5 Amazing Future Defense Technologies

Discover some amazing future defense technologies in our new YouTube video.  Some of the technologies covered include:

Laser Weapon System (LaWS)

A futuristic laser weapon system that can disable or destroy drones or small surface craft.

Electromagnetic Railgun

The railgun shoots projectiles at Mach 7 (7x speed of sound and 7 x missile speed). It’s a long range weapon capable of hitting surface targets up to 110 miles away. It can engage high altitude aerial threats including cruise and ballistic missiles.

Atlas Robot

ATLAS was developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC).  DRC is an international competition for robots capable of assisting humans in responding to natural and man-made disasters.

LS3 – Legged Squad Support System

LS3 is a four-legged robot designed to reduce the load carried by ground troops. Development is being carried out by Boston Dynamics funded by DARPA and the US Marine Corps.

LS3 is intended to carry 400 lbs of gear for 20 miles over 24 hours through rugged terrain. Using computer vision, LS3 autonomously follows its leader – no driver required. It can also travel to designated locations using terrain sensing and GPS.

X-47B Drone

The  X-47B is a demonstration unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) designed for carrier-based operations. It’s a tailless jet-powered blended-wing-body aircraft capable of semi-autonomous operation and aerial refuelling.