CRAZIEST New Technology Used By The Military Today!


From massive improvements in vehicle technologies
to weapons that seem straight out of science fiction, here are 10 crazy new technologies
used by the military. 10. HOVERBIKES The concept of complete freedom of movement
for vehicles is not new to the military, and many vehicles have been developed in an attempt
to achieve that capability. The United States Department of Defense is
currently developing a hoverbike called the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle, or
JTARV, expanding on an original concept and design by British company Malloy Aeronautics. The development of the hoverbike started as
a Kickstarter campaign, until Malloy Aeronautics secured a contract with the military and teamed
up with defense company Service Engineer Co. to come up with the final product. A hover bike would be very useful on the battlefield. It wouldn’t have to deal with things like
getting stuck in the mud, sand, or snow, which would be invaluable for use on inhospitable
terrain. Moreover, thanks to their ability to quickly
escape small, narrow spaces, hoverbikes are being considered as a potential alternative
to helicopters for carrying supplies and soldiers. In early 2017, the US Army successfully flew
its hoverbike prototype. It’ll be awhile before it’s ready to be
deployed, however. The developers of JTARV are currently focusing
on making improvements, such as creating a propulsion system that will expand its range
up to 125 miles and enabling it to carry a payload of up to 800 pounds. They also want to make it capable of completing
challenging missions, which means installing an advanced navigation system and mission
planning. 9. MAGNETO HYDRODYNAMIC EXPLOSIVE MUNITION (MAHEM) When it comes to battling armored vehicles,
the preferred weapon of choice is a rocket-propelled grenade, or RPG, but thanks to advances in
technology, a new type of missile warhead has been created. This is called the Magneto Hydrodynamic Explosive
Munition, or MAHEM. Typical RPGs use an explosive charge to fire
the rocket head, but here, a magnetic flux generator launches the rocket toward its target. While this may not seem like a big difference,
the magnetic version is more accurate and efficient. Additionally, because chemical explosives
aren’t necessary to launch it, it’s safer than previous models. MAHEM uses molten metal projectiles to hit
enemy penetrate enemy armored vehicles. This is more lethal and effective on the battlefield
than traditional RPG ammunition. 8. MAGPUL FMG-9 In battle, it’s not enough to have a good
firearm. You must have it at ready – and, at times,
concealed, which can be a problem when you have to wear it on your body using a strap
or holster. But a new gun may prove to be a game-changer
when it comes to the ability to conceal one’s weapon. The Magpul FMG-9 isn’t just a fully functioning
gun, it’s also one that can fold into the shape and size of a laptop battery. Given its reduced size compared to most other
firearms, the Magpul FMG-9 can easily be concealed without tipping off the enemy. What’s just as impressive – and important
– is that this gun can wield a 30-round clip of 9MM ammo, which is one of the most commonly-used
rounds in the world. At present, the Magpul FMG-9 is just a prototype,
but it’s a functioning one, which is a promising sign for its future. The design could theoretically even be altered
to make other types of foldable weapons, including machine gun, which would have a larger “folded
size,” but would still be less conspicuous than a standard-sized weapon. By the way, are you new here? If so, be sure to subscribe and click the
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been the desire to make the soldier better, faster, and stronger. Technology isn’t quite ready for exoskeletons,
but there have been many military projects that have aimed to make a functioning, and
inexpensive exoskeleton designed to boost a soldier’s performance on the battlefield. The human body has its limits and can only
go so far, run so far, and push or pull so much before its capacity is exceeded. The exoskeleton would greatly alleviate that,
enabling the soldier to move much faster and farther without less effort, thus increasing
their endurance. An exoskeleton would also make soldiers stronger,
and might even enable them to access places that typically require a vehicle or special
equipment to reach, such as the roof of a building. More than likely, you’ve seen exoskeletons
and their potential on various shows, movies, and games, such as Call of Duty: Advanced
Warfare and District 9. Eventually, exoskeletons may no longer be
fictional devices. 6. PACK MULE ROBOT While we don’t quite yet live in a world
where sentient robots live alongside humans, the military has long entertained the idea
of a robot companion that helps soldiers as they move from one location to another. One recent attempt was a collaboration between
Boston Dynamics and DARPA to develop a “pack mule” robot known as the Legged Squad Support
System, or LS3. The prospective robot was named “pack mule”
because it would aid soldiers by carrying the gear that they would have otherwise had
to carry on their own. Depending on the mission and one’s role
in it, soldiers are sometimes required to carry dozens of pounds of weight, which is
tiring and makes it difficult to move around, especially when under fire and in other urgent
situations. A pack mule robot would lighten the soldier’s
burden and make them more agile in the battlefield. Because it wouldn’t be prone to exhaustion
the way humans are, it wouldn’t have to stop for breaks. Hypothetically speaking, as long as nothing
harmed the robot’s wiring and programming, it would be a constant and ever present companion
for the soldiers. Unfortunately, the military announced in late
2015 that they were ending the pack mule project, because the robot was too loud for use on
the battlefield. A loud robot means potentially giving one’s
position on the battlefield away and is therefore impractical – and, perhaps, dangerous. Just because the project didn’t work this
time doesn’t mean it’s been permanently shelved, although no future experiments or
upgrades are currently planned for this particular model. 5. SMART UNIFORMS Tactical advantages are vital to successful
missions, and many technologies have been developed to help soldiers see better, react
quicker, and be more lethal when necessary. But that doesn’t stop enemy combatants from
seeing the soldiers in even the most cleverly camouflaged standard uniforms. In recent years, researchers have designed
various “smart fabrics” to better hide soldiers from enemy eyes. While not foolproof, the “smart uniforms”
currently available are able to obscure soldiers from most night vision sensors, heat vision
sensors, and even radar. Once perfected, smart uniforms could potentially
make soldiers completely invisible to all instruments, making them only susceptible
to the naked eye, which would be a huge advantage in war. 4. LIQUID ARMOR Liquid armor is a type of military uniform
that is comprised of a material called kevlar, which has been soaked in a special liquid
and encased, and is used to make soldiers lighter while also keeping them safe. This “special liquid” is called shear
thickening fluid. When it’s not under attack, it’s a plain
liquid, making it lighter than regular armor, and allows soldiers to move around with ease. However, when it’s impacted by a bullet
or a blade, for example, the liquid instantly hardens to protect the soldier from serious
injury. If you want a hands-on demonstration of how
shear thickening fluid works, you can perform a little experiment at home by mixing equal
parts cornstarch and water. You’ll notice that if you stir the mixture
slowly, it remains liquid, but if you hit it, the surface will solidify. You can also shape it into a ball, and if
you stop applying pressure, the ball falls apart. The military is currently working on multiple
versions of liquid armor, including shear thinning fluid, which is paint-like in consistency
and becomes thinner upon impact or when shaken – in other words, it’s essentially the opposite
of shear thickening fluid. 3. THE CORNERSHOT One of the most disadvantageous aspects of
combat is that more often than not, you need to be in visible range to fire at a target,
meaning that your target can shoot back. And if they’re around a corner, that can
leave you very vulnerable, unless you have the Cornershot. This weapon is currently used by both law
enforcement and armed forces, and is exactly what it sounds like – a gun that can shoot
around corners without exposing the shooter. This is done using its extended frame. The gun is no bigger than a regular shotgun
or machine gun, but it has a hinge that allows the user to turn it up to 90 degrees. The Cornershot has a camera on it that loops
to a screen in the back half of the gun, allowing the user to see everything the gun sees, and
then fire when ready. It takes some getting used to but is very
effective. It’s also versatile and has been outfitted
with various pistols, and even some grenade launchers. 2. BLACK KNIGHT UNMANNED COMBAT VEHICLE UAVs, or unmanned aerial vehicles, helped
revolutionize air reconnaissance and warfare, and the military is looking to do the same
thing when it comes to ground warfare, in hopes of losing as few soldiers as possible. One such prototype that they’re working
on is a 9.5-ton tank called the Black Knight Unmanned Combat Vehicle. It’s a tank-like vehicle that doesn’t
have to piloted from within, making it a valuable item for combat in enemy territory, especially
due to the possibility of running over a landmine. The Black Knight also possesses the firepower
needed to “get the job done” and is outfitted with a 30mm cannon and 7.62mm coaxial machine
gun, which can be controlled remotely. The biggest problem with the prototype, which
was first tested in 2007, is that the technology needed to operate it wirelessly on the ground
isn’t fully refined yet. There have been many communications issues,
but if resolved, it could lead to a whole new armor division for the military. As of January of this year, the project is
still being worked on. 1. LASER WEAPON SYSTEM Laser weapon systems are currently in use
by the US military. One of the most popular of which is the LaWS,
or “Laser Weapon System,” which works by firing a laser at a target. Now, unlike the lasers you’re probably thinking
of, it doesn’t disintegrate enemy ships and personnel. Instead, the laser causes the systems on the
craft or missiles it’s aimed at to stop working. LaWS disrupts the navigation and balance of
missiles, as well as their targeting systems, and makes the missile spin out of the air
and land away from the ship its targeting. The system also disrupts the engines of an
enemy plane trying to come in for an attack run, causing the plane to crash or turn away. One huge benefit of the LaWS is its cost-effectiveness. As long as it has enough power to fire, it
can run without issue, and is therefore inexpensive to maintain. Thanks for watching! Can you believe some of the technology that
the military has? What do you think is next to come? Let me know in the comments below, be sure
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