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Listen up, maggots. Fresh off all the recent hoopla surrounding BlackBerry 10, Research In Motion announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has approved the use of six BlackBerry models on its networks. The smartphones receiving the green light are the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930, BlackBerry...

May 10th 2012 at 9:28pm 0 Comments
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The Army Marketplace may be mired in bureaucratic muck, but the depot for mobile military apps isn't simply stagnating in a stack of paperwork somewhere. Developers and commanders are still pushing forward with the project and hoping for the best. There are already 17 apps for Android and 16 for iP...

April 28th 2011 at 12:18pm 0 Comments
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Remember the Land Warrior program, which only took 15 years and half a billion dollars outfit our troops with high-tech battlefield uniforms? With DisOPS ("distributed operations") Lockheed Martin is taking a different tack. Deployed to Special Forces in Afghanistan, the system is comprised of the...

November 18th 2009 at 5:07pm 0 Comments
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EnerDel, who we last saw soaking up some of that Joe Biden stimulus money, is teaming up with the U.S. Army to develop a battery solution for a hybrid Humvee. Of course, your High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle is by its nature very large and very heavy -- great for dropping out of airplanes...

November 6th 2009 at 3:46pm 0 Comments
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While the US Air Force is dead set on shooting down missiles with airborne lasers, it looks like their colleagues in the Army are busy cooking up a little something called the Multimode Directed Energy Armament System (see our artist's conceptual rendering, above). According to Wired, this device u...

April 24th 2009 at 6:32am 0 Comments
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Wired News reports on a new U.S. Army recruitment tool: the PC game Future Force Company Commander. F2C2, in the style of America's Army, is available for free download at developer Zombie or a military page.The story quotes people critical of the game as an unrealistic portrayal of U.S. might. F2C2...

November 27th 2006 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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U.S. Army Pfc. Nicholas Madaras was killed last week in Baqubah, Iraq when a roadside bomb detonated while he stood outside his Humvee. Madaras was only 19.In a series of remembrances published by The Advocate, Pfc. William Tyrrell reflected on Madaras' Halo skills: "I used to always love to play Ha...

September 11th 2006 at 5:15pm 0 Comments