Top 5 AMAZING MILITARY INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGIES
1. PD-100 Black Hornet
The PD-100 Black Hornet is the smallest “helicopter” in the world developed by Norwegian Prox Dynamics. This “helicopter” is only the size of a cigarette box and lasts for about 25 minutes. It can be used for espionage or battlefield reconnaissance in the future.
The Norwegian company Prox Dynamics has recently develop
ed the smallest “helicopter” in the world. This “helicopter” is only the size of a cigarette box and lasts for about 25 minutes. It can be used for espionage or battlefield reconnaissance in the future. The nano helicopter developed by the Norwegian Prox Dynamics company is named “PD-100 Black Hornet”, which is driven by a micro-motor. The engine blades of this helicopter are only 4 inches in size, can carry a miniature digital camera, can fly at 20 mph, and last about 25 minutes.
The “PD-100 Black Hornet” helicopter is equipped with the world’s smallest and lightest servo transmission. This new typ
e of servo transmission weighs only 0.5 grams, which makes the newly developed “PD-100 Black Hornet” helicopter lighter than toy electric helicopters. However, the “PD-100 Black Hornet” helicopter also has some shortcomings, which are mainly reflected in the fact that it cannot accelerate or decelerate like a normal helicopter, nor can it hover in the air.
At present, it has successfully passed the test flight in the light wind environment inside and outside. An official from the Norwegian company Prox Dynamics said, “This miniature helicopter can be put in a pocket, it takes only a few seconds to take off, and it can quickly reach the set position under the control of a remote control device. It can be very convenient The ground is close to a hostile location, or you enter a contaminated building for detection.” During the experimental flight, when the battery of the “PD-100 Black Hornet” helicopter was exhausted, there would be problems such as collisions, but the developers said these problems Will be resolved soon. In addition, the parts of the “PD-100 Black Hornet” helicopter are very reliable and can be easily replaced.
The “PD-100 Black Hornet” helicopter
mainly flies by remote control on the ground, and maintains stability through a miniature fly-by-wire flight control system. At present, the Norwegian company Prox Dynamics is improving the micro helicopter so that its continuous sailing time can reach 30 minutes.
GuardBot Inc. is a cutting edge engineering company focusing on the design and development of amphibious, spherical robotic vehicle systems.
Guardbot was initially conceived for a planetary mission on Mars, and can operate in many demanding situations, as it can travel on paved road, off-road, sand, snow, sloped surfaces, and in water, where it can navigate upstream. Guardbot is designed for mission operations in broadcasting, surveillance, security, and detection.
Guardbot moves using a patented drive-mechanism. The drive is produced by a motorized pendulum that propels the unit by changing its center of gravity. This design allows it to easily provide forward and backward motion as well as make 360-degree turns. Its advanced battery powered pendulum motion drive system can operate continuously for up to 25 hours on one charge and reach speeds of up to 9 mph on land and 3 mph in water. The custom battery itself can last 45 hours while stationary.
3. iRobot 510 PackBots
The Canadian DND purchased 20 iRobot 510 PackBot CBRN Recce Systems, with each unit being used to detect Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRN) threats.
The 510 PackBot CBRN Recce System is a modular expansion to iRobot’s 510 PackBot Multi-Mission robot that meets specific requirements set forth by the Canadian DND. It includes a CBRN suite that integrates five primary sensors to reliably detect, alert and report on chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, volatile gases, explosives and radiation. The robot also features enhanced mobility through the addition of rear flippers.
The Canadian DND says it selected the 510 PackBot CBRN Recce System due in part to its ease of use, mobility, ability to access confined spaces and broad sensing capabilities. The robots, which need to be delivered by April 2015, can also be used for explosive ordnance disposal, reconnaissance, route clearance and data collection.
iRobot says the equipment the army is buying was heavily influenced by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to The Lethbridge Herald, the Canadian army?s “bomb disposal teams have used small robotic vehicles in their efforts to find and dismantle roadside bombs and booby traps, but the devices did not have the capability to detect weapons of mass destruction.”
The remotely-operated vehicles can enter buildings, climb stairs and generally operate in areas that may be unsafe for soldiers.
iRobot says it has delivered more than 5,000 robots to military and civil defense forces worldwide, with the first PackBot military robots deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in the early 2000s.
iRobot reported revenue for its second quarter ended June 28 was $139.8 million, up from $130.4 million for the same quarter one year ago. Net income for the quarter was $8.5 million, compared with $8.3 million in the second quarter of 2013. Revenue for its robots built for security and defense purposes were down for the quarter: $5.1 million during the most recent quarter from $12.5 million the year before.
The Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System, or THeMIS for short, is the first hybrid fully modular unmanned ground vehicle in the world. The vehicle is intended to provide support for dismounted troops by serving as a transport platform, remote weapon station, IED detection and disposal unit, and much more. The vehicle’s open architecture gives it the multi-missions capability much needed on the modern battlefield.
The main purpose of the THeMIS Transport is to support onbase logistics and provide last mile resupply for fighting units on the front line. It supports infantry units by reducing their physical and cognitive load, increasing stand-off distance, force protection and survivability. Thanks to the high payload capacity, it is capable of transporting different classes of supplies ranging from personal equipment to medical materials, fuel, etc and conducting rapid CASEVAC.
Have you ever looked at a drone and thought, “Yeah, that’s kind of neat, but I sure wish it came with some mounted firearms?” If so, you may be interested to hear about the TIKAD: a new drone that’s described by its Florida-based creators Duke Robotics as the “Future Soldier.”
Intended for military deployment, TIKAD is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed to replace boots on the ground in some of the toughest warzones on the planet. It weighs 110 pounds (50kg), can fly at an altitude of anywhere from 30 – 1,500 feet and — oh yes — did we mention that it can sport a plethora of semi automatic weapons, and a 40mm grenade launcher for good measure?
“As a former Special Mission Unit commander, I have been in the battlefield for many years, and more than once I hoped that a different solution other than sending in the troops existed,” CEO Raziel Atuar told Digital Trends. “At Duke Robotics, we wanted to create something that would be a game changer in future battles, [and] that could save lives of troops, as well as uninvolved civilians, in the combat zone.”
Atuar says that, as classic army versus army confrontations on battlefield have become increasingly rare, tools intended for guerilla warfare have become more important than ever. That’s where the requirement for a drone that’s capable of firing small arms from the air comes into play. TIKAD features plenty of smart tech, but perhaps its smartest tools are its high levels of accuracy and a proprietary robotic stabilization system that enables it to absorb the recoil of its mounted gun as it’s fired. (This stabilization platform can also be used as a standalone unit for snipers on the ground.)