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New Camouflage Face Paint Could Shield Soldiers From Bomb Blasts’ Heat
When a roadside bomb or other explosive device goes off, it hits everything nearby with an extreme blast of pressure....
A Beam With the Power of a Laser Pointer Can Detect IEDs at a Distance
Improvised explosive devices are far and away the single biggest killer of coalition troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, so the...
New Device Uses Electromagnetic Pulses to Detonate IEDs From a Safe Distance
A new technique uses electromagnetic pulses to detonate improvised explosive devices from afar, potentially thwarting the roadside bombs that have...
Ex-Officer Says Air Force’s Failure to Deploy Airships Costs Lives
Former Air Force officer blames cultural resistance to airship technology
Video: Boeing’s Truck-Mounted Laser Neatly Picks Off 50 IEDs in a Row
Boeing’s laser weapons have already shown the power to blast aerial drones from the sky, but may find even more...
Armored Airbags to Protect Vehicles from RPGs and Roadside Bombs
Airbags could prevent RPGs from exploding and neutralize the blast of improvised explosives
New Unmanned Chopper Sniffs Out Improvised Explosives While Looking Adorable
The Pentagon is testing an unmanned helicopter that can detect electromagnetic emissions from IEDs. Codename: HELIPANDA (we wish)