Saturday, June 20, 2009

Really Cool Military Gadget

While I don't completely agree with our $12 billion per month defense budget, I will say that I am astounded at how innovative and advanced our military's technology is. Take for example, this intelligent arm band that could be standard issue for our army's special forces in the near future. With a five pound battery and radio, it's too much extra weight to add to your gear but the arm band boasts a plethora of impressive features. Its GPS can pinpoint the soldier's squad location and its computer can display blueprints of terrorist compounds or infrared readings of buildings scoped out by robotic surveillance drones. DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Agency, is working on making the arm band more compact, and thus more practical for regular use in combat.

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