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Apache's new infrared targeting system spots foes when they fire, doesn't wait for the smoke

Apache’s new infrared targeting system spots foes when they fire, doesn’t wait for the smoke

It just keeps getting harder for America’s enemies to hide from the technological marvel that is the modern US military. A new ground fire acquisition system (GFAS), coming to Apache Attack helicopters next spring, uses infrared sensors to detect muzzle flashes from small arms fire and pinpoint enemy positions to within five meters. Before the […]

SA Photonics high-res digital night vision system makes you look like Hello Kitty's cyborg cousin

SA Photonics high-res digital night vision system makes you look like Hello Kitty’s cyborg cousin

Given, it might make you look like the love child of Robocop and a cartoon kitten, but SA Photonics’ High Resolution Night Vision System (HRNVS) could mean smoother night flights for the US military. The light weight head mounted display couples high resolution imagery and an impressive 82.5 degree field of vision — previous devices offered […]

US Army developing Android-based smartphone framework and apps

US Army developing Android-based smartphone framework and apps

The US Army is calling upon Android app developers to help make military life a little less stressful — and, perhaps, a lot safer. Under a new Army framework known as the Mobile/Handheld Computing Environment (CE), third-party developers will be able to create and submit tactical Android apps, using the military’s CE Product Developer’s Kit. […]