Updated mobile missile system targets NATO rearming efforts

Rheinmetall has taken the wraps off GMARS, the new Global Mobile Artillery Rocket System developed with Lockheed Martin. It could be the future of NATO land missile systems thanks to its advanced features and compatibility with current systems.Continue… Continue reading Updated mobile missile system targets NATO rearming efforts

Suitcase-sized laser weapon takes down drones in Australian Army tests

The Australian Department of Defence has demonstrated what is not only the country’s first laser weapon, but what is billed as the world’s most powerful portable high-energy laser, capable of taking down drones with ground-breaking precision.Continue R… Continue reading Suitcase-sized laser weapon takes down drones in Australian Army tests

Energy-positive laser fusion approach heads toward commercialization

With the promise of unlimited energy, Xcimer has raised over US$100 million from investors and the US Department of Energy to develop a high-energy laser system that’s intended for use in a practical fusion power plant.Continue ReadingCategory: Energy,… Continue reading Energy-positive laser fusion approach heads toward commercialization

Rolls-Royce hybrid stealth engine helps conceal armored vehicles

Aiming to make armored vehicles stealthier, Rolls-Royce is using this year’s Eurosatory defense trade fair to debut a new concept hybrid diesel engine that not only makes tanks and such more efficient, but easier to hide.Continue ReadingCategory: Milit… Continue reading Rolls-Royce hybrid stealth engine helps conceal armored vehicles

Video: First look at DARPA’s massive Manta Ray drone in action

Northrop Grumman has revealed more details on its robotic Manta Ray submersible in some new videos. These include a 4K 360° tour of the first test dive and a rundown on the project with images from never-before-seen angles.Continue ReadingCategory: Mil… Continue reading Video: First look at DARPA’s massive Manta Ray drone in action

Video: Starliner suffers thruster failures as it docks with ISS

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft can’t seem to catch a break. Although it ultimately successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), five of the capsule’s reaction thrusters malfunctioned, delaying docking by over an hour.Continue ReadingC… Continue reading Video: Starliner suffers thruster failures as it docks with ISS