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IED War

Take a break from all the Iran-Sentinel drone drama this week and check out this video showing one of the Army’s latest anti-IED technologies. Basically, it’s remotely controlled version of a standard Bobcat construction vehicle equipped with various bomb detection and disposal tools. Developed and fielded by the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force, the little vehicle is […]

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Improvised explosive devices — the hand-cobbled roadside bombs that have taken a terrible toll on troops in Iraq and Afghanistan — are a lot like malaria, the Army’s chief scientist said Friday. You can treat malaria, you can eradicate the conditions in which it occurs, but it’s been around a long time and probably it […]

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While the Navy is replacing its aging EA-6B Prowlers electronic warfare (EW) jets with brand new EA-18G Growlers the Marine Corps is hoping to outfit its F/A-18 Hornets and AV-8B Harriers with new electronic jammers. The Intrepid Tiger II is the Corps’ homegrown jammer meant to disrupt IED radio detonators and intercept enemy communications. Best of […]

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Being part of Military​.com, it wouldn’t be right if we here at DT didn’t do something to recognize the ten-year anniversary of 9/11. We figured we’d list off some of the most significant advances in weaponry that have occurred over the last decade — some driven by the wars spawned by that day, some independent of them. […]

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Please watch this very moving video showing the beginning of the Air Force’s C-17 aeromedical evacuation process that involves ferrying wounded troops from Afghanistan to medical centers in Landstuhl, Germany, and the United States. It gives us a small glimpse of the sacrifices made on the battlefield and the efforts made to ensure our troops […]

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