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Aston Martin’s cars figuratively fly. The Vision Volante does it literally

Previous Next<p>1 of 9<p>Aston Martin has joined the race to put flying taxis in the skies above the world’s most crowded cities. The British company …

Commuting

How Infiniti's Variable-Compression Engine Works

At last, the best of both worlds.<p>For more than a century now, automotive engineers have struggled with an unavoidable balancing act when it comes to engine compression. Now, thanks to an innovation from Infiniti, they may get to enjoy the best of both worlds.<p>Cars have a single engine compression …

Engineering

Nuclear Fusion Power Could Be Here by 2030, One Company Says

A private nuclear-fusion company has heated a plasma of hydrogen to 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million degrees Celsius) in a new reactor for …

Energy

Boeing's Newest F-15 Packs More Than Two Dozen Missiles

The fighter would likely be a flying magazine for the F-22 Raptor.<p>Boeing is quietly proposing a new version of the world-famous F-15 Eagle that combines an updated airframe with an unprecedented number of anti-air missiles. The F-15X would carry more than two dozen air-to-air missiles, more three …

Aviation

UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet to replace Typhoon

The defence secretary has unveiled plans for a new RAF fighter jet, the Tempest, which will eventually replace the Eurofighter Typhoon.<p>Speaking at the Farnborough airshow, Gavin Williamson unveiled a concept version of the sixth-generation fighter jet the Ministry of Defence (MoD) expects to emerge …

Aviation

Marine Corps Arms Osprey With Rockets & Missiles - Adds Assault Missions

The Marine Corps is now arming its Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with a range of weapons to support escort missions

U.S. Marines

Navy Testing Superhydrophobic Hull Coatings For Submarines

The water-repellent coating should make submarines and other ships more fuel efficient, faster, and quieter.<p>A new water-repellent coating under development by the University of Michigan could reduce fuel costs for U.S. Navy ships, increasing fuel economy by making it easier for them to cut through …

Engineering

New Stealth Tanker Model Is Touted By Air Force Research Lab At Aviation Conference

There is no doubt that the USAF is getting more concerned over the vulnerability of their tanker fleet during a peer-state conflict.<p>Guy Norris<p>Tyler …

Aviation

The 'transformer' aircraft that could soon take you from LA to SF in under an hour

The 'transformer' aircraft that flies like a plane but lands and takes off like a helicopter - and could soon take you from LA to SF in under an</b> …

Carbon Fiber

Futuristic mini-sub could be a valuable weapon for Navy SEALs

A new, remarkable underwater vehicle – sort of like a miniature submarine, is on deck. Designed for stealthy military missions, the sub may be smaller than a giant Virginia-class submarine, but it sure has massive combat potential.<p>The Proteus, made by Huntington Ingalls and Batelle, could be …

Babcock unveils contender for Britain's new Royal Navy frigate

The competition to build the Royal Navy's next low-cost frigate moved forward this week as Babcock Team 31 showed off its proposed design for the …

Army releases footage of 'third arm' prototype resembling 'Aliens'-like tech

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has released footage of a new “third arm” prototype for troops that shows the usefulness of exoskeletons on the …

SpaceX: How Elon Musk's Raptor Engine Went from Dream to Mars-Bound Reality

It's part of a major plan to get humanity to Mars.<p>SpaceX is about to achieve a modest goal it set out to accomplish 16 years ago: send a rocket to …

Elon Musk responds to Boeing plan to put first human on Mars

Once upon a time, the space race was all about the US and Russia. Now it's about private companies competing for innovations and bragging rights. No accomplishment would be bigger than landing a human on Mars.<p>Boeing says it will get to the Red Planet before SpaceX does. SpaceX founder Elon Musk had …

SpaceX simplified: A quick guide to Elon Musk's space company

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by tech billionaire Elon Musk, is just as likely to grab headlines as NASA these days.<p>But if you're having a hard time keeping up with SpaceX's plans to reshape the spaceflight industry, replace international airline flights with orbital rocket trips, create a …

Airborne units getting new vehicle this year; legs will have to wait

The Army’s five airborne infantry brigade combat teams are slated to begin fielding 300 Ground Mobility Vehicles in use by special operations forces …

Marines Want a Man-Portable System That Fires Kamikaze Drones

As the Marine Corps continues its quest to get more capability from long-range precision fires, it's asking industry for proposals on a portable …

The Marine Corps wants to lighten the load for machine gunners with new, lightweight .50-caliber ammo

The Marine Corps is hoping industry can make lightweight .50 caliber ammunition that provides machine-gunners with a 30 percent weight savings over existing linked belts of .50 caliber ammo.<p>Marine Corps Systems Command recently released a request for information to see if commercial companies have …

Army Sends New Helicopter-Attacking Stryker to Europe - Counter Russia - 2020

The Army plans to have its first air-defense-armed Stryker prototype by 2019

America's Capitol Is Defended by This Missile (From Norway)

And it can do some real damage. The NASAMS (Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) is one of Norway’s most successful defense projects, …

Army's new weapon: 'Enemy can’t see we’re targeting him until we pull the trigger'

FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The Army has figured out how to lift the fog of war, or at least see through it.<p>Soldiers are on the verge of receiving futuristic devices that replace night-vision goggles and allow soldiers to shoot around corners, see through dense vegetation and smoke, plus distinguish friend …

Forget Stealth Fighters: The Army Wants 'Stealth' Uniforms

Game-changer or fiction? First there were stealth fighters that didn’t show up on radar. Now the U.S. Army wants uniforms that allow ground troops to …

France’s New Armored Car Does Not Mess Around

The husky armored car is heavily armed and ready to roll.<p>French defense contractor Nexter has unveiled a prototype of its new Jaguar armored car. Designed to act as both a reconnaissance vehicle and tank killer, the Jaguar is even more heavily armed than the U.S. Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle. …

Military

Rifle-Mounted Sensor Can Hear and Locate the Source of Enemy Gunfire

The PEARL system alerts users to the direction of hostile shots.<p>A new portable system small enough to mount on a personal firearm provides its user with the ability to quickly locate the source of hostile gunfire. The PEARL system, created by French defense contractor Metravib, uses acoustic …

Excalibur Was A Vulcan Gatling Gun Wielding Air Defense Vehicle Straight Out of G.I. Joe

The US Army never adopted the eight-wheeled design, but the service is now looking at wheeled anti-aircraft vehicles once again.<p>US Army<p>Late in the …

Army Howitzer Fires Rail Gun Hypervelocity Projectile

An Army Howitzer is now firing a super high-speed, high-tech, electromagnetic Hyper Velocity Projectile

The U.S. Army Could Revolutionize Long-Range Fires

In kick-starting its efforts to prepare for future high-end conflicts, late last year the U.S. Army identified six modernization priorities: …

Army to Begin Equipping Heavy Units with Active Protection by 2020

The U.S. Army's chief of staff told Congress this week that the service plans to begin equipping four heavy brigades with anti-missile defense …

New Precision Weapon Allows F-35C to Destroy Targets in Stealth Mode

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Raytheon Co.'s Joint Standoff Weapon version C is nearly ready for the U.S. Navy's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.<p>The defense …

AN/ALQ-144 Infrared Jammer

The AN/ALQ-144 IR countermeasures set is an always-on infrared jammer, providing protection against infrared missiles over a wide environmental …