The Strange, Sad Story Of The US Army's New Billion-Dollar Camo Pattern

After nearly a decade, multiple false-starts, and many billions of dollars, the US Army has finally chosen a new camouflage for its troops. Except it’s not exactly new. It was originally developed back in 2002. And it looks a whole lot like one of the patterns that the US Army was in talks to adopt from an independent company.

Watch The US Marines' New Self-Driving Car Navigate A Battlefield

While we’ve all heard about Google’s silly-looking self-driving cars. But did you know that the military’s been working on own autonomous vehicles of its own? Honestly, it’s no huge surprise that soldiers would want this technology too. It sure does look badass though.

93-Year-Old Vet Recreates His D-Day Parachute Jump Over Normandy

This is just awesome. Jim ‘Pee Wee’ Martin, a 93-year-old WWII veteran paratrooper, just did the same jump out of a plane into Normandy that he did for D-Day 70 years ago when he was 23 years old. But he says this jump was much easier because “there wasn’t anybody shooting at me today”.

US Army Helicopter Drops An Entire Boat Full Of Navy Seals In The Sea

Here’s a US Army Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter dropping a US Navy boat into the sea while a guy — apparently Navy SEAL — is descending into the boat from the chopper.

The US Army Is Redesigning Its Smoke Grenade For The First Time Since WWII

Despite the billions upon billions of dollars funnelled into the hungry maw of the military over the past 70 years, some technology has remained the same since World War II — including the smoke grenade. Now, the US Army is choosing a new version that, in theory, will be slightly less toxic than the “classic” model.

This DARPA Invention Gives Soldiers Terminator Vision

DARPA has finally demonstrated one of its most promising inventions: an augmented-reality HUD system that will give soldiers the same advantage of a jet fighter pilot. It displays battlefield data over the soldier’s environment, identifying friendly and enemy forces on land and air in real time.

First Video Of The US Army Flying Truck In Action

Remember that crazy-looking helicopter-drone-truck we showed you a few months ago? Now it is real, and it is here. Advanced Tactics has released the very first video showing the Black Knight Transformer flying through the desert.

Pentagon Can't Keep Track Of Ammo So It's Destroying $1B In Bullets

Outdated technology and government wastefulness seem to go hand in hand, but this time the two are combining for a startlingly huge money sink: the Pentagon is planning on destroying $US1.2 billion in excess bullets and missiles, some of which could still be used by troops. And it’s all because the military has no way of tracking its stockpiled ammo.

Everything We Know About The US Army's Uncanny Chatbots

Sgt. Star is the U.S. Army’s dedicated marketing and recruitment chatbot, and he isn’t going to turn whistleblower any time soon. There’s no use threatening him for answers either — he’s programmed to report that kind of hostility to the Army Criminal Investigation Division.

US Army Compares New Hacker School To 'The Birth Of The Air Force'

Over the next three years, the US Army will be filling its brand new cyber warfare institute at West Point with the best and brightest hackers it can find. Not just hackers, however: the institute will bring together psychologists, lawyers, mathematicians — anyone who can help the United States win the inevitable cyber war.

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