless of whether you consider Edward Snowden’s leaks of classified information to be self-sacrificial acts of patriotism or the deeds of a traitor, the recent DNC data dump and NSA cyber weapons malware (milware?) code drops have all the markings of a Snowden escapade. If you disagree, consider the timing of the code drop and […]

Probe finds that contractors working on military code outsourced some tasks to Russian coders

// November 6th, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

After conclusion of a four-year probe, contractors who worked on U.S. military code are being fined a combined $12.75 million. As it turns out, some contractors outsourced coding tasks to Russian. No words can convey the level of stupidity here (hey, let’s get Al-Qaeda to build US airplanes!).

Meet the badass Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) – set to replace the Humvee currently used by U.S. military

// November 4th, 2015 // No Comments » // Military

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) pictured above is the United States military truck set to replace the Humvee currently used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines. The Oshkosh was selected on August 25, 2015 and awarded a $6.75 billion contract for 16,901 vehicles to be delivered sometime around 2018 (although we all know […]

Video of huge trucks being dropped from military plane (followed by some drops that didn’t go quite so well)

// December 16th, 2013 // No Comments » // Military

This awesome video below begins with “some big heavy trucks being dropped from a military plane in the middle of the night, huge machines, being launched at incredible speed!” The soldiers in the video are part of the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment (the first U.S. combat paratrooper unit) and the plane they are in is […]

US Special Forces may soon be equipped with stealth motorcycles

// June 14th, 2013 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

We have to disclose right up front that these two-wheeled beasts will not be made available to the general public – at least not yet. Zero Motorcycles, maker of motorcycles for security and law enforcement agencies, has announced that the US Special Operations Forces may be equipped with stealthy, silent off-road motorcycles, the MMX, that […]

North Korea follows through and carries out its third nuclear test yesterday triggering 5.1 magnitude artificial tremor

// February 12th, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

North Korea followed through with its plans announced last month and carried out its third nuclear test yesterday. Initial reports of a 5.1 magnitude artificial tremor in the northeast section of the country began to trickle out late yesterday evening with confirmation of the nuclear test coming out an our or so later. United Nations […]

Next year, DARPA will put powerful laser weapons on aircraft to defend against rearward enemy attacks

// January 25th, 2013 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

DARPA (United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has awarded Lockheed Martin a $9.5 million contract for the third and final phase of the DARPA Aero-Adaptive/Aero-Optic Beam Control (ABC) program. The intent of the “ABC” program is to provide rearward protection of U.S. aircraft using high-energy lasers, which is no easy feat given the rear […]

Pentagon building saucer-shaped airships for cargo transport and surveillance missions

// January 8th, 2013 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

Developed by Aeroscraft, the 230-foot-long prototype airship called the Pelican is designed to lift up to 10 tons of cargo across long distances, using a fraction of the fuel needed by an airplane. The project, run by the Pentagon’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office, has been underway for a few years now. The Pentagon claims the […]

Buzz (and controversy) over Zero Dark Thirty Movie heats up – status watch – latest news

// December 10th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Zero Dark Thirty (military speak for half past midnight and a reference to the time that the team of Navy Seals had successfully terminated Bin Laden’s life on May 2, 2011) has not even been released to theaters yet and it’s already racking up awards right and left. Amidst controversy over its portrayal of U.S. […]

Amazing pictures from the Syrian Civil War

// November 14th, 2012 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

Syrian Civil War

The Syrian civil war is an ongoing internal conflict between the Syrian army and the Free Syrian Army. The uprising, which was inspired by the Arab Spring Revolutions, began as a chain of peaceful protests around the country for democracy and political freedom, which was immediately followed by a government crackdown whereby the Syrian Army […]

Seven Navy SEALs disciplined for releasing classified information during making of Medal of Honor game

// November 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Gaming News

Seven Navy SEALs have been charged with orders violation, misuse of command gear, dereliction of duty, and disclosure of classified material for acting as paid consultants on the EA video game Medal of Honor: Warfighter. According to CBS News, the SEALs are all active members of the notorious Team Six. The Navy also suspended half […]

Stingray robot allows U.S. Navy to safely board pirate ships “ladder of death” without risk

// November 6th, 2012 // No Comments » // Robotics

VBSS (Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure) teams are required to board pirate ships, ships suspected of smuggling or piracy. The 8-man team approaches the ship in a small boat. If the ship refuses to allow entry, the US Navy must use grappling hooks and rope ladders to enter the vessel – an extremely dangerous moment […]

Israel building out its elite “cyber warrior” combat group – Aman’s Intelligence Corps Unit 8200

// November 5th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The Jewish state is currently searching for young cyber-warriors to staff its Intelligence Corps Unit 8200 group, an elite cyber-warrior combat group led by Major General Ben Israel, in what it deems a high-priority operation. The move is in response to Iran’s new cyber command group which was formed more than a year ago. Most […]

China flies new stealth fighter prototype – similarities to U.S. prototypes suggests stolen design

// November 5th, 2012 // No Comments » // Technology News

China’s newest stealth fighter prototype reportedly took its first test flight this past Wednesday (October 31, 2012) over northeastern China (bloggers from China shoot pictures and post online). Lots of questions still remain about the Falcon Eagle J-31 (likely not J-21 as originally thought). China has a larger J-20 stealth prototype that flew in January […]

US Navy’s PlaceRaider spyware – uses smartphone sensors to secretly map owner’s indoor environment in 3D

// October 10th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

They call it “visual malware”, dubbed PlaceRaider, and it secretly uses a hijacked smartphone’s camera and sensors to quietly create a three-dimensional model of the owner’s indoor environment. As the owner moves about, the smartphone software, which is designed to run on Android 2.3 or above, turns off the phone’s speaker and begins snapping pictures […]