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Army Infantry Iron Man Suit is a reality
This is a very interesting article on another new piece of new quuipment. The Army will be turning out men and Women into tanks on two legs, or do we call them Iron Man.
Combat Medics and their Evolution
The evolution of the care of wounded soldiers on the battlefield spans about nine hundred years.Find out more of these heroes who save lives.
Form Fitting Body Armor for Female Troops
Women Military Personnel are being exposed to greater risk within combat zones. The Army, finally, took the initiative to protect our Female Troops. They have designed Body Armor to fit the Female Form. You can read about this Fashion Forward move, right here.
Marines/Army Contract for Safer Helmets
The U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army collaborated in testing for an Enhanced Combat Helmet. The result is a new helmet providing a 50% increase in ballistic and fragmentation protection. Deployment of the new headgear is expected in early 2014. Read all about it.
Military Field Rations Inedible
Military Field Rations have been the bane of every solider. In World War I, it was the´Iron Ration.´ In WW II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War, it was some configuration of the ´C-ration,´ and now it is the MRE. Soldiers only eat them to survive. Here is a suggestion to make them palatable.
QF-16 New Aerial Target for Air Force
The U.S. Air Force is testing converted F-16, unmanned drones as real life targets. They are called QF-16s. Fighter Pilots will be able to sharpen their skills, and test new weapon systems in real world situations. Read about it here.
The Vietnam War Dog D.O.A.
There is no doubt that the K-9 heroes of the Vietnam War saved the lives of soldiers. The dogs were classified as military equipment and as such were disposable. Read more of this sad, but true story.
US Army Prohibits Visible Tattoos
US Army imposes ban on visible tattoos as a part of their new grooming and dress code to commence at the start of 2014. Read more about it here.
USS Consolation/SS HOPE
The S.S. HOPE was the first Peacetime hospital ship, but she had a naval history as the U.S.S. Consolation. She was a hospital ship known for her ´firsts´ in administering patient care.
X47B Combat Drone - Extinction for Combat Pilots
The X47B Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle has surpassed huge milestones for computer automated aircraft. The US Navy indicated this will redefine naval aviation for the next fifty years. Does this signal the beginning of the end for Combat Pilots? Read more here.
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