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Natick Researching On Nanocomposites For Food Packaging

In a recent report at the Army.mil website, scientists at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC are looking into nanocomposites for cheaper, lighter and environment friendly food packaging that can be used in the next generation soldier rations. Once they adopt the use of high-barrier and non-foil nanocomposites, these might be used in future Meals Ready To Eat (MRE) packaging.

The U.S. Marines May Soon Be Armed With The M4 And A New Sniper Rifle

It looks like that the U.S. Marine Corps will be able to finally say goodbye to the M16 rifle which has been in use by the Corps since the Vietnam War. According to the Marine Corps Times, USMC leaders have endorsed the switch to the M4 rifle as the universal weapon for the Marines over the M16 rifle.

Wired: Hackers Can Disable Or Change Target Of The TrackingPoint Smart Rifle

When you put a computer with Wifi capabilities on a sniper rifle, anybody can become a marksman even even using a tablet or smartphone. But with such wireless network capability a device can always invite some uninvited guests sniffing around and some would be up to no good. That's what the story at Wired.com is all about.

Bethesda Can't Make Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Editions Any More

For fans of Fallout 4 who have missed out on placing their pre-orders for the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition, they are in for a big disappointment. When the pre-order went up, the special edition just got sold out quickly and there is a big demand for this edition. The problem for Bethesda, the developer for the video game, is that the manufacturers are already swamped with the orders and are working at full capacity. If they take more orders  they might not make it to the 10 November 2015 release.

PerriQuest's Eyewear Protects Wearer From Laser Attacks

In recent years, there has been a growing number of incidents where pilots getting "laser attacked". Especially on approach to an airport the pilots report of green lasers used to dazzle them from the ground.  This causes pilots unable to see clearly for several minutes and there are fears of long term eye damage. It is just fortunate that there has not been any report of a plane crash that was caused by laser dazzling.

Soldiers Can Hip Fire Accurately With New Night Vision Gear

In what is an improvement on hip firing techniques with the use of technology, the U.S. Army has announced that they have are working on a new Thermal Scope and ENVG with Wireless Connection that will communicate with each other. The scope will be allow the soldier to see the target as seen through the rifle via the ENVG even with the weapon not needing raised to eye level. This allows shooting from the hip accurately.

UK's CAA Issues A "Drone Code" For Flying Drones Safely

There is a growing concern amongst authorities for the increasing numbers of drones for flying in the air in the United Kingdom. Whilst companies will need to get registered at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to use their drones for commercial purposes but individual hobbyists do not need to get a licence and that's where the problem starts.

Stinger Missiles "Found" By Separatists Rebels In Ukraine Are Battlefield 3 Copies

In what would have been a big scoop by those who want to accuse the United States of supplying weapons to Ukraine, LNR Today, the news site that supports the Russian-backed separatists, posted a video of the rebels discovering crates of FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense System) at the Luhansk International Airport.

A Quick Report On The Expo SoftAir 2015 Held In Palermo, Italy

Dedicated airsoft expositions are rare far and wide. If you see airsoft exhibits, they usually mixed with bigger firearms, outdoor, and tactical gear expos such as the SHOT Show and IWA Outdoor Classics. Pure airsoft expos are smaller and intimate in scale which also suffer from not being sustained long term.  But still we welcome efforts for airsoft expos as they are the more public faces of airsoft as the public can visit airsoft stalls, try them out, mingle with airsoft players, and overall, have a positive understanding on what airsoft is all about.

Dell's Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet Is Tough Enough To Bring To The War Zone

Battlefield computers are getting smaller and tougher without compromising their performance. With the increase in portability with the introduction of rugged tablets, computers can now be easily carried to the field --- the outdoors, the airsoft milsim AO, or to an actual war zone. The new Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet promises to be all that.


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