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Thursday, December 11, 2014

US Navy OK's Laser Weapon System. Commences to Blowing Shit Up #DefenseTech

The Laser Weapon System (LaWS) consists of a 30-kilowatt solid-state infrared laser, a Phalanx CIWS (close-in weapon system) radar detection and tracking system, and a special computer terminal that controls the LaWS. Somewhat amusingly, the main interface with LaWS is a controller that looks a lot like an Xbox controller but more rugged and military-looking. In the video, the LaWS disables a small Scan Eagle-class UAV, detonates a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), and burns out the engine of a small inflatable boat (RHIB). Following these successful tests, the US Navy has given the commander of USS Ponce, with which the weapom system was deployed with back in April permission to use the laser weapon in combat.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

San Andreas | Official Trailer

USSOCOM Wants Smart Tech To Retrieve Mission Intel | #DefenseTech

U.S. Special Operations Command wants its operator to be able to drain intelligence from enemy computers, so they don’t have to lug them off the battlefield.

 Intelligence gathering is a critical part of special-ops missions to capture or kill high-value targets such as the SEAL Team 6 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Operators grab as much hardware as they can carry off of an objective. Now SOCOM is looking for a better way.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Metal Gear Online | Tactical Team Operations | Game Trailers