As known, the most important issues in military forced marches, is carrying heavy loads behind the shoulders like tactical and military gear, weapon accessories.
A scientist from the University of Pennsylvania fundamentally changed the design of backpacks. So, now army troops will not feel the load so much.
The thing is that during the walk human body moves up and down in an amplitude of 1-2 inches and accordingly, a person has to lift up and down the weight of a load every time a person makes a step.
The design of the new backpack is based on the principle of staying on the same level when the person walks. It is suspended on elastic ropes and every time a person makes a step, the backpack slips up and down.
And besides that this design decreases weight on 86%, and total energy economy is about 40 Wt. But the main goal of such backpack is to decrease the level of getting muscle and spinal injury.…
On the 25-th of December Proton-K was launched successfully with the GLONASS. GLONASS is the Global Navigation Satellite System – the Russian counterpart to the USA’s GPS. It is a radio satellite navigation system. The period of duration has been increased to 7 years and later to 12 years. This Russian GPS or ‘First Aid on the road’ has been designed in the beginning to operat for the government of Russia. Every year Russia is planning to increase the quantity of satellites to 24 to cover more space.…
The Congressman from the Texas State introduced a new bill, which allows blind people go hunting. The sight for these people will be substituted with Optics devices, such as lasers for example, the use of which is prohibited during the regular hunting season.
Politician hopes that his bill will be passed in January 2007, but most likely it will be taken into effect before 2008.
Congressman’s optimism is based on the fact that hunting is very popular among politicians of Texas state. Though in the whole, according to the congressman, the blind hunters will need to be accompanied with the sighted people during the hunt.…
Scientists found a new way to observe fish. Now this will be done with the help of a fish-robot, so called RoboSalmon, which was invented in University of Glasgow.
From the first glance this device resembles the real fish, but much more to just being a real fish, it also has a built in surveillance camera, which allows operators to see the picture.
The distinctive feature of this novelty is that with the help of fins and tail it can easily move in the water. And exactly this feature makes it look like a real fish.
Now scientists have move chances to achieve progress in their ocean world studies.…
U.S. Navy is testing a new and unusual device, which allows two people speak to each other on the distance of 3.7 km. This system guarantees you that no one will be able to intercept the conversation.
This device, which is called LightSpeed, was invented by the Californian Company Torrey Pines Logic as an addition to either handheld field binoculars or military binoculars, used on the ships.
LightSpeed sends unusually weak infra-red ray through the regular lenses. Vis-à-vis needs to be in the line of sight coverage and also have the same binocular. It’s lenses concentrate ray and direct it into detector. This is the process how the voice is being transmitted through the coded infra red signals.
At the same time, unlike the radio communication, interception of this kind of conversation is almost impossible. Because this the opponent needs to have the same equipment and be located precisely on the ray’s way. So, the chances for this to happen equal almost zero.…
Billiard is a game which has a lot of fans and their number grows all the time. But not all of them play well or at least start well. So, for these people (including myself) there had been invented the first and only one in the world cue with the laser sight. This device will be activated with only one touch of your fingers and it’ll show you the direction of your strike.
This device turns off automatically or sensory, making sure that your batteries will last longer.…
The United States of America granted Tadjikistan help and assistance in the amount of $585 thousand for strengthening the state borders. Americans also gave 5 cutters (boats) ‘Zodiak’ for patrolling the frontier river, computers, generators for mountain outpost, night vision devices and also over 5 thousand military gears. This equipment will allow to improve patrolling capabilities and allow to strengthen potential and effectiveness of Tadjik frontier guards…
General Dynamics Land Systems has signed a $380 million contract for upgrading the Abrams tanks.
Abrams tanks will be modernized with the M1A2 Syatem Enhancement Package (SEP). This system represents the fully technicnically advanced platform. During this renovation Abrams tanks will be equipped with sophisticated control and command system, G2 Thermal Imaging and new improved armor.
The tanks will be also equipped with intensive armoring. The package will contain frontal and side protection, substantial grate for the motor-transmission section, side screens, dynamical armoring and dashboards for the guns, which are installed above the hatch of the commander and gunlayer.
These upgrades will start in November 2006 and run through November 2009. Delieveries are schedueled for May 2008 through November 2009.…