The bullet can turn, trucks can fly!Inventory 2015
U.S. military technology
The U.S. military to scientific and technological innovation, in the United States navy and the army had selected Thomson Reuters the top 2012 global innovation.In the patent portfolio analysis of the U.S. army, U.S. army research laboratory of six scientists recognized as the creator "productive".The analysis of the object is the patent data and decided to the army to be included in the list of related measures.
Army research laboratory in eritrea, enclosed, ochoa said: "the army institute of research scientists and engineers committed to outstanding achievements on basic research and applied research, the research results into the innovative practical patent."
Today we count for you for 2015 years the United States department of defense 15 big amazing invention, together to feel the charm of high-tech.
NO. 1 in flight can change the direction of the bullet
"Ammunition" ultra precise task (EXACTO) is a research and development of American's first self-guided bullets.EXACTO shot bullets deviation can be induced as the target's movement and overcome other factors, the influence of changes in flight direction and path.Gunners using laser at the target, and EXACTO bullet on small fins can lead bullets along the laser hit the target.The pentagon has successfully used the bullet live-fire tests.
NO. 2 high energy liquid laser area defense system
High energy liquid laser area defense system (HELLADS) project is attached great importance to the DARPA project, the goal is to destroy surface-to-air missiles against aircraft launch.In general, surface-to-air missile at a faster rate than its aim of aircraft, aircraft it is difficult to avoid a missile attack, and tried to use laser to shoot down missiles HELLADS system.DARPA also plans to strengthen the HELLADS laser as an example, makes it able to destroy the enemy offensive weapons of ground targets.
NO. 3 flying truck
Antenna reconfigurable embedded system (ARES) project by lockheed Martin's Skunk Works (Skunk Works) is responsible for research and development, is actually a flying truck.ARES has dual mode, can high speed on the ground, can also be a vertical take-off and landing.Double tilt fan let the truck can hover and landing, also can be set to high speed mode.DARPA hopes ARES can deal with improvised explosive devices, and at the same time to avoid air threats, such as surface-to-air missiles.
NO. 4 machine animals support system
Robot animal support system (you) is DARPA and Boston Dynamics of joint research and development, it is a kind of flexible semi-automatic quadruped robot, can undertake the task load on the battlefield.Boston Dynamic AlphaDog is now 70% to 80% by army marching terrain, a prototype can carry weighing hundreds of kilograms of weapons and equipment, greatly reduce the burden of soldiers.It is the Hawaiian accept test of the U.S. Marine corps.
NO. 5 smart gun sights
Through the barrel or a computing system based on Linux installed on sight, DARPA One Shot XG project can improve the accuracy of the sniper.The system can calculate many variables, such as cross wind, the maximum effective range and weapons line, etc., show the sniper ideal sniper.One Shot XG from March 2013 to begin testing.
NO. 6 can provide instant air support system
Since the first world war close air support tactics since birth, it was almost not changed.In conventional close air support, pilots and ground forces need to confirm target by voice command and Shared maps.And DARPA continued close air support (PCAS) project is to fundamentally redefine the concept.PCAS would allow pilots and ground personnel data sharing real-time battlefield and weapons, which can help the pilot hit multiple targets at the same time.PCAS also can greatly save the call air support and the plane arrived at the time of the battlefield.
NO. 7 help soldiers climb a wall of new materials
Soldiers must be able to can imagine in a variety of environments, including relying on heavy rope, ladders and other climbing tools over a physical barrier.In order to overcome these challenges, DARPA began to Z - Man.This program aims to imitate gecko and nature of spider climbing ability, one of the main product is Geckskin.This is a can produce high holding power of synthetic material, tests in 2012, 100 square centimeters of Geckskin successful adhesion on the glass wall, and can maintain state of adhesion weight 300 kg.
NO. 8 technology can eliminate language differences
All the action language translation (BOLT) project is to explore a new way of communication, so that different language translation, when online and personal communication and analysis of the language.The initial stage of this project is to help the soldiers and officials real-time translate English into the listener's native language, and vice versa.DARPA eventually plans to BOLT into a powerful tool, to help all people communicate more fluently, without having to learn the other language.
NO. 9 can be hung up years of unmanned aerial vehicle (uav)
DARPA has $89 million contract with the Boeing company, request the latter development "the Eagle" (Solar Eagle) unmanned aerial vehicle (uav).Through the use of solar energy, the uav can at least stay in the air for five years.The wingspan of the aircraft is 120 meters, the equivalent of 40 storeys high, flying in the stratosphere."The eagle" will have to gather intelligence, communications, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
NO. 10, strengthen the consciousness of soldiers optical system
SCENICC project started in 2011, but is still in its early development stages.This system by optical sensors installed on the soldiers and unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs), to provide comprehensive information for soldiers, this will greatly improve their consciousness of the battlefield.SCENICC project through the use of a hands-free system, can provide related to its mission of real-time information for soldiers.