Featured by Christina Mackenzie
This gadget is helping French special forces nail their parachute landings
The device beeps as an operative gets closer to the ground, helping them (and anyone jumping in tandem with them) safely execute a landing maneuver.
This solar-powered British drone will surveil from the stratosphere
The PHASA-35 has a wingspan of 115 feet—the same as a Boeing 737—but it weighs just 330 pounds. The goal is to keep in the air for a year.
Meet Robbox, the robot that schleps a half-ton of supplies for special forces
The machine is one possible way for commandos, burdened down by gear, to get a helping hand.
Watch this French laser zap drones out of the sky
The system is one way for militaries and others to deal with rogue drones. Pew, pew!
This fast French military boat can crawl from water to land without wheels
Meet the Iguana, an amphibious craft with deployable caterpillar treads.
This new harness lets military dogs parachute safely and with style
A flight pod with a magnetic release helps protect the pooch—especially its legs—during a jump with its human.
Electric propulsion makes this French submarine concept extra sneaky
The stealthy SMX31E would be powered by lithium-ion batteries, like a Tesla.
France’s new military trucks can form a convoy with just one driver
Vehicles with no one on board will follow the leader.
This robotic maritime bomb squad keeps humans a safe distance away
Thousands of mines lurk in the oceans, and dealing with them is dangerous.
This 1.9-ton steel arm can spot bombs and lift soldiers out of harm’s way
The appendage is 33 feet long and a new part of the German Army’s IED identification system.