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Daily Video 6.9.15

Inside America’s Top Secret Weapons Lab DARPA #Mind Blow (Full Documentary




Published on Mar 11, 2015

” Also watch these interesting documentary

Next Future Scary Technologies Will Blow Your Mind (Full Documentaryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KajlZ…

(HD) Inside America’s Top Secret Weapons Lab DARPA #Mind Blow (Full Documentary)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtEf0…

Future Technologies That Will Change The World (Full Documentary) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C95_y… “











Daily Video 12.2.14

EXACTO Demonstrates First-Ever Guided .50-Caliber Bullets




Published on Jul 14, 2014

” DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program recently conducted the first successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets. This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are offset from where the sniper rifle is initially aimed. EXACTO’s specially designed ammunition and real-time optical guidance system help track and direct projectiles to their targets by compensating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors that could impede successful aim.

  The EXACTO program is developing new approaches and advanced capabilities to improve the range and accuracy of sniper systems beyond the current state of the art. For more information, please visit the program page at http://go.usa.gov/XmSG. “











This Bullet Can Change Direction Mid-Air To Track Down Its Target




” The future of war is a laser-guided bullet that can change direction and hit targets at a distance of over one mile away.

  DARPA, the research arm of the Pentagon, has developed the EXACTO system to put a four-inch-long bullet with an optical laser sensor and an eight-bit central processing unit that can compute an algorithm to command electromagnetic steering to give the bullet its deadly precision.

  Unlike most rifle bullets, EXACTO has no spin. Instead, it travels like an electronic dart with fins that can guide it in mid-air.

  A sniper team can control the bullet after firing to ensure accuracy while compensating for weather, wind, target movement, and a range of other factors.”


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DARPA Unveils Unmanned Drones To Assist War Zone Troops



” The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) unveiled Tuesday an update to its initiative to equip the US military with unmanned, modular drones that would conduct supply runs, reconnaissance and rescue missions, casualty evacuations and other essential services in hard-to-reach areas.

“ US military experience has shown that rugged terrain and threats such as ambushes and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) can make ground-based transportation to and from the front lines a dangerous challenge,” DARPA said in its announcement, noting that combat outposts require on average 100,000 pounds of material each week.”





” High elevation and impassable mountain roads often restrict access to remote war zones. Although helicopters are a possible solution, DARPA said the supply can’t meet the demand for their services, which cover diverse operational needs such as resupply, tactical insertion and extraction, and casualty evacuation.

  To address these challenges, DARPA unveiled its Transformer (TX) program in 2009, which sought to develop and demonstrate a prototype system that would provide “flexible, terrain-independent transportation for logistics, personnel transport and tactical support missions for small ground units.”

  Last year, the agency selected the Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) design concept with which to move forward.”

Red Orbit has much more













US Army Plans ‘Iron Man’ Armor For Soldiers



” The US Army is working to develop “revolutionary” smart armor that would give its troops “superhuman strength”.

It is calling on the technology industry, government labs and academia to help build the Iron Man-style suit.

Other exoskeletons that allow soldiers to carry large loads much further have already been tested by the army.

The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (Talos) would have such a frame but would also have layers of smart materials fitted with sensors.” 



Here is a video from a demonstration held in July 2013 . 





” This video is a recap of the July Demonstration for the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS). This demonstration has led to the following press release from USSOCOM about the TALOS Broad Area Announcement (BAA).

USSOCOM Seeks Ideas for Advanced Assault Suit Development

Tampa, Fla.–U.S. Special Operations Command issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for proposals and research in support of the development of Tactical Light Operator Suit (TALOS) TALOS is a USSOCOM effort to provide special operation forces (SOF) with enhanced mobility and protection technologies in a fully integrated assault suit. Some of the potential technologies planned for TALOS research and development include advanced armor, command and control computers, power generators, and enhanced mobility exoskeletons.

“USSOCOM is interested in receiving white papers from a wide variety of sources, not just traditional military industry but also from academia, entrepreneurs, and laboratories capable of providing the design, construction, and testing of TALOS related technologies,” said Jim Geurts, USOCOM acquisition executive. “The intent is to accelerate the delivery of innovative TALOS capabilities to the SOF operator.”
The BAA goal is to foster collaboration with government, academia, and industry representatives on the TALOS effort. Prior studies and analysis have determined a number of technical challenges exist for the SOF equipment that require improvements for missions into the future. Those challenges include trade space between weight, protection, power, and mobility, cost, and system component integration
BAA will remain open until September 3, 2014. 

For more information on the the TALOS BAA, go to: 

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportuni… .”




    And here is another video of the TALOS system , this time from a gamer’s eye view .



        This revolutionary new combat system is in it’s infancy and the publicity is provided by the Army in an effort to get private industry to step up with the most needed technological advances necessary to make “Iron Man” a reality on the battlefield .

    While we relish the idea of giving our soldiers every possible advantage on the field of battle , one must also realize that , that which makes the State more powerful against it’s foreign enemies can also be used against it’s enemies on the domestic front . Drones anyone ?

Or perhaps Robocop ?

Stealth Jets? Hypersonic Bombers? What’s Really Being Developed At The Military’s Most Famous Classified Base?


by DigitalGlobe
 Satellite imagery taken on January 17, 2006, of Area 51 reveals little. Base security
 personnel know when satellites are passing overhead, and test aircraft remain indoors at those times.
 Personnel work in windowless offices and are locked inside when anything other than their own project is 
 outdoors. DigitalGlobe




” All these events are linked. They are the visible signs of an invisible, parallel world within the universe of aerospace and defense: the classified, or “black,” world of secret military programs. Those unmarked 737s were ferrying employees to the flight-test center near Groom Lake, Nevada, known to the public as Area 51. The gray airplane is Polecat, a next-generation stealth unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-Cappuccio’s video was his sly way of unveiling the program. Those earthquakes? Quite possibly sonic booms from a long-suspected hypersonic attack vehicle, a sleek aircraft that has consumed the imaginations of black-project enthusiasts and military analysts, including me, for two decades. Though seemingly dormant in recent years, the program appears to be on the move again, and with a renewed vigor that has me feeling, somewhat unsettlingly, a bit like the aerospace industry’s own Ahab.”









110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years






” · People will be fluent in every language. With DARPA and Google racing to perfect instant translation, it won’t be long until your cellphone speaks Swahili on your behalf.

· Software will predict traffic jams before they occur. Using archived data, roadside sensors, and GPS, IBM has come up with a modeling program that anticipates bumper-to-bumper congestion a full hour before it begins. Better yet, the idea proved successful in early tests—even on the Jersey Turnpike.

· Climate-controlled jackets will protect soldiers from extreme heat and cold. The secret to all-weather clothing, according to former MIT student Kranthi Vistakula, is Peltier plates, which can be used to warm you up or cool you down by sending an electric current across the junction between two different metals. U.S. soldiers have put the lightweight tech to the test. So have soldiers in India. Based on early reviews, it won’t be long until others enlist.

· Nanoparticles will make chemotherapy far more effective. By delivering tiny doses of cisplatin and docetaxel right to cancerous cells, the mini messengers will significantly reduce the pain and side effects of today’s treatments. “

DARPA Sponsored Company Unveils Drones That Can

Fly Through Doors And Windows





 ” CyPhy Works unveiled its EASE or “Extreme Access System for Entry” drone this week, explaining that it can go where other drones cannot go for longer, because it is not limited by battery power.

The drone, developed with the aid of federal government grant money, is tethered to a power source by a microfilament, consisting of two strands of copper wire, allowing it to stay powered and never lose communications inside a structure. The drone also carries a thermal imaging camera.

The creator, Helen Greiner, former head of iRobot, which supplied ground robots to the military, notes of the drones “…they won’t be stopped by a fence, won’t be stopped by a ditch. They don’t have to go in through the ground floor or the doorway.” “

“Professor warns machines will be used to “kill people” “

 “Following Professor Noel Sharkey’s warning that the fleet of robots being developed for DARPA will ultimately be used to “kill people,” Boston Dynamics has released a new video showcasing how its LS3 robot is able to autonomously track humans over rugged terrain.”